OliveNation's Best Vanilla Extracts for Baking and Cooking
Cooking with Vanilla ExtractWhat is Vanilla Extract?
Vanilla Extract is just one of many pure extracts you can use to enhance your recipes. Extracts are concentrated flavoring agents that have been distilled from beans, nut oils, fruits, and spices that have been dissolved in an alcohol base. Our pure extracts can be used to add flavor to candy, beverages, specialty dishes, baked goods, and desserts.
What Does Vanilla Extract Taste Like? How can I use it?
The flavor of vanilla is beautiful on its own, and it blends very well with other extracts including citrus and mint. Vanilla extract tastes great in bread, cookies, cheesecakes, muffins, cakes and other sweet desserts. Just add about teaspoon to your favorite recipe and see what your tastebuds think. Cooks who prefer natural extracts without a bitter aftertaste can use our premium vanilla extract to replace imitation vanilla extract in any recipe.
Everything related to Vanilla ExtractVanilla extract has become a firm favorite in kitchens throughout the world, providing a quick and convenient way to get a hint of subtle vanilla taste, without the preparation that is involved with using pure vanilla beans. When you add this convenience to the fact that the vanilla extract sold at Olive Nation is some of the best around thanks to the fact it's made using only the finest Bourbon Madagascar Vanilla Beans then you can see why so many satisfied customers just keep coming back to us again and again for this delightful product.
OliveNation offers multiple varieties of vanilla extract to meet different bakery, cooking, and brewing needs. Premium vanilla extract is a step above the rest, providing nothing but the most sumptuous aroma, the purest amber coloration and, most importantly, a flavor that tastes of absolutely nothing other than pure vanilla beans. You might wonder how we make this vanilla extract so good, so let us tell you; it's all in the alcohol content. The more alcohol, the better the vanilla extract will be, so we have an alcohol content of 40%! For regular cooking and flavoring, don't look any further than Olive Nation's very own vanilla extract! Double Strength vanilla extract, also called 2x or 2-Fold vanilla extract, is much stronger than the regular strength vanilla extract and is perfect for creating culinary delights with more than just a hint of vanilla. In fact, double strength vanilla extract is the preferred choice for those making ice cream and other traditional vanilla foodstuffs. This product is completely natural and won't add any horrible E numbers or additives to your dishes, and the fact that it's double strength means that a little really does go a long way! Our extra strength vanilla extracts comes in a range of different strengths so you will be able to find the variety that suits you.
Pure Vanilla Extract: Always the Best Choice
Is there a difference between natural and artificial vanilla extracts? Definitely! Natural vanilla extract is by far the best choice. Hard to believe but pure vanilla has around 250 aroma and flavor compounds. While artificial vanilla extract usually has a host of chemicals, sweetners and only one compound-vanillin. We don't even want to tell you about the manufacturing process which is a by-product of paper production or coal tar. So what is it that is so special about pure vanilla? Simply put, pure vanilla enhances our ability to taste other foods such as chocolate, coffee and a host of other foods. So don't skimp, buy the real deal. After all most recipes only call for a teaspoon or two in a recipe so a little goes a long way.
How to Store Vanilla Extract
To ensure that your extracts provide sensational flavor each and every time you use them, these simple steps will help prevent evaporation:
- Close the bottle tightly after each use.
- Store your extracts in a cool, dark place.