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Offline thermilover

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Re: Where do you buy vanilla beans from?
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2015, 12:13:56 pm »
Just curious, does any one make a non-alcoholic vanilla essence?

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Re: Where do you buy vanilla beans from?
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2015, 09:06:40 pm »
I purchase the paste from Costco and generally use this rather than extract all the time. I'll need to check the container though as I never realised that it contained sugar.

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Re: Where do you buy vanilla beans from?
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2015, 12:58:46 am »
I see there are plenty of non-alcohol recipes on the web thermilover but I've not heard of any of our members making anything except the alcohol version.
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Re: Where do you buy vanilla beans from?
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2015, 12:05:35 pm »
I was wondering if any one has zapped the beans after they have been used to make the. Essence.

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Re: Where do you buy vanilla beans from?
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2015, 06:44:12 am »
Nikki's suggestion is to add a couple more beans and top up the alcohol to make more  essence. As each bottle gets to about half she does this.
The beans would make a very boozy milkshake.  :D ;D
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Re: Where do you buy vanilla beans from?
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2015, 05:13:04 pm »
I was wondering if any one has zapped the beans after they have been used to make the. Essence.
I add new beans to my essence and take a few of the old ones out. Then I dehydrate the old ones and put them in a big jar with some fine ground sugar and make vanilla sugar. So good on french toast!

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Re: Where do you buy vanilla beans from?
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2015, 07:47:09 pm »
Thanks for the tips KS :)
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