Vanilla Recipes

Whether your pantry is stocked with extract, beans or paste, these recipes with vanilla let this classic flavor shine. Use it in baked goods and savory foods, too.

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Vanilla Popcorn

"This sweet crunchy snack is my family's favorite," writes Carolyn Roney of Scipio Center, New York. "For variety, substitute almond extract or maple flavoring or add nuts for extra crunch."

Blackberry Brandy Sauce

Fresh ingredients make a rich-tasting blackberry brandy sauce to serve over ice cream, cheesecake, pancakes, angel food cake ... the...


Vanilla Crescents

These cookies are especially cozy at Christmastime, but are wonderful all year long. Try them dipped into hot tea or...


Vanilla-Almond Coffee

This recipe is perfect for any coffee lover. Instead of buying flavored coffees, I make my own using flavored extracts...


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Vanilla Frosting

Don't know how to make icing for cake but don't want to settle for store-bought frosting? This four-ingredient easy vanilla...

Vanilla & Cinnamon-Kissed Apple Latkes

Latkes are crispy fried pancakes, often made with potatoes. But this sweet version with apples, orange juice, cinnamon and vanilla...


Vanilla Drizzle

Just three pantry ingredients give a special finish to coffee cakes or sweet muffins.—Mary Faulk, Cambridge, Wisconsin

Peaches ‘n Cream

For moms and daughters who want to bond in the kitchen, start with seasonal fruit and cream to plate up...


Fruit Salad with Vanilla

Peach pie filling is the secret ingredient in this crowd-pleasing salad. Make it throughout the year using whatever fruits are...


Dutch Honey Syrup

"I grew up on a farm where a big breakfast was an everyday occurrence," relates Kathy Scott of Hemingford, Nebraska....