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Posted Wed Apr 18, 2007, 11:51pm
Subject: Making vanilla syrup
 

I recieved a bottle of pure mexican vanilla. Apparently, Mexico IS the "Land of Vanilla". I was wondering if anyone out there would happen to know how to turn this 500ml of 'Mexico natural vanilla', (which I assume taste as nasty as vanilla extract), into something I could use in a vanilla latte or some other tasty espresso drink.
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Posted Tue Apr 24, 2007, 8:56am
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I would try adding it to a simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar at a low boil until reduced by half). I add my flavoring the last few minutes to keep it from "burning". Any time I use syrups with my espresso, I coat the bottom of a warmed mug and pour the hot espresso.
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Posted Thu Jul 19, 2007, 1:33pm
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svenj581 Said:

I recieved a bottle of pure mexican vanilla. Apparently, Mexico IS the "Land of Vanilla". I was wondering if anyone out there would happen to know how to turn this 500ml of 'Mexico natural vanilla', (which I assume taste as nasty as vanilla extract), into something I could use in a vanilla latte or some other tasty espresso drink.

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it is going to taste"nasty" due to the fact that the beans are usually steeped in alcohol to extract the flavor and then water and preservaties are added.
The only problem that I forsee in getting vanilla from a non-reputable place is that sometimes they use a chemical called coumarin to enhance the flavor.  it's banned in the us, but that doesnt stop other countries from using it.  i buy vanilla extract for a decent price from a cake baking place locally.  and if you dont beleive me, look for coumarin on google, you'll see what i'm talking about

but if it's safe, you can do the simple syrup thing, works pretty good.
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Posted Tue Oct 2, 2012, 8:44pm
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My mom buys Bourbon vanilla beans from the farmer's market, then lets them "brew" in a bottle of vodka for about 6 weeks. After that, she ends up with a huge  bottle of vanilla extract for much less than the cost of buying it from the super market. Not sure about turning it into a syrup, though...
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