Vanilla is a popular flavor that can add a sweet, aromatic taste to many dishes, desserts, and all the culinary art making you could possibly know. Vanilla is most widely known for its sensational flavoring it adds to food; today we are going to look at how vanilla beans powder can be added to drinks; there are a few simple methods for infusing vanilla flavor into beverages.
One easy approach is to split a vanilla bean lengthwise and add it to heated milk, cream, or any liquid like coffee or tea. Let it steep for at least 30 minutes so the flavors can fully develop. The vanilla will impart a delicious vanilla taste as the liquid cools.
Making a quick vanilla syrup is another way to add vanilla into beverages. Simply heat equal parts sugar and water with 2-3 vanilla beans or vanilla extract until the sugar dissolves. After cooling, the syrup can be mixed into any drink like coffee, tea, lemonade, cocktails and to mention but a few.
Blending vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste into drinks is another technique you can use to add vanilla into beverages. Add about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon into a blended drink like a smoothie or milkshake. The vanilla will give a nice background flavor. For hot drinks, stir in vanilla extract at the end for maximum flavor.
Vanilla is a versatile ingredient that can easily enhance the taste of drinks; infusing vanilla into beverages is an easy way to add new flavor and aroma. The methods of steeping, making simple syrups and blending extract allow vanilla's sweet, floral taste to shine through. The options are endless when it comes to infusing vanilla flavor into beverages.