Libbie Summers' vanilla sugar recipe yields 2 cups.


  • 1 organic vanilla bean
  • 2 Cup sugar


Step 1

Using a sharp paring knife, cut a slit down the side of the organic vanilla bean, remove the seeds, and place them, along with the bean, in a 1-quart jar with a lid. Fill the jar with the sugar.

Step 2

Screw on the lid and give it a good shake.

Step 3

Let the sugar sit in a cool pantry for 2 weeks to attain peak flavor before using (although I’ve been known to use it after just 2 days).

Step 4

Keep adding more sugar to the jar as you use it.

Please note:

One vanilla bean will last through three jars of sugar.