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Vanilla Sugar {How to Make Vanilla Sugar}
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

Discover the simple steps for how to make Homemade Vanilla Sugar. There are so many uses for this delicious recipe and it makes an amazing gift!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade vanilla sugar, how to make vanilla sugar, vanilla sugar
Servings: 32
Calories: 48 kcal
  1. Place 2 cups of sugar into your lidded container of choice (I always use a mason jar). 

  2. Split one bean in half, scrape the seeds out and add the seeds and the outer bean to the sugar.

  3. Put the lid on, shake, and let sit for two weeks.

Recipe Notes

Use any kind of sugar you'd like. Brown sugar (related: How to Make Brown Sugar) would likely have too strong of a flavor to make much of a difference in the taste.


You can use spent beans from Homemade Vanilla Extract to extend their useful little vanilla lives, but you will want to make sure two things happen. One) have the beans dry out before adding them to the sugar and two) you'll want to double the number of vanilla beans since some of the vanilla essence has already been used up for the extract.

Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Sugar {How to Make Vanilla Sugar}
Amount Per Serving (1 tsp)
Calories 48
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 0g0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.