What is Vanilla Bean Paste?
When To Use Vanilla Bean Paste
When it comes to vanilla ice cream, I have always demanded vanilla beans (Breyer’s Vanilla Bean ice cream is a favorite). However, for some reason, I had never considered my love of the bean in my baking. Use vanilla bean paste in place of vanilla extract anywhere you want the beans to shine. I love seeing and tasting those little black dots. I recently used my paste to make vanilla bean buttercream frosting.
Why Not Use an Actual Vanilla Bean?
You certainly could use an actual vanilla bean instead of the vanilla bean paste. However, it’s a bit more pricey and this is so easy!
Where To Buy Vanilla Bean Paste
UPDATE: Many of you commented that Trader Joe’s sells cheap vanilla bean paste. I just got the word that it has been discontinued.