Spring for Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Pure Vanilla Bean Paste
Here is something all you chefs, bakers and cooks can get excited about! Now you can get the floral, fruity flavor of Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract in the time-saving format of vanilla bean paste! Nielsen-Massey’s new Tahitian Pure Vanilla Bean Paste is a favorite among pastry chefs for its distinctive flavor and is a must-have in any kitchen. Grab a bottle and try it in your favorite frosting, yogurt, beverage or ice cream recipe.
Spring is right around the corner, and with warmer temperatures in sight, we’re daydreaming of tropical vacations. If you’re in the same mindset, treat yourself to one of these delicious recipes. You’ll feel like you’re sunbathing on the beach in no time.
SMOOTH STRAWBERRY VANILLA SORBET
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 pound fresh strawberries
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 2 teaspoons Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Pure Vanilla Bean Paste
Stir the sugar and water together in a small saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until boiling. Let boil for 3 to 5 minutes or until the sugar is melted and the liquid is clear.
Hull the strawberries and place in the carafe of a blender or the bowl of a food processor. Add the orange juice and vanilla and purée until smooth. Pour in the sugar syrup and pulse until well blended. Chill for at least 1 hour.
Freeze sorbet in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions and then transfer to an airtight container and place in freezer to firm, about 12-24 hours.
For a more European style sorbet, pass the mixture through a fine strainer before freezing to remove the strawberry seeds.
Recipe can be doubled.
VANILLA BEAN HORCHATA
Horchata is a creamy beverage made from rice and spiced with cinnamon and vanilla. Perfect paired with spicy Mexican food!
Recipe by The Food Charlatan
2 cups long grain white rice, rinsed
6 cups water
1 tablespoon Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Pure Vanilla Bean Paste
2 cinnamon sticks (or 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon)
1 (14 fl. oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup water (or 2 cups to taste)
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup cream (or milk)
1/4 cup sugar
More ground cinnamon and/or vanilla if desired.
Place 2 cups of rice in a mesh strainer and run it under cold water for about 30 seconds, or until the water runs clear. Add it to a 9 cups capacity blender. (Blend in batches if you have a little blender.)
Add 6 cups water, 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste, and 2 cinnamon sticks. Blend for about 1 minute, or until the rice and cinnamon sticks have broken up.
Refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours. A full 8 hours is best. Pour the liquid through a fine mesh strainer into a large pitcher. Discard the rice. Add the can of sweetened condensed milk, water, milk, cream, and sugar. Stir well and taste it.
Add more ground cinnamon and vanilla bean paste if you want. Adjust the sugar to taste.
Pour into glasses filled with ice and serve really cold!
TROPICAL VANILLA PIÑA COLADA
- 3/4 cup chopped fresh pineapple
- 1/4 cup cream of coconut
- 3 ice cubes
- 1 ounce dark rum
- 1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Pure Vanilla Bean Paste
Place all ingredients into the carafe of a blender and blend on high until smooth. Serve immediately.
Tahitian Pure Vanilla Bean Paste
Tahitian Pure Vanilla Bean Paste is crafted from Nielsen-Massey’s Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract, along with real bean specks from the vanilla pod. Tahitian vanilla is a favorite of pastry chefs around the world for its floral, fruity flavor profile that is often described as cherry-like. The paste’s thick consistency (similar to molasses) enables you to add more delicious vanilla flavor without thinning out batters or sauces.
Founded in 1907, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas is a family owned and managed producer of premier pure vanillas and flavor extracts with its corporate headquarters in Waukegan, Illinois USA and production facilities in Waukegan and Leeuwarden, Nederlands.
As one of the largest Pure Vanilla suppliers worldwide, they manufacture a majority a of their vanillas from vanilla beans grown in Madagascar, Mexico, Indonesia, and Tahiti. Our Vanilla products include: Pure Vanilla Powder, Pure Vanilla Paste, Pure Ground Vanilla Bean Powder, Pure Vanilla Sugar, and Exhausted Vanilla Bean Specks.
Our other products include Rose Water, Orange Blossom Water, and our line of other extracts: Almond, Chocolate, Coffee, Lemon, Orange, and Peppermint.
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