Learning How to Cook With Vanilla as Your Main Ingredient

Vanilla has been one of the most popular flavors in the world for centuries as it adds a sweet delicious taste to all foods and drinks. The flavor is derived from the orchids of genus Vanilla where it is cultivated and made into a liquid flavor that can be added to almost anything, including french vanilla syrup, coffee, cake, and some of the worlds favorite soft beverages. Did you know that vanilla ice cream is still the number one flavor in the world? Talking about all this good food could make someone jump from the diet train, but there are so many delicious things you can do with vanilla, it is hard to resist.

One product that is seeing a rise in popularity is French Vanilla Syrup. It is so easy to use in drinks and dessert recipes. You can see why it is a number one favorite.

The recipes used with vanilla are absolutely endless as the flavor makes anything taste better with a hint of sweet, sugary goodness. Below are four recipes that vanilla can be added to help improve your meals:

French Vanilla Syrup on French Toast

4 cups and 1 tablespoon of white sugar

1/2 cup light brown sugar

3 tablespoons of corn syrup

2 cups of water

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

6 slices of bread (your choice)

2 tablespoons of butter

1/2 cup of milk

2 eggs

Directions for French Toast

  1. Crack two eggs and whisk thoroughly
  2. Stir milk, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and 1 tablespoon of sugar into the eggs
  3. Place butter on a griddle until the butter is fully melted
  4. Lay your bread slices into the mixture on both sides and place them immediately on the griddle until lightly browned on both sides.
  5. Pour some French vanilla syrup on top. Delicious!

Vanilla Fudge

1-1/4 cups of milk

12 ounces of caster sugar

3-1/2 ounces of unsalted butter

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  1. Grease an 18-inch square tin
  2. Put milk, sugar, and butter in a saucepan. Heat slowly, stirring every second until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Bring to a boil and boil for 10-15 minutes while stirring the entire time.
  4. When the mixture gets to a soft-ball stage, remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Leave to cool after for 5 minutes.

Strawberry Vanilla Pancakes With French Vanilla Syrup

4 cups and 1 tablespoon of white sugar

2 tablespoons of brown sugar

3 tablespoons of corn syrup

2 cups of water

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

6 slices of bread (your choice)

2 tablespoons of butter

1 cup of milk

1 egg

1 teaspoon of salt

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

1 cup of fresh strawberries

2 teaspoons of baking powder

1 cup of all-purpose flour

French Vanilla Syrup

  1. Place white sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, and water into a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, bring the heat to medium, cover the pan, and let it simmer for 8 minutes.
  3. Stir in vanilla after the 8 minutes is up and let it cool completely before placing it into a jar.

Directions for Strawberry Vanilla Pancakes

  1. In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Pour in the milk, oil, egg and vanilla, and mix until well blended. Stir in the strawberries after they have been chopped.
  2. Heat up a griddle to medium heat, and coat it lightly with cooking spray. Pour the batter into the desired size of pancakes. Flip the pancakes with a spatula when bubbles appear in the center. Cook the pancakes until they are golden brown on the other side.

To add a delightful flavor to your favorite dessert or breakfast you can simply add vanilla for the best possible outcome. Whether it be pancakes, waffles, french toast, or even a small crepe, you can never go wrong with choosing to add vanilla into the mix. To create your own masterpiece, you can buy some Monin French Vanilla Syrup and add it to all of these recipes listed to ensure you and your guests have only the best.

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