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Old 08-09-2016, 12:09 AM   #21
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Airplane bottles/nips = 50ml = 1.6907 Fl.Oz.
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Old 08-09-2016, 12:50 AM   #22
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It's a joke. I've never seen an eenie weenie bottle of vodka. The only bottles of vodka I've ever seen were big enough to fill a swimming pool.

OK, maybe not that large. But much more than I think I'd need to make a small amount of vanilla extract.

But I would still get vanilla beans if I thought I could use them in something else.
This is what I meant:
http://65.media.tumblr.com/61e04c743...in39o1_500.jpg

I'm getting the impression you haven't read, or you have ignored, all the other suggestions people have made for how to use vanilla. Is the entire question a joke?
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Old 08-09-2016, 12:56 AM   #23
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That's what I was thinking. I go through maybe one small bottle of vanilla extract in 6 months.
Vanilla extract keeps forever. About three years ago, I bought a kit consisting of a pretty bottle, about 6 ounces, I think, and three vanilla beans for about $8. I added vodka and have been using it ever since. With the beans in the bottle, you just top it off whenever it's necessary.
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Could I make homemade root beer with vanilla beans?
No. Root beer is made from sassafras, not vanilla.
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Old 08-09-2016, 02:02 PM   #25
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Cream soda, maybe?
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I'm not even sure what that is.

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I'm getting the impression you haven't read, or you have ignored, all the other suggestions people have made for how to use vanilla. Is the entire question a joke?
What I've seen so far besides vanilla extract is:

"My aunt always kept a couple vanilla beans in a canister of sugar to infuse for baking. You can also use the caviar (the seeds and pith inside) to flavor custard, pudding, pastry cream frosting or glaze for baked goods."

"I like to use vanilla beans to make vanilla sugar."


and

"You could put a vanilla bean in vodka or rum and get a flavored liquid to drink or make mixed drinks with."


The sugar looks interesting.

Unfortunately, I don't drink.

And I was going to ask you about putting the beans in sugar. You mean just drop a bean into the sugar and leave it there? And I wouldn't know how to use the pith or seeds to flavor anything. I'm really not that advanced of a cook.

I also didn't know vanilla extract kept that long.
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I'm not even sure what that is.

What I've seen so far besides vanilla extract is:

"My aunt always kept a couple vanilla beans in a canister of sugar to infuse for baking. You can also use the caviar (the seeds and pith inside) to flavor custard, pudding, pastry cream frosting or glaze for baked goods."

"I like to use vanilla beans to make vanilla sugar."


and

"You could put a vanilla bean in vodka or rum and get a flavored liquid to drink or make mixed drinks with."


The sugar looks interesting.

Unfortunately, I don't drink.

And I was going to ask you about putting the beans in sugar. You mean just drop a bean into the sugar and leave it there? And I wouldn't know how to use the pith or seeds to flavor anything. I'm really not that advanced of a cook.

I also didn't know vanilla extract kept that long.
The image is intended to show you the size of a small bottle of liquor compared to a drink. It's just for scale. Like dollhouse furniture compared to people's furniture.

Sugar, custard, pudding, pastry cream, frosting or glaze for baked goods. That's six non-alcoholic ways to use vanilla beans.

If you don't know something, just ask. You didn't ask, you just said again that you don't drink and then you asked about root beer.

You take the vanilla pod, cut it into pieces and put it in the sugar in a canister. After a few weeks, the vanilla flavor will be infused into the sugar. It really is that simple.
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Old 08-11-2016, 12:42 AM   #28
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Well, I always knew I wasn't the sharpest pencil in the drawer. I had it the other way around. I thought it was an extra large glass with a large bottle. I'm sorry, I didn't see that right away.

I always use vanilla extract in baking, but I didn't know you could use the bean itself to flavor anything else. I think I will get the beans then and use it in the sugar like you suggested. That sounds like a good idea.

And thank you, everyone else, for your suggestions. I appreciate it.
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I didn't know they had one ounce bottles of vodka. That shows how often I've been in a liquor store in my lifetime. LOL

Maybe I will do that. Sounds like a plan.

Could I make homemade root beer with vanilla beans?
They are called "Little Nips." We have an Aide that works here, and you can catch her on her break out on the back steps drinking her Little Nips. There is a whole pile of empties in the bush away from the building.

You could use vanilla beans in any recipe that calls for bottled liquid vanilla, I would think.
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I'm not even sure what that is.

What I've seen so far besides vanilla extract is:

"My aunt always kept a couple vanilla beans in a canister of sugar to infuse for baking. You can also use the caviar (the seeds and pith inside) to flavor custard, pudding, pastry cream frosting or glaze for baked goods."

"I like to use vanilla beans to make vanilla sugar."


and

"You could put a vanilla bean in vodka or rum and get a flavored liquid to drink or make mixed drinks with."


The sugar looks interesting.

Unfortunately, I don't drink.

And I was going to ask you about putting the beans in sugar. You mean just drop a bean into the sugar and leave it there? And I wouldn't know how to use the pith or seeds to flavor anything. I'm really not that advanced of a cook.

I also didn't know vanilla extract kept that long.
But your guests might.
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