Vanilla is a popular ingredient that has been used in cooking for hundreds of years. It was first used as an ingredient added to the bitter chocolate drink that was enjoyed by a number of ancient civilisations. It was then added to ice cream to make for the delightful vanilla dessert that so many people enjoy today.
There are a number of ways that you can add vanilla to your food and this includes using vanilla pods as well as Vanilla Extract. Foodie Flavours organic Vanilla Extract is a great way to add some flavouring to a variety of dishes and here are a couple of ideas on how you can use it in your drinks
Cocktails – if you like the flavour of vanilla and love a good cocktail, why not think about adding it to your favourite drink, It is a great addition because it has a very smooth taste so there are no nasty after flavours that hang around. This makes it the perfect addition to a number of different drinks. It works well in rum-based cocktails and can be added alongside other ingredients such as cinnamon and chocolate.
Coffee – this may be one that you are already aware of. Vanilla works incredibly well with coffee and you can find a number of different vanilla syrups that you can add to your favourite coffee beans. You might also want to consider adding some to your favourite hot chocolate, much like they used to do centuries ago.