How to Split and Scrape a Fresh Vanilla Bean

Intimidated by those oblong, strange-looking vanilla beans? Don’t be! Getting the fragrant, delicious seeds out of the vanilla bean is super easy and I’m here to show you how. Plus, this knowledge (and the subsequent vanilla sugar tip) will make you popular. Promise.

Remember all of the video tips can be seen on the main Video Tips page as well as on Mel’s Kitchen Cafe You Tube channel.

2 Responses to Video Tip: How to Easily Split and Scrape a Vanilla Bean

  1. Beverly Sauer says:

    You can then put the empty vanilla bean pod in a sealed jar of sugar and in a couple weeks you will have vanilla flavored sugar. Can be used in cookies, coffee..yum. Thanks for the video.

  2. mommy of 4 says:

    how did i miss this post!! i love it, yet another great tip.
    thanks mel!

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