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Level
very easy
Prep Time
5 min
Cooking Time
10080 min
Total Time
10 min
Makes
1 jar (2 cups/500 mL)

Ingredients

1
vanilla bean
2 cups
sugar
500 mL
1 tbsp
lightly crushed cardamom pods
15 mL

Directions

Step 1
Split vanilla bean lengthwise using a sharp knife. With back of knife, scrape out seeds and mix with sugar, spent vanilla bean halves and cardamom pods. Transfer to 2-cup (500-mL) Mason jar; seal with lid. Decorate with festive ribbon or string and tag.
Step 2
Let rest at least 1 week to infuse sugar with flavours and aromas before using. Store up to 6 months in dry, cool place. Remove vanilla bean halves and cardamom pods before using sugar.

Tip

Use to sweeten coffee and tea. Also adds an interesting, delicate flavour to all types of baked goods.

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Description:
Per serving (1 tsp/5 mL)
Calories:
20
Fat:
0
Saturated Fat:
0
Carbs:
5
Fibre:
0
Sugar:
5
Cholesterol:
0 mg
Protein:
0
Sodium:
0 mg
Potassium:
0