Homemade Vanilla Bean Paste
No matter the cost of vanilla beans and it’s derivative products, you’ll always be able make the paste yourself cheaper than what you’ll buy it for.
I got my vanilla beans from Beanilla, and yes. They are GLORIOUS!
I use a Mr. Coffee spice grinder.
The corn syrup is an invert sugar which helps to prevent crystallization of the sugars in the paste. If you don’t like to use corn syrup, you can use lemon juice instead. Use half of a fresh lemon for this recipe.
You can keep this in an airtight jar for up to one year at room temperature and out of sunlight. Mason Jars work awesome!
If you get any crystallization, just heat like you would crystallized honey.