Vanilla Extract Recipes

Let us show you over 10,000 ways to use fragrant vanilla extract, with recipes from home cooks like you.

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How to Make Vanilla Ice Cream

Rating: 4.5 stars 133
All you need is milk, cream, sugar, and pure vanilla extract to make a batch of smooth, perfect vanilla ice cream.

Vanilla Crepes

Rating: 4.5 stars 889
When I was a little girl, my mother would always make us crepes on Sundays. I also loved the smell of vanilla when my mother would make her cookies. So, I would always ask her to make her cookies, and when she refused, I would take out the vanilla and sit it next to me with the cap open, so that I could breathe the aroma. My mother get a kick out of this, and said, well, if it's that important, we'll add a little vanilla kick, just for you. After the first time she put the vanilla in, there was never a last...it became a tradition.
By lelainem10

Pastry Cream

Rating: 5 stars 510
This is a classic pastry cream often used in bakeries and restaurants. It can be used as a filling for cakes, pies or pastries. To make a lighter filling, fold in plain whipped cream.
By CHRISTINIBEANIE

Vanilla Cream or Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
This is really delicious on its own, but I use it mainly to serve alongside brownies, bread pudding, apple pie, berries, or poached pears. You can either make this as a thicker cream or as a sauce. I love it as a cream for berries, poached pears or brownies and as a sauce over apple pie or bread pudding. Serve chilled over warm or cool desserts or just eat it on its own as a custard.

Sturdy Whipped Cream Frosting

Rating: 4.5 stars 1188
This is a YUMMY whipped cream frosting that is very stable and does not melt at room temperature unlike many standard whipped cream frostings. It also makes a GREAT dip for fresh fruit -- not too sweet, just right! This recipe is GREAT for a stand mixer but will work with any good mixer.

Vanilla Syrup

Rating: 5 stars 4
Vanilla syrup for iced coffee, vanilla soda, snow cones, and more.

Perfect Vanilla Tea

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
This is a delicious blend of plain tea, wonderful vanilla, and spices to create the perfect mug for late night, morning, or really any time of day at all!

Vanilla Punch

Rating: 4.5 stars 30
Clear punch that is easy to make ahead of time, easy to serve, and wonderful tasting. Also very inexpensive to make for a large group.

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 17982
Crisp edges, chewy middles, and so, so easy to make. Try this wildly-popular chocolate chip cookie recipe for yourself.
By Allrecipes Member

French Toast

Rating: 4.5 stars 1958
This simple French toast recipe makes for a quick and easy breakfast.
By Allrecipes Member

Waffles I

Rating: 4.5 stars 5050
Made-from-scratch waffles are ready in less than 30 minutes with this basic waffle recipe.

Banana Wake-Up Bars

Rating: 4 stars 95
These are soft, simple, but delicious, bars made with yummy ingredients. They're always a big hit when I make them for my friends and bring them to school.
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Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing
Rating: Unrated 2026
This easy buttercream frosting is perfect for piping and decorating.
Easy Sugar Cookies
Rating: Unrated 8052
Quick and easy sugar cookies. Great either plain or with candies mixed in.
Best Brownies
Rating: 4.5 stars 13356

Cakey on the outside and fudgy in the middle, this easy brownie recipe really is the best! Done in an hour.