Posted by Bee & John on March 15, 2011 at 7:08 PM
When I was getting a coffee lately, I ordered my favourite, a vanilla latte, and looked again at the $20 bottles of vanilla syrup for sale. Then I thought to myself... why can't I do this cheaply at home?
So I did!
In the Thermomix put...
- 230g water
- 10g vanilla extract (I made it myself, thanks Thermomix Forum)
- 55g vanilla sugar (VERY easy to make it yourself! The basics section of the cookbook you got with the thermomix)
Cook this on 100oC for 5 mintues on speed 3
That's it! I found that (because I made the vanilla flavourings myself I am guessing) there was some cooked bits of vanilla pod that I needed to strain out. If you do that too, don't use a fine strainer, you need the vanilla seeds to stay in the syrup
How to use it? Put a small squirt into your coffee (It's sweet - so don't put as much sugar) or use it as a base for a vanilla milkshake