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Thread: Mexican Vanilla

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    Junior Member Bibliogirl's Avatar
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    Have any of you used Mexican vanilla in a recipe? Does it change the taste? I bought a large bottle in San Antonio, TX, but I am not sure how to use it.

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    I have never used it, but my neighbor uses nothing else. She said it is stronger and has a better taste. I have eaten some of the things she has baked and it was very good. She uses the amount called for.

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    I was gifted with a large bottle many years ago and loved it! Used whatever was called for. Very nice flavor, wish I had more!!

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    Just use same amount in place of regular vanilla.I love it!

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    Was given to me one time and would love to have more
    It is stronger :thumbup:

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    I love it. It also lasts a lot longer than what is in our stores. Use exactly what it calls for and it will be wonderful.

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    Use it just like regular vanilla. I use it all the time. I get mine from Penzey's spices, not from mexico, but it's called mexican vanilla, so I can only assume it's similar.

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    I love vanilla! And I LOVE Mexican vanilla. It stronger. Tastes better. Smells delicious. Especially great in recipes that you really notice the vanilla. I love to use this in my pecan pancakes! :)

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    It's GREAT. I use it all the time. What's the worst thing that can happen if you try it once?

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    I would only add one caveat. Some vanilla that is called Mexican Vanilla has lots of water and sugar in it, which dilutes it and makes it kind of funky. Mexican vanilla that is pure vanilla and alcohol ROCKS! Just make sure you aren't buying overpriced syrup.

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    I only use Mexican vanilla (bought in Mexico when we lived in AZ). I have both dark and white. The white is great for whipped cream, white cakes, etc. And the flavor lasts forever. Carol

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    Thank you all for your responses about Mexican vanilla. I did not know there was a white vanilla. I will have to look for it!

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    To make Mexican vanilla:
    One empty bottle
    two long sticks of vanilla
    add vodka

    Put it in a dark cupboard for ____ months(I don't remember if it is 3, 6 or more months)
    Ready to use just like regular vanilla.
    Great flavor!

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    Have never used it but I think it is the same a using any vanilla. As a matter of fact, I make my own vanilla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vat
    Have never used it but I think it is the same a using any vanilla. As a matter of fact, I make my own vanilla.
    How do you make your own vanilla??

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    It would be Vanilla Beans in a bottle with Vodka, let it sit for about 2 weeks and remember that it is very strong.

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    I have not used anything but Mexican vanilla for years I buy it in Mexico and it is wonderful I have both the white and dark sometimes I even add extra have you ever tried it in apple pie yyuuuuummmmmm

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    I use it all the time!

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    My neighbors are Mexican and when they go down on vacation they always bring me back a 5th of 100% vanilla. But I use less because it is stronger than regular!!!!!!!!! You can taste it!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I have been buying Mexican Vanilla for about 6 years since we became Winter Texans. It is delicious and I only use this now, no other. Buy it for all my friends and relatives and they love it too. It can be strong but I use it exactly as the recipe asks for, teaspoon for teaspoon. Try it, you will love it.

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    I love it,

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    It's the only type I use. Friends buy it for me when they go on cruises. Just be cautious......make sure it does not contain coumadin. When I first bought it in Mexico a 16oz bottle was $4.00. Now it's $7.00 but still more than worth the price. There's no comparison with imitation or domestic vanilla. There are a dozen bottles in my pantry right now and some of them will be Christmas gifts.

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    you just don't need to use as much as the recipe calls for. If you need a teaspoon, cut that back just a bit. Mexican vanilla is stronger than the vanilla you buy at the store. I use it a lot. Live in South Texas, just south of San Antonio and get it from Mexico.

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    Mexican vanilla is wonderful, use it as you would any vanilla. Mom had a friend for years and she would bring up vanilla to Michigan. She lived in Texas.

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    Mexican vanilla is wonderful. I use it in everything.

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