5 Clever Ways to Use Vanilla Extract That Don't Require Baking
You're no stranger to vanilla extract. You've probably used it in various dessert recipes, but what you may not know is that there are plenty of delicious ways to put your vanilla to use outside of baking. The magic elixir—made from vanilla beans steeped in alcohol and water—has a rich, complex flavor that lends itself to everything from smoothies and spiced cocktails to meat marinades and more. Just make sure you use a quality vanilla (we're big fans of products from Nielsen-Massey).
Here are five creative ways to use the vanilla products in your pantry.