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Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract

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Only the best vanilla from the island of Madagascar is intense enough for Nielsen-Massey, purveyor of premium pure vanilla products since 1907. Long the choice of bakers and ice-cream makers, this extract adds depth and flavor no other vanilla can match.

  • Rich, intensely flavored extract is made from select vanilla pods in an exclusive cold-process method.
  • Available in 4-oz. and 8-oz. bottles.
  • Made in USA with imported ingredients.
  • This item cannot be shipped to Hawaii but is available for purchase at our Honolulu retail store.
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  • Whole beans imported from Madagascar.
  • Water, alcohol (35%), sugar, vanilla bean extractives.

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Traditional Vanilla Gelato Recipe

In a saucepan over medium-low heat, warm the milk until bubbles form around the edge of the pan. Remove from the heat.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until blended. Gradually add the warm milk, stirring until blended. Transfer the mixture to a clean saucepan, set over medium-low heat and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spatula or spoon, until the custard thickens and leaves a path on the back of the spatula when a finger is drawn across it.

Pour the custard through a fine-mesh sieve set over a clean bowl and stir in the vanilla. Refrigerate the custard, stirring occasionally, until chilled, 1 to 2 hours.

Transfer the chilled custard to an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Transfer the gelato to a container; cover and freeze 3 to 4 hours before serving.

Scoop the gelato into individual ice cream dishes or bowls and drizzle with cherry syrup.

See full Traditional Vanilla Gelato Recipe.

  • Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the same formula I have used this product for over 10 years. My recent purchases throught Williams-Sonoma have bee very disappointing. The product is much thinner and the aroma is weaker than previous the bottles I've bought. Not to mention the price is outrageous... nearly $60 (nonrefundable) for an 8oz. bottle of watered-down product. This was once the world's finest vanilla extract but that seems to not be the case anymore. I hope the manufacturer listens to the feedback of their longtime customers and returns to the previous formula.
    Date published: 2019-08-07
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Note review date! I purchased this around 11-21-18 because I ran out of my 32 ounce bottle just before the holidays. I love this vanilla so I was very disappointed when it did not taste remotely close to the bottle I had purchased elsewhere in 2017. The only aroma was that of alcohol. Had I not paid over $40 for the 8 ounce bottle, I'd dump it out. I will purchase it again when I'm assured it's back to the original taste.
    Date published: 2019-01-27
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the same vanilla extract I bought 2 bottles of the extract and 1 of the paste during their last online sale. I gifted 1 bottle and just opened 1 to make some cookies. The extract doesn't have the distinctive aroma they used to have. Baking with it is not worth the effort and cost of organic ingredents...As they are sold NONREFUNDABLE, I'll buy some vanilla beans and see if I can get a better flavor. I don't recommend this product.
    Date published: 2018-11-17
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Madagascar vanilla I have bought this many times and This phone seems very thin and has hardly no Aroma to it don't know what happened but overall I love this vanilla
    Date published: 2018-10-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I️ absolutely love this vanilla and the paste. However, I️ am ready for these crazy steep prices to drop. I️ will be buying the cheaper brands until the vanilla crops are abundant again and prices drop! I️ use I️t sparingly now that prices have skyrocketed. Otherwise I️ would use I️t almost on a daily basis!!
    Date published: 2017-11-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite! This and the vanilla bean paste are the only I use now! They are the best!! Does anyone know if these should be kept in the refrigerator after opening?
    Date published: 2017-07-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract is the best Vanilla available, i use this one for all of my baking and candy making and the Tahitian Vanilla during the summer in my frozen blended drinks.
    Date published: 2017-02-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Vanilla Extract Ever! Everything tastes better with this vanilla extract. I regularly use it for baking cookies, pancakes, waffles, cakes, etc. Flavor is just right!
    Date published: 2017-01-09
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