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Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Paste

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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 paste adds depth and flavor no other vanilla can match. It's especially ideal for crème brûlée and ice cream recipes, as it adds the enticing flair of vanilla seeds.

  • Pure vanilla paste is convenient to use and infuses baked goods and ice cream with flavorful flecks of vanilla bean seeds.
  • Due to its consistency, similar in thickness to molasses, this paste allows you to add vanilla without thinning out batters or sauces.
  • 4 oz.
  • Made in USA with imported ingredients.
Dimensions & More Info
  • Whole beans imported from Madagascar.
  • Sugar, water, vanilla extract, vanilla beans, gum tragacanth.

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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.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST I frequently bake for church coffees. I am convinced the reason I get raving reviews is because I use this product. I have not found anything comparable. Try it, you will love it! Wonderful in homemade vanilla ice cream, also!
    Date published: 2018-07-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vanilla Paste First off, don't think it is an actual paste. It has the consistency of honey but that does not affect the wonderfulness of the product! It is very easy to control the portion because of the thickness and as you pour, you can see the vanilla beans inside the "liquid/paste". The product has a very rich, deep vanilla taste that really enhances any recipe that calls for vanilla. It adds an authenticity that the regular liquid extract just can't deliver.
    Date published: 2016-03-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Vanilla Extract Ever I've never had anything better than this paste. You will never be disappointed.
    Date published: 2015-10-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from better than vanilla extract it is thicker and more potent than vanilla extract. when I use it in cakes and cookies people rave. try it you will like it.
    Date published: 2015-08-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Paste Snob I must stop now and tell you about this marvelous product. Just one glance at this seed-infused, exotic liquor and you will be a Nielsen-Massey snob, as well. The rich flavor impresses me every time and the smooth texture never waters down my recipes. Thank you.
    Date published: 2015-04-09
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  • Do you use the same amount of this vanilla bean paste as you would the vanilla extract?

    Asked by: plibby23497
    Hi plibby23497, 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste = 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-06-28

    I was cleaning out cupboards and emptying boxes and I found a sealed, never opened bottle of Madagascar bourbon vanilla bean paste. Unfortunately date it’s best by is November 2018. Bottle seal has never been opened. Would it still be good to use?

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