Pure Vanilla Extract
Pure, rich, complex, and unique—Cook’s peerless vanilla extracts are made from only the finest hand-selected, late-harvest vanilla beans.
Gourmet Madagascar Vanilla Beans$18.00 – $1,750.00
Gourmet Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans
Madagascar Gourmet Vanilla Beans from a 100-year-old family business specializing in vanilla since 1918.
Lustrous hand-cured and hand-selected vanilla beans from the chief source of the world’s best-quality vanilla. Nothing is plain about these vanilla pods. Each vanilla bean is more than 5 inches (13-15 cm) long, packed with gorgeous black seeds and plump with its correct moisture content, unlike the dried-out beans you often see in supermarkets. These are the dominant planifolia variety, as distinguished from the shorter, drier Tahitian bean.
Fabulous in creamy desserts such as homemade ice cream and creme brulee, white cakes and baked goods, as well as fancy savory dishes. The first choice of top chefs.
Each black vanilla pod is the result of painstaking craftsmanship, nurtured by hand start to finish, hand-pollinated and sun-cured over many months, with careful inspection at each step. We select only fully ripe, late harvest vanilla beans. Sourced directly from our village cooperatives to assure quality and a fair price to farmers.
Cook’s Vanilla is a family owned and operated business established a century ago to provide fine vanilla to American households. Now in our fourth generation, we are on the ground in the the world’s vanilla growing regions, personally selecting the world’s best vanilla.
Recommended UsageTo use a vanilla bean, using a sharp knife, carefully cut down the length of the vanilla bean. Using the dull edge of the knife, gently scrape out the seeds into the desired batter or mix. Do not throw away the remaining fibrous pod, rather steep it in milk or cream to infuse with delicate vanilla flavor or place into sugar jar to scent your sugar with vanilla flavor. See our blog on Making Homemade Vanilla Extract!
Available in 3 and 5 bean glass vials with plastic stopper and heat seal.
Available in vacuum-packed plastic bags to retain moisture in 25 bean, 1/4 pound, 1/2 pound, 1 pound, and 5 pound sizes.