Vanilla Bean Sugar

Beautiful specks of vanilla beans are combined with sugar to make a simple yet impressive handmade gift.

There is something special about handmade gift, carefully thought out and made with love. For the past few years my girlfriends’ and I have been doing a Secret Santa exchanging our handmade creations and it’s always fun seeing what we all come up with.

This doesn’t require much talent at all, but that doesn’t mean it’s not special! Vanilla beans are pretty expensive, but the flavor you get when you use them is worth the added expense.

This is wonderful added to a cup of coffee, or topped on French toast, or even sprinkled over homemade scones; whatever your recipient decides to do with it I’m sure they will feel very special knowing this was handcrafted by you!

Vanilla Bean Sugar


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 or 2 vanilla beans 
  • glass jar with a tight fitting lid


Cut vanilla bean into small pieces.

Place vanilla bean and sugar into a small food processor and process until smooth, about 5 minutes.

Run the sugar through a mesh sieve to remove any large pieces that remain.

Place in a clean, dry glass jar with a tight fitted lid. Cover and add a label and some ribbon.