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Best way to infuse my Greek Yoghurt with Vanilla Beans?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 07, 2012 at 11:22 AM

I usually have a bowl of Fage Total Greek yoghurt after my meals and managed to get hold of some vanilla beans which smell amazing, i thought I would combine the 2 and have some delicious creamy vanilla greek yoghurt.

I split the bean and extracted the seeds and put them in the yoghurt, i was disappointed as I couldn't taste any vanilla AT ALL.

Is there a specific process I need to do in order to get the intense vanilla flavour into my greek yoghurt?

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on October 09, 2012
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ill try simmering it in some water for a few hours, i usually cook down a few apples and blackberries to make a compote to go with the yoghurt so ill chuck a pod in there and see if i get some flavour out of it. I don't drink alcohol but i guess in small amounts such as this its not going to do anything. Im interested how a bottle of vodka + some vanilla pods turns into vanilla extract, guess ill search YT and see how its made :)

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on October 07, 2012
at 12:39 PM

Vanilla beans really need to be extracted with something, like alcohol or simmering in a liquid. If you're okay with the tiny bit of alcohol in an extract, you can do this yourself at home with your nice beans and some vodka, rum, bourbon, etc. If the alcohol is not okay, it can be accomplished with glycerin. You can Google recipes. Not extracting the beans will usually be disappointing (and a waste of the lovely beans).

7cc64d8fdbca692dccee238f38e24b82

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on October 09, 2012
at 04:30 PM

ill try simmering it in some water for a few hours, i usually cook down a few apples and blackberries to make a compote to go with the yoghurt so ill chuck a pod in there and see if i get some flavour out of it. I don't drink alcohol but i guess in small amounts such as this its not going to do anything. Im interested how a bottle of vodka + some vanilla pods turns into vanilla extract, guess ill search YT and see how its made :)

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on October 07, 2012
at 04:15 PM

To make vanilla extract, slice the beans vertically and place in cheap booze. Let it sit at least six months, and you'll have amazingly good vanilla extract. I have some that's been sitting for two years, and it's thick and rich and a little goes a long way.

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on October 07, 2012
at 06:35 PM

I would rather use a good quality, all natural vanilla extract. This is a brand i've used in the past, great taste and strength.

http://cookinghussy.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/pure-vanilla-extract.jpg

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