Most people are familiar with Madagascar Bourbon and Tahitian vanilla. But did you know that some claim that the vanilla extract made from Mexican vanilla beans is the best in the world? The ancient Aztec Indians of Central Mexico were the first users of vanilla and combined it with chocolate to make a drink, "Xoco-lall," which was consider to be the "Nectar of the Gods."
The flavors of each of the above mentioned vanillas are different – Mexican vanilla is more flavorsome and complex and is described as "creamy, woody, spicy, and sweet." Nielsen-Massey Mexican Pure Vanilla Extract works especially well with chocolate, citrus fruits, cinnamon, cloves, and other warm spices. The vanilla's spiciness also enables it to complement the spice of tomato sauces, barbecue sauces and salsas, smoothing out their heat and acidity. Try substituting it in place of Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract and see what kind of culinary twist it gives to your favorite recipes, including cookies, cakes and ice creams.
- Kosher certified by CRC
- Gluten-Free, All-Natural and Allergen-Free
- The vanilla beans are imported from Mexico and processed in the United States by Nielsen-Massey
- Available in 2, 4, 8–ounce bottles
- One tablespoon of vanilla extract is equivalent to one vanilla bean
To learn more about the vanilla bean, read our feature on Nielson-Massey Vanillas.
Try these recipes and use Mexican Vanilla: Butterscotch Meringue Bars and Vanilla Ice Cream.
Price: From $14.88 for 2-oz , $15.56 for 4-oz, and $23.49 for 8-oz.