Move over, chocolate — vanilla can star in your sweets too! While “vanilla” is often used as a synonym for plain or boring, the flavour of this complex spice is anything but.
Sweet, floral, and delicately spicy, we love using vanilla to flavour everything from ice cream to cookies to custards. While the scents of cinnamon, cloves, and ginger are classic, nothing beats the aroma of vanilla.
So, today we’ve rounded up our favourite vanilla dessert recipes to help you fill your house with irresistible scent.
Where did we find all these Delicious Vanilla recipes?
No Bake Vanilla custard -This decadent dessert is so incredibly easy to make, you’ll wonder why you’ve never made it before! It looks and tastes impressive for when you are preparing a dessert for guests, when really it’s a quick and easy recipes to create with just 5 basic ingredients.
Vanilla pudding Cookies-These very vanilla pudding cookies might be the best cookies I’ve ever made. They might be the best cookies I’ve ever eaten… and I’ve eaten my fair share of cookies. And maybe yours. These cookies are light and fluffy, with a perfect vanilla flavour.
Light Vanilla Cupcakes– Make a ‘sweet swap’ and love this healthier vanilla cupcakes without sacrificing the taste.
Vanilla Zucchini Muffins-They have a great vanilla flavour with that added chew from the raisins. If you like zucchini treats, I say go for it and try these!
Vanilla Shortbread Cookies-Bright, buttery & sparkly- there’s nothing better than deliciously festive Vanilla Shortbread! Candy coated & sprinkled to perfection, everyone loves these melt-in-your mouth cookies.
Vanilla Bean Scones-These copycat vanilla bean scones are perfect addition to go with your afternoon coffee. Just the right amount of sweet to satisfy but without all the guilt!
Cherry Vanilla Coke Cupcakes – This cherry Vanilla Coke cupcake is a fun twist on a family favourite.Bursting with flavour it’s sure to be a hit!
Blueberry Vanilla Ice Cream Cake– This Blueberry Vanilla Ice Cream Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting uses a puree of fresh blueberries for a base that is topped with rich cream cheese frosting. Strawberries add a touch of colour to this festive treat.
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream-This Easy Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe makes the perfect treat on hot summer days! You’ll also find tips for great add-ons and hot fudge sauce recipes!
While “vanilla” is often used as a synonym for plain or boring, the flavour of this complex spice is anything but.
Vanilla Cinnamon Pudding-The best part about this recipe is that I can fill a bunch of ramekins to the brim with pudding and keep them covered in the fridge for days to have on hand for a last minute.
Vanilla Bean Mulberry Cake-a forgotten fruit but a truly a delicious secret! (can substitute for blackberries if mulberry’s don’t grow where you live)
French Vanilla Cream Bars-The crust is the French vanilla cake mix that tastes more like a cookie than a cake. It has a creamy, sweet filling and then topped with more French vanilla cookie bits.
Cherry Vanilla Fudge– This Cherry vanilla fudge is rich and creamy just like homemade fudge should be. Sure to be one of your favourite fudge recipes.
Vanilla Bean Gelato-This Vanilla Bean Chai Tea Gelato recipe is a combination of my favourite flavours all wrapped up into a creamy gelato.
Vanilla Almond Pound Cake– This recipe is very versatile and it would be easy to change up the flavours by adding some orange or lemon zest, or mixing some coconut into the batter. After trying this homemade version, you will never going back to the store-bought variety!
Vanilla Crazy Cake-also known as Wacky Cake or Depression Cake, doesn’t need dairy or eggs to make them. In fact, you don’t even need to get a separate bowl dirty – you can make it right in the pan!
Vanilla Mug Cake-Ready in 90 seconds! This mug cake is moist, delicious and topped with a lovely vanilla icing which infuses it with sweetness!
Vanilla Butter Syrup-There’s nothing better than topping fresh pancakes with this homemade Warm Vanilla Butter Syrup! Easy to make and you’ll never want store-bought again!
Does your family enjoy vanilla?
I’d love to see your favourite vanilla recipes as well and add them to my list!