0.2 OZ/ 5.7 g
Deriving from the Spanish word meaning “little pod,” this indigenous Mexican flavor used by the Aztecs was brought back to Spain around 1520, where it reached a degree of sophistication by introducing it to a drink of chocolate and vanilla sweetened by honey. A seed bean of a tropical climbing orchid, this highly fragrant, exotic and memorable aroma has a soft, flowery and caramel-like mellow taste. Use to flavor ice cream, cookies, cakes, sweets and liqueurs. Add to custards and fruit compotes. Its special affinity for chocolate, makes vanilla an ideal flavoring to almost any dessert.