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18 Non-Vanilla Ways to Cook with Vanilla

Vanilla gets a bad rap.

Heck, the flavor is used as a synonym for something that is plain and boring.

But we think the following recipes prove that cliche wrong.

There’s nothing vanilla about these great recipes… except for the taste!

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Cherry Bourbon Vanilla Milkshakes Photo
Cherry Bourbon Vanilla Milkshakes Recipe
Cherry Bourbon Vanilla Milkshakes combine three greats: cherries, vanilla, and bourbon. What could be better?
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Biscoff Stuffed Vanilla Bean Snickerdoodles Photo
Biscoff Stuffed Vanilla Bean Snickerdoodles Recipe
Biscoff Stuffed Vanilla Bean Snickerdoodles are pretty much the most impressive cookie ever. One bite and you’ll be hooked.
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Vanilla Pudding Photo
Vanilla Pudding Recipe
Vanilla Pudding is one of those quick, easy desserts that most everyone loves. Make yours at home with a make-ahead mix that skips the…
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Pear Vanilla Martini Photo
Pear Vanilla Martini Recipe
Pear Vanilla Martini will be your guests’ favorite at your next Fall party. They’ll love the flavors of fresh vanilla and pear.
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Vanilla Sweet Potato Casserole Photo
Vanilla Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
Vanilla Sweet Potato Casserole uses Nielsen-Massey vanilla bean paste and Nielsen-Massey vanilla sugar to give you one serious comforting…
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6
Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding Photo
Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding is a healthy and nutritious breakfast. Not to mention incredibly easy.
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French Toast with Warm Bourbon Vanilla Syrup Photo
French Toast with Warm Bourbon Vanilla Syrup Recipe
French Toast with Warm Bourbon Vanilla Syrup is a comforting breakfast your whole family will love. The syrup is amazing!
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Duggar Family Cherry Vanilla Punch Recipe
Duggar Family Cherry Vanilla Punch is exactly what you need for a lot of thirsty people. Pull it together in no time at all!
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Gluten Free Raspberry Vanilla Ice Cream Photo
Gluten Free Raspberry Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe
Gluten Free Raspberry Vanilla Ice Cream uses the plentiful raspberries of the season. Grab a spoon and go!
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Vanilla Pumpkin Skillet Cornbread Photo
Vanilla Pumpkin Skillet Cornbread Recipe
Vanilla Pumpkin Skillet Cornbread has a beautiful crunch and delicious flavor. A must have for your Thanksgiving table.
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Vanilla Roasted Butternut Squash and Pecans Photo
Vanilla Roasted Butternut Squash and Pecans Recipe
Vanilla Roasted Butternut Squash and Pecans has Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar sprinkled right on top. Divine!
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Salted Vanilla Hot Chocolate Photo
Salted Vanilla Hot Chocolate Recipe
Salted Vanilla Hot Chocolate would be perfect to drink with your Valentine. Sweet, salty, and perfectly amazing.
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13
Vanilla White Chocolate Coconut Crème Brûlée Photo
Vanilla White Chocolate Coconut Crème Brûlée Recipe
Vanilla White Chocolate Coconut Crème Brûlée has a beautiful vanilla and coconut flavor. Share with your Valentine!
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Pioneer Woman Ice Cream Photo
Pioneer Woman Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe
This vanilla bean ice cream recipe comes to us from the kitchen of the Pioneer Woman. So you know it’s good!
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Vanilla Ice Cream Photo
Paula Deen Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe
This vanilla ice cream recipe is ready to be made right now. It comes to us from the kitchen of Paula Deen.
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16
Fish Tacos with Tropical Vanilla Salsa Photo
Fish Tacos with Tropical Vanilla Salsa Recipe
Fish Tacos with Tropical Vanilla Salsa will kick up your cookout to a new level. What a way to enjoy Summer!
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Pioneer Woman Cupcake Photo
Pioneer Woman Vanilla Cupcake Recipe
This vanilla cupcake recipe includes vanilla cream cheese icing. Thank you, Pioneer Woman!
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No Churn Roasted Berry Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Photo
No Churn Roasted Berry Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Recipe
No Churn Roasted Berry Vanilla Bean Ice Cream combines delicious, plump berries into an easy summer treat. No special equipment needed!
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