Love vanilla? Check out these 4 irresistible and very easy to do recipes!

Love vanilla? Check out these 4 irresistible and very easy to do recipes!

If you are a vanilla lover, you’ll love these super delicious, yet simple, recipes!

It doesn’t matter if it's the first time you get in the kitchen or if you're an experienced cook, these easy-to-do-recipes are good for everyone who loves vanilla’s delicious flavor and aroma.  

It’s important to mention that it is best to use high-quality natural vanilla in all of the recipes. Imitation vanilla is made from artificial flavorings and doesn’t contain the properties and standards of pure vanilla.

Homemade Vanilla Ice cream

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsps. vanilla extract


-Combine all ingredients, stirring to dissolve sugar completely.

-Fill cylinder of ice cream maker no more than two-thirds full; freeze according to manufacturer's directions.

-Serve immediately or store in covered containers in freezer.

Note: to prepare recipe without an ice cream maker, place a 13x9-in. dish in freezer until cold. Prepare cream mixture as directed; transfer to prepared dish. Freeze until edges of mixture begin to set, 20-30 minutes. Using a hand mixer, beat mixture until smooth. Freeze, covered, until firm, about 3 hours longer, beating again every 30 minutes.


Vanilla Chip Cookies

Vanilla cookies


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup vanilla baking chips


- Mix butter and sugar together, and then mix in the egg.

-Mix vanilla in baking powder.

-Mix in flour 1 cup at a time.

-Mix in vanilla baking chips.

-Roll cookie dough into balls and put them on a cookie sheet or pan.

-Bake at 350 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes depending on cookies size.


Vanilla Almond Hot Cocoa

Vanilla hot cocoa


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 8 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tsps. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • Miniature marshmallows (optional)


-In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa and salt.

-Stir in milk and water.

-Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through.

-Remove from the heat; stir in extracts.

-Serve in mugs with marshmallows if desired.


Almond-Vanilla Yogurt Parfaits

Vanilla Yogurt Parfait


  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract


  • 1/3 cup granola
  • 1/3 cup berries


-Add honey and vanilla to yogurt, and mix well to combine.

-Layer in the dish: granola, yogurt, fruit. Repeat.

Recipes from: Villa Vainilla, Taste of Home and Simply Happy Foodie

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