Cardamom Vanilla Sugar

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Makes: 1 jar


  1. 1 vanilla bean
  2. 2 cups (500 mL) sugar
  3. 1 tbsp (15 mL) lightly crushed cardamom pods


  1. Split vanilla bean lengthwise using a sharp knife. With back of knife, scrape out seeds and mix with sugar, spent vanilla bean halves and cardamom pods. Transfer to 2-cup (500-mL) Mason jar; seal with lid. Decorate with festive ribbon or string and tag. 
  2. Let rest at least 1 week to infuse sugar with flavours and aromas before using. Store up to 6 months in dry, cool place. Remove vanilla bean halves and cardamom pods before using sugar.

Tip: Use to sweeten coffee and tea. Also adds an interesting, delicate flavour to all types of baked goods.