Pure Vanilla Bean Extract is one of those pantry items that is super easy to make. However, it requires some pre-planning. The reward of Pure Vanilla Bean Extract makes all that worth it: real flavor that keeps on giving. To my mother batch, I just add some more alcohol whenever about half is used. This saves a ton of money and lets me control the ingredients. Many people don’t realize that most vanilla extract is cut with water and amped up with sugar. My version is sugar free, gluten free, and low carb.
Eating keto means eschewing artificial flavors and refined sugars. Did that mean I would have to forgo Pralines and Cream Ice Cream for my birthday? Heck no! That’s right. I created my own sugar free, gluten free, low carb ice cream recipe to celebrate. Finally, even the Mother approved of my birthday dessert. She insisted upon finishing up the lone scoop (Sam was barely able to take any pictures before it was snatched away and gobbled up). I must admit, as an adult, I prefer the grown-up flavors of this. However, piece of my heart will always be held by the bunny cakes my Granny Z picked up for me. This is the best of both worlds.