Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Sugar Review & Giveaway


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Valentine’s Day is around the corner.  Why wait around for someone to spoil you with gifts and affection when you can treat  and pamper yourself.  Nielsen-Massey Vanillas have just the right ingredient to make a decadent Vanilla Body Scrub that you can gift to yourself or other special people in your life.

Vanilla NMV-VanillaScrubBody Scrub

1 cup Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 or 2 drops of an essential oil such as lavender, eucalyptus, etc.
Decorative, waterproof container

Mix ingredients together in a bowl.

Spoon into a decorative, waterproof container.

Wrap in decorative paper.

Instructions for use: Apply a small amount to damp skin while in shower or bath. Gently scrub skin with a soft washcloth. Rinse thoroughly.

 

Not only can this wonderful smelling Vanilla Sugar be used in body scrubs but can be delicious in recipes as well!

You can visit Nielsen-Massey Vanilla’s website for recipe ideas such as:

 

  • Vanilla Bean Marshmallows
  • Cinnamon Vanilla Candied Almonds
  • Gourmet Blueberry Vanilla Granola
  • Sweet and Spicy BBQ Rub
  • Chocolate Coffee Biscotti

I tried Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Sugar in a homemade chocolate recipe and it was delicious!  It was so easy that my 6 year old daughter helped me make it and all of my kids loved the finished result.

Here is the Homemade Chocolate Recipe:

  • 5 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil
  • 5 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of Neilsen-Massey Vanilla Sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt

Mix all ingredients together and place either in a mold or a tray and then refrigerate for at least 1 hour and tada- Yummy Chocolates  – That aren’t too bad for your eating plan either.  As long as your not eating the whole tray in one sitting that is!
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43 Comments

  1. January 19, 2015

    I’d like to use it for making puddings and custard! The vanilla is soo important! Also, I’d love to use it to make rhubarb cobbler as soon as the first spring rhubarb is here!

    • January 19, 2015

      Yum! That sounds so good!

  2. January 19, 2015

    I would use this when I make creme brulee!

    • January 19, 2015

      Love Creme Brulee! One of my favorite desserts! Thanks for entering to win!!

  3. January 20, 2015

    I would use it to make a cheesecake.

  4. January 20, 2015

    I would use for my coffee.

  5. January 20, 2015

    I will use this sugar to make fudge.

  6. January 20, 2015

    Creme brulee was already mentioned, but it was the first thing that came to mind for me. It would be even delicious than just plain sugar on top.

  7. January 20, 2015

    Well, I know one thing for sure- I would never waste this on a body scrub! LOL (hate them- that oil in my tub or shower? Yuck, hard to clean!) Anyway, I would use this up and up it up rather quickly in baking. Baking Baking… we bake a lot here.

  8. January 20, 2015

    Ha! Great minds or something; I was thinking crème brûlée…then fudge! But I also think it would be nice in the topping for a coffee cake. Mmmm…the possibilities are endless and delicious!

  9. January 20, 2015

    This would be wonderful as a sprinkling over the top of…almost anything! I like to make a baked oatmeal with a crumble topping for some weekends, and this vanilla sugar would be perfect.

  10. January 20, 2015

    I would like to sprinkle it on my oatmeal for breakfast.

  11. January 20, 2015
  12. January 20, 2015

    Would use as a topping for oatmeal.

  13. January 20, 2015

    i would use it to make a homemade lip scrub! i’m not sure if you’ve ever tried any lip scrubs from LUSH cosmetics but they are awesome — I’d try to do a copycat sort of version 🙂

  14. January 20, 2015

    My daughter and I have been baking a lot so I would use it in recipes.

  15. January 20, 2015
  16. January 20, 2015

    I would use it to make Banana bread.

  17. January 20, 2015

    I would make some amazing sugar cookies with this!

  18. January 20, 2015

    I would use it for a topping on cake

  19. January 21, 2015

    I think I would use some of this in my cranberry apple caramel pie!

  20. January 21, 2015

    I’d use the vanilla sugar for my morning oatmeal. Sounds delicious!

  21. January 21, 2015

    i might try to make the Cinnamon Vanilla Candied Almonds

  22. January 21, 2015

    I would use it to bake cookies! 🙂

  23. January 22, 2015

    I think I’d like to add it to my morning oatmeal.

  24. January 23, 2015

    I’d use it in a cookie or crumble recipe.

  25. January 23, 2015

    I would use it in a cookie or tea!

  26. January 31, 2015

    Sprinkled on top of my apple strudel.

  27. January 31, 2015

    I would use in my coffee.

  28. February 1, 2015

    I would use it in place of frosting on cupcakes, which are a treat in my house.

  29. February 1, 2015

    I would use it when I make my homemade cornbread as well as cookies and cakes.

  30. February 1, 2015

    cooking

  31. February 1, 2015

    Thank You for the giveaway…would sprinkle a bit on my morning oatmeal !

  32. February 1, 2015

    Like others, I thought of creme brulee first but I went to the website and found an interesting recipe for Vanilla Rose Apple Crisp. It sounds very good.