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  • Great for adding flavor to ice cream, frosting, cake, and sauces
  • Features vanilla bean flecks
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13 reviews
Flavor Vanilla
Package Size 4 Ounces
Type Vanilla Bean Paste


Shank's vanilla bean paste is thicker than vanilla extract or imitation vanilla, though it can be used for the same purpose. It's made by infusing vanilla beans into a syrup consisting of sugar and water. The beans are grated into the syrup, leaving black flecks and specks that add visual appeal to whatever dish you're making. Vanilla bean paste can be used to add vanilla flavoring to a variety of recipes, from ice cream, to frosting, to sauces, to cakes and other baked goods. Use this Shank's 4 oz. vanilla bean paste as a substitute for your vanilla extract and make delectable and tantalizing culinary creations for your customers!

Shank's Extracts, Inc. was founded in 1899, initially creating flavorings to help make medicines taste better. Expanding their company and label through the years, their flavors, extracts, and food colorings are sold in major grocery chains across the Northeastern and Midwestern U.S. Today, their primary product remains Shank's Compound Flavoring of Vanilla Bean, and they continue to make quality products for both retail and industrial applications.


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Overall User Rating: Shank's 4 oz. Vanilla Bean Paste ( 4.8 stars from 13 reviews )

    This adds a depth of flavor that extract just can't; shank's is a very high quality product that really accents the flavor profile of baked goods. I've used this in everything from cookies and cakes to balsamic sauce reductions and it comes out every time.

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    Lovely flavor, easy to use. I'm kinda tickled at the idea of switching over completely to the paste. I love the little speckles, just gives everything a classy look. I use a lot of vanilla, can't wait to try it in a white cake. I used it for something as simple as french toast and it really jazzed it up. I know I will be ordering more. Really neat product at an excellent price!

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    I got this but have not used it yet but hear a lot of good things about it from other bakers. I will have to get baking and try it out. Very excited about it.

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    This is the best tasting vanilla bean paste. It make frosting taste wonderful. You actually do see the vanilla bean in the frosting. I love this stuff.

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    Not exactly what I was expecting but not complaining either. Great to add to sauces, drinks, baking etc. Pretty decent vanilla flavor and good amount of vanillin. I just wish it was just a vanilla bean paste WITHOUT the added viscosity (xanthan gum etc.)

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    Shank's 4 oz. Vanilla Bean Paste. If you want a real, decadent vanilla taste in your cookies, cakes, and even ice cream, look no further. A little goes a long way.

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    We use this vanilla bean paste to make homemade vanilla bean ice cream. It tastes great and the specks or vanilla make it look gourmet.

    from Durst Day Care Posted on

    It has a good vanilla flavor and the specs of vanilla bean are good for presentation in goods that show but I have one issue with the product. I'm wondering why it has sugar in it, throws off some of the recipes I have. Also I'd like to know if it was GM or not (sugar). Other than that the price is hard to beat considering the actually bean is so much more expensive.

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    Good enhancer for any dessert. Nice flavor I have used before different brand twice the money and I can say this vanilla can compare to it

    from kedbys kreations & party rental Posted on

    Love this stuff, and it's so much cheaper, cost wise, than other brands. You get all the flavor with tiny specks of vanilla bean without the cost. It also helps to keep cookies from geting too much moisture when wanting to add extra flavoring. Great product!!

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    I have been spending a small fortune on vanilla bean paste for my cheesecakes. I decided to try the Shank's and I cannot tell the difference. I am going to reorder right now!

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    Shank's Vanilla Bean Paste has incredible vanilla flavor. I use it in place of regular vanilla bean in recipes that I want the little flecks of vanilla bean to show; cookies, ice cream, whipping cream. Great value too.

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    I purchased the shank's vanilla bean paste as a sort of compromise. Real vanilla beans are so expensive and I got this to substitute in making homemade ice cream. The price was good, and the quality is great!

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