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  • Great for adding flavor to ice cream, frosting, cake, and sauces
  • Features vanilla bean flecks
  • Easily accessible, plastic container
  • Great for restaurants and bakeries

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Flavor Vanilla
Gluten Free Yes
Package Size 4 oz.
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.

  • Gluten Free

    Gluten Free

    This item is Gluten Free per the manufacturer.

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Shank's 4 oz. Vanilla Bean Paste

    4.8 stars from 54 reviews


    People Talk About:

    vanilla paste bean flavor great love more price taste extract

    This vanilla bean paste is perfect for a our vanilla cakes. I would be more if they offered a larger size. Still a great paste to work with in baking and in frosting.

    from SBCC Posted on

    A great quality vanilla bean paste that is awesome for making our cheesecake filling for our bagels. The tastes is so much better than imitation.

    from Round Bagel Posted on

    This paste is fantastic. I wish they still sold the item individually, but its still a great value by the case as well. There is a noticeable difference from using the paste especially when baking. We also used for our non dairy ice cream, worked fantastic!

    from C Vallar Inc Posted on

    Love this vanilla works and taste great, easy to use, plan to order more when I run out! I feel you don’t have to use as much!

    Posted on

    Anyone in the baking industry knows how expensive vanilla is these days and this is moderately priced. We love the flecks of the paste, so our customers know it's real vanilla.

    from Crust Vegan Bakery Posted on

    The vanilla bean paste is excellent and very rich and concentrated. It is perfect for making our flan and has a nice vanilla taste and smell. Very pleased.

    from Price Proudce Posted on

    This works perfect for our vanilla bean fraps. We add a small amount to each drink, adds just enough vanilla taste and the vanilla bean appearance.

    from The Coffee Barn Posted on

    Shank's is a great brand of flavorings and always delivers high quality products. I love the great taste and flavor of the vanilla bean paste. It is great for making great tasting egg nog.

    Posted on

    The flavor Of the vanilla bean paste was so good, especially in a buttercream frosting. A great addition to my pantry, I will definitely purchase again.

    Posted on

    Vanilla bean cake with vanilla bean cream cheese frosting

    A great vanilla bean paste that is bursting with the rich, aromatic flavor of vanilla. The paste is great for making crème brulee or cream cheese spread.

    Posted on

    Vanilla bean paste is so much more convenient to have in your pantry than vanilla beans. Same great flavor but you don't have to cut and scrape the pods. Love it for frosting for my macarons.

    from Bb Posted on

    Wow! I used this paste in some vanilla bean cream cheese scones I made and just wow!! This paste gets the cred for all of the scones greatness! Yummy!

    Posted on

    Full flavor paste! Look at all those vanilla bean seeds in there! Love this paste!

    Shank's Vanilla Bean Paste has a great vanilla flavor, with a great look of vanilla flecks. I use it in puddings, Creme Brûlée, whipped Cream. It has a great flavor.

    from Camp Spofford Posted on

    compared to other brands of vanilla paste, this brand is a little... goopy, due to the xanthan gum, but the flavor is spot on. it's a great deal and works in all sorts of different baking applications

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    from Dem_Dranks_Tho Posted on

    product that most bakers will use in quantity. A baker needs their extract to be consistent, flavorful, and (unless you are made of money) inexpensive. This is all three.

    from partycakes bakery Posted on

    This product has an overpowering alcohol smell. I expected it to smell like vanilla but it doesn't. The other extracts from this same brand smell wonderful. It's more of a syrup than a paste. It also discolors the food, not a tint but a caramel color. I had to add more milk and even white gel food coloring to use it as a glaze. The glaze then still tasted like alcohol. I won't use this again in anything that won't be cooked. This did work well as a one for one for vanilla extract in baked goods. Thanks goodness the alcohol burns off. I will only use it for things as such.

    Posted on

    Shank's 4 oz. Vanilla Bean Paste was milder than I thought it would be I would have gotten more of a kick from an extract but if I was looking fir that soft flavor this would be it best in icing and whip cream topping

    from PowerQuee Media Posted on

    Tastes great on baked goods and homemade ice cream. I love to see the little specks of vanilla on vanilla flavored foods. Makes it real and not artifical tasting.

    Posted on

    This stuff is great, you can use it to give vanilla flavor to about anything. Seems to be very high quality, definitely worth the price.

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