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CREATE SUMMER FARE WITH PURE VANILLA EXTRACT

 

Everyone thinks of vanilla for winter holiday baking, but don't let that bottle sit lonely in your cupboard this summer! It, and you, will be missing out on some amazing summer fare, both sweet and savory. Here's a selection of recipes that feature rich flavor from responsibly sourced Frontier Co-op® Organic Pure Vanilla Extract — from sauces you can use to enhance your grilled meats, to glazed grilled fruit, to refreshing pops and creamsicles that actually use real fruit.

BOURBON CARAMEL SAUCE

A sweet-but-savory caramel sauce designed for meats, featuring perfectly balanced flavors of Bourbon, Dijon and pure vanilla extract. This sauce goes great on ribs, New York strip steak, chicken breast and salmon. We paired this sauce with smoked pork chops and poured the sauce over the chops fresh off the grill. Delicious!

 

Hands-On Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Makes: 1½ cups

 

Ingredients

4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter

½ cup onion, finely diced

1 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon Bourbon

1 teaspoon Frontier Co-op® Organic Pure Vanilla Extract

 

Directions

  • In a 1-quart saucepan over medium heat, melt butter; add onions and cook for 5 minutes, until onions are fragrant and translucent.
  • Reduce heat, whisk in brown sugar and cook, whisking, for 2 minutes.
  • Add Dijon, Bourbon and vanilla, whisking continuously, until sauce is combined and warmed through.
  • Remove from heat and pour over your favorite protein before serving.

RASPBERRY CHIPOTLE GLAZE

A stunningly tasty glaze that’s delicious on chicken, pork and salmon. Works equally well as a grilling sauce, marinade and finishing glaze. Don’t stop at the grill, though — use it on meats for oven baking and sheet pan dinners, too!

 

Hands-On Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Makes: 1½ cups; enough for 3 to 4 lbs. of meat

 

Ingredients

2 cups frozen raspberries, thawed

½ cup olive oil

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon agave nectar

1 teaspoon Frontier Co-op® Organic Pure Vanilla Extract

1 teaspoon Frontier Co-op® Chipotle Powder

½ teaspoon Frontier Co-op® Onion Granules

½ teaspoon Frontier Co-op® Sea or Himalayan Pink Salt

 

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients and mix until smooth.
     

Chef Suggestions:

Brush glaze on while grilling meat (chicken breast, pork loin, salmon).

Marinate pork ribs in glaze.

Use glaze as finishing sauce.

 

GRILLED FRUIT KABOBS

Juicy grilled mango and pineapple kabobs with an amazing sweet-savory glaze that complements our pure vanilla extract with sweet-smoky chili peppers. A fun and interactive fruit kabob recipe that can get the whole family involved.

 

Hands-On Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Makes: Serves 6-8 people

 

Ingredients

¾ cup brown sugar

⅛ cup hot water

¼ teaspoon Frontier Co-op® Sea or Himalayan Pink Salt

½ teaspoon Frontier Co-op® Organic Pure Vanilla Extract

1 teaspoon Frontier Co-op® Crushed Aleppo Chili Peppers

½ teaspoon Frontier Co-op® Chili Powder

1 pineapple, peeled and cut into cubes to fit skewers

2 mangos, cut into cubes to fit skewers

 

Directions

  1. If using wooden skewers, soak as directed on package to avoid burning. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  2. In a small bowl, add brown sugar, hot water, salt, vanilla extract, Aleppo pepper and chili powder, stirring well to combine; set aside.
  3. Slide pineapple and mango cubes onto skewers.
  4. Onto a large plate, pour half of the glaze, and roll skewers in glaze to coat.
  5. Transfer skewers to grill; brush with remaining glaze while cooking.
  6. Cook skewers for 7 to 10 minutes, until browned and caramelized.
     

Read on below for our can't-miss frozen treats recipes!


RASPBERRY LIME POPSICLES

Drool-worthy popsicles you can feel good about giving to your kids! Made with real fruit, agave nectar and our pure vanilla extract.

 

Hands-On Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 4-6 hours

Makes: 6-8 popsicles

 

Ingredients

1½ cups frozen raspberries

¼ cup lime juice

¼ cup agave nectar

¼ cup water

1 teaspoon Frontier Co-op® Organic Pure Vanilla Extract

 

Directions

  1. In a blender, add raspberries, lime juice, agave, water and vanilla extract, and mix until smooth.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for a minimum of 4 hours.

PIÑA COLADA POPSICLES

Pure and simple, these coconut milk and pineapple popsicles are dairy free, deliciously refreshing, and have only three ingredients!

 

Hands-On Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 4-6 hours

Makes: 6-8 popsicles

 

Ingredients

1½ cups pineapple, cut into chunks

1 cup full-fat coconut milk

1 teaspoon Frontier Co-op® Organic Pure Vanilla Extract

 

Directions

  1. In a blender, add pineapple, coconut milk and vanilla extract, and mix until smooth.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for a minimum of 4 hours.

VEGAN ORANGE CREAMSICLE

Hands-On Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 4-6 hours

Makes: 6-8 popsicles

 

Ingredients

1½ cups orange juice, or juiced Halo oranges

3 tablespoons agave nectar

¾ cup full-fat coconut milk

1 teaspoon Frontier Co-op® Organic Pure Vanilla Extract

 

Directions

  1. In a blender, add orange juice, agave, coconut milk and vanilla extract, and mix until smooth.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for a minimum of 4 hours.