Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 quart whole milk

  2. 12 ounces sugar, approximately

  3. 1 1/2 cups 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped

  4. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Combine the milk, sugar, vanilla bean and seeds in a large, 4-quart saucepan and place over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Once the sugar has dissolved, add the baking soda and stir to combine. Reduce the heat to low and cook uncovered at a bare simmer . Stir occasionally, but do not re-incorporate the foam that appears on the top of the mixture. Continue to cook for 1 hour. Remove the vanilla bean after 1 hour and continue to cook until the mixture is a dark caramel color and has reduced to about 1 cup, approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer . Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to a month.


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