Exactly What Is French Vanilla Flavor?

Decorating By MomLittr Updated 10 Apr 2008 , 5:31pm by peanut123

MomLittr Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 2:48pm
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Now normally I make a "mousse" filling using the french vanilla pudding, however my stores all of a sudden are not carrying them, nor do they have the McCormick french vanilla flavoring ! icon_cry.gif Need it for tonite!

So exactly what constitutes french vanilla flavor, and can it be replicated?

deb

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peanut123 Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 5:31pm
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French vanilla is not a type of vanilla. The term is typically used with custards, puddings and ice creams. In certain instances, the term is used to designate preparations that have a strong vanilla aroma.

The ingredients of McCormick® French Vanilla Blend are:
WATER,
PROPYLENE GLYCOL,
ALCOHOL( 16 %),
VANILLA EXTRACT,
VANILLIN,
CARAMEL COLOR,
AND NATURAL FLAVOR.

It looks like they are blending pure vanilla extract with vanillin (imitation vanilla) to strengthen the vanilla flavor. This is commonly done with most of the âMexican vanillas.â The 16% alcohol content also points to a blended product.

Pure vanilla extract has 35% alcohol (by law) and many imitation vanillas have between 8% and 18% alcohol.

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