Get that Homemade Vanilla Started (20% off Vanilla Beans at Olive Nation)

In the warm summer weather I don’t do as much baking with my homemade vanilla extract but I drink lots of Vanilla-Mocha Iced Coffee that includes my homemade vanilla sugar made with Olive Nation’s Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla beans. If you’re also a fan of homemade vanilla or vanilla sugar, or if you’d like to learn how to make your own homemade vanilla extract for Christmas gifting, NOW is the time to get started so your vanilla extract will be nice and strong by December!

I've been enjoying iced coffee and summer flowers at A Chat Over Coffee

I’ve been enjoying iced coffee and summer flowers at A Chat Over Coffee

You’ve heard me say time and again how I love Olive Nation’s vanilla beans, and through Saturday, July 17, 2016, Olive Nation is offering 20% off of vanilla beans! Use the code “VAN20” to get the discount. You always get free ground shipping (in the continental US only) on vanilla beans, so this is a great time to get your supplies to make vanilla extract. Click here to order from Olive Nation.Update: The sale is over now, but I’ll keep watching for more great sales from Olive Nation!

Homemade vanilla extract all bottled, labeled, and ready to go. | A Chat Over Coffee

Homemade vanilla extract all bottled, labeled, and ready to go. | A Chat Over Coffee

Once you’ve added products to your cart, look for the “free samples” button in the upper right corner of the cart page beneath the “cart” button. I couldn’t find the minimum order to receive a free sample (it’s usually $35) but if you’re ordering lots of vanilla beans you might get the opportunity to select additional vanilla beans, vanilla paste, or a free sample bottle to store your homemade vanilla extract. Be sure to look for the “free samples” button!

I used homemade vanilla extract in both the cupcake batter and the buttercream frosting for these treats. So yummy! | A Chat Over Coffee

I used homemade vanilla extract in both the cupcake batter and the buttercream frosting for these treats. So yummy! | A Chat Over Coffee

I bottled up a batch of vanilla extract a couple of months ago and have already given some as gifts. One friend used it to make the most delicious pecan pie bars. I hope she’ll share her recipe!

No Cook Mocha Cheesecake Dessert for Two at A Chat Over Coffee

No Cook Mocha Cheesecake Dessert for Two at A Chat Over Coffee

Homemade vanilla extract is also delicious in real food no cook cheesecake desserts. Here are recipes for several flavors.

The 20% off sale on vanilla beans and everything else at Olive Nation only goes through July 17, 2016. Be sure to use the code “VAN20” to get the discount. Ground shipping is free in the continental US on vanilla beans. Click here to order from Olive Nation.

Do you make homemade vanilla extract? What’s your favorite way to use it?

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2 responses to “Get that Homemade Vanilla Started (20% off Vanilla Beans at Olive Nation)

  1. Now Leigh…no fair! I’m on a serious health kick and this post has not assisted my discipline one little bit….lol! The mocha dessert….droolworthy. And thanks for the ‘shopping’ tips too! Have a lovely week. Love, Mimi xxx

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    • Oh, no! I didn’t mean to derail the fitness train! The mocha cheesecake is delicious, but perhaps a bit of vanilla in your morning coffee grounds would be more in keeping with your goals? 😉 Good luck with your health quest and thank you for stopping by!

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