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Can clear vanilla extract and pure vanilla extract be used interchangeably?

Debbie - from Oakland, CO

While some people can detect a slight difference in the flavors of these extracts, the two types of vanillas can be substituted for one another. The pure vanilla extract is brown in color, though, which may tint your icing slightly – it won't be pure white. Use the same amount of extract no matter which type you use.


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