Although native to Mexico, Madagascar has become the world’s largest producer of Vanilla. In Spanish, Vanilla means “little pod”. It is used not only as a flavoring in candies, desserts, and beverages, it is also used in soaps, shampoos, candles, perfumes, and lotions. Did you know vanilla grows as a vine and climbs up an existing tree, pole, or other support? If it’s left alone, it will grow as high as possible on the support with few flowers. Growers will fold the higher parts of the plant downwards every year so it stays accessible by a standing person. This also just so happens to greatly stimulate flowering. One flower produces one fruit which is where the distinctively flavoured compounds are found. Vanilla Syrup works great in teas (hot or cold), milk (hot or cold), espresso, coffee, or as a topping to a drink or ice cream. Be sure to give vanilla syrup a try in these drinks.
Marshmallow Meltaway Latte: 1/2oz. Torani Toasted marshmallow Syrup, 1/2 oz. Torani Toasted Marshmallow Syrup, 8oz. Milk, 1-2 Shots Espresso.
Torani Cashmere Tea: 1 1/2 tsp. Torani Vanilla syrup, 1 1/2 tsp. Torani Orgeat (Almond) syrup, 3/4 cup strong black tea, 1/4 cup half and half, 1 stick of cinnamon
Instructions: In a large mug combine tea, Torani and cinnamon stick. Stir gently. Add cream and serve.