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Recipe: Creamy Vanilla Dipping Sauce

Recipe: Creamy Vanilla Dipping Sauce

Creamy Vanilla Dipping Sauce

by Erin Fletter
Photo by (Africa Studio/Shutterstock)
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Equipment Checklist

  • Kitchen knife (if using vanilla pod)
  • Small saucepan
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Dry measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Whisk


Creamy Vanilla Dipping Sauce

  • 1 vanilla pod OR 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 C heavy whipping cream (sub dairy-free whipping cream or full-fat canned coconut milk)
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 T unsalted butter (omit if allergic)

Food Allergen Substitutions

Creamy Vanilla Dipping Sauce

  • Dairy: For Dipping Sauce, substitute dairy-free whipping cream or full-fat canned coconut milk for whipping cream, and omit butter.


Creamy Vanilla Dipping Sauce

split + scrape + measure

Split 1 vanilla pod down the middle lengthwise with a knife (adults should do this!). Hold the pod at one end and, using the back of your knife (or kids could use a spoon to do this carefully!), scrape the seeds from the pod and add them to a small saucepan. Alternatively, use 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Next, measure 2 cups of heavy whipping cream, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 pinch of salt, then add them to your saucepan.

simmer + whisk + melt

Simmer ingredients together over low heat for about 3 to 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened and reduced a bit. Then turn off the heat and immediately add 1 tablespoon of butter to the pan. Whisk until the butter melts. Set sauce aside until Levivot Winter Fruit Fritters (see recipe) are finished baking, then serve with fritters for dipping! Reserve 1/4 cup of Creamy Vanilla Dipping Sauce for Very Vanilla Floats (see recipe)!

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