imitation vanilla extract are collecting dust in my pantry. The instructor called this stuff "liquid love" and said only to use it for people you love. Well, I only bake for people I love, so my jar is already nearly empty. It's a 1 for 1 exchange with vanilla extract, but it is 1000x more delicious.
In the past few months, I have noticed this product popping up more and more. You can probably find a good deal online, but I have also seen it in the nicer kitchen supply stores as well as World Market.
John got me the KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment, and I can't wait to start adding vanilla bean paste to the ice cream recipes I want to try. Hopefully awesome ice cream blogs to follow this one.