Vanilla extract substitute

Am making homemade icing - can I substitute almond extract for vanilla??

  • Posted by: wingirl
  • January 11, 2012


susanm January 11, 2012
yummy! chocolate almond buttercream. wish i could dip my pinky finger in the bowl...
sandyms January 11, 2012
I agree... Add small amount and taste. Will you like almond flavor with whatever you are icing?
wingirl January 11, 2012
well the fourteen - 6 and 7 year olds that were here for the birthday party didn't seem to miss the vanilla - really yummy and now I need a cocktail!
susanm January 11, 2012
why not? it will simply have an almond flavor instead of vanilla. i find that almond extract is a bit stronger and more prevalent than vanilla, so start with using just half, then add more if you like the flavor or think it needs it.
wingirl January 11, 2012
Thanks Susanm - just did and it worked, am making the chocolate buttercream icing from magnolia bakery and it tastes great - thanks for your help!!
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