Vanilla powder is made from dried and powdered vanilla beans and has same distinctive vanilla flavor as an extract. There is no sugar or alcohol and it dissolves quickly in hot or cold liquids. Don't confuse vanilla powder with vanilla sugar. Read more about the different types of vanilla. Vanilla powder contains about 20 calories per teaspoon and about 5 grams of carbohydrate.
You an find vanilla powder in special stores like Sur La Table and William's Sonoma. You can also find it online at Amazon.com. A very reliable brand is Nielsen Massey.
See the equivalents table below if you want to substitute another form of vanilla, like extract, vanilla bean or vanilla bean paste.
Other Vanilla Powder Substitutes
For 1 teaspoon of vanilla powder needed you can substitute 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons of imitation vanilla extract.
OR> 4 -6 drops of vanilla essence To Vary The Flavor Use 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons of:
OR> Almond extract
OR> Lemon Extract