a small jar of vanilla salt with a black tea towel in the background

Vanilla Salt

Homemade Vanilla Salt is one of the easiest and most delicious DIY gift ideas you'll come across! Perfect for sprinkling on cookies and other baked products, desserts, and sweet treats. 

Course Dessert, Finishing
Cuisine American
Keyword Vanilla salt
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 jar
Calories 2 kcal
Author Katie Trant


  • 1 cup flakey sea salt such as Fleur de Sel
  • 1-2 large vanilla beans split in half and scraped out
US Customary - Metric


  1. Place the salt in a medium-sized bowl.

  2. Split the vanilla beans in half and scrape the seeds out.

  3. Combine the vanilla beans with the salt, and use your hands to rub into the salt to distribute evenly. 

  4. Transfer the salt into a jar. 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Salt
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2
% Daily Value*
Sodium 113173mg4716%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.