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vanilla

Pronunciation: /vəˈnɪlə/

Translation of vanilla in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1 [Cookery/Cocina] vainilla (feminine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [ice cream/milkshake] de vainilla
    Example sentences
    • Just before serving, gently whip the double cream, icing sugar and vanilla until it just starts to thicken.
    • Scatter over the cornflour, vinegar and vanilla and fold it gently in with a large metal spoon.
    • Combine the sour cream, brown sugar and vanilla until smooth.
    Example sentences
    • Even though vanilla remains an age-old ice cream favorite, numerous other flavors have arrived on the scene.
    • In my book, chocolate ice-cream beats strawberry or vanilla, any day.
    • In summer I like to make ice cream, usually vanilla or chocolate cinnamon - you can win friends and influence people with homemade ice cream.
  • 2 (before noun/delante del nombre) (bland) [content/performance/speech] anodino; (standard) [version] estándar

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