Little Bottles of Natural Goodness 

Bickford Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Posted on November 08, 2016 by Bickford Flavors

So many of our fans are looking for ways to incorporate their favorite flavors into food without adding allergens or common irritants. Since it's November and we're gearing up for Thanksgiving, here's an allergy-friendly twist on sweet potato casserole. We hope you enjoy it!


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • ½ cup butter, butter substitute, or coconut oil
  • ½–1 cup milk (or milk substitute like coconut milk, cashew milk, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1-2 tsp. Bickford Burnt Sugar flavor


  1. In a large stock pot filled with water, boil the sweet potatoes over high heat, and continue boiling until fork tender—about 10 minutes. Drain sweet potatoes in a colander.
  2. While potatoes are draining, return pot to burner. With pan over med-low heat, add butter, 1/2 cup milk, and honey and whisk until combined. Add vanilla and 1 tsp. Bickford Burnt Sugar flavor.  Whisk to combine.
  3. Add potatoes to pot. Mash to desired consistency. Add additional milk or Bickford Burnt Sugar flavor to taste.


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Burnt Sugar Gin Toddie

Posted on September 27, 2016 by Bickford Flavors

This punch yields about 1 quart, enough to serve 4 toddies.


  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced, seeds removed
  • 1 1/3 c. gin
  • 2 1/2 c. filtered or mineral water (still)
  • 3/4 c. sherry (dark, ‘cream’ sherry)
  • 2/3 c. demerara sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1 TBSP Bickford Burnt Sugar flavor


  1. Add sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and water to a 2-3 qt. saucepan.
  2. Bring to a simmer and stir to dissolve the sugar and continue simmering for 5 minutes.
  3. Add gin and sherry.
  4. Increase heat to med-high and allow punch to steam for 3 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat. Add sliced lemons and Bickford Burnt Sugar flavor. Stir.
  6. Add more sugar, flavor, or water to your personal taste. Pour into mugs, each with a lemon slice, and serve warm.

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