The True Wonders of Vanilla Ice Cream

It is an easy claim to be made that everyone likes ice cream or at least some variety of frozen yogurt or gelato. But one thing for sure is that vanilla is the flavor of choice for the majority of ice cream devotees. In fact, according to a recent survey of International Ice Cream Association member companies, the flavor vanilla holds steady as the most popular flavor among customers at 28%.

Not only is vanilla perfectly delicious, it is also incredibly versatile. Vanilla ice cream isn't only for making root beer floats, so read on for some vanilla inspiration.

Cookie sandwiches

We all know that an ice cream sandwich is all about the cookie. So don't let the cookie's flavor go ignored -- pair it with some vanilla ice cream. This way your cookies will really have a time to shine, no matter if they are double chocolate chip, coconut cream, snickerdoodle, or peanut butter. Feel free to add sprinkles and candies if you really want an over-the-top dessert.

Eisschokolade (German Iced Chocolate)
This German sweet treat will change how you look at chocolate milk. It is basically an ice cream sundae made with vanilla ice cream or yogurt, and drowned in cold chocolate milk. It is served in a cup and can be eaten with a spoon or slurped through a straw. Perfect for those sweet lovers who just can't choose between chocolate or vanilla.

There is no such thing as a bad crepe. These awesome pancake wonders can be filled with any topping of your choice, from Nutella to strawberries to just sugar. Their taste is further exemplified with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, because why not, right?

Key Lime Pie ice cream cupcakes
Whipping up a batch of these decadent cupcakes is great for when you are in a tropical mood, but nowhere near the tropics. You can get creative and go in-depth with the recipe, but you really only need a graham cracker crust, a few cups of ice cream, and some lime zest and lime juice.

Strawberry Shortcake
Traditionally, strawberry shortcake is served with only whipped cream. But who says you cannot change things up and serve your little scrumptious cakes with some ice cream? If you are trying to go the healthy route, scoop some frozen yogurt on your plate to get your frozen fix.

Vanilla doesn't have to be boring. Let the wonder of vanilla transform your dessert plate, and enjoy your creation!

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