Vanilla Ice Cream is absolutely one of my “pig out” foods. I believe I can eat this for hours on end without getting sick of it at all. That is how much I love vanilla ice cream. No joke! For years, I regularly had a tub of this at the office fridge so that whenever I get the craving, which was quite often, I would be able to just easily get some. And I didn't just eat it by itself, too. I often experimented with it. I even put vanilla ice cream with rice once. I dripped chocolate syrup all over it. It was pretty good! Maybe you'd like to experiment with this ice cream yourself. Can’t think of anything? Well, read on… below are 8 delicious things you could do with vanilla ice cream.
1. Banana Split
This one is, of course, the most popular dessert you can make with vanilla ice cream. You take three scoops of ice cream and arrange them on a boat. Slice a banana in half and put one half on each side of the boat. Pour some chocolate syrup over each mound; a tablespoon or two would do, I think. Squirt some whipped cream over that. Put a cherry on top of the whipped cream. And personally, I like to sprinkle some crushed nuts all over the whole thing. You can skip that last bit though, if you want. Still, this thing is pure indulgence, I tell you!
2. Vanilla Milkshake
You will need a blender to make this one. Put a scoop—or two, if you want it thicker—of ice cream, 1 cup of milk, and a teaspoon of vanilla extract in a blender. Blend for about 15 to 20 seconds. Pour everything in a tall glass or sundae flute. Top it with whipped cream, and put a cherry on top of that. Lastly, place a colored straw on one side. Can you just imagine how pretty it would look? I sure can! And I can imagine how yummy it would be, too!
3. Brownie a La Mode
In this one, you will only need one brownie that’s medium-sized, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and some chocolate syrup. You can also add crushed nuts, if you want. But I usually don't include nuts because I buy those brownies with nuts on it. This is quite easy to assemble. Just put the brownie on a small plate. Put the ice cream on top of the brownie. And drizzle as much chocolate syrup as you like. This would be yummier if you warm the brownie before you assemble it. The warm chocolate along with the cold ice cream makes for one amazing spoonful of pure joy!
4. Mango Crepe
Now, this one might be a little complicated, especially if you're not an expert crepe maker. But if you don't mind a slightly irregularly shaped crepe, then it’s fine. Another option would be to buy those frozen crepes and just warm them in the microwave. To assemble: 1. Slice the mangoes into strips or large cubes, put them on top of the crepe, and then fold the crepe. 2. Put a scoop of vanilla on top of the folded crepe. 3. Put some whipped cream beside the ice cream. 4. Lastly, drizzle a zigzag pattern of chocolate syrup over the entire plate. To eat; take a bit of every thing on the plate and let it all melt in your mouth. Delicious!
5. Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich
I actually saw this one in Singapore a few months ago. They sell these yummy sandwiches on the streets. I'm not lying; they really do! What they do is take a slice of white cream bread, slice a slab off a box of ice cream including the cardboard, peel off the paper from the ice cream, place the ice cream on one side of the bread, and fold the bread over the ice cream. It looked so amazingly yummy that I couldn't help exclaim excitement over the whole thing! Sadly, we just had a huge dinner at an Indian restaurant before that and I didn't have any more space in my tummy for it. But when I got home after the trip, I tried it at home and it was heavenly!
6. Ice Cream Cake
You will need a small square of moist cake for this. You make thin slices of the cake. The idea is to place a thin slice of cake and a slab of vanilla ice cream alternately. Typically, you assemble this dessert with just three to four slices of cake. Any higher than that and your cake might topple over like a pile of unstable toy blocks. Haha.
7. Hot Chocolate with Vanilla Ice Cream
This one should be quite easy. You make a cup of regular hot chocolate. But instead of marshmallows, you put a dollop of ice cream instead. It makes more yummy foam and it would cool down your hot chocolate quicker than manually blowing on it. For some added flavor, you could sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on top of the melted ice cream and stir it.
8. French Fries with Vanilla Ice Cream Dip
My sisters and I actually first tried this when we were in college. You make a plate of French fries and let them cool on a plate. Put one scoop of vanilla ice cream on a small bowl and drizzle some chocolate or strawberry syrup on it. Let the ice cream stand for a few minutes. When it starts to soften, you can start dipping those fries. Trust me, this makes for one delicious snack. I eat this all the time. And whenever I feel lazy, I just visit some fast-food joint, and order large fries and an ice cream sundae. Hits the spot every time!
Obviously, I'm a bit of a junkie when it comes to vanilla ice cream. But it's just too delicious not to experiment with! And don't you think putting vanilla ice cream to everything edible makes them more amazingly scrumptious? I sure do! So go ahead; experiment with vanilla ice cream... and discover one more thing you could do with this delicious frozen delight. What are some of your favorite concoctions?
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