Vanilla ice cream
Last Updated : Sep 07,2023

What is Vanilla Ice Cream? Glossary | Uses, Recipes |
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What is Vanilla ice cream?

Vanilla ice cream is the most common and basic flavour of ice cream which is favourite amongst all. Vanilla ice cream is made by blending in vanilla essence in along with the eggs (optional), cream, milk and sugar. The vanilla essence added gives the ice cream a very natural aroma and vanilla flavour. Vanilla ice cream is used in the creation of other flavours, such as rocky road, fruit punch and many more. This ice-cream can also be made sugar-free by substituting sugar with sugar-substitute and also sometimes made low-fat by using low-fat ingredients like low-fat milk, low-fat cream etc.

How to select vanilla ice cream
• Choose from the varieties of vanilla ice-cream and brand available in market.
• Always check for dates of manufacture and expiry along with the seal.
• When making at home, check for the freshness of ingredients like milk, cream etc and maintain hygiene.

Culinary uses of Vanilla ice cream

Vanilla ice creates magic in any drinks if added. The creamy feeling in each sip is just wonderful and refreshing. These works best as welcome drink for guests coming home. 

1.      Grape and vanilla ice cream drink  really packed with immeasurable zing! A tangy combination of green grapes and 7-Up is blended with vanilla ice-cream.

2.      Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream Rose Cooler blend f coconut water and pulpy tender coconut meat, tinged with a shot of vanilla, is garnished with rose petals, which not only gives the drink a lovely rose flavour but also a beautiful appearance.              

3.      Melon and Ice- Cream Fizzy Drink chilled lemonade makes this drink reverberate with its fizz and citrusy taste, the vanilla ice-cream balances it beautifully with its aesthetic taste and luscious mouth-feel.

4.      Orange and Pomegranate Drink combination of two tangy ingredients with cream and ice-cream results in a mouth-watering drink with an attractive colour, texture and flavour. 

5.      Pineapple and Banana Drink mouth-watering treat is made all the more luscious by adding some vanilla ice-cream to stabilize the consistency and some honey to balance the flavour.

 Vanilla ice-cream can be served as a dessert by itself.
• This ice-cream is also used in chilled frozen drinks like milkshakes, cold coffee and smoothies.
• It can also be used in a variety of desserts like sundaes, pies etc.
• This ice-cream blends extremely well with chocolate ice-cream and other fruity flavours and is used to create some scrumptious sundaes like rocky road, chocolate fudge, fruit punch, etc.

How to store vanilla ice cream Always store the ice-cream sealed in an air-tight container in the freezer.

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