Ice cream flavors can be a really divisive issue between people. For whatever reason, people just cannot seem to understand why someone would like something other than what they like.
So, needless to say, people are often confused when I tell them that my favorite flavor is vanilla.
Usually, they respond, "Just Vanilla?!" "A plain vanilla shake?!" Well, it's not just, plain vanilla! It's delicious and it's a classic!
And if that's still not enough to convince you - there's always hot fudge and caramel toppings!
Recipe from Alton Brown
2 c. half and half
1 c. whipping cream
1 c. minus 2 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. peach preserves
1 vanilla bean
1. Split and scrape out the vanilla bean. In a medium saucepan combine all ingredients including the hull of the vanilla bean.
2. Cook over medium heat until the first bubble comes to the surface (170˚).
3. Once cooled, pour into a tupperware and refrigerate overnight.
4. Pour contents into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer's instructions. Serve soft right out of the ice cream maker or place in the freezer to harden.