I like vanilla ice cream. But I always perceived Mom's choice as boring, bland, dare I say, vanilla?
Until I thought about Mom's choice more and realized that by choosing vanilla ice cream, she chose a simple, pure flavor that probably isn't appreciated as much as it should be. Good vanilla ice cream is a pleasure to eat, really, and can form the basis of so many wonderful desserts.
I looked up what desserts could be made with vanilla ice cream as their base, and since these pictures from Coastal Living were so pretty (taken by Levi Brown), I thought I'd share them here.
|Brownie Ice Cream Sundae Cake|
|Nut-crusted Key Lime Ice Cream Cupcake|
|Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream Bites|
|Strawberry Ice Cream Shortcakes|
|Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake|