I’m all for ice creams with creative mix-ins, textures, and interesting flavor combinations, but sometimes you just want old fashioned, classic vanilla. This Malted Vanilla Bean Ice Cream takes that sentiment to new levels of nostalgia. For me, it is the ultimate vanilla ice cream.
The malt gives you that Happy Days, poodle-skirt wearing, soda fountain-loving feeling. And the deep vanilla flavor and pretty speckles of vanilla bean make this ice cream a dreamy luxury.
I rarely crave regular vanilla ice cream, but this malted vanilla? That’s another story. You’ll see. This is the perfect ice cream for pie, for drizzling salted caramel over, and for milkshakes! Oooh, I love a good vanilla malt milkshake!
My friend Stephanie recently introduced me to a lovely family-owned vanilla company called Heilala Vanilla. Based in New Zealand, with operations in Tonga, Heilala started as a gift of land from a Tongan chief to a family with a horticultural background. It turned into an aid project after a cyclone hit the islands in 2001, and then grew into a flourishing business with a focus on fair trade practices and organic growing principles.
Not to mention, the flavor and fragrance of Heilala’s vanilla is top notch. The vanilla grown at Heilala is of the bourbon variety, often called Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla. It is sweet, rich, and almost has an oaky quality to it. The aroma is heavenly.
To kick off the holidays, Heilala Vanilla is offering a giveaway of its “Ultimate Vanilla Baker’s Pack” so that you can experience the joy of this vanilla for yourself! The pack includes vanilla paste, vanilla extract, vanilla-infused sugar, vanilla syrup, vanilla beans, a tea towel, and recipe book.
I particularly love the vanilla paste – a magical little jar of vanilla seeds suspended in a jelly-like paste of vanilla extract. One teaspoon of the paste is equivalent to a teaspoon of extract, or the seeds of one vanilla bean. The vanilla bean paste is perfect for when you want to see those wonderful little vanilla bean specks…like in this Malted Vanilla Ice Cream!
Sometimes you just want old fashioned, classic vanilla. This malted vanilla bean version takes that sentiment to new levels of Happy Days, poodle-skirt wearing, soda fountain-loving nostalgia. The deep vanilla flavor and pretty speckles of vanilla bean make this ice cream a dreamy luxury. Perfect alongside pie, made into sundaes, or churned into a malted milkshake!
Recipe Source: LickMySpoon.com.
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Enter to win a Heilala Vanilla’s “Ultimate Vanilla Baker’s Pack”:
Simply leave a comment on this post telling me what you’d like to make with your Heilala Vanilla.
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All entries must be received by Saturday, December 7th, 11:59 pm PST. Winner will be selected by a random number generator and notified via email.
Also, be sure to check out Frankly My Dear, Café Johnsonia, LinzLinzLinz, and A Southern Fairytale who are also running this same giveaway this week! You’ll love what they did with their Heilala Vanilla 🙂