Vanilla + Ice Cream

It’s National Vanilla Ice Cream Day today. I just love summer food holidays, don’t you?

Allow me to twist your arm with 10 vanilla + ice cream recipes. I’m sure it’ll just be torture working either of those two items into your diet:

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups and Ice Cream

Vanilla Avocado Banana “Ice Cream” (vegan, GF) – I promise this doesn’t taste like guacamole; the avocado simply lends creaminess and richness to the ice cream

MY OTHER RECIPES

Mango Banana Vanilla Softserve (vegan, GF)

Vanilla Chocolate Chip Softserve (vegan, GF)

Vanilla Cake Batter and White Chocolate Chip Caramel Corn

Vegan Banana Vanilla Softserve

Puffy Vanilla and Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Vanilla Balls (no-bake, vegan, GF)

White Chocolate Vanilla Peanut Butter Puppy Chow (GF)

Baked Vanilla Donuts with Vanilla Glaze

Will you be eating ice cream or something with vanilla in it today in honor of Vanilla Ice Cream Day?

I adore vanilla and I don’t think a day goes by where I don’t eat something that’s been flavored with vanilla extract.

Vanilla candles, vanilla-scented lotion, or vanilla body spray picks up where the vanilla extract leaves off.

I just posted the other day about making your own vanilla extract, too.

Have a great week and thanks for the Zoku Single Quick Pop Maker and Chocolate Station Giveaway entries

53 comments on “Vanilla + Ice Cream”

  1. I LOVE vanilla. It is my favorite flavor, ever. LIke you, I have vanilla in some form every day. I often double the vanilla in recipes, too.
    Responding to a post from a few days ago – I am really impressed you found cast-iron for so cheap! I saw some in a thrift/antique store a few weeks ago but it was all in the 50$ range. You definitely have some good finds!

    • I thought of you the whole time I was writing the cast iron post b/c of your blog name! And if you go on ebay, there’s a range of $10 to $100 on very similar items; it’s so wonky how things are priced and the supply/demand that the market bears!

  2. I will be right over for that cookie cupcake with ice cream ;) looks beyond amazing right now, well everything looks wonderful!
    Hope you are having a wonderful summer!

  3. Beautiful! Vanilla is one of my favorite ingredients. I actually got 2 8oz bottles of organic vanilla extract on SALE as a buy one get one! Thank goodness for tiny health food stores, right?! So I got 2 for $8!!! Still can’t believe it ;)

    P.S. Just because I know you’re a yoga teacher, I thought you might appreciate this:
    http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-5551/8-Dirty-Little-Confessions-of-a-Yoga-Teacher.html

  4. What a great day!! All your ice cream treats look delish!

  5. Oh my gosh it all looks so good, and I’m off sugar for a month so your comment about torture was spot on ! I may be forced to start a wish list for when the sugar ban is lifted.

  6. LOVE vanilla and have it every day, usually in the form of NuNaturals vanilla stevia. There is always something to put that into! :-)

    You rock, Averie! xo

  7. Love, love, LOVE all these ideas! I’m especially excited to use your instructions to make my own vanilla extract – it’s so expensive to buy and always tastes artificial to me. Can’t wait to make my own!! Thanks for another gorgeous post and recipe ideas, Averie!!

  8. These look to good to eat! Great pics :) I made your peanut butter flour cookies again today. I used coconut oil (the one without the coconut smell) instead of vegan butter. They were amazing! Pretty sure they are almost a health food ;)

  9. I have always loved vanilla, but I think I love it even more now!!

  10. I missed vanilla ice bream day!!?? I should get a vanilla milkshake from DQ soon to make up for it :-) I love those things.

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