Let's get one thing straight - I do not order vanilla ice cream. Ever. (Weelll, except every time I go to Two Amy's) (Which is about once a week).
I used to think vanilla was boring, unless it was on top of my root beer float. I'm sorry for all of you vanilla fans, but it's usually so sweet and bland. To my taste buds, vanilla has just always been so... what's the word?... vanilla. (HA!) (You think I'm funny. I know it.)
But the vanilla ice cream at Two Amy's is practically yellow in color, and so rich and flavorful that no matter what other desserts are available, B and I always order a bowl of it as well. It actually tastes like a vanilla bean smells - toasty and almost nutty. And I am realizing, in writing this, that the taste of true vanilla really defies description. Can you think of any words to describe that taste? No, Vanilla mocks anyone who tries to restrain her, who dares try to commit her essence to paper...
ANEEEWAY check it out, I dare you. And try the other flavors of ice cream they make while you're at it, because I could wax poetic on those for weeks as well. But I guarantee, at the very least, you’ll never to be able to look at your “slow-churned” “vanilla bean” crap the same way again.