December 9, 2011

Nielsen Massey Vanilla Giveaway (Winners Announced!)

Time’s up!

The winners of the Nielsen Massey Vanilla Giveaway are:

#361 Lindsay: “Plain, for sure.  No sense in ruining what is already delicious! :)

#601 Erin: “i just ran across your blog last weekend, and i am hooked!!! :)

#1086 Stacie M: “I would eat the vanilla ice cream on top of apple crisp or topped with chocolate, peanut butter and crushed up pretzels!!  YUM, wish I had some now  :)

Congratulations girls! I love all of your sweet smilies. I’ve sent ya’ll an email. Happy baking!

Oh guys, I’ve got such a fun giveaway to share with you today! Just look at all these fabulous pure vanilla products from Nielsen Massey. We’ve got three different kinds of vanilla extracts, vanilla bean paste, vanilla sugar, whole vanilla beans, exotic extracts to spice up your baking, and a cookbook filled with bakery and pastry recipes, along with new ideas for using vanilla as an essential ingredient in savory dishes. I got to go through the Neilsen Massey catalog of pure vanilla products and hand pick my favorites to share with you guys, and Nielsen Massey would like to offer this assortment to three (3) Kevin & Amanda readers today.

Nielsen Massey offers three different types of vanilla extracts processed from vanilla beans grown in three different regions across the globe. What a huge difference it made in my baking when I figured out which type of vanilla was best to use in which recipe! Here’s a quick description of the three vanillas, and how to best utilize them.

Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla. The most popular, classic, all-purpose vanilla that is perfect for a wide range of foods from baked goods to barbeque sauces.

Mexican Pure Vanilla. A creamy, spicy vanilla that’s perfect for recipes that contain chocolate, cinnamon or other warm spices. A perfect vanilla for the holidays!

Tahitian Pure Vanilla. This is my favorite of all the vanillas. The flavor is so pure and sweet, and I can definitely tell a difference when I use this vanilla. This vanilla is susceptible to heat, so it’s only for recipes that will not be cooked. It’s perfect for ice creams, fruits, sorbets, frostings, and vanilla butter.

 

The Giveaway

Three (3) Kevin & Amanda readers will win the following products from Nielsen Massey.

2 oz Pure Almond Extract
2 oz Pure Chocolate Extract
2 oz Pure Coffee Extract
2 oz Pure Peppermint Extract
2 oz Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla
2 oz Mexican Pure Vanilla
2 oz Tahitian Pure Vanilla
Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste
Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar
2 Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans
2 Tahitian Vanilla Beans
A Century of Flavors cookbook

To read more about how to get the most out of these products, visit the Nielsen Massey product information page. You can find Nielsen Massey vanillas at Williams Sonoma, Sur La Table, and online at Amazon.com

 

How to Enter

To be entered to win the Nielsen Massey Vanilla Giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post:  Imagine you have a bowl of vanilla ice cream in front of you. Do you eat it plain or load it up with toppings? Me? I’d leave it plain but turn it into a milkshake! Yum! Kevin would add chocolate and peanut butter for sure.

Contest ends Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 8 pm CST. One entry per person, please. Winners will be chosen by Random.org and notified by email. Giveaway provided by Nielsen Massey.

 

Good luck!



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Michele V December 9, 2011 at 7:27 am

sliced strawberries drizzled with dark chocolate – yum!
Thanks for the giveaway Amanda – the product looks awesome!

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Erin December 9, 2011 at 7:27 am

I would put rainbow sprinkles on top, or peanut butt sauce, yum!

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Debbie A. December 9, 2011 at 7:28 am

This would be a great gift for my hubby for Christmas….I know what I am buying if I don’t win here ;-)
Thanks!

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Hollie H. December 9, 2011 at 7:28 am

I would definitely want to add some bits of cheesecake to my vanilla ice cream. It would make it so yummy!

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CHERIE MISTRETTA December 9, 2011 at 7:29 am

I would leave my vanilla ice cream plain. I LOVE VANILLA!!!

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Lori G December 9, 2011 at 7:29 am

I’d load it up….hot fudge, caramel, pecans and whipped cream. A turtle sundae, YUMMMMM!

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Thee-Own-Ee December 9, 2011 at 7:30 am

I love adding brownie chunks and pecans to my vanilla ice cream

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Tracie December 9, 2011 at 7:31 am

I like to add one extra flavor. This time of year? Bailey’s!

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Sarah December 9, 2011 at 7:33 am

Those look AWESOME!

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Mindy Grant December 9, 2011 at 7:33 am

Oooh, I love ice cream! I’d definitely put some hot fudge, whipped cream and cherries on it!

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Gail December 9, 2011 at 7:34 am

Homemade vanilla just has to be eaten plain….otherwise it wouldn’t be called “vanilla” anymore.

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Marjorie Nichta December 9, 2011 at 7:34 am

Oh how I LOVE LOVE LOVE vanilla and would equally LOVE some new vanillas to try. Thanks for the opportunity!

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Robin P. December 9, 2011 at 7:34 am

It either gets Hershey Syrup or put into a Root Beer Float. Great Giveaway!

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Teresa kelman December 9, 2011 at 7:35 am

Chopped slow toasted pecans!

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Evil Pixie December 9, 2011 at 7:35 am

For me, it depends on my mood. Most of the time, I put chocolate and peanut butter on it, then sprinkle rice crispies on top. Yummy!

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Kelly December 9, 2011 at 7:36 am

How could you choose? I’d top with whatever we had on hand: probably crumbled brownie & chocolate syrup – yum!

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Kim Bell December 9, 2011 at 7:36 am

I love to pour pure maple syrup over my vanilla ice cream!!

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Carole Fish December 9, 2011 at 7:37 am

Vanilla is not my flavor of ice cream but it is a great base for lots of yummies like hot fudge, peanut butter topping, pecans, whipped cream and cherries!

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Marci Johnson December 9, 2011 at 7:37 am

I would love a little caramel drizzled on top!!

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Lindsay R December 9, 2011 at 7:39 am

caramel sauce..yum!!!!!

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Laura P. December 9, 2011 at 7:39 am

I would add fresh strawberries and hot fudge! :)

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Tracie December 9, 2011 at 7:39 am

I like to include on extra flavor. This time of year? Bailey’s!

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Renee F. December 9, 2011 at 7:40 am

Vanilla is wonderful on its own, but I love to sprinkle ground vanilla beans in it. It adds that extra KICK. :)

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jes December 9, 2011 at 7:40 am

I would make a PB&J shake! The yummiest thing I have ever encountered :)

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Sarah D. December 9, 2011 at 7:41 am

I would add Vernors (which is a soda made in Michigan) and whip it into a Boston Cooler. They are so delicious!

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Deirdre December 9, 2011 at 7:41 am

Trader Joe’s caramel sea salt topping and their sesame covered cashews. To die for…

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kimber December 9, 2011 at 7:41 am

If it’s good vanilla, I can leave it; if it’s cheap vanilla, I’d add caramel! Either way, delicious!

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amanda @ fake ginger December 9, 2011 at 7:42 am

Plain! I’m a vanilla ice cream purist!

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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh December 9, 2011 at 7:42 am

Hmm, I would probably put a little fudge sauce and Trader Joe’s Fleur De Sel Caramel Sauce on it with some crushed oreos. You know, because its all low cal. HA!

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Lauren December 9, 2011 at 7:42 am

Toppings toppings, lot o’ toppings. My faves are graham crackers crumbles and (crunchy) peanut butter. YUM! :)

GREAT giveaway! Perfect for holiday baking!

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Connie December 9, 2011 at 7:42 am

Vanilla ice cream plain….why mask that luscious vanilla explosion!

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Deron December 9, 2011 at 7:43 am

I crunch up a Heath Candy Bar and add Caramel Syrup!

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Joyce Chatman December 9, 2011 at 7:46 am

I would leave it plain and enjoy it.

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lisa December 9, 2011 at 7:46 am

always a topping! choc sauce, m&m’s, crushed cookies, brownie bits….

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Amanda December 9, 2011 at 7:46 am

I would make a little oatmeal chocolate chip topping to go on top! Yum :)

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carlajinar December 9, 2011 at 7:46 am

plain sounds good to me but it would be even better on top of a scoop of warm chocolate cobbler.

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Rebekah December 9, 2011 at 7:46 am

Yummy! I would put hot fudge and nuts on mine.

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Sallie December 9, 2011 at 7:46 am

I would add homemade apple butter to it!

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Jessica December 9, 2011 at 7:46 am

I would definitely add some fresh fruit

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Patti Hoffa December 9, 2011 at 7:47 am

Definitely pure vanilla! I don’t want anything to get in the way of my vanilla addiction!

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Sonia December 9, 2011 at 7:47 am

I’d add fruit – strawberries, raspberries or blueberries!

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Amy Sikarskie December 9, 2011 at 7:47 am

Icecream sounds good. I’d mix and match, create with our kids until we found some favorites…

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Jessica December 9, 2011 at 7:47 am

Chocolate whip cream vanilla

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Elaine C December 9, 2011 at 7:48 am

Love it with some warm homemade caramel topping….and pecans. Yum.

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Nicole December 9, 2011 at 7:49 am

I would add hot fudge! Sooooo good!!!!!

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SewLindaAnn December 9, 2011 at 7:50 am

Half would be plain, the other half would have marshmallow creme, fruit, hot fudge syrup, and a cherry or 12.

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Janice Williams December 9, 2011 at 7:50 am

Leave it plain! No way would I want to take away from the deliciousness of vanilla with another distracting flavor. Vanilla is one of my FAVORITE things and I’m always searching for the best quality and best tasting vanilla out there!

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AmyBeth December 9, 2011 at 7:50 am

I love a true vanilla flavor. I make candied pecans and sometimes candied bacon. I’d crumble a little of each and sprinkle them on. Not enough to change or mask the vanilla essence, but just enough to complement.

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Lynne December 9, 2011 at 7:51 am

If it was my mama’s homemade, plain would be just fine. If bought, it would be covered in hot fudge sauce. Either way, DELICIOUS!

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Anne Weber-Falk December 9, 2011 at 7:51 am

A little chocolate drizzled on top for me please and my vanilla would be loaded with specks of vanilla beans. I love the look and the smell of a good vanilla bean ice cream.

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Krista Sahlin December 9, 2011 at 7:52 am

I put topping on most of the time. My favorite: chocolate chips and coconut!! YUM! Thank you for the opportunity… this is my FAVORITE vanilla. Krista sahlinaks@aol.com

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Jules December 9, 2011 at 7:52 am

I would be turning that bowl of vanilla ice cream into a huge banana split!!!

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jeny December 9, 2011 at 7:53 am

I am a plain vanilla girl, BUT I just saw an awesome recipe that called for a little cup of espresso poured on top :) Yum!

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Kathy in Michigan December 9, 2011 at 7:53 am

Ohhh….how about adding some of our hometown Sanders hot fudge topping. Yum!

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Brittney December 9, 2011 at 7:53 am

I usually love to add walnuts or pecans!!! ;)

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Lindsay S. December 9, 2011 at 7:54 am

If it’s really good vanilla (my favorite!), I’d eat it without toppings!

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Diane December 9, 2011 at 7:54 am

I like it just the way it is….with lots of vanilla bean flecks throughout!!

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Charlotte December 9, 2011 at 7:55 am

I’d add chocolate chips and cherries!

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Penny Hall December 9, 2011 at 7:55 am

Remember the small jars of walnuts in a thick maple syrup, will I would dump the whole jar on mine! Dang…now I have to stop at the store on my way home. And guess what I am picking up to go on that good ole’ vanilla ice cream!

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Dorci December 9, 2011 at 7:55 am

I’d probably leave it plain, especially if it’s vanilla bean. Maybe a drizzle of chocolate syrup, or a side of chocolate cake. :)

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Tabitha December 9, 2011 at 7:55 am

A handfull of Oreos would get crushed and dumped right on top – YUM!!!

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Erin H December 9, 2011 at 7:56 am

I would add some caramel and pecans. Yum!

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alex m December 9, 2011 at 7:56 am

I hope I win! I’d love to try some of the extracts in my holiday baking

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rebecca @ beurrista December 9, 2011 at 7:56 am

I would add some Fat Toad Farm’s Goat’s Milk Caramel sauce on it. That stuff is THE BEST.

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Allison December 9, 2011 at 7:56 am

Sometimes I leave it plain and sometimes I feel like going crazy and put everything I can find on it. But unfortunately, it then turns into a meal, not a dessert.

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Karen H. December 9, 2011 at 7:57 am

my favorite is to put cherry chips and walnuts on vanilla ice cream!!! yummers!

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Vicki December 9, 2011 at 7:57 am

hot fudge chocolate and caramel sauce with pecans – yumm!!

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Sher December 9, 2011 at 7:57 am

Definitely plain so I can savor the flavor. Thanks again for a great giveaway!

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Lindsay December 9, 2011 at 7:57 am

I’d top it with fudge sauce, marshmallow fluff, and rainbow sprinkles. :)

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hope December 9, 2011 at 7:58 am

lots of toppings for sure!! Nuts, fudge and sprinkles!

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Chris December 9, 2011 at 7:58 am

Just plain vanilla partially melted. Yum!

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Rachel December 9, 2011 at 7:59 am

I love vanilla in EVERYthing, it seems! Sugar cookies, ice cream treats, etc.

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Kim December 9, 2011 at 8:00 am

I would just add some peanuts…or make a milkshake. Vanilla is my fave!

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Jan R December 9, 2011 at 8:00 am

Caramel for sure!

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Jodie M. December 9, 2011 at 8:00 am

I love a good vanilla ice cream…but I also love to add chocolate, marshallow and chopped peanuts! Yum.

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Becky December 9, 2011 at 8:00 am

What a great giveaway!!! I would love to win! I would probably make some homemade caramel sauce and drown my vanilla ice cream with that and top it with a little chocolate drizzle!

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Bekki December 9, 2011 at 8:01 am

The perfect accompanyment for a bowl of vanilla ice cream? Warm apple pie, of course!

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Amanda Johnson December 9, 2011 at 8:01 am

LOVE anything and everything vanilla…hope to win!

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Amanda Dawn December 9, 2011 at 8:02 am

I like vanilla ice cream drizzled with chocolate. Sweet and simple…it’s the best!

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Lauren December 9, 2011 at 8:02 am

What an amazing giveaway! I’d dump on either rainbow sprinkles or chocolate chips. That way it’s still simple but not plain.

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saram December 9, 2011 at 8:02 am

If I had a bowl of vanilla icecream I would definitely add a gazzillion toppings without a doubt!! Thanks for the chance to win a great prize!!

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L.S. December 9, 2011 at 8:02 am

I’d have to use the ice cream on top of warm apple pie to make Apple Pie A La Mode!

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Jeanne ODonnell December 9, 2011 at 8:03 am

I would have to put chocolate syrup and dry roasted peanuts.

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mary keating December 9, 2011 at 8:03 am

hot fudge (warmed, of course), whipped cream and a cherry!

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Krissy December 9, 2011 at 8:04 am

I’d make my bowl into a milkshake as well, but I’d add some chocolate and peanut butter to make a Chocolate Peanut Butter milkshake. Oh My YUM!!!

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Jodi Krautkramer December 9, 2011 at 8:04 am

O Boy, plain vanilla is my FAVORITE!! But I love to add chocolate chips to it, and that is it!!

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Elizabeth December 9, 2011 at 8:04 am

Yes I would had oreos and make a oreo milkshake dillylish!

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April Southers December 9, 2011 at 8:05 am

I would leave the vanilla ice cream plain-thats just how I like to eat it! But I would eat it with a slice of homemade caramel vanilla pie!! YUMMY!

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Paige S December 9, 2011 at 8:06 am

I love vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce, coconut and mini chocolate chips. It’s like a homemade samoa Girl Scout cookie!

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Andrea December 9, 2011 at 8:06 am

If I had chocolate syrup I would drizzle some of that on top. Or chocolate chips. Generally I like plain ice cream–it’s pretty darn tasty just as it is!

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Nicole December 9, 2011 at 8:07 am

Plain vanilla is awesome, but I do like adding to it. Chocolate sauce and whipped cream are at the top of the list!

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Sarah Parker December 9, 2011 at 8:07 am

A milkshake sounds delish!

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Bailey December 9, 2011 at 8:07 am

I would top it with some chocolate sauce and then add some sprinkles!! :)

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Larissa pavei December 9, 2011 at 8:07 am

keep it simple…and add a little caramel!!

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Tammy December 9, 2011 at 8:08 am

Mmmm, I would put hot fudge, maybe some peanuts and some whipped create. The vanillas look wonderful. I especially like the vanilla beans. I currently have homemade vanilla extract in the works. Thanks for the chance to win!

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Barb December 9, 2011 at 8:09 am

I LOVE just plain homemade vanilla ice cream! That is the best way to eat I think although my husband would love chocolate all over his! Thanks for the chance to win your give away!

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Melissa December 9, 2011 at 8:10 am

I would grab a brownie and some hot fudge!

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Cindy P. December 9, 2011 at 8:10 am

I would have it on top of a warm brownie with a bit of hot fudge on the top. So yummy! :)

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Julie @ Table for Two December 9, 2011 at 8:11 am

I’d load mine up with toppings!! Chocolate chips :)

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Christi December 9, 2011 at 8:11 am

If I get plain vanilla I’m usually sharing with my Min Pin so I wouldn’t add much, maybe just a squirt of whipped cream!

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