This recipe comes from the blog, Oh My Veggies. The blog's author, Kiersten, says this about vanilla ice, "Not only do they add the flavor of vanilla to a drink, they also add some creaminess and a touch of sweetness. They are perfect of iced coffee, tea, Chai, or even lemonade". I don't know about the lemonade part, but all the others sound wonderful.
Vanilla ice solve the age-old problem of watered-down drinks near the end, adding more flavor to the very last sip!
The recipe calls for almond milk which I had never had before; I like it now! I bought the 'vanilla' almond milk (sweetened version) rather than the original flavor. I put the vanilla bean into the milk to steep atop the stove. I didn't add the 'extra' sugar or vanilla as the recipe requested. The sweetened vanilla almond milk was sweet enough for my tastes.
I originally thought vanilla ice would be perfect addition to an iced cold Chai drink, shown above. These little guys are tasty. I had my serious doubts at first but am pleasantly surprised how yummy they are.
I also tried them in a diet coke. It tastes like a diet-version of a coke float, very vanilla-y. It's a bit messy looking, but surprisingly tasty. I recommend trying it!
FYI. Next time try the unsweetened version of Vanilla Almond Milk. Just curious the difference in flavor.
The red pin award for a delicious idea and for getting me to try something new. I would never of tried Almond milk otherwise!
Vanilla ice would also make wonderful popsicles!