I sometimes find it hard to get excited about a bowl of plain vanilla ice cream. I like vanilla as much as the next guy, but I rarely eat a scoop all by itself. At my table, it invariably gets paired with a warm apple pie, a fruit and berry crisp, or I douse it with chocolate or caramel sauce.
Carrots, cocoa nibs, roasted buckwheat -- just a few ingredient ideas to kick your imagination up a notch.
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