French Vanilla Ice Cream

Neat fact of the day: in the term "French Vanilla," as in French Vanilla Ice Cream, French is not an adjective that applies to vanilla. Rather, it applies to ice cream, saying that's it's made in the French style, meaning it includes eggs or egg yolks. (Ice cream usually only includes dairy products and sugar.)

I learned this after doing a tasting of Dreyer's regular vanilla versus Dreyer's French vanilla. The tasting was originally inspired because I noticed the cartons don't make it clear what the difference between them is. The difference in taste was obvious: the French vanilla was more eggy. I preferred the normal vanilla.

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