I love to make ice cream and when I went to Williams-Sonoma I got really excited about these ice cream starters. I bought the vanilla and when I read the ingredients it said; granulated sugar, Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla and salt. I never heard of Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla before, have you?
According to baking bites, Vanilla is one of the most important flavors in baking and we use both vanilla beans and vanilla extract in our recipes. When you see vanilla in the store, you probably notice that there are quite a few types of vanilla available. Sometimes, you’ll simply see plain old vanilla, but there is also Tahitian, Mexican and Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla. Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla is the most common, as Madagascar produces most of the world’s supply of vanilla, and it is often written simply as “Bourbon Vanilla.”