inexpensive vanilla beans in Brooklyn?
We just got an ice-cream maker (huzzah!) and I want to make real vanilla ice cream. Does anyone know where I can buy vanilla beans and not spend a small fortune? I havent' seen them at the Co-Op, but does Sahadi's carry them?
The co-op *does* carry them...you'll find them in the bulk spice section, near the bottom. I think there may be 2 kinds: organic and from Sahadi.
And so yes, Sahadi has them too.
Drat, I just wrote a long answer and erased it by accident. Short recap is: I buy all my vanilla beans for ice cream (and anything else) at Penzey's spices online:
Good prices, good products, useful info. I have no affiliation with them, just a somewhat regular customer who makes a fair amount of vanilla or vanilla-based ice-cream.
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