This is simple and quick to make and fairly essential for serving with a whole raft of desserts. Or just a scoop of vanilla ice cream alone, I find one of the cleanest and purest foods possible. If you don’t have a vanilla bean, just use an extra teaspoon of good vanilla extract. The washed and dried vanilla bean can be popped into a jar of sugar to make vanilla sugar. So next time you need sugar and vanilla, use your vanilla sugar instead.