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Could you substitute vanilla with something else in homemade ice cream?

 Most of the instructables and sites I went through always mentions vanilla. I want to substitute that with something else.

Prfesser4 years ago
You can use a different flavor; almond extract, coconut extract, almost anything.  Taste after adding and use somewhat more than you think you'll need, because once it's frozen the taste will be weaker.  Very acidic flavors like orange and lemon may cause the mixture to curdle.
lemonie4 years ago
The only substitute for vanilla, is vanilla flavour (vanillin)
But as others have said, you can flavour ice-cream with whatever you like really. Peanut-butter even.

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You can add darn near anything you want: Chocolate syrup, strawberry preserves, mint extract, fresh or frozen fruit, caramel, butterscotch chips, maple syrup, bacon bits, whatever.
Most of the time, a splash of vanilla in addition to the main flavor will improve the depth of flavor, but it's not absolutely necessary to include the vanilla.