First order of business: ice cream. I do not like chocolate ice cream. My favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla of which there can be several different ways to making it. I used to make my own ice cream at home with an ice cream maker and fresh ingredients. Over the years however, I have found less time to make my own. In California, my "reference" vanilla ice cream was Alden's Vanilla Bean Ice cream. It was horribly expensive, never went on sale, and only stocked in small quantities. My wife and I used to call this molestered farmboy ice cream. Thankfully, I think the marketing guys got it and changed the packaging. Too bad. We liked the old packaging. Vanilla bean is different from vanilla ice cream because the beans are ground into tiny specks, which do not infuse into the ice cream. Three are different flavors now such as creamy vanilla and french vanilla. I have not tried them. In fact, I don't think I've even seen them at my local grocery store in California. Oh well. BTW, it's really hard to find good (vanila) ice cream in California. I've tried them all, at least of the ones available at the major grocery stores. Too many vegans I guess. BTW anything from Trader Joe's is disgusting, so let's not even go there.