Best Artisanal Vanilla Ice Cream

Steve’s Ice Cream; Brooklyn, New York
The “bourbon” in Steve’s Ice Cream Small Batch Bourbon Vanilla doesn’t only refer to the Madecasse Madagascar Bourbon beans that give this ice cream its classic vanilla taste. The rich grass-fed milk and cream used to make the ice cream is infused with Bulleit Kentucky bourbon, then steeped in charred white oak bourbon barrels. $50 for 5 pints, plus shipping;

America is in an indie ice cream renaissance, with dessert artisans doing amazing things with even the most basic flavors. Here are the creamiest, richest and best vanilla pints to buy online.

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