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Last edited at 6:13PM on 8/16/2012
Vanilla ice cream, if it is white, is most likely flavored with a synthetic vanilla. Super premium brands generally have a slightly off-white color to them. Because vanilla, like most extracts, is concentrated it only takes a small amount to flavor the product which will give it an off-white appearance rather than the dark brown color of vanilla extract. Brands like Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Bean are not only off-white in appearance but also have small amount of the bean itself mixed in.