Be honest. Sometimes, vanilla ice cream tastes the best when you can see the tiny little specks of vanilla in the frozen goodness. Exhausted Ground Madagascar vanilla beans are a great choice for putting vanilla specks in ice cream to get that appealing visual. These ground beans are most often used as a time-saver for industrial or home baking, as they blend easily and dissolve quickly. Ground beans do not have the full flavor of whole beans. If it’s a bold Madagascar vanilla taste you desire, try our Vanilla Bean from Madagascar in whole-bean form.