Make your own version with the flowery, vanilla-flavored Southeast Asian leaf.
Photo courtesy of Madame Vo; Design by Grace Han for Thrillist
Pandan is one of my favorite flavors of all time. It was the flavor of birthday cake my mom bought for me throughout my childhood—pale green and decorated with tiny flowers crafted from pandan-infused buttercream. It’s the ice cream flavor I opt for, despite the expansive menu, when visiting New York’s Chinatown Ice Cream Factory. It’s also now my favorite flavor to have in a latte.
For those who have yet to experience the joy of the