A price surge could be coming to a freezer near you.
Following a poor harvest in Madagascar last year, the cost of vanilla beans has surged, threatening many ice cream manufacturers, according to The Guardian.
"The market price of vanilla has risen over the past 12 months, and sharply over the last 12 weeks," Silver Spoon, the distributor of the American Nielsen-Massey vanilla brand in the United Kingdom, told the publication. "This has been driven largely by a poor quality harvest in Madagascar. Our hope is that vanilla prices will return to a more stable level in the future."