Wednesday, April 11, 2018

I Scream for Ice Cream

   The Bayou Boys took the day off so I could share with y’all a most amazing adventure! As we announced on this week’s BFTB NETWoof News, our daughter is visiting us this week. That seemed like the perfect opportunity to hit the road and discover some new places. We hopped in the car and headed to Brenham,Texas. It is the home of Blue Bell Ice Creamery where "they eat all they can and sell the rest!"  
Blue Bell Creamery antique delivery truck
   The Brenham Creamery Company began in 1907 making butter from excess cream the local farmers brought. A few years later, they decided to make ice cream. They delivered in town by horse and wagon. In 1930, the company changed its name to Blue Bell Creameries in honor of the native Texas bluebell wildflower. They continued to make butter until 1958 when they started making ice cream full time. We are so glad they did!
Girl and cow statue representing the Blue Bell logo
Here’s the Scoop on Blue Bell Creamery
They churn out 240 little cups of ice cream and
50 half gallons of ice cream per minute!
It takes 50,000 cows to produce the milk for one day’s worth of ice cream.
The work area is kept at a cool 62°.
The ice cream is sent to the blast freezer overnight where the wind chill is -100°
Blue Bell Creamery elevator looks like a barn
We could have taken the stairs but how do you resist this adorable elevator?
Women in Blue Bell barn photo op
 💗 A duo, it’s true-o, it’s forever me and you-o 💗
Woman with head in ice cream tester cut out
   I have found my dream job!
three cups with scoops of Blue Bell ice cream
Heaven in a cup! Skipper and I had a scoop of the pecan pralines ‘n cream and Jessica chose mint chocolate chip. 
I will admit to moaning out loud with the first few bites until I caught myself!
Wall of Blue Bell ice cream cartons
   Blue Bell is only available in 22 states but ranks as one of the top-selling ice creams in the country. If you just can’t resist the urge to try some of the country’s best ice cream, you can order it to be shipped anywhere in the USA, but it will cost you a pretty penny. Check their website for prices but don’t panic, it also tells you how to have a friend ship it to you.
   If you are ever in the Houston area, Brenham is a little over an hour away. The Blue Bell Creamery is worth the drive and fun tasty way to spend a couple of hours.
Blue Bell has some wonderful commercials but this is one always made my father-in-law laugh so it is my favorite.
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    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx
    PeeS How can I get me sum flight tickets to Texas?????

  2. That place would be deadly for my mom. She loves ice cream! Cute photos.

  3. Yummmmmmm! Looks like an amazing place! Glad you got to spend time with your daughter!

  4. We could just bring a sleeping bag and never leave.

  5. OMD what a superfun trip! Mom LOVES their antique truck!

  6. Yummy ! Claire needs an ice cream now. Purrs

  7. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh now you have made mom's mouth dribble.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  8. Blue Bell is one of our favorite ice creams! What a fun trip!

  9. Pecan Praline's n Cream!!!! mmmmmmmmm yummmmmmm!!
    Hazel & Mabel

  10. Sadly, my state is not one of them :(

  11. Oh, that looks FABulous! We don't have them here, butts Ma's fav is Tillamook (they still have half gallons!). Anyhu, I would loves to taste-test my way through there! BOL!!!
    Ruby ♥

  12. Oh no...we think Mama has tears in her eyes...She says visiting Blue Bell is one of the bestest things about living in Texas!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  13. It looks like you and your daughter had so much fun! :)

  14. Blue Bell, da best ice cream in the country . . .

    We luvs Blue Bell here! It are da only ice cream we buy!

  15. While I love butter, so glad they decided to go into the ice cream biz! 🍧

  16. What a fun time! We LOVE ice cream around here!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets


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