I'm originally from Brenham, Texas, sound familiar? Well it should, there is where (in my opinion) the best ice cream in the country is made, Blue Bell. My favorite flavor in their Homemade Vanilla. I know I'm bias, but I'm tried many a brands and nothing seems to come close. Any suggestions?
Here in Pennsylvania the very best, beyond all others, to die for, ice cream is made by the students at Penn State University. They have their own dairy cows and make their own ice cream. If you are ever in our area, you need to give it a try.
Brenham...I was just through there last weekend! My fav Blue Bell flavor...and there all good...is Pralines and Cream...and for the record...to everyone everywhere on the planet...Blue Bell invented "Cookies and Cream!"...and that's a known fact !
We have a BlueBell factory about 8 miles away in Broken Arrow, OK. It's a popular place for field trips. My husband took one of my daughter's once and they watched the guy packing the "Cookies and Cream" flavor, wipe his nose with his gloved hand before getting back to the assembly line. Nasty! But did you know that their motto is that they eat what they make and sell the rest? All of the employees get as much free ice cream as they want. It'd be a great deal for for anyone who is an ice cream lover. Would have only been beneficial for me when I was pregnant.
Baskin Robbins is good, Laura Secord is better, Hagen Daas is amazing, but homemade is best...and the only kind is chocolate (except maybe homemade Key Lime or French Vanilla swirled with chocolate chunks).
LOL As far as I am aware, no immediate plans to go there. I visited once, but it was more than 10 years back, and I really don't remember whether I tried the authentic gelato. And I don't know any Italian, may be except for Mama Mia, sorry
Now I'm drooling.......... anything with fudge, nuts, and chunks in. On occasion I love strawberry but it has to have the chunks in. Not sure what that says about me........... probably don't want to know
I'm a Mayfield girl, myself but I haven't had it in years. I had just realized they were opening up our market because I had just seen the trucks beginning to saturate the area and the ads started showing but poof! they were gone and in their place Blue Bell ice cream was everywhere. Now please understand I think Blue Bell is excellent but Mayfield has it beat in my book. Guess their marketing department isn't as powerful as Blue Bell's. My best friend is a food scientist and sensory analyst, he tells me that ice cream falls into two basic categories - those with lot of air and those that are very dense. Usually people's tastes fall into one or the other and don't cross over. So next time you buy your favorite check it out - per my friend, you'll be happier sticking with your own chosen type - no matter what the flavor.
I recently moved to Oklahoma where I can also buy Blue Bell ice cream, I have fallen in love with their Vanilla Bean ice cream. I love the texture, how it's not too creamy and the intense vanilla flavor. It makes some of the best milkshakes also!