Just in time for National Ice Cream Month, Blue Bell Creameries
is introducing Summer Strawberry Pie Ice Cream, a
superbly luscious strawberry ice cream combined with sweetened
strawberries, flaky piecrust pieces and a whipped topping swirl.
What could be more refreshing on a hot midsummer day?
Blue Bell has long been famous for outstanding Strawberry Ice
Cream. Both Strawberry and Strawberries & Homemade Vanilla are
standard Blue Bell Ice Cream flavors, available year round because
they are so popular. In 2001, Forbes magazine named Blue
Bell Ice Cream one of 50 of America's best products and featured a
photo of Strawberries & Homemade Vanilla.
The strawberry was known as far back as the days of the Romans,
but there is little mention of the fruit in recorded history for
hundreds of years because they grew wild in profusion and,
therefore, were not actively cultivated. In the early years of the
1800s, farmers began to cultivate strawberries because strawberries
and cream had become a popular luxury dessert. Even today
strawberries and cream are traditionally consumed between tennis
matches at Wimbledon in England. It was a natural leap from
strawberries and cream to strawberry ice cream.
Strawberry ice cream has a long and impressive pedigree in the
United States. Dolley Madison, wife of our fourth president James
Madison, was a charming and innovative hostess. According to
tradition, Dolley heard of a freed slave named Sallie Shadd who had
gone into the catering business in Wilmington, Delaware, and
achieved fame for a marvelous new dessert sensation combining
frozen cream, sugar and fruit. Dolley went to Delaware to sample
the new dessert and ordered a "magnificent pink dome" of strawberry
ice cream to be served at President Madison's second inaugural ball
in 1813. After that, affairs at Dolley's White House were renowned
for the strawberry "bombe glacee" centerpieces.
The most popular flavors of ice cream in America came to be
known as vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, in that order. Blue
Bell has made many varieties of strawberry ice cream over the
years, including, in 2012 alone, Strawberry Banana Pound Cake
(introduced this year), Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Strawberry
Cheesecake, and Summer Berries, which includes strawberries,
blueberries and raspberry and blackberry sauces in a
citrus-flavored ice cream.
Summer Strawberry Pie Ice Cream is the latest addition to the
list - a delicious, tangy treat that is perfect for get-togethers,
outdoor barbecues, hot dogs while watching a baseball game, and all
Blue Bell Christmas Cookies in July
(available for one month only).
This merry flavor sold out much too soon last year, so Blue Bell
has decided to celebrate Christmas in July with the special release
of Christmas Cookies in July. Christmas Cookies Ice Cream combines
your favorite holiday cookies - chocolate chip, snickerdoodle
and sugar - in a tasty sugar cookie ice cream with red candy
cane-shaped sprinkles and a green icing swirl throughout.
If you ever needed a
reason to celebrate National Ice Cream Month, Blue Bell
Creameries has the answers! To
see ALL the Blue Bell varieties we offer, visit your
local Fiesta store.