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A NEW Blue Bell Ice Cream Flavor for National Ice Cream Month

A NEW Blue Bell Ice Cream Flavor for National Ice Cream Month

Just in time for National Ice Cream Month, Blue Bell Creameries is introducing Summer Strawberry Pie Ice Cream, a

Blue Bell Ice Cream Summer Strawberry Pie Ice Cream

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 summer festivities!

Blue Bell Christmas Cookies in July (available for one month only).

Blue Bell Christmas Cookies in July

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.

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