Sunday, March 24, 2013

Blue Bell Creamery

You can't be this close to Brenham and not visit here.

Our scenic loop to Washington-on-the-Brazos took us through the beautiful little town of Chappell Hill and back to Brenham.

The business started in 1907 making butter with excess cream from area farmers.  In 1911, they started making ice cream...two gallons a day!!!  Named after a native wildflower, this is my favorite brand of ice cream, and I was happy to find out I was in the majority as Homemade Vanilla is their number one selling flavor.  

Cookies 'n Cream was 2nd and Dutch Chocolate comes in third.

Milk is supplied by 60,000 cows a day within a 200 mile radius.  They have 850 employees at this facility.  As an employee, you get to eat ALL the ice cream you want.

Their slogan is "We eat all we can, and we sell the rest."

Blue Bell ice cream can be found in 22 states, and you can always get a helping at any Outback Steakhouse!!!

At the end of the tour, you get to enjoy a sample of any flavor you want...and I must say it was a generous portion.  I had Homemade Vanilla (I know what I like) while Wallace had Lemon Bliss.

Until next time...


  1. Since I don't care for ice cream Bill has to eat my share ;-) When we get back to Texas I'll have to find him some Blue Bell.

  2. Our first volunteer position was at Nails Creek State Park, Giddings. Each week we shopped in Brenham, but we never visited the Bluebell creamery. We do like their ice cream, though.

  3. Been there. LOVED it!! We can't have ice cream in the trailer any more since I consider all containers to be a single serving! That is why Dairy Queen Blizzards were invented...


  4. We cannot get it in Illinois at our grocery store. Must not come that far north! Really did enjoy it when we were in Texas though!

  5. We had a great time here. My husband and I both enjoyed the tour and learned a lot about Blue Bell and the products they make. And of course after the tour you get to sample the ice cream. The give you a generous serving and you can purchase additional samples for $1. The weather was beautiful so it was nice looking out the window at the landscaped garden out front.
    Our tour guide was great. There is a charge for the tour.