I remember that first time at Flemings. Color was white with a hint of yellow. Cold and creamy with a strong french vanilla flavor. So rich and full of flavor. I tried to get Flemings to sell me an industrial size container but they never came through. I tried lots of supermarket ice creams but didn’t find a vanilla this good.
I found out Arizona grocery stores sold Blue Bell Ice Cream and made plans for a road trip.
Homemade Vanilla had a rich egg and vanilla flavor. Dense as Haagan Daz vanilla and more of a french vanilla flavor. This is the first Blue Bell flavor I’ve tried and it’s delicious.
Natural Vanilla Bean had a very strong vanilla bean flavor and not as dense as the Homemade Vanilla flavor. One of the best Vanilla Bean ice creams I’ve tried.
Mint Chocolate Chip had strong mint and chocolate flavors. Delicious combination!
Strawberries and Homemade Vanilla taste like strawberry ice cream. Impressive how much strawberry flavor these strawberries have. Supermarket strawberries I’ve eaten generally don’t have much flavor.
Cookies & Cream is full of cookie flavor with minimal vanilla ice cream flavor. Not sure if the cookies are genuine Oreo’s but the flavor is in the same ballpark.
Cookie Two Step had a nice balance of flavors between the vanilla ice cream, Oreo flavor, and cookie dough flavor. This is my fav of the cookie flavored ice creams.
I loved all the Blue Bell flavors I tested withHomemade Vanilla, Natural Vanilla Bean and Mint Chocolate Chip being my favorites. I was really impressed how rich and full of flavor all the Blue Bell Ice Cream was. It’s close to Ben & Jerry’s richness but only $6.99 or less for a half gallon. Blue Bell’s website indicated they have Cherry Vanilla & Sherbet flavors available but I was unable to find any in the Phoenix area. I’ll continue the search for additional flavors to try next visit.
I took a 40 quart Igloo Max Cold with 3 large & 4 medium size Cooler Shock ice packs. That left room for 2 half gallons + 1 pint of ice cream. Ice cream held up well for the 7 hour drive. Next time I’m gonna bring a Igloo 45656 Yukon Roller Coolers, 50-Quart with the 7 ice packs.