Monday, August 29, 2011

Pecan Pralines 'n Cream

So in order to do this review justice, I had to find out what a praline was, exactly. So according to Google a praline is :

  • A smooth, sweet substance made by boiling nuts in sugar and grinding the mixture, used esp. as a filling for chocolates
  • A crisp or semicrisp candy made by a similar process and typically consisting of butter, brown sugar, and pecans

Now that we have that settled, I can tell you that I’ve had other brand’s pralines ‘n cream ice cream before and Blue Bell blows them out of the water! The praline sauce is perfectly blended throughout the creamy vanilla ice cream. I taste a little hint of salt in the sauce itself which makes it that much better. I honestly can’t get enough of this flavor and neither can my husband. We really should have bought the half gallon, a pint just wasn’t enough to share!

5 out of 5 scoops for praline goodness!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Moo-llenium Crunch

I love nuts just as much as the next girl, but this is just nut overload. The caramel and chocolate chunks mixed into the vanilla creaminess were perfection, but then you throw in a triple nut medley and its just TOO much! My advice, pick one nut and call it a day (preferably the almonds).

3 out of 5 scoops for being nut-rageous

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Pistachio Almond

The first time I had pistachio ice cream was at Baskin Robbins when I was about 7. Once again it was the green hue that caught my eye, and once I heard pistachio I was sold. Who didn't love pistachios as a kid; especially the red shells that left everything stained crimson, sorry mom!

As usual Blue Bell takes a classic and makes it just a little better with toasted almonds and extra creamy pistachio ice cream.

5 out of 5 scoops

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Neighborhood Service Council

Later this month we'll be teaming up with Neighborhood Service Council to give some deserving kids an after school ice cream party! Thanks to my friend, and fellow blogger, Amy Blanchard for suggesting NSC and for getting us connected with such a wonderful organization.

Neighborhood Service Council is a non-profit corporation that provides free after-school activities, tutoring and summer day camp for under privileged kids in North Dallas. They even provide free transportation from local schools to the NSC activity facility each day! What an awesome program to help keep latch-key kids off the streets and out of trouble. If you'd like to get involved with Neighborhood Service Council visit their website for info about volunteering and donating

We're honored to have been given the opportunity to work with NSC and we look forward to sharing our first Ice Cream Outreach experience with you later this month, so stay tuned!!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Coconut Fudge

Coconut Fudge, you had me at hello! Although it took me 2 months for my local Kroger to grace their freezer case with your presence, this week my prayers were answered.

Deliciously creamy coconut ice cream laced with thick ribbons of rich fudge, nothing could be better...or so I thought. To my surprise and delight there was also shredded coconut mixed in! Well played Blue Bell, well played!

5 out of 5 scoops for being worth the wait.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Ice Cream Outreach

At the beginning of this ice cream adventure my goal was to taste and review every flavor of Blue Bell before the end of October, its been really fun but recently I've wanted to do a little more with this blog than just post playful critiques. A couple of weeks ago I made a post about wanting to reach out to underprivileged schools/kids and give them a fun ice cream party.

Since then I have had a wonderful outpouring of suggestions for deserving schools or children's programs who would like to participate, which left me with an overwhelming urge to do more. So this is the new goal, give an ice cream party to as many school's/programs as I can for as long as I can and incorporate my experience into this blog. Financially this is no small feat, but God provides...and He already has in a BIG way! Don't worry, I'll still be writing Blue Bell reviews, but the underlying purpose will be to form an ice cream outreach!

This is sure to be a "sweet" adventure that I am thrilled and honored to take part in, if you're interested in volunteering just let me know! And if you know of an underprivileged school or children's program in the DFW area that would like a free Blue Bell ice cream party, let me know. We'll coordinate, decorate, and supply the ice cream and fixin's, all we need is cooperation from the school or program.

Dessert Trio

Dessert Trio, yes please! Blue Bell has once again hit it out of the park with this new flavor and just in time for National Ice Cream Month!! Creamy vanilla ice cream packed with chunks of soft chocolate chip cookies, fudgy pecan brownies, and moist chocolate covered cake pieces and a swirl of chocolate sauce. Sometimes Blue Bell gets a little over ambitious and puts just one thing too many into the recipe, but not this time. Everything was perfectly balanced and wonderfully blended. I can't even put into words how amazing this is (not to mention how quickly it vanished from my freezer).

Do yourself a favor, skip the pint and get the half gallon on this one!

5 out of 5 scoops for being just right...and then some!