National Ice Cream Month

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Blue Bell Creameries’ Chris Mitchell & Tony Page live in-studio for this year’s National Ice Cream Month!

 In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month, recognizing ice cream as a fun and nutritious food enjoyed by 90 percent of Americans.  He urged the people of the United States to celebrate with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.”  Every year, in honor of National Ice Cream Month, Blue Bell Creameries, the third best-selling ice cream in the U.S., introduces an especially delectable, new ice cream flavor.


Rockslide Brownie S’Mores

2 graham cracker squares

1 to 2 t. chocolate dessert topping

1 scoop Blue Bell Rockslide Brownie Ice Cream (approximately 1/3 cup)

Drizzle dessert topping on one side of a graham cracker square.  Place ice cream on top of sauce.  Top with second graham cracker square and press down gently to adhere the crackers to the ice cream.  Serve immediately.  Make one serving.

Note:  The above dessert can be eaten without utensils.  To make it a little fancier, serve it “open-faced” by omitting the second graham square.  Serve it in a small dessert dish and top the ice cream with a dollop of whipped topping, some crushed graham cracker pieces and more dessert topping.

Rockslide Brownie Parfait

3 small scoops Blue Bell Rockslide Brownie Ice Cream (approximately ¼ to 1/3 cup


½ of a small banana, sliced into ¼-inch thick rings (about six rings)

purchased caramel ice cream topping

frozen whipped topping, thawed

chocolate shavings from your favorite chocolate candy bar

Place one scoop of ice cream in a chilled parfait glass.  Top with 3 slices of banana and drizzle with caramel topping.  Repeat layers.  Add another scoop of ice cream to the glass.  Top with a dollop of whipped topping and sprinkle with chocolate shavings.  Serve immediately.  Makes one parfait.