The Little Creamery
It all started on a hot summer day in 1907.
A group of local businessmen in Brenham, Texas, decided to establish the Brenham Creamery Company and make butter from excess cream brought in by area farmers. A few years later, the creamery began making ice cream and delivering it to neighbors by horse and wagon. It was in 1930 that the company changed its name to Blue Bell Creameries after the native Texas bluebell wildflower. Butter was produced until 1958 when Blue Bell began to focus full time on making ice cream.
Today, our product lineup includes Blue Bell Ice Cream, Light Ice Cream, No Sugar Added Ice Cream, Sherbet and frozen snacks. Each one is distributed to supermarkets and food stores through our direct store delivery program. Direct store delivery means that no one other than a Blue Bell employee handles the product from the time it is made until it reaches the grocery store. This is one of the ways that Blue Bell ensures consumers get the freshest possible ice cream.
Our growth has been slow – it wasn’t until the 1980s that Blue Bell became available outside of Texas – but it has been steady. Although Blue Bell is only available in a portion of the nation’s supermarkets, it ranks as one of the best-selling ice creams in the country. Our products are sold in 22 states. No matter how much the market grows, quality standards never change and are never compromised. That’s why some folks say, “Blue Bell is the best ice cream in the country.”
Our commitment to you.
Our customers are the very best in the world, and Blue Bell is committed to making the very best ice cream for you to enjoy. We proudly make Blue Bell Ice Cream the old-fashioned way, using the most delicious and highest quality ingredients. We top it off with the special skills and knowledge we’ve developed over more than 100 years of crankin’ out more flavors than you can shake a spoon at.
In fact, we care so much about delivering on our commitment, we go the extra mile for our customers. We have become a leader in ice cream safety, with enhanced production facilities and processes. Our commitment to safety is renewed every day through our extensive daily cleaning and sanitation, employee safety procedures and product testing program. In fact, our ice cream is not shipped to stores until independent tests confirm it is safe.
And only Blue Bell employees handle our ice cream from the moment the ingredients arrive at our creamery until it’s hand-delivered to your store.
Watch below to learn more about how we make what some say is, the best ice cream in the country.
A lot has changed
One thing that remains the same is how we make ice cream. But how did this little creamery from the small town of Brenham, Texas, become a top-selling ice cream company?
By working to make each new spoonful of your favorite flavor of Blue Bell Ice Cream taste as delicious as the last.
A treat for the eyes and ears.
Grab a bowl of ice cream, have a seat and enjoy some of our favorite radio and television commercials.
Visit Blue Bell
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The Little Creamery.
Visit us in our hometown of Brenham, Texas! Stop by for a scoop of ice cream at the Ice Cream Parlor, shop in the Country Store and learn more about us in our Visitor Center.
You can also visit us in Sylacauga, Alabama. At this location we offer an Ice Cream Parlor, an area where you can see our ice cream being made and the Country Store.
We hope to see you soon!
Blue Bell Creameries – Brenham, Texas
1101 South Blue Bell Road
Brenham, Texas 77833
Country Store, Ice Cream Parlor and Visitor Center:
Open Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (CST)
Closed on Saturday and Sunday.
The Observation Deck is closed at this time.
For the safety of our guests, our Ice Cream Parlor and Country Store will be closed until further notice due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) concerns.
We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Country Store and Ice Cream Parlor:
Open Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (CST)
A trip to Blue Bell isn’t complete without exploring the beautiful surrounding communities.
To make the most of your visit, check out these guides to Brenham and Sylacauga.