A: Having trouble figuring out the best way to send your relatives or friends their favorite flavors of Blue Bell? We suggest you either pack it yourself or contact us and we would be happy to ship it for you. Please visit the Country Store on our website and click on ‘How to Order’.
If you decide to pack it yourself, we’ve put together this little system. To ship two to four half gallons you will need: a Styrofoam ice chest, approximately 10 pounds of dry ice, newspaper, bubble wrap or packing peanuts and wide packing tape. First, place your ice cream in the ice chest. Then, put dry ice on top of and around the frozen product. (DO NOT touch the dry ice with your bare hands; it will burn your skin.) Next, fill any excess space in the ice chest with crumbled newspaper, bubble wrap or packing peanuts. When sealing the lid, wrap the tape around the top and bottom of the ice chest to ensure a tight fit. The package will weigh approximately 20 pounds and the ice cream should stay frozen for 24 – 36 hours.
Many shipping companies require the ice chest be placed in a cardboard box. Be sure to clearly write the name and telephone number of the person receiving the ice cream on the package’s mailing label. Also, it is essential that the label notes that the item is perishable. We recommend using priority overnight shipping through FedEx or UPS. Folks on the receiving end can have ice cream at their door and enjoy a big bowl of Blue Bell–all within 24 hours.