It was just a few short weeks ago that I was raving about the newest flavor from Blue Bell Ice Cream.  Strawberry Lemonade has become one of my family's all-time favorite flavors from the Little Creamery in Brenham.  The combination of strawberry ice cream, lemon sherbet, and lemon flakes has been one of our ways to cool down during this hot summer.

By the way, did you know a Texas middle school student was the inspiration for the Strawberry Lemonade flavor for Blue Bell? Read more about that here. I don't know where the inspiration for Blue Bell's newest flavor came from but to that person or persons, I raise my ice cream scoop to you.

Introducing the newest flavor creation from Blue Bell Ice Cream - Oatmeal Cream Pie. This is delicious oatmeal-flavored ice cream with hints of brown sugar mixed with soft oatmeal cookies and a vanilla icing swirl.

“We have taken all of the best parts of an oatmeal cream pie and combined it with our ice cream,” said Jimmy Lawhorn, vice president, sales and marketing for Blue Bell. “You immediately taste the sweetness of the brown sugar in the ice cream, but it is subtle. Once the vanilla icing swirl hits your taste buds, you know this is going to be good. The texture and taste of the soft oatmeal cookies tie it all together. It is just like eating a homemade oatmeal cream pie but in ice cream form.”

July is National Ice Cream Month, and Blue Bell has delivered with two new awesome flavors (even though the Strawberry Lemonade was introduced in June). Both those flavors are available in half gallon and pint sizes while supplies last. Keep in mind, Blue Bell is now selling pint-sized designer koozies to keep your hands warm during those ice-cream eating splurges.

“We are excited to have two new flavors in stores this month,” Lawhorn said. “Over the years we have introduced many innovative flavors that have become fan-favorites, like Moo-llennium Crunch, Bride’s Cake and Cookie Two Step. The delicious combinations are endless!”

Both Strawberry Lemonade and Oatmeal Cream Pie are available for only a limited time, but I'm hoping these two flavors can become permanent favorites inside your local freezer case.

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