Blue Bell Creameries

Blue Bell Creameries

Blue Bell Creameries, founded in 1907, is the manufacturer of Blue Bell brand ice cream. Blue Bell sells its ice cream directly in 23 states, mostly in the Southern United States, as well as at least 27 other countries. Blue Bell ice cream has also been eaten aboard the International Space Station and at Camp David. Despite being sold in a limited number of states, Blue Bell is the third highest-selling ice cream brand in the United States as a whole.

Blue Bell Ice Cream
Blue Bell Ice Cream

It all started on a hot summer day when local farmers 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.

Blue Bell is only available in about 30% of the US supermarkets and ranks as one of the top three, best-selling ice creams in the country. Products are sold in 23 states including: Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, South Carolina and parts of Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wyoming.

Blue Bell operates three manufacturing facilities, with the largest facility in Brenham, and auxiliary facilities in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Sylacauga, Alabama. There are also 50 sales and distribution centers, known as branches, spread throughout its 23-state market.

Blue Bell produces over 250 different frozen products. Of these, 66 are flavors of ice cream. Twenty of the flavors are offered year-round, while an additional two to three dozen are offered seasonally. In addition to ice cream, the company produces frozen yogurt, sherbet, and an array of frozen treats on a stick.

The company’s corporate headquarters are located at the “Little Creamery” in Brenham, Texas.

Blue Bell Creameries
1101 South Blue Bell Road
Brenham, TX 77833
United States