It's finally back! First introduced in 2012, Blue Bell Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream was an instant hit the minute it hit the freezer aisle in the grocery store. When the Blue Bell-pocalypse hit in 2015, red velvet was one of the many ice cream flavors taken off shelves, never to be seen (or tasted) until today. According to Texas-based Blue Bell Ice Cream, the new flavor is luscious red velvet cake ice cream with pieces of red velvet cake and a cream cheese icing swirl. Available in both half-gallon and pint, the fan-favorite limited-time ice cream is perfect for everything from Valentine's Day to birthday parties.
Blue Bell Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream Hits Shelves
Topped with either cream cheese or ermine icing, Red Velvet Cake gained popularity during the Great Depression when Adams Extracts, a Texas company started selling red food coloring using point-of-sale posters and tear-off recipe cards. The dessert recipe became a favorite in the south, standing side-by-side with banana pudding and homemade praline fudge on the dessert table. When foods were rationed during World War II, people took to using beet juice to add the characteristic red color. Today there are various red velvet flavored things like Pop-Tarts, coffee creamer, Oreos, and even Baileys cream.
Cake and ice cream always go hand-in-hand and Blue Bell Creamery is no stranger to the combo. Along with Blue Bell Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream, the brand has previously launched Strawberry Cheesecake, Bride's Cake, Birthday Cake, Caramel Turtle Cheesecake, Italian Cream Cake, Cake and Ice Cream, Blueberry Cheesecake, Mardi Gras King Cake and Groom's Cake. Talk about a lot of yummy cake-flavored ice cream! Currently the Brenham-based creamy only serves Bride's Cake (almond ice cream with white cake pieces) as a year-round flavor.
What are you waiting for? Grab a spoon and dig in!