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Unread 02-17-2008, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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In NE Tarrant and on Inwood in Dallas, we have Milwaukee Joe's. They do gourmet, small-batch ice cream and frozen custard. Wonderful!

Other parts of town have Purple Cow and Henry's Homemade, which are also OK.
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Unread 02-17-2008, 01:31 PM
 
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I was in the Shops of Abilene area today for the first time in awhile, and I saw a new ice cream shop called Smoothie King. Never been it. Never tried it. But, maybe Abilene has room for more ice cream shops....Someone thinks so.
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Unread 02-17-2008, 01:32 PM
 
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Make that read, "Never been in it."
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Unread 02-17-2008, 10:54 PM
 
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Mostly Braums... I'm not in love with it like most people here. It's inexpensive, but it's just ok. I like Friendly's *much* better, but there aren't any of those around here.

There are a few Carvel's here in the DFW area... but none are close to my house. It's a nice treat when we're close to one though.
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Unread 02-18-2008, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Greater PDX
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I was in the Shops of Abilene area today for the first time in awhile, and I saw a new ice cream shop called Smoothie King. Never been it. Never tried it. But, maybe Abilene has room for more ice cream shops....Someone thinks so.
Smoothie King is a pretty different animal than an ice cream shop. Although it's probably the most sugar-y and least healthy of the smoothie stores. Don't get me wrong, though, I do like them.

What about Wild About Harry's? I think they have a couple multiple locations in the Dallas side of D/FW besides their original. A hot dog place too, but a great place to go for ice cream/custard.
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Unread 02-18-2008, 01:33 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Have several favorites... whichever is closest when the mood strikes!

Braum's
Marble Slab Creamery
Cold Stone Creamery
Baskin-Robbins
Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream

And, of course, you can never go wrong with Blue Bell!
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Whenever I visit, I buy some Blue Bell - it is really good. I assume it is made in TX, because I can never get it at the grocery store back home??
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Unread 02-18-2008, 03:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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BRAUM'S!! I love Blue Bell but I can get that at any store. Braum's, now that is a whole different ball o' wax. Good stuff!!
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Unread 02-18-2008, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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Hi:

Whenever I visit, I buy some Blue Bell - it is really good. I assume it is made in TX, because I can never get it at the grocery store back home??
Yep......Brenham, TX, to be exact.

Thank God I can get it here in New Mexico. I buy Blue Bell rather than going out to ice cream shops!

.: Blue Bell Creamery :. (http://www.bluebell.com/The_Little_Creamery/history.aspx - broken link)
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Unread 02-28-2011, 04:09 PM
 
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I don't understand all the fascination with Blue Bell, other than misplaced Texas pride. I've had ice cream all over the country and Blue Bell is definitely in the "second tier." Among commercial ice creams that are better: Hood in New England, Kemp's in Minnesota, and Edy's/Dryers from California. (However, Breyer's, once good, is now even worse than Blue Bell, since Unilever bought them out and turned their ice cream into frozen chalk!)
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Unread 02-28-2011, 04:14 PM
 
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I don't understand all the fascination with Blue Bell, other than misplaced Texas pride. I've had ice cream all over the country and Blue Bell is definitely in the "second tier." Among commercial ice creams that are better: Hood in New England, Kemp's in Minnesota, and Edy's/Dryers from California. (However, Breyer's, once good, is now even worse than Blue Bell, since Unilever bought them out and turned their ice cream into frozen chalk!)
Bad enough that you revived a 3 year old thread that's been dead for a LONG time. But on TOP of that, you're dissin' Blue Bell.

Don't tell anyone here where you live.....
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