Brenham, Texas


Blue Bell Creamery

One hot summer day 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.

A lot has changed since those early days. Horse drawn buggies have been traded in for refrigerated trucks and the creamery no longer produces butter. They do offer some of the most popular tours in Texas followed by free samples of their ice cream.

Today they.say it's "the best ice cream in the country." And that "we eat all we can and sell the rest." This little creamery is one of the top three selling ice creams in the country.



If you are on your way between Austin and Houston, this is your stop. Brenham is located approximately 70 miles northwest of Houston, 80 miles east of Austin, and 30 miles from Bryan/College Station.

The county is noted for its beautiful, green rolling hills which are blanketed with bluebonnets and other wildflowers in the spring. They say that the ice cream is made from the milk of contented cows tended by nuns. Do you believe it?

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