Labor Day

Labor Day is just around the cor­ner and it’s time to gear up for the hol­i­day week­end with some tasty ice cream treats. Let the last taste of sum­mer be the first taste of fall. Blue Bunny ice cream cob­bler cake is the per­fect desert for your Labor Day pic­nic or bar­be­cue. An unusual twist on an old favorite is made from cake mix, Blue Bunny Pre­mium Vanilla Ice Cream and cherry pie fill­ing. Make the most of your time off and be sure to do your plan­ning and shop­ping before Sat­ur­day so that you can relax and enjoy the hol­i­day. Hang up your flag, throw some refresh­ing drinks in the cooler, and join us as we cel­e­brate America’s workers.

Final Days of Summer

Sum­mer is com­ing to a close, but ice cream sea­son never ends. Wrap up this sea­son with a frozen fruity treat for one last taste of sum­mer. No mat­ter how nos­tal­gic and famil­iar ice cream can be in the sum­mer­time, there’s always a new way to make the old-time treat into a new sen­sa­tion. Sur­prise your taste buds with Blue Bunny Frozen Fruit Lemon­ade. Made with Blue Bunny Orig­i­nal Bomb Pops, frozen rasp­ber­ries, frozen straw­ber­ries and lemon­ade, it’s a super easy drink to blend up on a hot August night. All you need is a blender to make this fat free slushy treat. Relax and enjoy!

National Banana Split Day

Sleep­ing in, good laughs and banana splits… Hav­ing been around for years, this deli­cious ice cream treat should be added to life’s list of sim­ple pleasures.

Noth­ing com­bines tra­di­tion and indul­gence quite like this dessert. Check out our Banana Split 101 for a quick how-to guide for this old-time treat.

  1. Select a ripe, firm banana. (With­out the brown spots!)
  2. Peel and slice lengthwise.
  3. Remove banana halves and place in shal­low dish.
  4. Scoop choco­late, vanilla, and straw­berry ice cream into  the mid­dle of your banana halves (or 3 fla­vors of your choice for an uncon­ven­tional spin)
  5. Driz­zle choco­late syrup, crushed pineap­ple and straw­berry top­ping over the respec­tive flavors.
  6. Add 3 dol­lops of whip cream and sprin­kle with chopped nuts.
  7. Place the cherry on top….it’s pic­ture per­fect and ready to eat!

Try­ing to cut out some sugar? Skip the sweat in the kitchen and try the Blue Bunny Sweet Free­dom Banana Split for a deli­cious, guilt free option! Indulge and enjoy National Banana Split Day!

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

It’s the best of both worlds: cookie like wafers and ice cream all in one. Two of the most ordi­nary treats molded together to cre­ate pure good­ness: the ice cream sand­wich. While National Ice Cream Sand­wich Day is only cel­e­brated nation­ally, this deli­cious treat is eaten all over the world.

A favorite of Aus­tralia, ice cream sand­wiches are typ­i­cally called “Giant Sand­wiches” or “Max­i­bon Cook­ies.” These sig­na­ture treats are typ­i­cally half-dipped in choco­late. One of the most exotic ice cream sand­wiches is found in Sin­ga­pore. Rip­ple, red bean, yam, sweet corn and hon­ey­dew are all pop­u­lar flavors.

In Amer­ica, a slice of vanilla ice cream sand­wiched between two choco­late rec­tan­gu­lar wafers is what is con­sid­ered the tra­di­tional ice cream sand­wich. Who says you have to be con­ven­tional? Other ver­sions include ice cream between two warm choco­late chip cook­ies. The Blue Bunny Chips Galore is just that. Rich, vanilla ice cream sand­wiched between two choco­late chip cook­ies and rolled in choco­late chips! Sounds yummy! What­ever your fla­vor choice is, pick up your fave ice cream sand­wiches and cel­e­brate National Ice Cream Sand­wich Day!

National Milk Chocolate Day

Call­ing all choco­holics! Today is National Milk Choco­late Day, and we want to invite all of you choco­late fans out there into the world of ice cream. In cel­e­bra­tion of this oh-so-important hol­i­day, we give you per­mis­sion to indulge your sweet tooth guilt free by com­bin­ing two of the world’s favorite treats: choco­late and ice cream. Whether it’s sand­wich­ing a scoop of choco­late ice cream between two warm dou­ble choco­late chip cook­ies, or sim­ply grab­bing a fudge bar, today is the day to get your choco­late and ice cream fix.

Accord­ing to the web­site candyfavorites.com, milk choco­late was intro­duced in 1875 by a Swiss man named Daniel Peter who devel­oped the sweet treat we cel­e­brate today. Nearly 150 years later, there are numer­ous ways to enjoy choco­late that don’t take only the form of a candy bar. Choco­late cakes, cook­ies and ice cream are just a few. Check out some of our favorite chocolate-centered recipes. How will you be cel­e­brat­ing this deli­cious day?

National Ice Cream Day

Happy National Ice Cream Day! No mat­ter what the cir­cum­stance– a fam­ily reunion, a first date, your child’s birth­day party or a study ses­sion– ice cream is the per­fect addi­tion to any get-together. If there is no occa­sion, invent one! Cel­e­brate this year’s National Ice Cream Day with an impromptu ice cream social.

Noth­ing, and we mean noth­ing, is too crazy for an ice cream social. Let your imag­i­na­tions run wild. Some ideas to get you started include gummy worms, cookie crum­bles, choco­late chips, whip cream, berries, or even cereal. This is a great oppor­tu­nity to let the kids get crafty by mak­ing some fun dec­o­ra­tions. Invite all your neigh­bors, fam­ily and friends over for this fun sum­mer activ­ity. Here are a few ice cream social party ideas to get you started. Have fun and don’t for­get the sprinkles!

Independence Day

Happy Inde­pen­dence Day! Since the 4th of July falls on a Wednes­day this year, some fes­tiv­i­ties won’t kick off until the week­end, which means even more time to cel­e­brate! One thing is for sure, no bar­beque is com­plete with­out the warm weather sta­ple: ice cream. Blue Bunny Ice Cream has col­lected some easy yet cre­ative ways to incor­po­rate ice cream into your red, white and blue fes­tiv­i­ties. If you’re search­ing for some last minute ideas, look no fur­ther. We’ve got you cov­ered. These patri­otic dec­o­ra­tions and treats are guar­an­teed to make your BBQ party a success.

National Ice Cream Month

It’s the most won­der­ful time of the year; it’s National Ice Cream Month! Seems like it could be one of the hottest sum­mers ever and ice cream month couldn’t have come at a more per­fect time. Here are some fun ice cream facts to take into con­sid­er­a­tion as you enjoy your next cool treat. Did you know that about nine per­cent of all milk pro­duced by U.S. dairy farm­ers is used to pro­duce ice cream? AND a whop­ping 90% of the nation’s pop­u­la­tion con­sumes ice cream annu­ally.
While Vanilla seems to be America’s fla­vor of choice, we have a few sug­ges­tions up our sleeves. At Blue Bunny, our chefs are work­ing round the clock to cre­ate new and excit­ing fla­vors for our cus­tomers. Check out some of our lat­est new prod­ucts. (May we rec­om­mend that you start out with one of the cake inspired fla­vors?) ;)

Check out Blue Bunny Ice Cream on Pinterest!

Any­one else spend time on Pin­ter­est?  Any­one else spend time on Pin­ter­est every night after the kids are put to bed?  Guilty as charged.  We noticed peo­ple love pin­ning fash­ion, home decor, and recipes.  What do you like to pin?

Blue Bunny Ice Cream decided to add to the pin­ning fun with ice cream recipes! You can check out their page at Pinterest.com/BlueBunnyIC.  Not only are there deli­cious ice cream recipes avail­able but fun party ideas and all your favorite treats.  One of our favorite boards is Team Choco­late. It has any­thing and every­thing related to choco­late.  What’s not to love about that?  If you get a chance to check out Team Choco­late or other Blue Bunny boards, tell us what you think.  Happy Pinning!

What’s the Plan for Memorial Day?

Memo­r­ial Day week­end is almost here.  For some, this is a sign that sum­mer is here!  Time to get out the sun screen, grill and head to the lake.  What are you doing for the hol­i­day week­end?  It’s not uncom­mon to have a back­yard bar­beque on Memo­r­ial Day with friends and fam­ily.  As you’re prepar­ing the menu for your cook­out, we’re here to remind you, don’t for­get the sweet stuff.  Exceed your guests’ expec­ta­tions by pro­vid­ing dessert at your bar­beque.  Our rec­om­men­da­tion (of course):  ice cream!  Whether it’s a con­tainer of your favorite fla­vor or a Champ! Cone indi­vid­u­ally wrapped for each per­son, we guar­an­tee ice cream is the per­fect addi­tion to your Memo­r­ial Day bar­beque.  Not hav­ing a bar­beque?  How­ever, you choose to enjoy the hol­i­day week­end, be safe and be sure to enjoy it with ice cream.