Thursday, July 17, 2014

REVIEW: Blue Bell Pineapples & Homemade Vanilla

At this point in our blog's existence there aren't many Blue Bell flavors that we haven't been able to track down. A few weeks ago though, one of our local supermarkets started to carry some of their less known flavors like Lemon, Mango and the carton shown above: Pineapples & Homemade Vanilla. We've already covered Blue Bell's classic Homemade Vanilla flavor in another review, where it scored very well for a premium base-only vanilla. One of Homemade Vanilla's best attributes is how easily it can be enhanced with just a little help from home. In this case, Blue Bell does the work for you by adding just one key ingredient.

Some fruit additives could have left consumers with a mouth full of overly frozen mix-ins that didn't mesh well with the vanilla base, but that's not the case here. Blue Bell's decision to add in pineapples was a wise one. These small slivers of the sweet tropical fruit fail to fully freeze and give them the unique ability to actually add to a flavor's effectiveness instead of compromising it like strawberries for instance. This minor detail gives Pineapples & Homemade Vanilla the edge over Blue Bell's popular base flavor by itself.

Where I Found It: Ingles Markets
Grade: B


  1. Thanks for emphasizing that the pineapple pieces aren't frozen, as that is a longstanding peeve of mine with Blue Bell fruit flavors. I will definitely have to try this!

  2. Very nice post and the information you shared is really fabulous. Everyone likes ice cream of different ice cream flavor depends as per the weather and the occasion.

  3. I have been trying to locate this flavor for over a year (pineapple homemade vanilla ) I live in the Alburn Alabama area. Someone please help me locate it. Thanks in advance.

  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

  5. This pineapple homemade vanilla has been our long favorite in New Orleans for many years - we buy several at a time when availabe and very often. Hopefully soon. Glad Blue Bell is back!

  6. I've Been Looking For This Ice Cream For About A Year Or So. I Live In Tampa, FL And Cannot Find This Flavor Anywhere.. Someone Please Help, This Is My Favorite!


Need some ice cream suggestions? Click on what component you're craving for further assistance!

Almonds (26) Apple (14) Bacon (2) Banana (31) Beer (4) Beignets (2) Biscotti (1) Black Raspberry (15) Black Sesame (1) Blackberry (10) Blueberry (19) Bourbon (10) Brandy (1) Bread Pudding (2) Brittle (10) Brownies (71) Butter (25) Butterscotch (13) Cake (83) Cake Batter (32) Caramel (194) Cardamom (6) Carrot Cake (1) Cayenne (2) Chai Tea (5) Cheesecake (39) Cherry (24) Chicory (2) Chocolate (373) Chocolate Chip Cookies (47) Chocolate Chips (114) Chocolate Ganache (5) Churros (1) Cinnamon (56) Cinnamon Buns (7) Citrus (3) Cobbler (9) Coconut (37) Coffee (65) Cookie Dough (57) Cookies (165) Cotton Candy (6) Cranberries (2) Cream Cheese (45) Cupcake (2) Custard (7) Donuts (8) Dulce De Leche (2) Earl Gray (1) Eggnog (6) Fig (3) French Toast (1) Frosting (8) Fudge Chunks (93) Fudge Sauce (61) Gelato (57) Ginger (10) Gingerbread (6) Graham Cracker (46) Greek Yogurt (7) Green Tea (3) Hazelnut (7) Honey (10) Icing (40) Irish Coffee (2) Jam (19) Kefir (1) Key Lime (11) Kulfi (1) Lady Fingers (7) Lavender (2) Lemon (14) Macadamia (2) Macaroons (2) Malt (11) Malt Balls (6) Maple Syrup (5) Marshmallow (48) Mascarpone (15) Meringue (5) Mint (42) Nougat (9) Nuts (78) Oats (3) Oranges (4) Oreos (25) Peach (12) Peanut Butter (122) Peanut Butter Cups (33) Pear (2) Pecans (42) Pie (67) Pie Crust (65) Pineapples (8) Pistachio (9) Pomegranate (1) Pralines (20) Pretzels (21) Pudding (12) Pumpkin (37) Raisins (4) Raspberry (47) Red Bean (2) Red Velvet (15) Ricotta (2) Rum (7) Salty (97) Satsuma (2) Shortbread (8) Speculoos (6) Sprinkles (23) Strawberry (44) Struesel (5) Sweet Cream (20) Sweet Potatoes (3) Sweet Tea (1) Tiramisu (9) Toffee (17) Truffles (28) Vanilla (211) Vanilla Wafers (9) Waffle Cones (8) Waffles (3) Walnuts (8) Whipped Cream (26) Whiskey (5) White Chocolate (30)