Sunday, March 08, 2009

Best Vanilla Bean In Town

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Brigham's vanilla is the #1 selling ice cream in the Boston area; it is also my favorite vanilla brand. America is the ice cream capital of the world, producing over 1.5 billion gallons of ice cream per year. Annually, each American consumes around 22 quarts of the creamy, frozen mixture. More ice cream is sold on Sunday than any other day of the week . . . hence today's post.

Do you enjoy ice cream and if so, what is your flavor of choice?

21 comments:

Joanne said...

I like ice cream sometimes. My favorite is cherry with chunks of cherries or strawberry with chuncks of strawberries. I have also had Pear Ice Cream at a restaurant I worked at in the early 1990's. I cant find it any more.

Ninja Walton said...

vey nice.
I would kill for some ice-cream right now and I love your photos.

Margaret said...

Blue Bell Ice Cream is the best in my opinion. It is made in Brenham Texas and is only available in Texas and parts of Louisiana. My favorite flavor is probably their Homemade Vanilla.

JWild said...

The best ice cream I've ever had was hazelnut, but I can't find it in stores. So I usually like some kind of ice cream with chocolate in it....the specific type depends on my mood.

Oh, and Blue Bell Ice Cream is available in Arizona too.

Clueless in boston said...

I've always loved chocolate ice cream best, but Brigham's Vanilla is delicious.

BTW, I was just reading about the White House and Pres. Bush used to have the staff stock his refrigerator with Blue Bell ice cream. It must be pretty good, else he never tried Brighams Vanilla:)

Tandi said...

My favorite ice cream? Pistachio on a sugar cone! I have not found a good pistachio ice cream in many years though. I wonder if I am remembering Brigham's pistachio as the best.... and the standard by which I judge all ice cream. The memory of sitting in the mahogany booth as a child with my family enjoying a hot fudge sundae will never be forgotten.

There was a home-made ice cream stand on a dairy farm near Littleton, MA that had excellent ice cream in the 1970's when I lived in Acton. Does anyone know the name of it and if it is still there? People would drive there on Sundays from miles around and stand in long lines for it. I especially remember the butter pecan at that place...and maybe that's where I got the good pistachio. Today's pistachio ice creams do not taste the same as I remember in years past.

T said...

mmm. Chubby Hubby. But vanilla is always such a wonderful surprise...

AvidReader said...

Rum and raisen for me please! I have some lemon meringue ice cream in the freezer which your post has reminded me about, so I will have some after my sunday roast in your honour! Great blog btw!

هبة المنصورى said...

am not into vanilla ice cream actually, but I adore a mix v berry 'n lemon.. It's gettin' warm here in Egypt 'n I guess I'll get myself a cone soon

btw, I love this blog 'n the idea v havin a daily pic.. 'n it's my 1st time to know that America is the ice cream capital of the world

akfireweed said...

I was told that Alaska has the largest ice cream consumption in the nation, per capita. That is just plain weird. (Alaska also has the highest rate of alcoholism, spousal abuse, sexual assault, and ownership of large fuzzy dogs that respond to "mush")

BAC said...

My Mom has passed away but I will always remember the smile on her face when I'd walk in the house with that Brighams bag with an ice cream sundae for her. Thanks for these posts and the memories!

Melissa said...

mmm...ice cream *drools a little* I would have to say my favorite is anything from Ginger's Wagonwheel in Russel City, PA. (Don't let the name fool you, it is NOT a city! lol) Pretty sure all the ice cream they serve there is Perry's but it just tastes so different than just eating it from a tub at home. probably because of the whole trip/experience that comes along with it.

Babooshka said...

Decisions. Most flavours, but really the Ice creams in the South of France for the whole variety you get.
Had coconut and lime today. Zinging.

dani said...

Mmm Ice cream- I am not surprised to hear that America is the ice cream capital. I remember back in school and exchange student always laughed at us whenever we suggested going to grab some ice cream because it was every day! :) My favorite would have to be Death By Chocolate and Bunny Tracks- can't recall the brand, but the first is DECADENT and the other has yummy peanut butter/chocolate chunks, which is always lovely. I have tried Blue Bell before- it's available in most western states, I believe.

marley said...

Mint choc chip is my fav!

EngAkWaSdKy said...

I love Breyer's Vanilla... the flecks of real vanilla bean just seal the deal for me. Add to it some macerated strawberries, and I'm in heaven!!

The Lone Beader said...

Brigham's is the best, but my favourite ice cream has always been Baskin & Robbins Chocolate Peanut Butter. (We didn't have Brighams where I grew up.) I like Brighams Dice Kream or Karamel Sutra. YUM!

webmaster said...

choc-chip

sheri amor said...

wow.. i like vanilla^_^

Viewtiful_Justin said...

I love Cookies and Cream. Delicious. If I'm ever in the Boston area, I'll have to check that ice cream out! Sounds delish.

griswaldandkya said...

Brighams' vanilla and' "The Big Dig" (if they still make it) Best ice cream ever except for grape nut ice cream which they used to sell at The Fruit Center in East Milton Square.