In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month, recognizing ice cream as a fun and nutritious food enjoyed by 90 percent of Americans. He urged the people of the United States to celebrate with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.” Every year, in honor of National Ice Cream Month, Blue Bell Creameries, the third best-selling ice cream in the U.S., introduces a delectable, new ice cream flavor.
The “magic cookie bar” dessert debuted in the 1960s and now Blue Bell has put its own magical spin on the tasty treat. The recipe, in its simplest form, involves the layering of six ingredients. Melted butter and graham cracker crumbs are mixed to form a crust on the bottom of the pan. A can of sweetened condensed milk is poured over the crust and then chocolate chips, flaked or shredded coconut, and chopped walnuts or pecans are layered on top.
“Many adults today remember making magic cookie bars with their moms when they were children,” comments Paul Kruse, CEO and president of Blue Bell Creameries. “Our Magic Cookie Bar Ice Cream will be a walk down memory lane for some Blue Bell fans, and a new delicious flavor for others. Either way, it is part of an American taste tradition not to be missed!”