Saturday, January 3, 2015

Texas Creamery

It was a hot day late in August of 1907 when the Brenham Creamery Company opened its doors. In the beginning we only made butter, but by 1911, we made a gallon or two of ice cream a day. We packed it in a large wooden tub with ice and salt and delivered it by horse and wagon to a few of our friends and neighbors around Brenham, Texas.
The little creamery began to grow when we traded our horse and wagon for a horseless carriage in the late 1920s. In 1930, the name of the Brenham Creamery Company was changed to Blue Bell Creameries, after a wildflower that grows around Brenham.
That, my friends, is Blue Bell's little history.

And this, my friends, is Texas Creamery's little Cebu history, according to me (and the little bits of information I gathered):
It was a hot day early in August of 2014 when Texas Creamery set up shop on the 2nd level of SM City Cebu's Northwing. In the beginning (beginning meaning December of 2013), it was one lone stall on the 3rd level of Ayala Center Cebu's New Expansion Wing. 
The little creamery began to grow and has since then opened two branches in Manila: Robinson's Galleria and City Walk Mall in Eastwood.

Texas Creamery serves Blue Bell Ice Cream by the scoop (single Php 95 / double Php 150 / triple Php 200), by the half pint (Php 155), by the pint (Php 275), by the popsicle stick (Cotton Candy Bar, Php 90: a sweet, creamy delight that connects the tastebuds to childhood), by the cookie (Chocolate Chip Country Cookie, Php 120: vanilla ice cream in between two chewy chocolate chip cookies), and by the sandwich (Php 100 with three flavors to choose from: cookies and cream, vanilla, and neapolitan).

Cookies n Cream Sandwich, 2–scoop cup (Pecan Pralines 'n Cream, Mocha Almond Fudge),
Chocolate Chip Country Cookie, Cotton Candy Bar

Pints and half pints of Blue Bell Ice Cream can be bought from different retailers and supermarkets, but there are flavors (28 to be exact) that only Texas Creamery offers, although not all 28 flavors are available at the scoopery all at one time—a tactic to keep me coming back for more!


  1. is there still a Texas Creamery in SM? thanks

    1. Hi. I was told they reopened just last weekend.