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Blue Bell's Homemade Vanilla Returning to Grocery Freezers

Blue Bell to unveil more flavors this week

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    Blue Bell's Homemade Vanilla Returning to Grocery Freezers
    Blue Bell Ice Cream via Instagram

    Blue Bell Creameries will have their iconic Homemade Vanilla available when their ice cream hits some store freezers by the end of the month.

    "The first flavor we're revealing is our top-selling Homemade Vanilla! It's rich, homemade tasting vanilla ice cream with a special hand-cranked flavor that's the best in the country. We'll unveil another flavor tomorrow!" Blue Bell posted.

    Blue Bell is expected to reveal two other flavors that will be for sale -- and while they have not yet confirmed those flavors, they were known to be testing Dutch Chocolate and The Great Divide at their Alabama facility before they began producing ice cream for distribution in late July.

    Blue Bell recalled all of its ice cream products and halted production of their entire line earlier this summer after listeria contamination.

    After months of cleaning and testing, Blue Bell will return their ice cream to grocery store freezers in 15 states through a five-phase distribution plan. Up first: ice cream produced at the company's Sylacauga, Alabama facility will be sold in Brenham, Houston and Austin, along with Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama.

    According to Blue Bell, its Alabama production facility began producing ice cream in late July. The facilities in Brenham and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma are still undergoing facility and production upgrades and are not yet producing products.