In the wake of the Blue Bell recall, new ice creams are hitting the Texas market quickly this summer.
First, we saw Adams Extract launch its first vanilla ice cream, and this month, one of California’s oldest artisan ice creameries is expanding to Texas.
McConnells, which launched in Santa Barbara in 1949 and still operates a dairy there, uses organic cage-free eggs and grass-fed dairy with a higher milk fat (18.5 percent) than is typical, even of other artisan ice creams.
The pints cost $7.49 and are available at Central Markets in Texas in more than a dozen flavors, from churros con leche and salted caramel chip to fruity treats such as Eureka Lemon and Marionberries and Strawberry Rhubarb, one of their summer flavors.
You can find out more about the company at mcconnells.com.