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Ms. Jessica surprises campers at the Stratford Richardson YMCA Summer Camp with Bluebell popsicles

Ms. Jessica’s Ice Cream Pops are back!  Every summer, I team up with my friends at Bluebell Ice Cream to provide a cool treat to kids at area summer camps.  Yesterday, I popped up on the campers at the Stratford Richardson YMCA.  We had a great time, listening to music, taking pictures, and enjoying our Bluebell Bullets.  Check out some of the pictures and 2 of my favorite Bluebell ice cream recipes below.  Keep checking back to see where I “pop up” next!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Overload Pretzel Bars


  • 3 cupscrushed pretzels
  • 3 cupspeanuts
  • 1/2 cupmelted butter
  • 4 tbsp.peanut butter
  • 1 half gallonBlue Bell Chocolate Peanut Butter Overload Ice Cream
  • Chocolate syrup


  • Line a 9×13 baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix together pretzels, peanuts, melted butter and peanut butter.
  • Spread 2/3 of the pretzel/peanut mixture evenly into the lined baking pan.
  • Freeze for 1-2 hours.
  • Add a layer of Blue Bell Chocolate Peanut Butter Overload Ice Cream.
  • Freeze for 1-2 hours.
  • Top the ice cream layer with remaining pretzel /peanut mixture.
  • Drizzle chocolate syrup on top.
  • Cut into small squares and enjoy!


Blue Bell French Toast


  • 1 cup melted Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 8 thick slices of bread (day-old brioche, challah or hearty country white is recommended)
  • Cooking spray
  • Suggested toppings: Blue Bell Ice Cream, fresh berries, chocolate chips, chopped nuts, maple syrup, honey, whipped cream


  • Pre-heat non-stick griddle on medium-low heat to 375°.
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk together the melted ice cream, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  • Dip both sides of each slice of bread into the mixture, making sure the bread soaks up plenty of batter.
  • When you’re ready to cook, lightly coat the griddle with cooking spray.
  • Cook battered bread on each side for 2–3 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Place two slices on each plate and add your favorite toppings, beginning with a scoop of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream. Bon appétit!