Politics aside, when the late President Ronald Reagan decreed the month of July as “National Ice Cream Month” in 1984, few people waffled whether it was a designation worth celebrating.

This month, get your brain-freeze on with scoops at Blue Bell Creameries in Brenham (a new, top-secret flavor debuts July 1), Amy’s in Austin (repeat after me: high butterfat), Old Town Creamery in Plano (where the menu includes such exotic choices as Indian-style falooda), the F-Street Dairy Bar in Harlingen (enjoy an old-fashioned sundae at the 1940s fountain), Hank’s Ice Cream in Houston (where the banana-pudding scoops lead the pack), Milwaukee Joe’s in Southlake and Bedford (serving up concoctions like Tahitian coconut and mocha), and Wild About Harry’s in Dallas (made-from-scratch frozen custard in such flavors as lemon and coffee).

So, as you can see, the flavor possibilities are endless.

From the July 2009 issue
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