Ice cream is a delicious, sweet treat that many people love to enjoy all year long, particularly in the spring and summer months. At Blue Cow Ice Cream Co., they are known for taking this frozen classic seriously. Their stated mission is to serve up smiles, and they do that by producing fresh flavors using simple, quality ingredients. Those who give it a taste tend to think the mission gets accomplished every day.
How Blue Cow Began
Founders Jason and Carolyn Kiser always enjoyed patronizing the local culinary scene, and in 2016 they thought opening a nice ice cream shop was a way to become a part of it. Soon, Jason enrolled in an ice cream technology course at the University of Guelph in Ontario and began attending an ice cream makers program at Penn State University. As the Kiser family experimented in their kitchen, they found they had a passion for developing unique flavors and perfecting classic flavors. Finally, they wanted the ice cream shop to be fun and community-oriented, so that is the kind of business they launched when they opened their first location in Roanoke, Virginia. Today, Blue Cow has five locations.
Blue Cow reports that all of the base mix for their ice cream is gluten-free, however, some flavor additions may have gluten, such as the birthday cake ice cream or banana puddin’ ice cream. They also have gluten-free cake cones customers can choose. Those who would prefer dairy-free items can find them at Blue Cow. There are also sorbets available during the summer months. Finally, anyone who has a nut allergy may have some concerns. While most of their flavors are nut-free, they are made in the same kitchen and there could be cross-contamination in that regard.
It is hard to beat the classic, tried and true ice cream flavors that people everywhere know and love, although, some of these may be new to folks who are visiting Blue Cow for the first time. Here are some options to consider:
- Birthday Cake
- Blue Cow Patty
- Brown Butter Pecan
- Chocolate Brownie
- Cookies and Cream
- Double-Fold Vanilla
- Goat Cheese with Blueberry Swirl
- Ironclad Coffee Chip
- Non-Dairy Chocolate
- Red Rooster Coffee with Chocolate Chip
- Sea Salt Brickle with Caramel Swirl
- Three Ships Coffee Chip
Sometimes, a person has to visit an ice cream shop at just the right time of the year in order to find their favorite flavor. Here are a few options that are available at Blue Cow only during certain seasons.
- Banana Puddin’
- Dark Chocolate Raspberry
- Mint Chip
- Peanut Butter Fudge Ripple
- Strawberry Balsamic
- Triple Berry Crisp
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The Blue Cow Ice Cream Co. team has a desire to support the local community. They make every effort to source their ingredients locally and they try to develop store experiences that are unique to each location. In addition, they support certain area non-profits. Charities that want to know more about this should contact them by email.
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