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blue bell bracketWhich Texas brand is the most iconic? This March Madness, Texas Monthly is asking readers to cast their votes.Vanilla ice cream is hard to master. It’s a subtle flavor, at once earthy, floral, and sweet. Different companies produce varied results when combining it with cream, milk, and sugar to make the frozen treat. Lesser brands lose the vanilla flavor completely when the taste of the cardboard carton seeps in.I’ve always preferred Blue Bell’s Homemade Vanilla for its distinctive vanilla-forward taste. Could it be because the Brenham business doesn’t use egg yolks in its recipe while most other companies do? Or is it because I’ve always associated it with sticky summer nights by the pool and getting an A-plus on a report card?Nostalgia is a powerful…

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