Blue Bell releases Mardi Gras King Cake ice cream in all markets

King cake lovers in North Texas are in luck this year! Blue Bell is making its Mardi Gras King Cake ice cream available everywhere.

Last year the popular flavor was only available in select markets that did not include Dallas-Fort Worth. The company said it will be in all grocery stores where Blue Bell is sold this year.

“We have been making Mardi Gras King Cake since 2012, but the flavor has mostly been sold in areas known for the celebration such as Louisiana and Alabama,” said Carl Breed, corporate sales manager for Blue Bell. “Last year a grocery store in Louisiana posted about the flavor’s arrival on its Facebook page and we started receiving requests from all over the country. After that, we decided to share this festive flavor with everyone in our distribution area.”

Mardi Gras King Cake is described as a cinnamon cake flavored ice cream with tasty pastry pieces, a colorful green cream cheese swirl and festive candy sprinkles.

It’s actually a combination of two past Blue Bell flavors – Mardi Gras, which was released in 2004, and King Cake, which was released in 2006.

“We still receive requests for Mardi Gras and King Cake because our fans never forget a flavor,” Breed said. “But, you have the best of both worlds with our Mardi Gras King Cake ice cream.”

The flavor is available in half gallons for a limited time.