Melting the Mystery of Blue Moon Ice Cream

Milo eats Blue Moon ice cream

It pops out from inside the glass case at your favorite Wisconsin ice cream parlor. That bright blue color practically screams at you compared to the Rocky Road, Mackinac Island Fudge and Cookie Dough.

But it’s the flavor of Blue Moon ice cream that gets everyone talking – and wondering…

A quick internet search turns up hundreds of people who’ve moved away from the Upper Midwest now desperately trying to find a pint of the stuff.

So what is Blue Moon, and where did it come from?

You’ll have to dig deep to start finding clues. But one thing is for sure, the story of this mysterious treat is deeply rooted in Wisconsin.

You’ll probably start your hunt for answers with Google, and a Wikipedia article, which will be the top result. But that’s a dead-end. All it tells you is that the origins of Blue Moon ice cream are unknown, stories are disputed and the list of possible flavors is long.

Here are some of the “Usual Suspects”

  • Vanilla
  • Lemon
  • Pistachio
  • Coconut
  • Almond
  • Nutmeg
  • Marshmallow
  • Bubble Gum
  • Cantaloupe or Honeydew Melon
  • Pineapple
  • Ginger
  • Cotton Candy
  • Blue Curacao
  • Amaretto
  • Cake Frosting
  • Licorice
  • Various Berries
  • Froot Loops and Milk

That’s quite a list of possibilities. However, it gets us no closer to nailing down what truly makes up the distinct flavor of Blue Moon.

The History of Blue Moon & the Science of Flavor

Some of the best research on Blue Moon Ice Cream comes from Nara Schoenberg who wrote about it for the Chicago Tribune in 2007.

She explains that there are two main theories concerning the history of the ice cream. One credits Sherman’s Dairy Products in Michigan. The other points to a flavor-maker from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Michigan theory is quickly shot down. While Sherman’s ice cream parlor is known for selling it, the current owner denies his dairy had anything to do with the invention of Blue Moon flavoring.

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A more likely theory, Schoenberg claims, is that Blue Moon was created by a man named Bill “Doc” Sidon.

Sidon, who passed away in 1991, worked for Petran Products in Milwaukee as chief flavor chemist. In 1982, Petran was sold to Edgar A. Weber Co. of Chicago, which now owns the trademark to the secret formula for Blue Moon ice cream.

Schoenburg was able to track down someone who actually worked with Sidon at Petran. Jim Doig, a partner at Edgar A. Weber, says it was “common knowledge” that the flavor was created at Petran and that Sidon was the genius behind it.

He very well might have been a genius too. Sidon knew five languages and had a doctorate from his native country of Austria. He fled the Nazis with his wife and learned English by going to the movies after coming to America.

Schoenburg also spoke with Sidon’s daughter an only child. She described him as a quiet man who’d be unlikely to brag about inventing the fun flavor.

The theory of a flavor chemist creating this mysterious ice cream makes a lot of sense. It’s especially convincing when you couple this story with the opinion that Blue Moon ice cream tastes like the leftover milk after eating a bowl of Froot Loops.

Perhaps, Sidon combined a whole bunch of fake fruity flavors into one tasty, creamy treat.

However, there are some potential holes in the Sidon Theory. Through her research, Schoenburg discovered multiple mentions of a type of ice cream called Blue Moon in local newspapers dating back to the late 1930s – a decade before Sidon allegedly invented the flavor.

This could mean that Bill “Doc” Sidon was not the first to create Blue Moon ice cream – but he very well may have perfected the flavor as we know it today.

The Beaver Butt Theory

We might have a good idea about the origins of Blue Moon ice cream – but we’re not that much closer to determining what really makes up the flavor.

If you love Blue Moon – you may not want to hear this theory…

It started with a quotation from the owner of Edgar A Weber & Co. Andrew Plennert told the Madison AP the taste is “more common than people realize.” And that it’s typically used to hide the bitter or harsh taste in products such as yogurt and medicine.

blue moon ice cream castoreum?That led to some online digging, and I soon came across a common food additive called castoreum.

Castoreum is often used for vanilla, raspberry and strawberry flavoring. You’ll see it on the ingredients list of packaging as Natural Flavoring. Frozen dairy products is one of the food items in which it is commonly used.

And sure…it’s natural.

Castoreum comes from sacs inside a beaver’s pelvis which secrete the stuff they use to spray on their turf. Or as Wikipedia puts it…

“…castoreum is the yellowish secretion of the castor sac in combination with the beaver’s urine, used during scent marking of territory.”

The FDA lists castoreum as a GRAS (generally recognized as safe) food additive. Good to know, I guess.

People all over the world eat a lot of funky things. What’s weird to you is normal to someone in another country.

Still…you have to wonder if the reason the secret ingredients of Blue Moon ice cream have been kept secret all these years is because everyone would be completely grossed out if they knew the truth.

The Beaver Butt Blue Moon Theory is only a theory. But it’s as good as any other.

Did Someone Leak the Secret Recipe?

Even if Blue Moon ice cream really does have beaver butt juice in it – you may be able to recreate the ice cream at home (sans castoreum).

There are dozens of recipes claiming to have captured this hard-to-define flavor. But one creamy concoction seems to have risen to the top.

You’ll find it in the dessert section of That’s where the enigma that is Chef #218515 left his or her recipe. It seems possible this chef may have cracked the code.

Many other recipes call for things like pineapple and blue curacao liqueur. But this recipe keeps it pretty simple. Flavors include raspberry, lemon and vanilla pudding. You can use lemon oil or extract and raspberry oil or pureed raspberries. Some say the vanilla pudding is what makes the difference.

Those who’ve reviewed this recipe all give it a top-rating of 5 stars. Reviewers include Wisconsinites who claim this person hit the nail on the head.

WhooNEW Reader MissionIf you have an ice cream maker at home, try out this Blue Moon Ice Cream recipe and let us know what you think!

The anonymous posting of this recipe makes it even more interesting. Could this be the Edward Snowden of ice cream? The Julian Assange of dessert recipes?

Blue Moon ice cream is the only recipe ever posted by Chef #218515. This is all that is written in the “About Me” section.

“I’m too busy cooking to fill out this field. Check back soon.”

The recipe was posted on May 27th, 2005.  No one ever heard from Chef #218515 on again.

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The Truth is Out There…

Somebody has to know what really makes up the flavor of Blue Moon ice cream.

Whether it’s an independent ice cream parlor that makes its own or a jilted former employee of Edgar A. Weber & Co. who was once sworn to secrecy and now wants payback.

Whatever the case may be, WhooNEW will keep looking until we find the answers.

Until then…we’ll have to keep wondering, making guesses and developing theories.

Because – from my research – the only thing that seems to be an undeniable fact about Blue Moon ice cream is that it turns your poop green.

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  1. Love that you wrote about this..I can’t even remember what Blue Moon tastes like so I guess I’ll have to find some when I come back. 🙂

  2. L. Doodle says

    Almond, definitely almond in there. I’m eating a bowl right now.

  3. I worked at Richardsons farm dairy when I was 15 and they made it themselves. know for a fact pineapple bits were in it and it tasted 100 times better then that superman crap.

  4. You can now find Blue Moon ice cream at Brr Kee’s in Pittsburgh, PA! They just made a special batch this week. Anyone in the Pittsburgh region, go check it out!

  5. Dear Kacey Steinbrinck, I’m still confused on how/why the story of Blue Moon is deeply rooted in Wisconsin”? I didnt see any supporting statments on that. And I’m also curious that if Schoenburg did thorough research, how did she miss the Hudsonville Creamery in Holland, Michigan who claim having the original flavor since 1926, another decade before the mentionings she found from the late 30s? I’d post a picture of the label if I could.
    I, too, moved from Michigan and I was completely and utterly BUMMED when I had settled in Montana and found out that there was NO Blue Moon and NO ONE had heard of it. Thank goodness for amazing people I met from back home (MI) about six weeks ago, that shipped two half gallons to me for Christmas just a few days ago! 😀 I’ve been without for 15yrs!!!! And it tastes EXACTLY how I remember as a child. Regardless of who truly made/perfected it, I will always believe it to be originated in MI. And, that whatever is being shown in the pic, is not MY Blue Moon!! The Blue Moon I know and have always loved really IS the color of a smurf….its BLUE!! Not the light cotton candy color blue looking stuff like in the pic. And its DEFINITELY NOT the crap they have in Phoenix, AZ. There’s a little spot there that’s been claiming they have “blue moon” but in fact it actually some gross, wanabe replica, over-loaded with nerds candy…it was awful 🙁 don’t eat it. Its not ANYWHERE NEAR being “Blue Moon”
    All in all, no matter what, the only ones telling ANY Blue Moon story should be people from Michigan and Wisconsin…. The ONLY two, TRUE keepers and makers of our rare and so VERY delicious flavor ice cream.
    #BlueMoonIsBest #EverybodyWantsIt

    • Rebecca – I think this article explained that there certainly were flavors called Blue Moon before the Doc Sidon version. However, that seems to be the “mainstream version” of Blue Moon most of us know of today.

      It could very well have originated in Michigan. I’d be interested in learning more about that Michigan Dairy if you’d like to share.

      Please realize – WhooNEW is not about hardcore journalism. We like to explore these stories for fun. It’s ice cream – not Watergate. Truth is – these kinds of origin stories are hard to pin down. First hamburger, first ice cream sundae, etc. But we think it’s fun to talk about. So thanks for chiming in!

      As for the picture and the color of the ice cream. I don’t know. The ice cream that particular place was serving comes from Chocolate Shoppe based in Madison, WI. And I would guess the color has more to do with how much dye is in the ice cream – not the flavor.

    • I’m eating Hudsonville Blue Moon right now! I’m not sure they are the original though..I have a container of Superman from Hudsonville in the freezer too and the package also says ‘original since 1926’.

    • Sad to say that I can only find one brand in our local grocery store to carry blue moon anymore right here in the heart of Wisconsin and I am enjoying a gigantic bowl now!!!

  6. I NEVER want to know!!! I feel that finding out such information ruins the whole “Blue Moon” experience. Stop trying to be a spoil sport and just enjoy the damn ice cream like the rest of us. Sure, I do, get curious from time to time about what the flavor is and then I remember, its BLUE MOON. You should find out more things like what is a McDonalds hamburger ACTUALLY made from, and how the chicken nuggets made or how about all the GMO food, etc. I also believe that Taco Bell managed to pull a fast over on the American people, when it came down to the beef issue. All they had to do was say that they MAKE IT WITH real beef. NOT, it IS real beef, which what people wanted I thought? Bottom line, I more interested in where my food comes FROM, what is IN my food and HOW it was made/packaged vs knowing what created a flavor of ice cream or anything else for that matter…

    • Not trying to be a spoil sport at all Gingerly. I love Blue Moon Ice Cream – it’s one of my favorites. This story was just meant to be for fun. We’re not trying to uncover some crazy conspiracy.

      The Beaver Butt thing is just a goofy theory. I agree with you that the mystery and trying to guess is part of the experience. I was simply trying to bring that fun discussion up in the article. So don’t get bent out of shape and keep enjoying Blue Moon.

    • uhlocalboy says

      I’m from California and am obligated to know.

  7. C. Bristol says

    I grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan- and one of my favorite memories is having a big sugar cone of the magical blue stuff know as blue moon, nothing really can compare to that flavor!! As i recall it seemed like it was only to be had certain times of the year, i always got my ice cream fix at the meijer on plainfield ave. Such good childhood memories, and this summer when i returned home i was thrilled to find that meijer now carries it in half gallon cartons all year long!!

    • I live in southern Arizona and had some at Goldfield Ghost Town in Apache Junction. Forgot to ask clerk where they got it from. Am originally from northern WI/UP

  8. Pistachios

  9. Jones’s Homemade Ice Cream on M-37 in Baldwin, MI has some of the best Blue Moon. They’ve been in business since 1942 ( a dozen years before my time). I think they’ve always carried Blue Moon, but not positive. Lots of other good flavors there as well, though I always need to get my Blue Moon fix when I’m there as I live in AZ. Hudsonville Dairy is a close second in my book. I think many like myself want to pin down the flavor so we can make it ourselves in the absence of a local source.

  10. Meg Hyland says

    There has been a sighting of Blue Moon ice cream across the Atlantic! I am from De Pere but now I live in Anstruther on the east coast of Scotland, and there is a popular ice cream company around here called Jannettas (based in St Andrews). The Anstruther Fish Bar serves Jannettas ice cream, and on Friday I was shocked to see that Blue Moon was one of the flavours on offer. I got some, trying not to get my hopes up that I had found my favourite ice cream flavour, but to my shock it tasted VERY SIMILAR to Blue Moon! The taste was incredibly hard to pin down; neither my sister nor I could describe exactly what flavour it was. It had that thick, fruity taste, with a hint of the flavoured cookie-dough feel you get in the variety of Blue Moon called Play-Doh (I know Hansen’s used to serve it; it’s Blue Moon with fruit-flavoured cookie dough chunks). There were little pieces of blue raspberry licorice in it too. Perhaps this indefinable quality more than anything is what convinced me this was very close to Blue Moon, if not the exact flavour. It’s been over a year since I last had WI Blue Moon, but I am fairly confident that it was almost the same flavour. Jannetta’s claims to have over 100 flavours, but I have not found a list, and I’m not sure how they would have gotten the idea to offer this flavour. The Blue Moon Mystery continues…

  11. This is so funny~Beaver Butt Juice. 🙂 My daughters very favorite Ice Cream.We all live in CA. now,but order for special occasions Blue Moon Ice Cream.It cost an arm
    and a leg.I would be better to buy a ice cream maker.If I should tell my daughter what this stuff has in it,she will say I did Child abuse.

  12. Greg Wismer says

    I now live in Oregon, grew up in Michigan it was there I tried and fell in love with the taste of Blue Moon ice cream. I ask at every ice cream store if they have blue moon, no one in Oregon has ever heard if it. My last tasting of the ice cream was while I was visiting my father in Morris Michigan while getting gas the station much to my delight had the ice cream blue moon. Years later again while visiting my dad, I stopped into the same station looking for my favorite ice cream only to be disappointed they no longer carried it. Sadly I’ve never seen it or tasted it again. That was late 1998, than early 2003. Someone in Oregon should carry the ice cream, I would make a special trip to where ever it was just to taste it again. It brings back my childhood when my Father was alive, memories of my youth, blue moon was a big part of it.

    My name is Greg Wismer, grew up in Michigan now live in Oregon.

    • I agree, Greg, more ice cream shops around the country should have it. It’s a good business move simply because when kids see the color = they have to have it.

      Schedule a summer vacation to Wisconsin sometime and you’re sure to find it.

    • Dave Tappy says

      I am formerly from the UP of Michigan now living in Oregon. Blue Moon ice cream is very common up there. It is also made by Dean Foods who is the supplier to grocery stores in the UP. There was an ice cream shop in Seaside, OR who made it some time ago. They haven’t made it in a long time due to lack of interest. It was popular with kids at the time.

      Good luck.

  13. Brian Movalson says

    I grew up in Gladstone, MI and enjoyed Blue Moon regularly. I recently was visiting in Carlsbad, CA and had some wonderful ice cream that looked EXACTLY like Blue Moon. It was called “Silly Vanilla” and after tasting it, it was definitely what I remembered as Blue Moon. I investigated, and found it to be made with Vanilla Pudding and of course, the food coloring. Blue Moon isn’t made out West, but Silly Vanilla is exactly the same thing in a small shop at a resort in Southern California.

    • That’s interesting! The recipe we link to does include vanilla pudding. So there must be something to that.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      • Dave Tappy says

        I grew up in Iron Mountain, MI. Can’t wait to return to get that blue cone! Econo Foods in Iron Mountain sells it by the pail. YUM

    • Yes I want to comment~I live not far from Carlsbad CA.
      Where is the ice cream shop where they sell Blue Moon Ice Cream?
      I just got to have some. 🙂
      Just another comment~ Blue Moon Ice Cream Recipe is on
      Just A Pinch Recipe Site.
      It has the recipe with the pudding,I was going to try it,but I do not
      have a ice cream maker.

  14. My hometown of Erie Penn. Has it, it’s actually pretty common!

  15. Ah, if only it was available in California. Just heard about this stuff and now i’m longing for it! If anyone wants to ship some over to the West Coast we’ll all be very grateful!

  16. I’ve never had Blue Moon ice cream but all this talk makes me think I’ve been missing out! Thanks for another fun-filled article!

  17. Hmmm, Blue Moon ice cream has always been my favorite since a kid. It is blue and possibly originated in the heart of Michigan blueberry region. Coincidence? I think not. Love them blueberries and love that Blue Moon ice cream!

  18. It tastes exactly like Johnson and Johnson baby lotion that comes in that pink bottle!!

    • I’m gonna guess you know from experience. And I’m also going to say – you probably shouldn’t be eating that stuff.

      But now I’m definitely curious!

    • Eric Swamp Mussle says

      I completely agree! Blue moon is something that I used to do naked on my porch when I was a child. I grew up Vicksburg michigan and and still love going back to my ma and pa’s house for a little bit of blue moon action. Love it BABY

  19. I am almost positive that there is licorice root, and anise added for flavoring.

  20. The flavor is 100% fruity pebbles!

    • Acenoface says

      actually more like fruit loops

    • I hate to burst your bubble, but it’s actually almond flavor. It’s simply vanilla ice cream with almond flavor added. I know this from an inside source, and it also says so right on the package.

  21. It is fairly common to find here in Erie PA. Just had it for the first time today though (was always hesitant to try it before lol). I was expecting a strong flavor given its color but it was surprisingly refreshing and light. Kind of tasted like sugar cookies with sprite to me.

  22. I make ice cream at home and have been trying to figure this out just to be able to make it at home. I can’t even find a company that sells blue moon syrup to add. I was able to buy a little bit from a local Milwaukee custard shop but that’s about it anyone know a source to buy syrup?

    • DanielleDinAZ says

      LorAnn Oils sells the flavoring. 1 Quart is $21, but it goes a long way. 1 Teaspoon per 16 oz of ice cream mix or whatever you want to flavor.

  23. I live in Wisconsin, and can promise you one thing: Blue Moon ice cream is none of those fruity flavors. It’s actually more simple than you think. It’s actually ALMOND flavor. It’s vanilla ice cream with almond flavor added, and blue food coloring. Lake blue number 4 or some such. When you eat it, your eyes see blue so your brain thinks fruity tutti flavor or cotton candy and the like, so you will actually taste what your brain sees. Believe it or not there are versions of Superman (or supperscoop, or super madness) ice cream that are simply vanilla flavored with artificial colors added. Your brain sees the wild colors and associates them with fruit and cotton candy flavors, so you will literally taste those flavors. A blind taste test will reveal the truth. I have a tub of Blue Moon in the freezer, and it reads on the package “Blue ice cream with almond flavor added” right on the front. I must admit however, that when I came upon this variety of Blue Moon the packaging kind of ruined it for me, ruined the fun and the mystery. I always thought it tasted like cotton candy or Fruity Pebbles cereal, but now everytime I eat it I only taste a bland almond/vanilla flavor. The mind is a very powerful force.

    • Which dairy makes the Blue Moon tub in your freezer?

    • Nadine jacobs says

      70 some years ago blue moon ice creme was made with pineapple chunks in it. More fruity flavor than the vanilla people are recommending on line. It was the best. My sister and I would get a scoop,of blue moon and orange sherbet. Yum!

  24. Shotgun_Beauty says

    I ate Blue Moon as a child at some kind of festival in St. Louis, MO at some grass music festival I was only 5 or 6 years old at the time. And remember it being the best ice cream in the world. I have tried what they call Blue Moon here in Upstate New York where I live and it s just not the same what so ever. It is Perry’s orange flavored ice cream with chunks of pineapple. I don’t remember chunks at all. Just remember it being like frozen yogurt textured. For me to remember so many years later it had to have been good. I want the true Blue Moon ice cream again someday!!

  25. Melissa Youngman says

    I’d like to share this article about House of Flavors in Ludington MI. It was originally called Park Dairy, which may have been the originator of Blue Moon.

  26. In the early to mid 60’d there was an ice cream shop in Beloit, Wisconsin called Dryan’s. As a little girl I always chose that flavor. They expanded and moved across the street. Blue moon had an almond flavor with no nuts. It was a lighter blue color with no discoloration either going in or coming out. I didn’t have it for a long the after they closed down. It was sold in the stores many years later through an ice cream company. Don’t remember which one. In AZ now & still looking for it.

    • Dryan’s was my first introduction to Blue Moon. Cedar Crest is the closest that I’ve found since.

    • David Gates says

      Teresa and Heather, I worked at Dryans from 1974 – 1976 during my Beloit Memorial High years. It was already moved to the East side of Riverside Drive in front of a used car lot, before I got there. It was owned by Pete Kosmopoulos who made the ice cream daily, or every other day, right in the store. Blue Moon was the third most favorite flavor as I recall, after Butter Pecan and Maple Walnut, as I recall. I was frequently asked about the flavor of Blue Moon, and while I tried to be well informed on all things ice cream, I must admit that I had no good answer as to what was in it. I almost always replied that it was a ‘fruit flavor’ and described it as sort of ‘tutti fruiti’. Best I could do. Peter apparently had the mystery formula based, I suppose, on a concentrate that he purchased. In any case it was wildly popular, and a fast seller. A decade or more after I left, he moved the store to a strip mall just south of Aldrich Middle School. I think, on the corner of Prairie and Northgate. I think after Peter died, it closed. I believe it’s no longer there.

  27. Blue moon is my favorite flavor!!! It has always tasted like 7 up to me.

  28. I like to go to Strohs in Wyandotte, MI. I get double in a dish. A scoop of Blue Moon and a scoop of Superman.

  29. Erie, Pennsylvania, has claims on its invention:

  30. Julie Roberts says

    Blue Moon was my favorite ice cream as a child of the 70’s in Hartford City Indiana. We use to get it at a parlor that had old fashioned candy also. Loved that place. It was a special treat! Thank you for the memories.

  31. I grew up in Grand Rapids, eating Blue Moon at the Jersey Junction in East Grand Rapids. I moved out of the area in 1978 in after many years moved to Seattle where there is no Blue Moon. But I still travel to Western Michigan once or twice a year and one of my first stops is to get Blue Moon wherever I can find a Hudsonville Dairy sign. I have run into a few Hudson dairy trucks delivering ice cream over the years and the one common theme the truck drivers have told me is that blue moon taste like cinnamon apple pie. I think that notion got lodged in my head and that’s what I taste every time I taste it.

    Anyone else?

    • Brittney Oftedahl says

      Full Tilt Ice Cream in Seattle sells it. They also have arcade machines, so double win.

  32. Alison M. says

    The Blue Moon ice cream from the 60’s-70’s in Northville, MI was not the same as the marshmallowy, Fruit-loopy, Smurfy blue stuff claiming to be Blue Moon. It was a lighter sky blue and I remember a 7-Up tingle with a hint of nutmeg. Still searching for the Real Stuff!

  33. Je Nolan says

    Excellent article, Kasey! I wondered idly about a patent for Blue Moon (and remembered it as a kid going to Sherman’s in So. Haven, Michigan in the 60s and 70s). I thought I would have to dig more but you have all the research neatly wrapped up right here! And well-written too.
    —je, written from Toronto

  34. OK, this is probably only going to add confusion. I’m 65 born in 1951 my introduction came from my mother who was born in 1922 in Troy MI but moved to Bentley, MI in 1930. I had stories from my mother about Blue Moon ice cream from when she was a little girl in Northern MI. Unfortunately I can’t ask mom for more detail as she passed in 2001. I’m surmising that she had it in either Standish, MI or from when she worked at a ice cream parlor in Tawas, MI before the war, around 1940. Anyway I finally tried it at Purtles Ice Cream shop in Pinconning, MI back around 1970. and loved it. It was replaced by Strawberry cheese cake Ice cream and that was replaced by Pralines and Cream a Carmel and candied pecan ice cream. Best I ever had was at Mt Rushmore, SD (Rapid City, SD)

  35. Jeannie Kenny says

    I had Blue Moon ice cream at Cape’s Ice Cream in Milford Michigan, back in the 60’s. I remember it having pineapple in it. It was my favorite flavor of ice-cream! Fond childhood memories.

  36. Pamela Allie-Morrill says

    Moxie’s Ice Cream in Wynantskill, New York has BLUE MOON ice cream. It is our signature flavor and we have had it for ages…about 30 years. My little brother tasted it at a food show where we picked it up and started making it. Yes, we buy the flavor from
    Weber Flavors in Chicago. It is our number one seller and popular with little and BIG kids.
    OPEN: Mother’s Day until the end of August when we literally run out of ice cream.
    Rain or shine, open all the time. 1344 Spring Avenue, Wynantskill, NY. 518-283-4901.

  37. DanielleDinAZ says

    LorAnn Oils actually sells the flavoring by the quart, for $21. A little goes a LONG way. 1 tablespoon will flavor 16oz of ice cream mix or can be used in icing, cake batter, milkshakes, pancakes, waffles and cheesecakes!

  38. Blue Moon Ice Cream was originally developed by Affholter’s Brothers Creamery in Wyandotte, MI in conjunction with Michigan State University. The recipe was later sold to Stoh’s.(along with some other flavors) It had chunks of pineapple in it giving it a distinct taste. My Grandfather was one of the Affholter Brothers.

  39. Is Blue Moon Ice Cream the same thing as Blue Bubblegum Ice Cream (That is/was sold in Vancouver BC)??

  40. Hello, I live in Mexico and we have a blue water based Ice Cream which is simply called “Vanilla” but the flavor is a mystery for me, it tastes sort of like a vanilla-y horchata.
    I’ve been trying to track down the recipe and while I’ve failed, a friend of mine told me that she bought a soft drink for her kids and she could’ve sworn it tasted like our “vanilla” water icecream.

    It was “Frosties Blue Cream Soda”. Anyone knows if that’s the same flavor as Blue Moon? I have never tasted, or even heard of Blue Moon, just wondering if I should get behind this recipe or just disregard the “blue” connection.

  41. Tastes like chicken

  42. Best Blue Moon, hands down, is at Jones’s Home Made Ice Cream in Baldwin, Michigan. It may not be the original, but it’s one of my favorite tastes of childhood.

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