The Perfect Pair: The World’s Greatest Double-Dip Contest

Introducing … our sweetest contest ever

enter the braums perfect pair contest

Choose your two favorite flavors, give them a clever name, and submit your entry here! It’s as easy as pie ice cream. Enter as many times as you would like. Entries will be judged on creativity and originality.

For example, you could pair Pineapple Upside Down Cake Frozen Yogurt + Orange Sherbet and name it “Island in the Sun.” Hello, genius!

Want to know more? Click here for the skinny.

Breakfast BOGO on Bagel Omelettes at Braum’s

Let’s face it, mornings can be a challenge sometimes, but now you have something to look forward to every morning. BOGO Bagel Omelettes at Braum’s!

BOGO Bagel Omelette Register Card

For a limited time only, Braum’s is offering a BOGO on all of our delicious Bagel Omelettes–Western, California, Spanish, Spinach & Mushroom and Vegetarian. You can even mix and match. Plus, you can request it with sausage, bacon or ham.

The breakfast options are endless. Check them out here!

Celebrating the 2016 Tuttle Ice Cream Festival

2016 Tuttle Ice Cream Festival

We are proud to continue our partnership with the City of Tuttle and celebrate the 25th Annual Tuttle Ice Cream Festival this month. Taking place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2016, in downtown Tuttle, this event showcases some of Braum’s classic ice cream flavors and fan favorites, like Birthday Cake, Peanut Butter Cup, and Chocolate Turtle.

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The Braum’s dairy farm is located in Tuttle, which inspired the City of Tuttle to host a festival to pay homage to the delicious ice cream made in its very own community.

“This event is a great partnership between the City of Tuttle and Braum’s that began over two decades ago. It continues to grow every year and gives us a chance to celebrate the wonderful community that is home to our farm, plant, bakery
and dairy.”

– Drew Braum, President and CEO.

This year is slated to be one of the best years yet as the City of Tuttle expects large crowds to partake in all the festivities. The Festival kicks off at 9 a.m. with rides and games. It will run all day until 5 p.m. Wristbands will be available for the ride attractions, including the zip line, vertigo, tumbler, water slides and much more. If you enjoy live music, catch performers throughout the day at the Sooner State Bank Entertainment Stage. This year’s featured musical acts are Nathan Burris, Jeff Douglas and Signal 88.

When it comes to the ice cream, festival-goers won’t be disappointed with nine different Braum’s flavors to choose things to know about the tuttle ice cream festivalfrom. Another special treat for visitors will be the parade that kicks off at noon. To add to the fun, the Braum’s Family Farm Tour Cow Bus will be participating in the parade, mooing and all! Several other local businesses will also take part in the parade for a chance to win cash prizes for first, second and third place in the best float competition. Other attractions include a classic car show, a Little League baseball tournament, a homemade ice cream-making contest, an Ice Cream Princess Pageant, food, vendor booths, crafts and more! And don’t forget to enter the ice cream eating contest to see just how much your sweet tooth can handle. Plus, you get to enjoy all the free ice cream you can eat in one minute. Remember: space is limited so sign up early in the day!

This is a family-oriented event, so if you are looking for a fun activity for Father’s Day weekend, this is it.

For more information about this event, please contact the City of Tuttle at 405-381-3775 or visit the Tuttle Ice Cream Festival Facebook page.

Pick Up Your Picnic at Braum’s This Summer

Family having a picnic

The sun is high in the sky and summertime is in full swing. With the kids out of school for the summer and longer, warm days to enjoy, now is the perfect time to pack a basket filled with your favorite picnic foods and take a trip to your local park for a lazy afternoon under the sun.

Packing the Perfect Picnic Food

Take a visit to your one-stop shop at the Braum’s Fresh Market to grab ingredients for all of your favorite picnic foods. From easy to a little more involved, here are a few of our favorite recipes:

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No picnic is complete without a few of the classics, whether your favorite is fried chicken or a traditional sandwich, pack up your basket with these munchies for a day in the park.

Andrew Carmellini’s Fried Chicken

Close up of fried chicken at a picnic

Serving cold fried chicken is always tricky: you don’t want the crust to turn soggy and you want to make sure the chicken remains flavorful and moist. This recipe is the perfect combination of a classic buttermilk fried chicken recipe, incorporating Old Bay seasoning into the batter for an extra kick.

Traveling tip: After allowing the chicken to cool completely, wrap the chicken in paper towels and then place the pieces in a brown paper bag. While the chicken will inevitably lose some of its crispiness the longer the duration between cooking and serving, wrapping it in paper will help the moisture evaporate instead of condensing on the chicken. Soggy chicken? See ya.

Fancy Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Shake up your normal PB&J with these tasty additions. Your crew will still have an easy and portable bite to eat but with an upscale twist.

    1. Add fresh fruit. A few of our favorite fruits to instantly upgrade your sandwich are strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, pomegranate seeds, apples, and bananas.
    2. Before packing up the basket, put your sandwich on the grill or in a Panini press to add an extra crunch.
    3. Mix up the fillings. We know, we know, what’s a PB&J without the PB and J? Trust us when we say you should try fillings like Nutella, cream cheese, honey, and different types of nut butters. Mix and match your favorite fillings to create your dream sandwich.
    4. And last, but of course, not least – add potato chips. The crunch adds a surprising twist to even the simplest of sandwiches.

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While it may be easier to grab a bag of potato chips and call it a day, here are few simple side dishes to take your picnic to the next level.

Spicy Pinwheels

Braum's Spicy Pinwheel WrapsIngredients

  • 16 oz. Braum’s Cream Cheese
  • 8 oz. Braum’s Sour Cream
  • 4 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 3 green onions (stalks only), finely chopped
  • 10 large (10 inch) flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. Finely chop green onions. Place all ingredients (except tortillas) into large mixing bowl and stir until well blended.
  2. Lay out tortillas and place two generously heaping tablespoons of cream cheese mixture onto each tortilla and spread.
  3. Roll up each tortilla and place in refrigerator for about one hour to chill. Prior to serving, slice into one-inch pieces and garnish with more chili powder.

Note: Makes approx. 80 pinwheels.

Macaroni Salad

Pasta Salad with Salami and Basil

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Braum’s mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. Braum’ssour cream
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. sherry vinegar
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 cups cooked macaroni pasta
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped dill
  • 2 stalks diced celery
  • 1 small diced red bell pepper
  • ½ small diced red onion

Instructions

  1. Whisk the first 6 ingredients together for the dressing, set aside.
  2. Combine the macaroni, dill, celery, bell pepper, and red onion in a large bowl.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
  4. Season with additional salt and pepper as needed. Serve.

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When packing for a picnic, you don’t want to forget a little something to satisfy your sweet tooth. Of course, a picnic is not the place for complicated or messy desserts, but rather easy-to-eat finger foods and sweet treats like these.

Lemon Cream Cheese Bites

Braum's cream cheese lemon bites

Ingredients

  • 2 (8 oz.) cans Braum’s crescent rolls
  • 6 oz. Braum’s Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Braum’s Whole Milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Unroll crescent rolls and separate to form 8 rectangles. Press diagonal perforations to seal.
  2. Stir together cream cheese, sugar, and lemon juice.
  3. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over each rectangle. Roll up lengthwise.
  4. Gently cut each roll into 6 one-inch thick slices.
  5. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking pan.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

For Glaze:

Combine powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Drizzle over warm rolls. Allow these to cool before packing.

Two Minute Fudge

braum's two minute fudge in a picnic basket

Ingredients

  • 1 Box Powdered Sugar (approximately 16 oz.)
  • 1/2 Cup cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 Cup Braum’s Milk
  • 1 Tbsp. Vanilla
  • 1/2 Cup Braum’s Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Cup Finely Chopped Braum’s Pecans (optional)

Instructions

  1. Stir together first five ingredients. Slice Braum’s Butter on Top.
  2. Microwave for exactly 2 minutes.
  3. Beat until smooth.
  4. Blend in Braum’s Pecans and pour into 8×8 inch, wax paper lined pan.
  5. Chill. Cut into squares.

Traveling Tip: These squares will melt if you leave them in the heat for too long, so keep them close to an ice pack when you pack your bag.

 

These are just a few of the many recipes you can create with ingredients found in your local Braum’s Fresh Market. From the main course to the sweet treats, throw a summertime picnic this year and build memories to last a lifetime.

 

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Braum’s: One Sweet Playoff Partnership

Oklahoma City Thunder shirts by Braum's

Photo provided by the Oklahoma City Thunder

To say that the Oklahoma City Thunder and their fans are excited heading into game five against the Spurs in the second round of playoffs, well, that would be an understatement.

More than 18,000 fans packed Chesapeake Energy Arena to cheer on the Thunder last Sunday night, when the team evened the series against the San Antonio in game four, defeating the Spurs 111-97. To top it off, nearly all of those fans were wearing shirts sponsored by Braum’s.

Braum’s is a regular season sponsor, so when the Thunder makes it to the playoffs, they love to show their support.

“Sponsoring playoff shirts allows us to engage with the Thunder fans and our local community,” said Amanda Beuchaw, public relations director for Braum’s.

Braum’s has sponsored playoff shirts for three seasons and towels for one season. The Thunder staff creates the unique shirt designs, often with a memorable slogan. In 2014, the Braum’s shirt said “We are Oklahoma.”

“Since coming to OKC in 2008, the Thunder organization has really been a vital part of the community,” Beuchaw said. “They have helped bring Oklahomans together more than ever before, which in essence can be summed up as ‘We are Oklahoma.’ Braum’s is proud to call this great state our home and be a part of the Thunder family.”

How to Host a Thunder Playoff Party

You’ve cheered all season long, sporting your lightning bolts and orange and blue – and here it is: the playoffs. We’ve made it to Game 5 of the second round and we’re leading the series 3-1! With all the excitement and momentum heading into game 5, the last thing you want to do is fret about is what you’re going to serve to your friends for the game!  Well, don’t worry – we’ve compiled some of our favorite recipes and ideas for throwing the perfect Thunder playoff party.

Ice Cream Bar

The Flavors

Of course, we’re inclined to believe that no party is complete without a few scoops of your favorite flavor. But for a Thunder-themed party, keep it festive by serving our classic Orange Sherbet and our No. 1 best-selling flavor: Birthday Cake. Of course – since it’s playoff season for the OKC Thunder – our Oklahoma stores have temporarily renamed Birthday Cake to “Thunder Dip”. If you don’t like these flavors paired together, serve them separately and let your guests make their own creations.

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The Toppings

No ice cream bar is complete without a host of toppings. Create two separate lines, one with fruity, fresh toppings for the Orange Sherbet and one with the classic ice cream bar toppings for the Birthday Cake flavor.

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Game-Time Snacks

When hosting a playoffs party, finger-food is the name of the game. Provide guests with snacks that are quick and easy to pile on a plate during commercial breaks. A few staples include fresh fruit and veggies trays, chips, nuts, pigs in a blanket, pizza bites, and dips. Below are three of our favorite recipes, but if you’re looking for more, we have recipes for our favorite drinks, desserts, and snacks here.

Sausage (Basket) Balls with Dates and Nuts

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground pork sausage
  • 2 cups biscuit mix
  • 8 oz. Braum’s Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
  • 8 oz. pitted dates, chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Shape into 1½ inch balls.
  3. Place on lightly greased baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until browned.

Cowboy (Kings of the Court) Caviar

Ingredients

  • 2 cans black-eyed peas, drained
  • 1 can hominy, drained
  • 8 oz. grape tomatoes, halved
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 6-8 jalapeno slices, seeded and chopped
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  • 8 oz. Italian salad dressing

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate several hours (best if overnight).
  2. Drain before serving and serve with tortilla chips.

Hot Wing (Slam Dunk) Dip

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. Braum’s Cream Cheese, softened
  • 12 oz. Frank’s Red Hot Sauce*
  • 20 oz. canned chicken, drained
  • 16 oz. ranch dressing

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients.
  2. Pour into 9×13 inch pan and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  3. Serve with potato, corn, or tortilla chips.
Note

*Frank’s Red Hot Sauce is a registered trademark of Reckitt Benckiser, Inc.

The guests are arriving and the food is ready to go; now all you need to do is sport  your favorite player’s jersey and turn on the game! Drop by your local Fresh Market today for the ingredients you need to throw the perfect playoff party.

Braum’s Opens 6th Springfield, MO Store

 

Springfield, MO – The city of Springfield is getting a whole lot sweeter! Braum’s opened its 6th location in the city on Tuesday, May 3rd. The new store is at 3020 E. Sunshine. This is Braum’s 280th store in a five-state area.

The new building is almost 5,000 square feet of space with double-drive through windows and a dining room that can seat about 75 guests. This location is one of Braum’s more modern designs.
“There is a lot of anticipation for the doors to open at this store,” said Drew Braum, President and CEO of the company. “We hope that opening a 6th store in this area helps give everyone access to a local Braum’s so that they can enjoy everything our stores have to offer,” Braum said.
Braum’s features an old-fashioned ice cream fountain along with a grill area for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This new store also has a large Fresh Market area with more than 100 fresh meats, fruits, vegetables and fresh-from-the-farm dairy products.
About Braum’s
Bill and Mary Braum opened their first Braum’s store in 1968. The company is still family owned and operated. Braum’s has stores in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas with 14 stores in Missouri.

BOGO TUESDAYS!

We are celebrating Tuesdays with an awesome BOGO Special. Right now, if you buy one #3 Bacon Cheeseburger Combo you get the 2nd one FREE! Be sure to mention that you want the BOGO on the #3 combos!

This deal runs Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to close at every store.BOGO Tuesdays

So quit scratching your head about what to make for dinner. Stop by your local neighborhood Braum’s and take advantage of this great deal!

And, if your not in the mood for a Bacon Cheeseburger, we have plenty of other options. Check out all of our other burgers and options here!

National Grilled Cheese Day

Close-up of toasted cheese sandwich

Are you a fan of all things cheesy and gooey? We are, too. April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Day, and we’ll be celebrating with our favorite variations of the classic grilled cheese sandwich. We visited our local Braum’s Fresh Market and scouted out the best ingredients to make our favorite recipes. If you’re interested in a one-stop shopping experience to help you celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day, Braum’s Fresh Market has you covered.

The Basics

Bread

The beautiful thing about grilled cheese sandwiches is that you can use your favorite type of bread. Love whole-grain? Grab a couple slices. A big fan of garlic bread? Mamma mia, how delicious! Our personal favorite for a classic sandwich is the Braum’s Buttermilk Bread, which is strong enough to handle any toppings you layer on, and toasts nicely in a skillet.

Butter

If you saw our “10 Things You Can’t Make Without Butter” post, you’ll know that we’re big fans of a fresh pat of butter. For a classic grilled cheese sandwich, using butter on your bread is the key to a crispy but not burnt crust. Before assembling your sandwich, coat the outside edges (that will touch the pan) of your bread with butter.

Cheese  

The magic of a grilled cheese sandwich happens here, of course. From your everyday cheddar to the specialty smoked Gouda, have fun with your sandwich and explore new options. We’ve picked out a few of our favorite recipes using different cheese variations, below.

Assembling your sandwich:

No matter what you put inside your sandwich, follow these basic directions for a yummy meal.

  1. Preheat a medium-sized skillet to medium heat.
  2. Place sandwich butter-side down on the pan, top with fillings and cover with remaining slice of bread.
  3. Grill until lightly browned and flip over.
  4. Cover pan with lid until cheese is melted, being careful not to burn the bread.

Bacon & Avocado Grilled Cheese

  1. Cook bacon thoroughly and pat off grease with a paper towel.
  2. Slice avocado thinly.
  3. On bread, layer sharp cheddar cheese, avocado, bacon, and top with another layer of cheese.
  4. Cook as usual.

Southwest Grilled Cheese

  1. Prepare sandwich bread as usual and place, open-faced, into your pan.
  2. Layer with Monterrey Cheddar cheese, salsa, black beans, corn, and another slice of cheese.
  3. Cook as usual.

Mediterranean Grilled Cheese

  1. Prepare sandwich bread as usual and place, open-faced, into your pan.
  2. Layer with feta cheese, fresh basil leaves, black olives, and tomato slices. Optional: include fresh spinach, red onion, and/or fresh garlic.
  3. Top with more cheese and remaining piece of bread.
  4. Cook as usual.

Hawaiian Grilled Cheese

  1. Prepare sandwich bread as usual and place, open-faced, into your pan.
  2. Layer mozzarella cheese, pineapple slice, and Canadian bacon on top of bread. Cover with remaining piece of bread.
  3. Cook as usual.

If you’re feeling hungry, stop by your nearby Fresh Market for all the supplies you need to create your own version of a classic grilled cheese sandwich. And let us know: what is your favorite grilled cheese recipe?

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