Winners Announced in Braum’s Perfect Pair Contest

Tuttle, OKLAHOMA (Aug. 30, 2016) — We are thrilled to announce the winner of the Braum’s Perfect Pair: The World’s Greatest Double-Dip Contest.enter the braums perfect pair contest

Andy Taylor was awarded the contest’s grand prize for the ’80s throwback entry of “Wake Me Up before You Fro-Yo”. The musically inspired flavor combination pairs Cappuccino Chunky Chocolate Frozen Yogurt and Light English Toffee.

Taylor will receive coupons for 52 cartons of free ice cream and the honor of having the entry featured in his home Braum’s store in Tyler, Texas.

We received more than 4,000 unique contest entries. It was difficult to select a limited group of winners from thousands of clever concoctions.

Our Perfect Pair winners and honorable mentions were selected for their originality, title creativity, and pairing of ice cream flavors.

Our second, third, and forth place winners will receive a combo meal, an ice cream treat, and a Braum’s gift card for $50, $25, and $10, respectively. Ten honorable mentions will receive a free combo meal and an ice cream treat.

We want to thank all contest participants for contributing their wacky, delicious, and amazingly clever ideas!

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Winners

Grand Prize: Andy Taylor, of Kilgore, Texas

“Wake Me Up before You Fro-Yo” — Cappuccino Chunky Chocolate Frozen Yogurt and Light English Toffee

Second Place: Brian Payne, of Yukon, Oklahoma

“Let Them Eat Cake” — French Vanilla Ice Cream and Premium Birthday Cake

Third Place: Esteban Ramirez, of Wichita, Kansas

“Oompa Loompa” — Lime Sherbet and Orange Sherbet

Fourth Place: Miranda Terry, of Goddard, Kansas

“Mad Batter” — Premium Brownie Batter and Premium Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Honorable mentions

  • James Bollinger, of Blanchard, Oklahoma: “Al Cappuccino” — Cappuccino Chunky Chocolate Frozen Yogurt and Premium English Toffee
  • Jennifer Chaffin, of Scurry, Texas: “Monkey Business” — Premium Banana Pecan and Strawberry Banana
  • Christine Dollaway Jones, of Frisco, Texas: “Mug Life” — Premium Hot Chocolate and Cappuccino Chucky Chocolate
  • Andrea Formica, of Dallas, Texas: “Nutty by Nature” — Premium Black Walnut and Premium Rocky Road
  • Adriane Gepner, of Geary, Oklahoma: “Pumpkin Waffles” — Premium Maple Walnut and Premium Pumpkin
  • Melissa Henniger, of Norman, Oklahoma: “A Ripple in Lime” — Premium Fudge Ripple and Light Key Lime Pie
  • Elizabeth Kalowski, of North Richland Hills, Texas: “Chip, Chip, Hooray!” — Premium Mint Chocolate Chip and Premium Chocolate Chip Chocolate
  • Mary Lalli, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: “Peach and Quiet” — Peach and Premium Vanilla
  • Amy LaPosa, of Arlington, Texas: “A Mintsummer Night’s Dream” — Premium Strawberry and Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Candace Timmons, of Norman, Oklahoma: “Batter with Age” — Boudreaux Cherry Amaretto and Premium Birthday Cake

Braum’s Named Made in Oklahoma Coalition’s August Restaurant of the Month

We are proud to be named the Made in Oklahoma Coalition’s August Restaurant of the Month. The MIO’s monthly spotlight features Oklahoma restaurants dedicated to providing quality, local goods. Throughout August, the organization featured facts about our commitment to providing Oklahoma products on its Facebook page.

From fresh dairy products and bakery goods to the quality beef used in our burgers, we are no stranger to providing hungry Oklahomans delicious, locally produced food.

“Freshness has always been important to Braum’s. Each Braum’s store receives a delivery every other day,” says Terry Holden, the marketing and advertising director for Braum’s.

The Braum Family Farm in Tuttle, Oklahoma, is home to the restaurant’s product creation. The Braum’s Processing Plant and Bakery are on the farm as well. It’s here where we create your favorite Braum’s treats fresh every day.

Our farm allows us to bring customers better-tasting goods by eliminating the need to transport vast amounts of ingredients across great distances. Our trucks leave from and return to the farm on the same day, delivering fresh products to each Braum’s store.

Being based in Oklahoma has more than a few benefits. Oklahoma’s centralized location allows for fresh daily deliveries to not only store locations in state but also to stores in Texas, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas.

While geographic location is an advantage, being an Oklahoma business and producer means much more. With its farm-friendly climate and driven, hardworking community of employees, Oklahoma easily allows for the production of quality products.

“Considerations such as climate, productive workforces, and good transportation systems are benefits that play an important role in our production locations,” Holden says.

Next time you bite into a Braum’s burger or pick up a pint of ice cream, remember it was made just down the road.

Learn more about the Braum’s farm and schedule a tour of the Braum’s Processing Plant and Bakery.

About MIO

The Made in Oklahoma Coalition aims to promote brand awareness and consumer loyalty for food and agricultural products local to Oklahoma. Founded in 2000, MIO brings attention to the economic benefits of supporting Oklahoma food manufacturers through the purchasing of their local products and produce.

Braum’s Receives Two Oklahoman Readers’ Choice Awards

A perennial favorite, Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy Stores is once again named “Best Ice Cream” and “Best Made in Oklahoma Products” by The Oklahoman readers.

Oklahomans trust the tradition of quality that Braum’s upholds throughout our operation. That tradition starts at the Braum Family Farm in Tuttle, where we raise and milk our very own dairy herd of cows several times a day.

OK Reader's Choice 2016-half adWe are the only major ice cream maker in the country to milk our own cows. This milk is used to make our ice cream, bottled milk and other dairy products. And because our milk comes from our private dairy herd, we can keep close track of what goes into it and what doesn’t. No growth hormones are used to stimulate milk production and we never add antibiotics to the cow’s feed. The dairy herd enjoys a 100 percent vegetarian diet including alfalfa hay, cottonseed and corn, with the majority of the feed grown right on the farm.

Braum’s milk is delivered to the stores and available to customers within 24 to 36 hours of the cow being milked. We strive to continually offer fresh, quality products. That’s why all stores are located within a 300-mile radius of Tuttle to ensure freshness.

Each Braum’s store has an old-fashioned soda fountain where ice cream creations are served, a grill where customers can order breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a Fresh Market area featuring a full line of milk and dairy products, ice cream and bakery products, fresh meats, fruits, vegetables, and more.

We have stores in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri.

BRAUM’S Book Buddy Enrollment is now open

Braum’s Book Buddy enrollment is officially open

BookBuddy
All enrollments will be done online through our website:
 http://www.braums.com/book-buddy/

All communication is also being done electronically this year. So, if you know someone who may not be on the email list, but they should be, tell them to email us at bookbuddy@braums.com and request to be added.

Another small change this year, we will be mailing all home school supplies. ONLY the home schools, not the public or private schools. Wall charts will also be in electronic form for all home schools. The public and private school orders will still be picked up at the store you choose on the enrollment form.

So, if you are a home school that is enrolling, please make sure you list the correct address that you want the supplies mailed to.

The enrollment period runs August 1st through September 2nd at 11:59 p.m. Late enrollments will not be accepted, so please make sure that you get enrolled in time. All you have to do to apply for enrollment is go to the link above and fill out the correct form. This is a first come, first serve program. Once we have enough enrollments to take up all the supplies, we will not be accepting more schools. Make sure you enroll as early as you can. Again, the last day to enroll will be Friday, September 2nd at 11:59 p.m.

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$1 FROYO Happy Hour

We’re in the heat of summer, so we decided to help you cool off! Stop by your local neighborhood Braum’s today from 2:00-4:30 p.m. and enjoy a $1 small frozen yogurt cone, get chocolate, vanilla or go crazy and get a twist!

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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:

Main Munchies title for picnic

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.

 

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