Graeter's Ice Cream

Join Us In Congratulating Richard Graeter

Join Us In Congratulating Richard Graeter

Recently, Richard Graeter’s was chosen as EY Regional Entreprenuer of the Year Award Winner! He’s now entered in the National Entrepreneur of the Year competition!

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.


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Treat Yourself To Something Delicious This Summer

Enjoy something delicious with one of our tasty cakes this summer. You could enjoy the combination of angel food cake and strawberries in our Strawberry Iced Angel Food Cake available now on Saturdays at your neighborhood Graeter's store

Or you could try one of our Orange Chiffon Cakes every Tuesday and Friday through the summer. These delicious cakes feature a moist orange flavored sponge cake iced with a rich orange infused buttercream icing and are available at your neighborhood Graeter's store.

But don’t forget about our moist and tender yeast coffee cake dough loaded with delicious sweet strawberries and butter streusel topping, Strawberry Streusel Coffee Cakes are available every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at your neighborhood Graeter's store.

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Enjoy Ice Cream Without Guilt With Our Less Indulgent Flavors

Try a scoop of our A Little Less Indulgent Ice Cream. It contains 50% less sugar and roughly 25% less fat and 25% fewer calories, however, it’s still made by hand in 2½ -gallon French pots, one batch at a time. As always we use only the finest ingredients because even if it is with a touch of temperance, everyone deserves to indulge now and then. Try our Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip and Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean flavors.

To get your hands on your own pint of your favorite handcrafted Less Indulgent ice cream flavor, stop by your neighborhood Graeter's store or have it delivered to your door from our online store!

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Enjoy Amazingly Irresistible Gelatos From Graeter’s


Try the most authentically made gelato in North America, Graeter’s Gelato. Like all Graeter’s Ice Cream, Graeter’s Gelato is made by hand one 2 ½-gallon batch at a time. All done in a slowly spinning chilled pot, which, just like the vintage gelato-making machines of Italy. These spinning pots produces a gelato filled with flavor – not air. As always, we use nothing but quality, natural ingredients, like our unearthly truffles, sourced from a family-run confectioner.

To get your hands on your own pint of your favorite handcrafted gelato, stop by your neighborhood Graeter's store or have it delivered to your door from our online store!

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5 Delicious Ways to Cool Down This Summer with Graeter’s

We know it isn’t technically summer yet, but it is heating up! So, make sure you know all about what Graeter’s has to offer to help you cool down this summer.  

  1. Famous Ice Cream Flavors

We are known for our famous flavors, so of course it is the first on our list. We hand-select only the finest ingredients for our ice cream.

Classic Flavors: Original Salted Caramel, Oregon Field Strawberry, Coffee, Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean, Belgian Milk Chocolate, Butter Pecan, Elena’s Blueberry Pie, and Cookies ‘N Cream.

Signature Chip Flavors: Black Raspberry Chip, Black Cherry Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Toffee Chocolate Chip, Coconut Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Coconut Almond Chip, Mocha Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Cookie Dough Chocolate Chip, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Buckeye Blitz.


  1. Sorbet

Looking for something cold, fruity, and juicy? Then our sorbet is for you. We carry 3 popular flavors, each one refreshing enough to handle on the hottest of days.

Sorbet Flavors: Rasberry, Mango, and Lemon.


  1. Gelato

Cool off the Italian way with our Handcrafted Gelato. Like all of our ice cream, our Gelato is made by hand one 2 1/2 – gallon batch at a time and just like the vintage gelato-making machines of Italy, we use a slowly spinning chilled pot. Each flavors features heaven-on-Earth truffles!

Gelato Flavors: Caramel Truffle, Dark Chocolate Truffle, Hazelnut Truffle, and Vanilla with Milk Chocolate Truffles.


  1. A little Less Indulgent Ice Cream

Sometimes you want to enjoy some cold ice cream on a hot day, but you want to leave some of the sugar and fat behind. That’s why we created our A Little Less Indulgent Ice Cream. Made with 50% less sugar and roughly 25% less fat and 25% less calories!

A little Less Indulgent Flavors: Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean.


  1. Sundae Service

Our last suggestion to cool down doesn’t even require you to leave the AC this summer. Our Sundae Service is a wonderful way to dish out our irresistible ice cream at your home or office. Visit  for more information.



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Graeter’s Gelato Flavor Scores Big With The Ice Cream Informant

Our new handcrafted gelato flavors are getting rave reviews! Recently, Bob of the Ice Cream Informant reviewed our Caramel Truffle Gelato and gave it an “A” rating in his post.

Bob wrote that the overall taste for the base “is very unique and very good for a gelato” with an “overall richness/creaminess [that] shines for a caramel flavor”. What probably put him over the top though was the truffles. “The truffles are as expected; absolutely divine in taste, melt in your mouth, and are packed with a great chocolate taste. If you know Graeter's, they do not short change you when it comes to mix-ins or the size of the mix-ins. The truffles are complete truffles, not shavings or halved truffles, but nearly you are getting one or two truffles in every single spoonful you take from the pint.”

Read more in his post here.

To get your hands on your own pint of your favorite handcrafted gelato, stop by your neighborhood Graeter's store or have it delivered to your door from our online store!


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Experience A Childhood Favorite With This Handcrafted Seasonal Flavor

Cool off from the warming temperatures this spring with the taste of our seasonal flavor - Orange and Cream. This nostalgic flavor features an all-natural orange puree with a fresh, creamy citrus flavor that is reminiscent of your favorite orange creamsicle.

To get your hands on your own pint of Orange & Cream ice cream or your favorite handcrafted ice cream, stop by your neighborhood Graeter's store or have it delivered to your door from our online store!

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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Returns For The Spring

Enjoy a taste of Spring with Graeter’s handcrafted Strawberry Chocolate Chip ice cream. This delicious ice cream flavor features rich, creamy strawberry ice cream along with hand-selected Oregon Totem Strawberries, plus our famous strawberry-sized dark chocolate chips. Try a scoop or pint of your own today and enjoy pure bliss.

To get your hands on your own pint of Strawberry Chocolate Chip ice cream or your favorite handcrafted ice cream, stop by your neighborhood Graeter's store or have it delivered to your door from our online store!

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Enjoy Some Sweet Relief From Tax Day

Get a little relief this tax season with a sweet Tax Day deal for all our Sweet Rewards members. On April 15th get a free pint* of your favorite handcrafted ice cream flavor with any purchase of $15 or more.

To get your hands on your own pint of Orange & Cream ice cream or your favorite handcrafted ice cream, stop by your neighborhood Graeter's store or have it delivered to your door from our online store!

*Supplies limited. Not valid with any other offer. Limited to one per Sweet Rewards member. Retail store purchases on 4/15/2014 only.

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John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi Unite over Graeter’s

Food is a universal language that needs little translation. Perhaps that’s why John Boehner reached across the aisle and sent Nancy Pelosi a treat in the form of pints of Graeter’s handcrafted ice cream and gelato for her 74th birthday.

The former Speaker of the House thanked her successor for the “delicious taste” from his district and shared a picture via Instagram.
















"Great to see speaker Boehner sharing the love of Graeter's" wrote Chip Graeter, Chief of Retail Operations, in an email to the Enquirer. "Also nice to see them getting along and having some fun with it!"

To get your hands on a pint of your favorite handcrafted ice cream or gelato, stop by your neighborhood Graeter's store or have it delivered to your door from our online store

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2014 Mystery Ice Cream Flavor Revealed!








Our Mystery Flavor for 2014 has finally been revealed! Salted Caramel Fudge Brownie is now available. This delicious flavor features our enhanced salted caramel ice cream recipe loaded with handcrafted, sea-salt caramel fudge brownies.

To get your hands (and taste buds) on this year’s Mystery Flavor, as well as your favorite handcrafted ice cream, stop by your neighborhood Graeter's store or have it delivered to your door from our online store

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Ambassador From Japan Has A Sweet Tooth For Graeter's Ice Cream

Japanese Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae recently visited greater Cincinnati to talk about growth, investment and recovery for the region. During his tour, he stopped into a Graeter's store to see why so many people across the country love Graeter's premium French Pot process ice cream.

"The ice cream was one of the best i cherished over some years," said Sasae. "I taste a lot of ice cream, this time I tried the Black Rasperberry Chip. It was great."

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Treat Your Valentine To Something Sweet This Weekend

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Graeter's Ice Cream

Avoid the last minute scrambling and send your Valentine the treat of Graeter’s ice cream or candy! This is the perfect gift whether your sweetheart is across the country or down the street. Choose from a wide assortment of the world’s most irresistible craft ice cream, our new Gelato or A Little Less Indulgent ice cream.

Or send the creamiest, fruitiest and nuttiest chocolates and confections - all with only the freshest and highest quality ingredients. A tempting selection of handmade chocolates in both milk and dark varieties; enough for the most deserving chocolate lover.

Send them hand made chocolates and confections.

You can find our Gelato and Little Less Indulgent, other irresistible handcrafted ice cream flavors as well as our chocolates and confections at your neighborhood Graeter’s location or buy a few pints at our online store for your next ice cream social!

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Your guide to eating Graeter's all year long!

Mark Your Calendar To Remember When Your Seasonal Ice Cream Favorites Are Available

Seasonal Flavor Ice Cream Calendar

Never mind the weather, eating handcrafted French-Pot ice cream is something you should enjoy year round. To make it easy, we've come up with our annual Seasonal Flavors calendar. It can help you keep track of your Graeter's favorites all year long. Print this calendar, and now you can see the flavors of the season at a glance (we suggest using a color printer to get the flavor cravings going strong).

Best of all, each flavor is around at least one month, some for two or three. So you'll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the creamy goodness you deserve. Not a big fan of the flavor of the month? Come on in with the family or order online to enjoy the many other flavors everyone loves.

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Have You Visited Our New "Handcrafted" Website Yet?

Heard the news? There's a new website in town. takes the best our previous website had to offer and now we've made it even better. Here are a few of the upgrades we've made:

- Just like our French Pot ice cream is so special, we’ve built our new website to be special too, by making it simple to read and navigate.

- Read about our long history of making the world’s best ice cream, now totaling more than 140 years and counting. And check out our vintage ice cream scoops!

- You can find everything you’ve ever wanted to know about our irresistible handcrafted flavors, whether they be our Classic, Signature Chip, Limited Edition, Seasonal or Sorbet delights. 

- Watch a few new videos about the artisans and their special ingredients that bring your ice cream dreams to life. 

- Easily find Graeter’s stores to enjoy our ice cream with your family, plus take home a pint or two, some of our tasty bakery goods* or a complete collection of decadent chocolate candies. *not available at all stores.

- No Graeter’s in your neighborhood? That’s ok, because now you can easily find a grocery store near you that sells Graeter’s ice cream. If we’re not at your local store, please ask your grocery manager to stock your favorite flavors.

- Want to share your love for Graeter’s famous flavors, including everybody’s favorite Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip flavor?  Head to our Online Store to create gift pack of ice cream. We’ll ship your order – no matter how big or small - with dry ice to help keep our fresh flavors and creamy texture locked in. You can also buy candy good enough to be part of Graeter’s impeccable reputation for quality, plus buy cool Graeter’s stuff and easy to give Graeter’s gift certificates and cards with just a few clicks.

- We’ve made it even simpler to sign up for our local Sweet Rewards program. It pays to have great taste, especially when you can earn points towards FREE Graeter’s ice cream and other tasty stuff at our retail stores.

We cordially invite you to visit us online at, and check back on our blog now and then to see what's going on. New flavors, special deals, fun facts and more are waiting for you.

- Have a facebook account? Go LIKE us and keep tabs with our news on your timeline, or follow and tweet us  on Twitter (@graeters). Spread the love with everybody you know, we hope to see you soon!

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Our Process Makes All The Difference


One of the main things that makes Graeter’s handcrafted ice cream so unique is the French Pot Process. It’s the same way that our founder, Louis Charles Graeter, made ice cream in the late 1800’s.

So What Does The Process Look Like?

We start with the finest ingredients, mixed all together and pasteurized to develop the best possible flavor profiles. What happens next is what truly makes Graeter’s so special.

We take our creamy mixture, pour it into 2-gallon French Pot freezers and hand-swirl each batch until it’s slowly frozen without whipping in air. This is what gives Graeter’s ice cream it’s creamy texture. Once the batch is frozen, we hand-pack each pint before shipping it out to your local Graeter’s, local grocery store, or directly to your home address.

To get a better idea of what this looks like, check out this animation explaining our process.

Or view a real tour of our process.


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Graeter’s Breaks Ground on a New Cincinnati Location





We’re excited to announce that we’re opening a new store in the Over-The-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. The new location, opening in December, will feature our handcrafted ice cream and a selection of candy, plus our first ever espresso bar! Even better is that during the ice cream season the location will be open late. How late? “As late as customers want us to be,” says our fourth-generation owner & CEO Richard Graeter in a article.

According to Chip Graeter, the new store “in historic OTR will hearken back to the early 1900’s when my great-grandparents ran an ice cream parlor not far from [the new] location.”

Graeter’s fits in perfectly to the Over-The-Rhine neighborhood, known for having an abundance of trendy bars and restaurants and an ever-rising population of foodies (who love our irresistible French Pot ice cream). “Graeter’s opening is confirmation that Over-the-Rhine is becoming not just an entertainment district but a solid residential neighborhood,” says Richard Graeter. “We always strive to appeal to everyone, not just kids, not just suburbanities. We’ll fit into trendy Over-the-Rhine as well as we do in [other parts of Cincinnati, such as] Mariemont or Hyde Park.”

To find a store near you check out our store finder, or have it delivered right to your door from our online store.

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Enjoy A Handcrafted Taste of Fall

Graeter’s Gourmet Cinnamon Ice Cream Is A Must-Try

There are a few tastes that go hand-in-hand with the turning of the leaves in fall: Apple cider, baked breads, and all things pumpkin & cinnamon. Our seasonal flavor Cinnamon ice cream is a must-try for autumn.

Here’s what makes it a truly special dessert: Our natural blend of Ohio milk and cream (no artificial growth hormones!), egg custard and 100% cane sugar, with our own proprietary cinnamon spice. This ice cream is a perfect treat to serve with a hot drink, warm pie or by itself on a crisp day.  

To get your hands (and taste buds) on our handcrafted Cinnamon ice cream, stop by your neighborhood Graeter's store or have it delivered to your door from our online store!



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Ice Cream Informant Reader Recommends Graeter's Cookie Dough Chocolate Chip Flavor

Handcrafted Ice Cream and Mix-Ins Gets High Marks From Reviewer

Irresistible Handcrafted Cookie Dough Chocolate Chip Full Of Chocolate Chunks And Cookie Dough


We always enjoy hearing what reviewers have to say about our handcrafted ice cream and recently a reader from one of our favorite review sites, The Ice Cream Informant, reviewed our Cookie Dough Chocolate Chip.

The reviewer (Bob) writes about our delicious French Pot vanilla ice cream base, but focuses on what he loves most: the delicious mix-ins that we add to our ice cream, like our famous dark chocolate chips. Bob says our Cookie Dough Chocolate Chip “does nothing but deliver,” and we think he’s right.

His overall impression of this flavor is so high, he gives us his own “A” rating. “It tastes like you wrapped some fresh cookie dough right into a small circle and threw it right into the fold. From top to bottom, you are getting mix-in heaven.” Thanks Bob! Read the rest of his review here.

To get your own pint of our handcrafted Cookie Dough Chocolate Chip ice cream flavor stop by your local grocery store or buy from our online store


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A Successful Cones For The Cure

Thank you to everyone who helped us raise over $52,000 for The Cure Starts Now to fund cancer research - we have the best fans in the world!!

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