Did you know Graeter's was named one of America's Best Ice Cream spots according to a list complied by U.S. News Travel?
"On a warm summer day, nothing's more enticing than a creamy scoop of America's most delectable frozen treat. Whether they are artisan creations or from a homemade batch, these tantalizing swirls delight sweet-toothed enthusiasts of all ages. And as the warm air wafts through our windows, we can almost taste the melted deliciousness dripping from a sugary waffle cone…
That brings us to another subject. Few topics are as controversial among dessert-lovers as ice cream. Taking parlor reputation, flavor diversity, and online reviews into consideration, U.S. News Travel has compiled a list of America's best ice cream spots to indulge in this summertime delight."
To Read the full list of ice cream brands click here.
Looking for a reason to visit Cincinnati? How about the best frozen dessert you'll ever taste!
Graeter's is very excited to be described as "the best ice cream around" in a recent USA Today article, The Pop Traveler: 10 reasons to visit Cincinnati! Lots of people know that Graeter's is a staple in the Cincinnati Food world, but we love national recognition because it helps the brand and our beautiful city grow!
"When people hear "Cincinnati," they often think of baseball, chili and the classic sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. While those are important parts of the town and its history, there is so much more to see and do. It's hard to narrow it down to just 10, but here are some things to check out if you come through town...
More food -- Yes, we are known for our chili, and if you come to town, you have to at least try Skyline, Gold Star or Price Hill Chili. And you should check out Graeter's, the best ice cream around. But branch out and try places like Sugar N' Spice, an institution for more than 70 years, for an outstanding diner breakfast; Melt for delicious vegetarian and meat lunch options; Tom + Chee for every kind of grilled cheese you could ever want; and Dewey's for gourmet pizza. True foodies can try the Dinner Club at Nectar, an entire dinner focused on a local, seasonal ingredient such as bread or chocolate."
Read all 10 reasons to visit Cincinnati here.
Enjoy the summer heat with a pint of Peach Ice Cream!
We use only the best ice cream ingredients and our Summer Peach is no exception! We hand select only the juiciest peaches from a premier grower in Northern Virginia, hand-prepared and processed the Graeter's Ice Cream way.
Looking for a reason to smile today? How about some Graeter's Ice Cream!
Do you have any fun Graeter's pictures to share? How about a story about the first time you tried Graeter's or introduced it to a friend? Share your story with us!
Thank you to blogger Amanda Appiarius for sharing her wonderful post about Graeter's. Amanda just recently move from Cincinnati to San Francisco and misses her favorite frozen treat in Cincinnati. Take a moment and read the delightful article about Graeter's French Pot Process and what Amanda calls, "The Pint Experience"
Ice Cream the old fashioned way.
Glorious chunks of chocolate hidden in folds of creamy ecstasy.
A heavy texture that will dominate all other ice creams you have ever loved.
This is Graeter’s : Homebase : Cincinnati.
Graeter’s makes their uniquely magnificent ice cream via the French Pot process – 2 measly yet powerfully seductive gallons at a time. Their recipe is fresh cream and egg swirled in a French Pot Freezer. This is where the thickening happens (and oh boy, Greater’s is thick, dense, untouchably perfect). A blade scrapes the freezing cream from the sides of the pot, letting the ice cream layer onto itself, one preciously smooth fold after another. This locks out all of that unwanted air,compacting the rich denseness. Their pint weighs in at about a pound. Um…yea so I guess that means I’ve eaten a pound of ice cream in one sitting once before…a couple times, a few times…whatever. Details are not important here – the point is – uh. Yum. Anyway after this scraping business they add the chunks. of chocolate. Graeter’s pours their own liquid chocolate into the spinning pot at the very end of the process. They then break the chocolate into the Chips. Chips of beautifully grotesque massiveness. Chips of perfect melt on your tongue tininess. This velvety result with its mammoth gems is hand-packed into those nearly 1lb pints. Pints that simply do not exist in the city of San Francisco. Grr.
Let me just walk you through the Graeter’s Pint Experience.
You peel off the lid to find a sleek finish of tightly packed ice cream. You skim off the smooth top, slowly cutting the thick, cold treat with the edge of your spoon. It curls off easily into fat, melty pieces that you let linger on your tongue. Occasionally you’ll hit a chip, suck on it, bite it and let the rich chocolate contrast the flavor of the ice cream. The creaminess calms your throat, your mind, your soul as you dig deeper. The longer the pint is in your hand, the more it starts to melt and the better it gets. You dig around the sides of the pint, picking up the melted milkiness and mixing it with the soft ice cream for perfect soothing bites. The flavor never dies, the ice cream continues to soften and mix with the melted edges until suddenly, after this big chip here, the small one there, the delicious creamy bite here and the last silky bite there…it’s gone? Scrape scrape. No more? Scrape the remaining meltiness. All gone. Oh no, did I just ate a pint? Guess my Daddy taught me well!
Lucky for Amanda, Graeter's continues to grow and may be on it's way to San Francisco! Stay tuned... Looking for Graeter's where you live? Visit our website to search for a store near you!
What's your reaction when you sit down with a pint of Graeter's and find one of our HUGE signature chocolate chips? Our fans love our chocolate chips- and you can see why!
We create these unique chips by pouring our own specially prepared liquid chocolate into the French Pot just as the ice cream is finishing. A paddle is then used to break up the frozen layer into the randomly sized chunks of chocolate. That is what makes Graeter's the best ice cream around!
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Join the 4th generation of the Graeter family to learn more about the passion that makes Graeter's the best ice cream you'll ever taste.
Happy Easter Graeter's Fans!
It Must be (Almost) Springtime! Fresh from Strawberry Heaven, Strawberry Chocolate Chip is here!
Oh those juicy, juicy berries and decadent chunks of dark chocolate! Strawberry Chocolate Chip ice cream is available now for a limited time only. This spring favorite features a generous blend of hand selected Oregon Totem Strawberries and our famous dark chocolate chips!
Roy Franks, or Scooter as his friends and family know him, is originally from Cincinnati. He is a true fan of Graeter’s and it shows in his story.
When Scooter retired and moved to Santa Fe, NM he didn’t let it get in the way of his love for Graeter’s. Scooter and his wife had their favorite Graeter’s flavors shipped right to their doorstep as they couldn’t imagine living without it. Then, in 2010, they were overwhelmed to learn their local grocer started carrying Graeter’s! This was a sight to see, Graeter’s in Smith’s!
Scooter’s reaction, of course, was that he had to support Graeter’s being sold in Smith’s to ensure it didn’t get discontinued. Scooter has hosted 2 ice cream socials for his neighbors over the past 3 months! His passion to share his love for Graeter’s shows!
We recently heard Scooter’s story when it was brought to our attention that he held an ice cream social for his local Smith’s grocery store staff! We are told that Scooter has become somewhat of a local celebrity spokesperson for Graeter’s in his community! Scooter is truly committed to Graeter’s ongoing success in Santa Fe, New Mexico!
We love to hear stories like Scooter's. Our fans willingness to help spread the word is very important to us in our desire to establish and grow the Graeter's brand- just as we've grown over the years in Cincinnati. From the beginning our success has been measured one satisfied customer at a time.
Graeter’s is growing, but the way we make our ice cream will never change!
Graeter’s can be found in more than 6,000 grocery stores. Find a grocery store selling Graeter’s near you and learn more at www.graeters.com.
We are excited to announce that Graeter's is now available in Stop & Shop and can be found in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut! While we get excited to make these announcements, our fans get excited to help spread the word!
Graeter's can now be found in over 6,000 grocery stores across the country and with each new market, we hear about our biggest fans spreading the word where they live. We love to hear these stories and love to share them even more!
Once fans found out about Graeter's availability in Stop & Shop, we found blog posts and Facebook comments from fans excitedly talking about the news!
One blog post we came across was by John Stoehr. John talks about how Graeter's is a staple Cincinnati food and being from Cincinnati himself, he truly understood the obsession.
I don’t mean that Cincinnati was devoid of other ice cream. I mean if you had access to Graeter’s, you didn’t think about the others. You were faithful. Tried and true. Like Romeo.
So go ahead, enjoy John's blog post and do as he says, "I urge you run – run! – to Stop & Shop. And soon. Graeter’s arrived last week."
The Glory of Graeter's by John Stoehr
Graeter's is growing and is now available in more than 6,000 grocery stores across the country! Fans who have tried our French Pot Ice Cream know it is worth talking about! Find a grocery store near you or buy ice cream on our website and have it shipped to your home!
Thanks to our fan Mr. Marty Katz for helping to spread the word about Graeter's in the Baltimore/DC area with this video!
We are so thankful for our wonderful fans who are willing to help spread the word where they live. If you have a story about how you help spread the word please share it with us!
Food gifts are very popular for Valentine's Day and what better food to send your sweetheart than ice cream and candy! So this year, when you care enough to give the very best, whether your sweetheart is across the country or down the street, let Graeter's help you melt their heart. Choose from a wide assortment of the world's most irresistible ice cream, including our popular Limited Edition Flavor Cherry Chocolate Chip. Your Valentine will love our gourmet ice cream!
Cherry Chocolate Chip- Natural Cherry flavored ice cream is blended with sweet maraschino cherries and our delectable dark chocolate chips.
Or send the creamiest, fruitiest and nuttiest chocolates and confections - all hand made in small batches 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. Say "Be mine" and "I love you" this year – send Graeter's.
Thanksgiving dinner is usually celebrated with a fork and knife but when the main course is over and it’s time to serve dessert, don’t forget the extra spoons. Let the feast continue be serving delicious and decadent Graeter’s French Pot Ice Cream.
Graeter’s has been indulging ice cream lovers since 1870- our high regard for quality and tradition can be tasted in every creamy spoonful. Each batch is carefully made just two gallons at a time and lovingly hand packed, pint by pint, then made conveniently available to buy ice cream online or at a nearby store.
With a wide assortment of irresistible flavors- from classics like Chocolate and Vanilla to our signature Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip and our popular Limited Edition flavors- Graeter’s Ice Cream is a favorite for young and old and a perfect way to top off this year’s Thanksgiving celebration.
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what you are thankful for. We are very thankful for all of our fans. Thank you for supporting us in the past and we hope you continue to enjoy Graeter's during the holidays and anytime throughout the year!
Don't forget- you can also order our handcrafted candy online!
Graeter’s old-fashioned ice cream will make a splash this year at the Midwest’s premier food event, the Fabulous Food Show, November 11-13 at the I-X Center in Cleveland. As the exclusive Green Room sponsor of the show, we’ll be serving up our famous Sundaes to celebrity chefs Bobby Flay, Michael Symon, Guy Fieri and renowned dessert expert, Duff Goldman, from Ace of Cakes on Food Network. Our fans in Cleveland are invited to stop by the Graeter’s booth (#723) for a sample of the world’s best ice cream! For tickets, visit www.fabulousfoodshow.com.
Don't wait, get your tickets now for this fun event! Hope to see you there! Become a fan of the Fabulous Food Show on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fabulousfoodshow
Stay tuned to our new blog to hear about all things Graeter's. You can also buy ice cream online and have it shipped to your door! Graeter's Ice Cream is the perfect holiday gift idea for any occasion, visit our online store. You can also visit our online gourmet candy store!
As a self-proclaimed ice cream connoisseur, I was skeptical about how good it could possibly be. Yet, after my first bite of peanut butter buckeye blitz, I was hooked. I proceeded to recommend Graeter's to every co-worker of mine I knew who was spending the night in Louisville.
I was so enamoured with Graeter's that when I was stumped about what to get my parents for their 30th wedding anniversary, I was struck by a dairy-licious idea. I paid the rather pricey shipping costs to have 8 pints shipped to Mom and Dad direct from Graeter's, or Ice Cream Heaven as I prefer to call it. Even after the long journey from Ohio, the ice cream was as yummy as ever and Graeter's now has two more NJ fans!
-- Michelle Minster
My daughter, Michelle introduced us to Graeter's. As she has been traveling the country as a flight attendant for the past few years, she has gotten to try the best of everything this country has to offer.
Here in NJ, we have some good ice cream, but had never heard of Graeter's. One day Michelle called and told us she just had the best ice cream EVER. As ice cream is our favorite thing to eat, we, too, were anxious to try this product. Then, surprisingly, some arrived on our doorstep. Michelle had some sent to us for an anniversary present. What a treat! We especially loved the Buckeye Blitz and couldn't believe the amount of pieces (Chocolate, peanut butter cookie) it contained.
Thank you Michelle, for introducing us, and thank you Graeter's for making it.
-- Marlene Minster
Graeter's Ice Cream Lovers can find our pints and half-gallons at an ever expanding number of grocers nationwide. You can find Graeter's at a store near you or if you are really lucky, a Graeter's Ice Cream retail store.
It’s summer time! What better way to beat the heat than to enjoy a pint or cone of Graeter’s Chocolate Ice Cream?
Our super-premium Chocolate Ice Cream uses all natural ingredients and is made from scratch in our kitchens. We use our own blend of premium dutched cocoas in this timeless classic, but that’s all we’re going to say! The recipe for this frozen dessert has been a family secret for four generations.
Our Chocolate Ice Cream is the base in many Graeter’s favorites, including Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Coconut Almond Chocolate Chip and Buckeye Blitz. These three flavors include unique chocolate chips that we’ve become famous for over the years—a premium dark chocolate that’s poured right into our ice cream and broken up once it hardens.
These flavors are the perfect gift idea for any true chocolate lover. Click here to purchase Graeter’s Ice Cream online, or learn how to send virtual gift cards!