Awaken your inner kid-in-a-candy-store. With this. Our classic holiday ice cream confection. Peppermint Stick. Bejeweled with bits of peppermint candy. And flavored with 100% natural peppermint oil. It makes everyday worth celebrating.
Our newest store is now open at 3747 Montgomery Road in Norwood!
4th-generation owner, Richard Graeter, was spotted in Chicago this week scouting potential new store locations!
Fritz Burgher, of Chicago Business, writes:
Cincinnati-based family ice cream company Graeter's is looking to expand its business to Chicago.
CEO Richard Graeter is coming to Chicago this week to check out four sites that could help establish the ice cream shop in the Chicago market. The company has 40 retail locations in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.
By opening shops in Chicago, Mr. Graeter hopes to increase brand awareness and drive more sales for the nearly $40 million-a-year company.
“It's a great Midwestern city,” Mr. Graeter said. “It's been underserved for premium ice cream, and we've had customers from Chicago telling us for years we should open up a location here.”
In total, Mr. Graeter wants to open 10 to 15 new locations around the country. The plan is to focus on one market at a time, open two or three locations and then continue expanding.
Beyond Chicago, he is also considering Nashville, St. Louis, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Charlotte, North Carolina.
Read the full article here: Here's the scoop: Graeter's ice cream shops eyeing Chicago
Another tennis star got her hands on some Graeter's at the Western & Southern Open!
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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 http://www.graeters.com/sundae-service for more information.
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.
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!
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!
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!!
Our labor process insures that each bite of Graeter's ice cream will be the best you'll ever taste!
What's your favorite thing about September? We love this time of year, especially becuase it means our Limited Edition Pumpkin ice cream is available!
Enjoy the cozy, comforting creamy-rich flavor of pumpkin pie -in an ice cream. Made with real pumpkin filling, this flavor's flavor is as vibrant as autumn itself!
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.