Graeter's Ice Cream

Cincinnati's Frozen Gem: Graeter's Ice Cream

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"

Buttery Affair

Cincinnati's Frozen Gem: Graeter's Ice Cream

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!

 

 

 

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Florida Fanbassador at Work

I recently got together with some friends for a doggy play date. They recently got a new Great Dane puppy and I brought my beagle over to their house to play. We also cooked out and had Graeters Ice Cream for dessert.

They had never had it before and they loved it! It just goes to show that Graeter's French Pot Ice Cream makes the perfect complement to any occasion. The dogs had fun too!

I was recently chosen as a FL Fanbassador and I was glad that I could introduce your amazing product to such wonderful friends.

More of this to come - will be hosting an Ice Cream Social event soon!

Name: Paul Fisher
City: Winter Garden
State: Florida

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Check Out The Size Of These Chips!

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!

 

 

For even more HUGE chocolate chip photos visit us on Facebook !

 

 

 

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Why Graeter's Ice Cream is the Best Ice Cream you'll Ever Taste!

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.

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Graeter's Wishes You a Very Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Graeter's Fans!

 

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Mmmm... Strawberry Chocolate Chip is here! Just in time for spring!

Graeter's Strawberry Chocolate Chip

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!

 

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A True Graeter's Fan

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.
 

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Graeter's is Now Available in Stop & Shop

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

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Graeter's Fans Help Spread The Love!

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!

 

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What says "Be Mine" and "I Love You" in a Variety of Flavors?

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.

Cherry Chocolate Chip

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.

Send your Valentine Graeter's!

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Give the gift of Graeter's Virtual Gift Certificates

Virtual Gift Certificates are a great way to give the world's best ice cream as a last minute gift, delivered online within hours of ordering.

Virtual Gift CertificatesOrdering a virtual gift certificate will email your recipient with a link to retrieve their redemption code. (To retrieve the code yourself, simply enter your own email address.) Virtual gift certificates may be purchased in any amount with suggested values. Learn More.


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Sherryn Daniel's Blog- Ice Cream Social

Sherryn Daniel is an experienced online writer who enjoys sharing her passion for traveling and delicious food in her blog, Sherryn Daniel’s Blog.

We first came accross Sherryn's blog after she held an ice cream social and shared her love for Graeter's with some friends. Check out the following blog post to read about her event from last April.

Sherynn Daniel

A few weeks back, I wanted to celebrate the start of spring by throwing an adequate sized ice cream social.  Since I only wanted to invite friends who were professionals in the D.C/ MD/ VA area, I only wanted to serve them the best ice cream I could possibly find. I nixed the idea of driving to any grocery store since no grocers in the area serves tasty, gourmet ice cream.

So, I decided to order a few pints of Graeters (and I accidentally got everyone .. Click here to read more.





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To read more about Sherrynn visit her blog at http://sherryndaniel.wordpress.com/

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A Truly “Fabulous” Food Show

Anxious Graeter's Ice Cream Samplers at the 2011 Fabulous Foods Show

We had the amazing opportunity to participate in the 2011 Fabulous Food Show in Cleveland last weekend, and take it from me, it was every bit as fabulous as the name promises.

We sampled our Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip and Vanilla Ice Cream flavors to thousands of foodies (18,000 over the weekend) and I was thrilled to see hundreds lining up to try the best ice cream you’ll ever taste.

Of course, Graeter’s did not disappoint.  First-bite reactions were downright entertaining and one guest even dropped to her knees in ecstasy after tasting our signature Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip for the first time.

We also had the pleasure of meeting and serving Graeter's to several of the talented celebrity chefs that were on hand. We knew they'd be pleased with our ice cream ingredients.

Cleveland's own Iron Chef and successful restaurateur, Chef Michael Symon, exclaimed, “Graeter’s is the best ice cream ever!”

Dessert chef Anne Thorton of Food Network fame said, “Thank you for making my favorite ice cream.” 

Upon learning that Graeter’s would be available in NYC this Spring, long-time Graeter's fan Chef Bobby Flay said that he was “looking forward to eating Graeter’s in NYC!”

Chef Jason Roberts, from ABC's "The Chew"

And my favorite new friend, Chef Jason Roberts, from ABC's The Chew, showed his love for Graeter's by devouring no less than three big bowls of Black Raspberry Chip that I scooped for him in between cooking demonstrations.  There is no better compliment than a request for seconds, and in this case, thirds!

A big thank you to all the Graeter’s fans that came out to the event, and to our new fans, welcome to the Graeter’s family!
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Introduction to Greta

Dear bakery lovers of Cincinnati,Greta and her delicious baked goods

My name is Greta. I am the head baker for Graeter's. I love baking and have been baking in Cincinnati for a very very long time. I don't know why but some people thought I would be a good spokesman for the Graeter's bakery and there were advertising people following me around for a week. They wrote down a lot of things I said and took some pictures of me. Now I see my picture in the stores. I get very embarrassed when people recognize me at the bank, post office and market. I wish I could carry cheese crowns around in my purse for everyone that recognizes me but they would smush and I work too hard to give away stuff that isn't fresh. Please stop asking for my baked treats, it breaks my heart when I have to say no.

The handsome advertising men want me to write about what I do. I don't know why. It's pretty ordinary and I am not very fast at typing. I took typing lessons just after the war but never typed a lot after that. I am good at taking short hand though. I would take shorthand for Wilmer Graeter then write his letters. He always thought handwritten notes were better than using a typewriter. 

I wish they would have picked a different week for me to start this. See Thanksgiving is soon and we are very busy baking pies, butter bits and a bunch of other goodies. The holidays are my favorite time of the year but boy are we busy. We bake and bake and bake.

I hope you put in your order in for Thanksgiving. The cutoff time is today. Remember that everyone likes second helpings of pie. 

Well I have to go now, the oven buzzer for the pumpkin pies is about to go off. I hope you and your family has a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and everyone saves room for dessert.

Love, Greta

P.S. Thank you Steve Hellmich for helping me put a picture on here. These fancy computers confuse me sometimes.


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Celebrate Thanksgiving with spoonfuls of Graeter’s Ice Cream!

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 Ice Cream

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Graeter’s French Pot Ice Cream Hits 2011 Fabulous Food Show

Graeter’s French Pot Ice Cream Hits 2011 Fabulous Food Show

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!


Greater's- Best Ice Cream at Fabulous Food Show

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Graeter's French Pot Ice Cream Replaces Wedding Cake!

Graeter's Fan Submission
By: Dale K., Grand Rapids, MI

Graeter's sincerely thanks the newly happy couple Kelsey and Jay, as well as Kelsey's father Dale, for this touching story on how the couple opted not to serve guests wedding cake but instead Graeter's French Pot Ice Cream.

Graeter’s wonderfully replaced wedding cake at our daughter Kelsey’s wedding! Her groom, Jay, grew up loving Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip as a favorite Cincinnati Food and they had their hearts set on serving Graeter’s – instead of wedding cake – at their wedding in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

It went deliciously! Carol, from the staff at Graeter’s main offices agreed to sell us enough serving cups so that each of the 200 guests could eat their ice cream in style; the staff at the local Meijer stores here in Grand Rapids allowed us to special order 100 pints of a variety of flavors! So, rather than serve cake at their wedding, Kelsey and Jay L. delivered 4 different pints of Graeter’s to each table of guests so that everyone could serve and sample their own.

The attached pictures show the bride and groom and a few other pictures of how Graeter’s played an important supporting role to a wonderful day!

Thanks to everyone at Graeter’s and Meijer stores. Your ice cream got rave reviews from many family and friends who had never even tasted it before.


Special thanks to bride and groom, Kelsey and Jay, for including Graeter's on their special day.
A cooler filled with gourmet ice cream from Graeter's. Flavors include Vanilla Ice Cream, Black Raspberry Ice Cream, Mocha Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, and more
A favorite Cincinnati food for more than 141 years, the bride and groom pass out Graeter's to their reception guests
Happy guests enjoy a dish of Graeter's frozen dessert
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Graeter's Ice Cream Returning to Lexington!

Graeter's Ice Cream and gourmet desserts are coming back to Lexington!It's official! Graeter's is returning to Lexington! The first new retail location will open in the Chevy Chase Plaza off Euclid Avenue as early as mid-February. Today an article was featured on Kentucky.com, written by Scott Sloan. Graeter's fans in the area are buzzing!

Below are some excerpts, you can read the full article here.

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"We are ecstatic to be back in Lexington," said Richard Graeter, CEO of the family owned and operated regional chain that is based in Cincinnati.

"We're excited to have them back in the market," Bret Caller, a partner in Caller Properties, which owns Chevy Chase Plaza, said of Graeter's. Caller said his company also was negotiating with McAlister's Deli, which is "looking for multiple locations in the market," to open a restaurant on the first floor.

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For the new store, Graeter turned to franchisee Jim Tedesco, who operates several Graeter's stores in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Tedesco said he made numerous trips to Lexington before settling on the Chevy Chase location.

"It just felt right," he said, noting the deal came together in just a month after he first viewed the space. "It's a good neighborhood and a heavy walking area.

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At 2,044 square feet, the new store will be somewhat larger than the old Lexington locations, which typically were 1,400 to 1,500 square feet, Tedesco said.

It also will have a new look for Lexington, as Tedesco intends to make the store far more appealing inside than some of the previous ones were.

"This store is going to be like no other Graeter's that they're used to seeing," he said of Lexington patrons. "It's going to be a first-class store.

"It's a premium spot, we have a premium product and we're going to build it up to be a premium location."

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"My opinion is we're unique," Tedesco said. "There's a special market for hand-dipped, quality ice cream.

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Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/2011/10/06/1909848/graeters-returning-to-lexington.html

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About Graeter’s: Graeter’s ice cream is a renowned brand made in Cincinnati, OH, with national prestige that still faithfully uses century-old recipes and methods of production. Graeter’s has perfected the traditional French Pot process, making the world’s finest ice cream just two gallons at a time. The secret recipe of fresh cream and egg custard spun in a French Pot freezer creates an extremely dense and creamy consistency. Liquid bittersweet chocolate is poured in just as the ice cream is finishing, creating Graeter’s signature chocolate chips. Graeter’s has 31 corporately owned retail stores and Fans outside of this area can purchase gourmet chocolates, gourmet dessert and ice cream online at http://www.graeters.com/send.aspx.  Graeter’s can also be found in more than 4,000 grocery stores in 41 states. Visit www.graeters.com for more information.

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Graeter’s Ice Cream Reopens in Northern Kentucky

Northern Kentucky's Fort Mitchell and Newport Locations Now Open!

Graeter’s is pleased to announce the reopening of the company’s retail locations at 301 Buttermilk Pike in Fort Mitchell, KY and at 1409 North Grand Avenue in Newport, Kentucky.
A live picture from our Fort Mitchell Ribbon-Cutting Event! This new retail store offers a full lineup of Graeter's favorites, including gourmet ice cream and other frozen dessert, gourmet chocolates and more.
Both retail locations are now company-owned and have been completely remodeled with new décor and equipment, and both stores will offer Graeter’s full line of bakery, confectionary and candy offerings. 

“We are certainly excited to bring Graeter’s back to Northern Kentucky,” said Richard Graeter, President and CEO. “We have deep roots in Kentucky and we thank our loyal fans for their continued support.”

There are currently no plans to reopen the store previously located at 342 Monmouth Street in Newport, KY, or the store previously located at 8860 US Highway 42 in Florence, KY. Graeter’s is working with its Louisville-based franchisee to open new stores in the Lexington market.

For store hours and additional information, please visit http://www.graeters.com/nkentucky.aspx.

About Graeter’s: Graeter’s ice cream is a renowned brand made in Cincinnati, OH, with national prestige that still faithfully uses century-old recipes and methods of production. Graeter’s has perfected the traditional French Pot process, making the world’s finest ice cream just two gallons at a time. The secret recipe of fresh cream and egg custard spun in a French Pot freezer creates an extremely dense and creamy consistency. Liquid bittersweet chocolate is poured in just as the ice cream is finishing, creating Graeter’s signature chocolate chips. Graeter’s has 31 corporately owned retail stores and Fans outside of this area can purchase gourmet chocolates, gourmet dessert and ice cream online at http://www.graeters.com/send.aspx.  Graeter’s can also be found in more than 4,000 grocery stores in 41 states. Visit www.graeters.com for more information.

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Look at the size of this Chocolate Chip!

This chip was found at the Graeter's store in Oakwood! It was so big that the Oakwood Team set it aside for their customers to marvel!

Have you ever found a chocolate chip this big in your Graeter's? Share it with us!

Name: Graeter's Oakwood
City: Dayton
State: Ohio


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