Ice Cream Stories

Graeter’s Looks To Expand

Rich Graeter

Great news ice cream fans! Graeter’s is looking to add new locations in Chicago and Nashville in the near future. We plan to add multiple scoop shops per new market. These stores will focus on ice cream with some candy products available for sale.

Stay tuned for more information. In the mean time you can read more about our plans in this article from the Cincinnati Business Courier.

To find a retail store near you visit our store locator. You can also find Graeter’s using our grocery store locator or simply order online.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"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. www.Graeters.com 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 www.Graeters.com, 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 Cincinnati.com 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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Peanut Butter Pack Now Available!

We have yet another irresistible pack of flavors available, and you can have them shipped right to your door!

The Peanut Butter Pack includes:

  • Peanut Butter Brownie
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzal
  • Buckeye Blitz
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
  • Jazzberry Cinnamon Crunch
  • Watermelon Sorbet

Visit our website to try this pack or any of our other flavor combinations!

 

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We pack every ice cream pint by hand


Ever wonder who makes your favorite irresistible handcrafted ice cream? Meet Bud, one of our longest tenured ice cream artisans. He has been handcrafting irresistible ice cream for over 20 years!


 

 

To get your own pint of our handcrafted ice cream stop by your local grocery store or buy from our online store
 
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Try These Brand New Flavors For A Limited Time!

Try our brand new flavors: Salted Caramel Truffle Cup, Peanut Butter Pretzel, Aztec Chocolate and Jazzberry Cinnamon Crunch! We only made a small amount so hurry, while supplies last! Not available in-store or individually - only sold as an online pack.

 

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What are fans are doing

We love to hear from our fans, espsecially when they show their love for Graeter's in a new and unique way. Recently, we had a fan share a quilt they made all about Graeter's. We LOVE IT!

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Black Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Dubbed “Summer In A Pint.”

An Irresistible Scoop Of Black Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Our Black Cherry Chocolate Chip ice cream is still getting rave reviews from across the states. Recently our first new flavor in three years was reviewed by the Boca Raton Observer Magazine in Boca Raton, FL. According to their reviewers,

“this stuff is like summer in a pint container. The all-natural dessert is made with heavy cream and pure cane sugar, which is churned in a French pot two gallons at a time before being loaded with fresh black cherries and the brand’s signature dark-chocolate chunks.”

Even their resident Black Cherry lover approved of Graeter’s Black Cherry Chocolate Chip handcrafted ice cream saying, “The balance of flavors was perfect. The Black Cherry was dominant, while the chocolate was a great partner.”

They loved the ice cream so much that on a scale of 1 to 10 they gave it a 11.

Looking for your way to cool off this summer? Then look for our irresistible handcrafted ice cream flavor at your local grocery store or buy from our online store.

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Huffington Post Declares Graeter’s Summer Peach A Top Summer Ice Cream Flavor

Summer Peach, An Irresistible Way To Start Off The Summer

Recently, the Huffington Post reviewed 45 different flavors of ice cream to find their top 10 picks for this summer. Not surprisingly our irresistible Summer Peach made it on the list.

“Tastes like real peaches, not peach-flavoring. The texture is perfectly creamy. Tastes like summer." "So summery. And spot on peach flavor. Amazing!" "The most realistic peach ice cream I've ever had."
To get your own pint of our handcrafted Summer peach ice cream flavor stop by your local grocery store or buy from our online store.

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Those Mouthwatering Chocolate Chips…

We’ve had a number of giant chocolate chip sightings reported to our Facebook page lately. Some of these gourmet chocolate chips are huge! Have you ever had a chip as big as any of these? If so let us know!

Here are a few of our favorites:

A chocolate chip nearly as big as the bowl it sits in.
This giant chocolate chip from Boston takes up nearly the whole bowl and is the reason that Kate “[loves] Graeter’s more than all the other ice creams combined.”

Have you ever seen a chocolate chip this big?

Imagine trying to balance this massive chip on your ice cream cone. This delicious picture comes courtesy of our Hyde Park store in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Another mouth watering chocolate chip.

Jen’s family in Georgia hit the chocolate jackpot when they bought their favorite hand crafted ice cream from Publix.

How would you like to see this hiding underneath the lid of your favorite handcrafted ice cream?

“Nothing better than pulling back the lid to your yummy Graeter’s ice cream and finding a huge chocolate chunk waiting for you! I love this stuff!” ~ Leslie in Tennessee.


Remember to stay cool this summer with your favorite irresistible handcrafted ice cream flavor at your local grocery store or buy from our online store.

 

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Give Mom What She Really Wants

Show Mom how much you care with Graeter's Mother's Day Pack!

With irresistible flavors like The Original Salted Caramel, Orange & Cream and Strawberry Chocolate Chip, this is the perfect gift for all of the mothers in your life.

Mother's Day is May 12th so be sure to warm her heart with her favorite ice cream!

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