What should a Kooza/Cirque du Soleil sundae taste like?
Live Nation and Cirque du Soleil is partnering with Graeter’s for the upcoming Columbus, Ohio engagement of KOOZA, a Cirque du Soleil Big Top show opening June 4 under the iconic blue and yellow big top!
We are so excited, we want to create a special sundae to feature and we need your help! What should a Kooza/Cirque du Soleil sundae taste like? Submit your answer in the comments and you just might taste your creation! Contests starts May 10th and ends May 25th. Must reside in the Columbus, Ohio area. View the Official Rules.
The person chosen for the winning sundae will receive a Grand Prize package including premium tickets and a backstage tour. Go Behind the Scenes after the show and see how this massive touring operation works—costumes, makeup, lighting, props, stagecraft…see the life of a Cirque Artist firsthand.
The Grand Prize package will include:
- • Four premium tickets for opening night
- • Backstage Tour of KOOZA for four (priceless!)
- • KOOZA merchandise pack
- • If the VIP Rouge tent is open for opening night, four passes will be made available as well.
- • $100 Graeter’s Gift Card
One additional winner per store will be chosen to win a pair of tickets to see KOOZA on opening night, June 4 + $10 Gift Card. Each of the nine stores will have a ticket winner for a total of 2 tickets per store + 2 Free Cone Coupons. These winners will be chosen from register to win boxes in-store, as well as from the “selfie with your sundae” participants.
Graeter’s Ice Cream Announces Their Expansion into Harris Teeter Markets
CINCINNATI, OH (May 13, 2015) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, a super premium craft ice cream brand, is excited to announce its expansion into Harris Teeter markets. This expansion is a result of growing consumer requests. Graeter’s Ice Cream enthusiasts can now find pints of their favorite ice cream in Harris Teeter for $5.49. This favorite ice cream brand will be more accessible than ever to shoppers loyal to Harris Teeter stores.
As the landscape of the food industry continues to shift with each passing trend, the fourth-generation of the Graeter family continues to handcraft their ice cream with the same process that they have been using since 1870, 2½ gallons at a time. An emerging trend among consumers, craft ice cream is defined as small-batch, locally produced and handcrafted - traits that Graeter’s Ice Cream has embodied for over 145 years. Today, they are the only commercial ice cream manufacturer to use the French Pot process, giving Graeter’s Ice Cream its signature smooth texture and its signature rich chocolate chunks.
“Introducing new consumers to what ice cream should really taste like is always exciting to us at Graeter’s,” shares George Denman, Vice President of Sales for Graeter’s Ice Cream. “Craft ice cream, family made, hand packed — Harris Teeter customers are in for a sweet treat, and we’re excited to bring it to them.”
Graeter’s Ice Cream will be debuting its brand new ice cream truck to Harris Teeter shoppers in a statewide ice cream truck tour beginning June 5 at the Chapel Hill North Harris Teeter location. Harris Teeter shoppers will be able to taste a free 2 oz sample of Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip, Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chip and Original Salted Caramel ice cream outside of various Harris Teeter stores. For a full schedule of tour stops, visit our website.
Harris Teeter, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Company, offers consumers a high-end grocery shopping experience, lining the aisles with well-established brands that shoppers know and trust. Graeter’s Ice Cream’s expansion into Harris Teeter not only mirrors the grocery store’s commitment to bringing their shoppers only the finest products, but also Graeter’s Ice Cream’s commitment to bringing shoppers the very best they have to offer, ice cream unparalleled in quality, texture, and flavor. Flavors available at Harris Teeter are the best-selling Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip, the brand new Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate Chip, Coconut Chocolate Chip, The Original Salted Caramel, and Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean.
Graeter’s Ice Cream produces craft ice cream and gelato lines using a small batch, artisanal method of production dating back over a century. Graeter’s has won the hearts of ice cream enthusiasts across the country as well as the respect of the nation’s most influential foodies. The Cincinnati-based company remains family owned and operated and continues to handcraft ice cream 2½ gallons at a time. Today, Graeter’s has 40 retail stores and ship over 300,000 pints annually for online mail order sales. Graeter’s can also be found in more than 6,000 grocery stores in 46 states. Visit www.graeters.com for more information.
Graeter’s Ice Cream Announces Addition of Butter Pecan to Line of Low Glycemic Ice Creams
CINCINNATI, OH (May 11, 2015) — Graeter’s Ice Cream, a super premium craft ice cream brand, announces the addition of a new flavor to their existing line of low glycemic ice cream. For a limited time, Butter Pecan will join Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Chip and Mint Chocolate Chip in bringing consumers an ice cream that contains 50 percent less sugar than Graeter’s traditional ice cream.
Crafted using the naturally low-glycemic sweetness obtained from the monk fruit, each flavor boasts the Graeter’s Ice Cream taste that has garnered a passionate following for over 145 years. The monk fruit provides a natural alternative to sugar that is 300 times sweeter than regular sugar and releases slowly into the body, making it a safer option for people who are required to monitor their sugar consumption or those who wish to indulge in Graeter’s ice cream on a restricted diet. Graeter’s Low Glycemic ice creams have half the amount of sugar, 25 percent less fat and 25 percent fewer calories, and recently earned a Low Glycemic Certification from the Glycemic Research Institute.
“Every person deserves to enjoy Graeter’s Ice Cream, and now they have even more ways to do so with the addition of Butter Pecan to our low glycemic line of ice cream flavors,” says Richard Graeter, fourth-generation owner of Graeter’s Ice Cream. “We enlisted the help of medical professionals to understand the struggles people with dietary restrictions face, and found that professionals in the health industry overwhelmingly support this product as a means to empower individuals to make smarter decisions about the treats in which they indulge.”
Graeter’s Butter Pecan Ice Cream, available this spring as the newest addition to the low glycemic line, is no exception. Roasted pecans are folded into delectable milk and cream sweetened by vanilla and butter to create the beloved American flavor. “We take great care to develop and test new products that meet the very high standards our customers enjoy, and this product line was no exception,” added Graeter.
“We were not content to put a product on the shelves until we were confident that it tasted as good as our full-sugar line of premium ice cream flavors — and this definitely does.”
As the only commercial ice cream manufacturer in the world to use a French pot process, Graeter’s Ice Cream’s 2 ½ gallon batches are the smallest in the industry and help to maintain the quality for which Graeter’s has come to be known.
Graeter’s Ice Cream produces craft ice cream and gelato lines using a small-batch, artisanal method of production dating back over a century. Graeter’s has won the hearts of ice cream enthusiasts across the country as well as the respect of the nation’s most influential foodies. The Cincinnati-based company remains family-owned and operated and continues to handcraft ice cream 2½ gallons at a time. Today, Graeter’s has 40 retail stores and ships over 300,000 pints annually for online mail order sales. Graeter’s can also be found in more than 6,000 grocery stores in 46 states. Visit www.graeters.com for more information.
After trying this recipe you'll never want to skip breakfast again. A chocolatey treat so tasty it is my favorite breakfast recipe. The best part? It's something even your kids can help make it's so easy! The secret ingredient is our butter buns for this recipe, they provide a much richer flavor.
Steve Hellmich's, Graeter’s Head Chef
FRENCH TOAST BURGERS
Yield: 2 servings Servings: 2 Prep Time: 5m Cook Time: 5m Ready In: 15m
Chocolate Whipped Cream
- • One cup of cold heavy cream
- • 2 tablespoons of Graeters Bittersweet Dessert Sauce
- • 1 to 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
To make our chocolate whipped cream, start by adding the three ingredients together in a cold mixing bowl, add powdered sugar to taste, and whisk until firm peaks.
More bittersweet topping can be added in the beginning if a stronger chocolate taste it desired.
French Toast Burgers
- • Graeter's Hamburger Buns (available at select Graeter retail stores)
- • 2 eggs
- • 1 tsp. sugar
- • Pinch of cinnamon
- • ½ cup milk
Combine the eggs, sugar, cinnamon and milk in a bowl and whisk together. Be sure to whisk together well.
Preheat a frying pan, skillet or griddle on medium heat. Use cooking spray or a pat of butter.
Submerge the hamburger bun completely in the mixture and coat completely.
Place bread on griddle and cook on both sides until golden brown. It should take about 2 minutes per side but be SURE to check.
Sweeten the start of her Mother’s Day with these brunch treats straight from the kitchen of Graeter’s Head Chef, Steve Hellmich. As a trained chef working at Graeter’s he has concocted several mouth-watering recipes that incorporate the best of Graeter’s flavors.
Salted Caramel Coffee Chiller
For the coffee lover, we recommend our Salted Caramel Coffee Chiller, a creamy wake-me-up in a mug.
Simply blend the following ingredients:
- • 3oz Milk
- • 3oz Espresso Syrup
- • 6oz Graeter's Origianl Salted Caramel Ice Cream
- • 8oz Ice
Strawberry Sensation Smoothie
Not a coffee fan, not a problem! Our Strawberry Sensation Smoothie will bring a smile to anyone’s face.
Simply blend the following ingredients:
- • 3oz Orange Juice
- • 3oz Fresh Strawberries
- • 6oz Raspberry Sorbet
- • 1 whole Banana
- • 8oz Ice
French Toast Burgers
Now for the real treat, French Toast Burgers! Yes, that’s right a breakfast brunch like no other, something you simply have to try and you’ll see why this is my favorite breakfast. View our French Toast Burgers Recipe.
Steve Hellmich, Graeter’s Head Chef
The votes are in! We are proud to have been selected as the 2015 The Munchies: People’s Choice Food Award Winner of most amazing tasting ice cream! And with such dedicated fans, it’s no wonder. They simply can’t get enough and are proud to admit it, with such rants as, “Enjoyed is an understatement” and “I am in LOVE with this flavor. It is so creamy, rich and the cherries are amazing, just like the chocolate chips.”
So how do we do it? Through an unbreakable commitment to stay true to our great great grandmother’s French Pot Process and undying love of only the finest, freshest ingredients. The result? Ice cream that is rich, creamy and packed with flavor. A taste you must try for yourself!
Have you noticed? We’ve recently changed our look. Our new packaging for our classic small-batch handcrafted ice cream is now similar to that of our gelato and lighter “A Little Less Indulgent” ice cream flavors.
Learn more about how the new packaging came about in this article from the Cincinnati Business Courier.
To find a pint of your favorite ice cream or gelato flavor (like Black Raspberry Chip!) near you check out our store locator. You can also find Graeter’s using our grocery store locator or simply order online.