Graeter's Chunky Chunky Hippo Ice Cream Flavor Is Back In Time For Summer

By Graeter's Ice Cream May 24, 2018
Graeter's Chunky Chunky Hippo Ice Cream

Our Chunky Chunky Hippo ice cream was born out of our collective excitement over the Cincinnati Zoo’s world-famous addition to its hippo habitat. With a toffee ice cream base, salted roasted peanuts and milk chocolate caramel truffles, this chunky flavor is bound to be a seasonal favorite for adults and peanut-loving children alike.The best part is a portion of proceeds benefit the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

Hurry in to a Graeter's retail store or shop online to get a taste of this limited time flavor. Available while supplies last!

Graeter’s Ice Cream Unveils Plans To Join Cleveland Pinecrest Community

New Scoop Shop Set to Open Spring, 2018

CINCINNATI, OH (April 12, 2018) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, family owned craft ice cream maker since 1870, is excited to announce plans to open the newest scoop shop in Cleveland’s Pinecrest. This location, the 2nd in the Cleveland area and 54th in the family of scoop shops, is set to celebrate its Grand Opening on May 18th, 2018. The store will offer a complete menu of indulgent ice cream treats, with a portion of the proceeds from opening day benefitting local charity, The Gathering Place. The address of the Pinecrest location is 10 Park Avenue, Suite 116, Beachwood, OH 44122-4237 within the Pinecrest mall community. Spring hours of operation are 11 A.M. to 10 P.M. Sunday thru Thursday, and 11 A.M. to 11 P.M. Friday and Saturday.

A ribbon cutting celebrating the new scoop shop opening is planned for May 18th. Local community members are invited to celebrate along with the Graeter family, Store Manager Clem Marshall, The Gathering Place staff members and other members of the Graeter’s team. A portion of the proceeds will go to the charity, allowing The Gathering Place to continue to support families in the community who are coping with cancer.

This award-winning ice cream now becomes more accessible to loyal consumers beyond local grocery stores and a scoop shop location in Crocker Park. Available in pints in area grocery stores for the past few years, Graeter’s looks forward to now sharing a full menu of ice cream flavors, sundaes, milkshakes, old-fashioned sodas and candy to even more Cleveland area fans.

"We've wanted to expand our presence in Cleveland for quite some time now," shares Chip Graeter, fourth-generation owner of Graeter’s Ice Cream. "The city and the families here have been so wonderful to us. It feels like we've been a part of the city all along, and look forward to becoming even more involved with the Cleveland area community."

About The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place provides free programs and services that focus on the emotional, physical, spiritual and social needs and individuals with cancer and their families and friends. Since opening its doors, The Gathering Place has served over 40,915 individuals who have made more than 309,000 visits. To learn more, visit www.touchedbycancer.org.

About Graeter’s

Graeter’s Ice Cream produces craft ice cream using a French Pots, 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. Famous for their signature chocolate chips, the Cincinnati-based company remains family owned and operated and continues to handcraft ice cream 2½ gallons at a time. Today, Graeter’s has more than 54 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 Reveals Its Highly Anticipated Mystery Flavors

By Graeter's Ice Cream March 1, 2018
Mystery Flavors

(Cincinnati, OH) March 1st, 2018 - Graeter’s Ice Cream reveals its latest annual Mystery Flavor, a first for the 2018 campaign with not one but two flavors to double the fun. Fan favorites brought back by popular demand, Graeter’s reveals Dark Chocolate Brownie and S’mores as this year’s Mystery Flavors available now in scoop shops!

Graeter’s Dark Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream is a chocolate lover’s dream with bittersweet chocolate chips, rich chocolate flavored ice cream and gooey brownie chunks.

Meanwhile, Graeter’s S’mores Ice Cream takes the frozen rendition of the campfire classic with graham cracker flavored ice cream, handcrafted marshmallows and their signature milk chocolate chips.

The ice cream company, known for its indulgent, handcrafted flavors, rich chocolate chips and Old World French Pot process, invites consumers to visit a scoop shop, Graeters.com and select retailers to try the Mystery Flavor.

The Mystery Flavor is now available at all Graeter’s scoop shops and online. Pints will be available in freezer aisles in select Kroger, Jungle Jim’s, Dorothy Lane Markets, Giant Eagle and Jewel-Osco stores, as well as other favorite retailers, in the coming weeks. Please visit Graeters.com to find a location near you or to purchase the new Mystery Flavors online.

Braxton Brewing Co. and Graeter’s Ice Cream’s Collaborative Milk Stout Makes Its Much Anticipated Encore

Braxton Brewery and Graeter's Milk Stout Collaboration

Limited Edition Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout Re-Launches with a New and Improved Recipe for Craft Food and Beverage Lovers

CINCINNATI, OH (January 23, 2018)Braxton Brewing Co., a local brewing company, and Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 147-year-old, family owned craft ice cream company, will re-launch the Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout that began their partnership. This Braxton Brewing Co. flavor brings beer drinkers an adult-friendly beverage reminiscent of Graeter’s signature Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. New changes have been made to the recipe, adding more pure black raspberry puree to the beer. Also, for the first time, the brew will be available in Columbus and Nashville.

The unique milk stout will once again be available starting in early February at Cincinnati, Dayton, Lexington, Louisville, Nashville and Columbus-area Kroger markets for a limited time. It will be introduced at a Tapping Party on February 3rd at Braxton Brewing Co.’s Covington Taproom whereby the community will be invited to celebrate its re-launch.

The Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout is a creatively crafted beverage inspired by one of Graeter’s oldest traditional flavors. Based on feedback from customers last year, the brewery has infused even more of Graeter’s proprietary pure Black Raspberry purée. Braxton Brewing Co. also changed the character of roasted malt to give it a more crisp flavor profile that is distinctively Graeter’s. Using Graeter’s exclusive black raspberry puree, Braxton Brewing Co. crafted this one-of-a-kind milk stout, a dark brew with notes of roasted barley and a creamy texture. This sweet treat will only be available for purchase for a limited time.

"It’s great to be able to work once again with this beloved local Cincinnati craft brand that puts as high an emphasis on authenticity as we do," said Jake Rouse, Co-Founder and CEO. "We hand-crafted a new recipe to ensure that we released a beer we know craft food and beer lovers will appreciate, and the new Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout recipe does just that."

“We’re excited to once again partner with Braxton Brewing Co. to release a milk stout that truly speaks to craft food and drink lovers,” shares Robert Graeter, 4th generation co-owner and Chief of Quality Assurance at Graeter’s Ice Cream. “Both Braxton Brewing Co. and Graeter’s are dedicated to the art of our craft brands, and the re-launch of the Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout is a reflection of that.”

This collaboration between Graeter’s Ice Cream and the Braxton Brewing Co. is preceded by 2017’s launch of Graeter’s Stout & Pretzels Ice Cream. Consumers can celebrate the re-launch of Braxton Brewing Co.’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout at a Tapping Party at the Braxton Brewing Co. Taproom on Saturday, February 3.

About Braxton Brewing Company

Born in a garage, a passion for brewing has become an entrepreneurial obsession. Melding the age-old tradition of brewing beer and innovative new-age technology, dreams are born and fermented at Braxton Brewing Company. It is the hub of our lives and a place where we showcase our passion for brewing beer. It’s here, where our expert team holds every single pint of Braxton beer to the highest standard of excellence. And like the garage of our past, our new home is deeply rooted in the community of Covington, Kentucky. So, welcome to Braxton Brewing Company. You’re witnessing a dream come to life.

Graeter’s Cincinnati Zoo-Inspired Flavor Makes Its Anticipated Return

Summer’s Beloved Chunky Chunky Hippo Craft Ice Cream Returns in Time for Fiona’s Birthday


Graeter's Chunky Chunky Hippo Ice Cream

CINCINNATI, OH (January 2, 2018) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 147-year-old, family owned craft ice cream company, has announced the return of its popular Chunky Chunky Hippo Ice Cream. Introduced in the summer of 2017, Chunky Chunky Hippo was released in support of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and created much excitement from local ice cream fans. The hippo-inspired flavor will once again bring its sweet toffee ice cream base, salted roasted peanuts and milk chocolate caramel truffles to Cincinnati-area retailers, as well as all of Graeter’s 53 scoop shops in the Midwest. Fans will also be delighted to see Cincinnati native Loren Long’s illustrations on every pint of Chunky Chunky Hippo. This limited edition flavor, like all Graeter’s ice cream, will be produced in small batches and in limited quantity for consumption at scoops shops and at graeters.com beginning January 14th, as well as in grocery stores beginning January 17th.

Graeter’s Chunky Chunky Hippo was initially crafted in celebration of the brand’s home city and one of Cincinnati’s favorite attractions for families, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Shoppers will be able to find it in Graeter’s scoop shops, but also at Kroger, Whole Foods and Fresh Market stores throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, as well as Remke stores, Dorothy Lane Markets, and select Fresh Thyme and Jungle Jim’s. The limited time flavor brings new vibrancy to its much-anticipated return with the pint artwork specially created by Loren Long, author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture books Otis, Otis and the Tornado, Otis and the Puppy, An Otis Christmas and Otis and the Scarecrow. Chunky Chunky Hippo also celebrates Fiona’s first birthday on January 24th, the Cincinnati Zoo’s world-famous addition to its hippo habitat.

“After receiving such overwhelming support for our Chunky Chunky Hippo Ice Cream this summer, we knew we had to reintroduce this flavor. This time, we’re proud to celebrate Fiona’s first birthday, as well as the artwork of talented Cincinnati artist, Loren Long,” shares Chip Graeter, 4th generation owner and Chief of Retail Operations at Graeter’s Ice Cream. “Chunky Chunky Hippo is becoming a true family-favorite. We’re excited to bring it back to all of our scoop shops and grocery partners.”

At Graeter’s scoop shop locations, shoppers will also be able to participate in the celebration of Fiona with a special Fiona collectible card as a gift with purchase of Chunky Chunky Hippo ice cream. A limited number of 8x10 prints, signed by Loren Long, will be for sale. These prints feature Loren’s Hippo illustrations from the pint package. Finally, guests will be offered the opportunity to register to win admissions to the Cincinnati Zoo at Greater Cincinnati and Dayton Graeter’s scoop shops.

Graeter's Peppermint Milkshake By Olivia Rink

We’re having a Christmas party next weekend so we were brainstorming what kind of unique holiday sweet would be fun to serve to friends. We came up with these festive Graeter’s Peppermint ice-cream milkshakes! I’m all about easy recipes like this that everyone will love.

Graeter's Peppermint Milkshakes

Graeter's Peppermint Milk Shakes

VERY EASY TO MAKE AND SO GOOD – HERE’S THE STEP-BY-STEP:

  1. 1. Graeter’s Peppermint Ice Cream + milk blended to your desired consistency
  2. 2. Crush up candy canes for the rim of the glasses
  3. 3. Mix equal parts sugar and water and bring to a boil – then dip rim of glasses in substance.
  4. 4. Dip rim of glasses in crushed candy cane.
  5. 5. Top with whipped cream and a cherry! The red striped straws add a fun holiday touch.

Compliments of Olivia Rink

Looking for Graeter’s Ice Cream Near You?

You’re in luck! Thank you to our dedicated, die hard fans for requesting us at their local grocery stores; we are available in multiple stores across the nation. So if you’re in need of your ice cream fix, just stop over to our Where To Find Us page and search your zip code for a store near you offering up Graeter’s pints.

Look For Us In Giant Eagle, Harris Teeter, Kroger and Whole Foods!

Just to name a few. We have partnered with some of the best grocery stores across the Midwest to bring our fans a variety of Graeter’s ice cream flavors. Flavors do vary, so call or stop by your local store for their specific availability.

Can’t find a store in your area? No sweat, we offer our full line of ice cream flavors online and ship nationwide.

Graeter's is in grocery stores

A Scrumptious Graeter's Breakfast Recipe Perfect for Christmas Morning!

By Graeter's Ice Cream November 20, 2017 No comments

Graeter's Ice Cream Liège Waffles

The Holidays have arrived and we teamed up with Paulie Cooks to create the perfect Holiday treat! This delicious combo of our Handcrafted French Pot Ice Cream and Liège Waffles will leave a lasting impression on friends and family. What are you waiting for? Grab some Graeter’s Ice Cream and start whippin’ up some waffles! Check out the recipe and more from Paulie Cooks below.

@PaulieCooks

"Finally got my box of @graeters ice cream in the mail and it did not disappoint. What do you with some of the best ice cream you’ve ever had?! Duh make it into more snacks. Liège waffle ice cream sandwiches, yes I’ll have all of them please. Black raspberry chip and mocha chocolate chip up first. 4 more to try. You need this ice cream in your life."

Liège Waffles

  1. 1. Room temp unsalted butter cut into cubes
  2. 2. Yeast. Brown sugar. Warm water. And milk all together and let yeast bubble
  3. 3. Eggs. Vanilla. Salt. And yeast mix all into a bowl or mixer.
  4. 4. Add the flour. And start kneading, incorporating the butter a few tablespoons at a time.
  5. 5. It should be a pretty sticky dough but pulls away from the bowl easily. Let it sit for an hour and rise and then refrigerate


Let it refrigerate for 24 hours/overnight.

Then. Give yourself an hour before you’re ready to cook. Take the dough out of the fridge and let it soften. Then knead in the pearl sugar. Which is super easy to find on amazon. That’s the only place around me that I found it.

The dough should make about 32 quarter waffles. I cut them all portion them by weight, about 65g

Play with it. They’re awesome.

Check out more recipes from Paulie Cooks on Instagram @PaulieCooks.

Graeter’s Ice Cream and Braxton Brewing Co. Bring Fans First Collaborative Ice Cream Flavor

By Graeter's Ice Cream September 19, 2017 No comments
Graeter's Stout and Pretzels

Cincinnati-Based Brands Bring Beer and Dessert Together to Create Stout & Pretzels Ice Cream

CINCINNATI, OH (September 19, 2017) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 147-year-old, family owned craft ice cream company, and Braxton Brewing Co., a local brewing company, introduce first-of-its-kind Stout & Pretzels Ice Cream. This Graeter’s flavor has been inspired by the success found in Graeter’s and Braxton’s previous collaborations – Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout and Blueberry Pie Brown Ale. The unique ice cream was previewed at Braxton Brewing Co.’s booth at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati and will be introduced for purchase in Graeter’s scoop shops and online the first week of October.

The one-of-a-kind Stout & Pretzels ice cream is a creatively crafted ice cream influenced by Braxton Brewing Co.’s Dead Blow Tropical Stout. Eighty pounds of macerated dates are brewed with a Dry English Ale yeast to provide a vibrant, fruity and tropical aroma with a subtle amount of fruity esters. Dead Blow is a dry, full bodied, smooth stout that is lighter on bitterness.

Braxton Dead Blow Tropical Stout
Similarly, Graeter’s Stout & Pretzels ice cream will mimic the flavorful notes found in Braxton’s brew to create an ice cream with crunchy pretzels to compliment each distinct note. This sweet treat will only be available for purchase for a limited time.

“Having partnered with Braxton Brewing Co. on this year’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout as well as the Blueberry Pie Brown Ale, it’s exciting to be able to turn the tables and incorporate Dead Blow into a new ice cream creation,” shares Robert Graeter, 4th generation co-owner and Chief of Quality Assurance at Graeter’s Ice Cream. “As true craft brands, we are both passionate about and committed to preserving our authenticity in each new culinary adventure.”

"We’re a proud Cincinnati brand, and it’s wonderful to be able to surprise and delight both Braxton and Graeter’s fans through this collaboration," said Jake Rouse, Co-Founder and CEO. "From concept to creation, it’s always a thrill to be able to be a part of something that we know will bring a smile to consumers’ faces, as we know Graeter’s new Stout & Pretzels Ice Cream will."

Regina Graeter’s original recipes and old-world French Pot process have stood the test of time – even as mass-produced ice cream floods the market. This innovative collaboration between Graeter’s Ice Cream and Braxton Brewing Co. is an ode to her time-tested recipes, taken to an even higher level by the addition of Braxton Brewing Co.’s passion for crafting the perfect beer.

About Braxton Brewing Company
Born in a garage, a passion for brewing has become an entrepreneurial obsession. Melding the age-old tradition of brewing beer and innovative new-age technology, dreams are born and fermented at Braxton Brewing Company. It is the hub of our lives and a place where we showcase our passion for brewing beer. It’s here, where our expert team holds every single pint of Braxton beer to the highest standard of excellence. And like the garage of our past, our new home is deeply rooted in the community of Covington, Kentucky. So, welcome to Braxton Brewing Company. You’re witnessing a dream come to life.

Get a Free Small Cone of Graeter's Elena's Blueberry Pie and support The Cure Starts Now Foundation!

By Graeter's Ice Cream September 6, 2017 No comments

A delicious way to support a precious cause!

Support The Cure Starts Now Foundation

It's time again for the annual collaboration between The Cure Starts Now Foundation and Graeter’s Ice Cream to raise money to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer. Come in on September 7th, and get a free small cone of Elena’s Blueberry Pie* as a thank you for your support in helping us reach our goal of $150,000 in donations for The Cure Starts Now Foundation (a 501c3 Federal Non-Profit).

In addition, Graeter's will be handing out coupon books worth $20 in exchange for $5 donations to The Cure Starts Now from September 7th to the 17th.

Our creamy, blueberry flavored ice cream loaded with real blueberries and pie crust pieces is named after Elena, a young girl who's tragic battle with pediatric brain cancer inspired the creation of The Cure Starts Now Foundation. Graeter's proudly donates a portion of the proceeds from this flavor to the Foundation.

"Often they know the ice cream before they know the story of our daughter, Elena. But it’s a call to action. It makes people think about the cause and people want to know more about this delicious ice cream they're eating. And it helps us find a home-run cure for all cancer, which is our goal,” Elena’s father and The Cure Starts Now representative Keith Desserich said.

*Free single dip sugar cone of Elena's Blueberry Pie ice cream, no substitutions, no rain checks. Valid only at participating Graeter’s retail locations on September 7th, 2017 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. while supplies last, limit one per customer.