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.

Graeter’s Ice Cream and Braxton Brewing Co. Join Forces for a Limited Edition Ale in Support of a Cure for Childhood Cancer

Two Cincinnati Companies Release Limited Edition Graeter’s Blueberry Pie Brown Ale During Annual Cones for the Cure Campaign


Graeter's and Braxton Brewing Collaboration for The Cure Starts Now

CINCINNATI, OH (August 29, 2017) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 147-year-old, family owned craft ice cream company, and Braxton Brewing Co., a local brewing company, have partnered once again to release a unique ice cream-inspired ale; this time in support of The Cure Starts Now. This Blueberry Pie Brown Ale builds on the success of the brands’ recent collaboration in early 2017. On September 9th, the unique brew will be introduced at Braxton Brewing Co.’s taproom via a tapping party and will be available at participating Kroger stores throughout Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, Lexington, Louisville, Dayton and Nashville beginning on September 11th. With this product, Braxton Brewing Co. and its wholesale partners, have pledged a donation upwards of $10,000 to the charity to help further raise awareness of The Cure Starts Now.

At the center of Graeter’s and Braxton Brewing Co.’s new product launch is The Cure Starts Now and its mission to find the homerun cure for cancer by focusing on pediatric brain cancer. It ultimately gives consumers a unique way to support this increasingly important cause. The one-of-a-kind Graeter’s Blueberry Pie Brown Ale is a creatively crafted beverage inspired by one of Graeter’s most iconic seasonal flavors, Elena’s Blueberry Pie – a special flavor that was created by a Cincinnati family in support of The Cure Starts Now. This year, Graeter’s Ice Cream and The Cure Starts Now welcome Braxton Brewing Co.’s aid in the Cones for the Cure campaign as well as the heightened awareness it will bring.

“Our support of the Cure Starts Now is entering a new decade” said Chip Graeter, 4th generation coowner of Graeter’s. “Ten years ago we created this special ice cream flavor and have been committed to the cause ever since. And this year, we’re elevating awareness even more with Braxton Brewing Co.’s ice cream-inspired ale. We couldn’t be more excited for this year’s campaign.”

As part of its continued support for The Cure Starts Now, Graeter's will be featuring Elena’s Blueberry Pie ice cream during the Cones for the Cure Campaign, September 7-17, and throughout September (while supplies last). Guests in the Graeter’s retail scoop shops during the campaign period also have the opportunity to make a donation directly to The Cure Startes Now Foundation. Graeter’s will offer a coupon booklet with up to $20 in savings for every donation of $5 or more.

"Based on the success of Black Raspberry Chip Milk Stout, we thought long and hard about what we could do to raise the bar,” shared Jake Rouse Co-Founder and CEO of Braxton Brewing Company. “After hearing The Cure Starts Now’s story about the genesis of the 'Homerun Cure' it became abundantly clear, I couldn't be more thrilled to have such an amazing beer support such a worthwhile cause."

“It’s wonderful that two amazing Cincinnati businesses are helping to support a cause that started right here at home in Cincinnati,” shared Keith Desserich, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board at The Cure Starts Now.. “Through Graeter’s support, we’ve been able to raise nearly $500,000 in new cancer research and we couldn’t be more excited about having Braxton’s involvement in this to take it to new a new level.”

About Graeter’s

Graeter’s Ice Cream produces craft ice cream using the small batch, artisanal, French Pot process, 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. Winner of the 2015 Munchie Award for best ice cream in the United States, and publicly recognized by celebrities, People Magazine and local magazines as the city’s “best ice cream”, 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 50 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.

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.

About The Cure Starts Now

The Cure Starts Now was started in honor of 6-year-old Cincinnati girl, Elena Desserich, and her battle with DIPG. With 31 chapters worldwide, The Cure Starts Now has quickly gained acclaim as one of the fastest growing cancer research charities and one of the first ones to advocate a homerun strategy for cancer research. Many experts believe that the lessons we learn from fighting pediatric brain cancer may in fact provide us the critical first step in winning the battle against all forms of cancer, both pediatric and adult. By the end of 2017, The Cure Starts Now will have funded $10 million in DIPG/homerun cure cancer research at institutions globally.

Graeter’s Ice Cream Partners with Cincinnati Zoo for New Zoo-Inspired Flavor

Graeter’s Ice Cream Celebrates Summer with All New Limited Edition Chunky Chunky Hippo Ice Cream

Graeter's Chunky Chunky Hippo

CINCINNATI, OH (July 17, 2017) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 147-year-old, family owned craft ice cream company, will reveal a new flavor called Chunky Chunky Hippo in support of the Cincinnati Zoo this Monday, July 17th. The hippo-inspired flavor will be available for ice cream fans in Graeter’s Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton, Ohio and Oxford, Ohio scoop shops as well as at the Graeter’s location at the Cincinnati Zoo. This limited edition flavor, like all Graeter’s ice cream, will be produced in small batches. A portion of the proceeds from each purchase of the new flavor will benefit the zoo, with scoops being sold at local scoop shops and at the zoo, as well as pints at graeters.com, in limited quantity.

Graeter’s new Chunky Chunky Hippo was crafted specifically to celebrate the brand’s home city and one of Cincinnati’s favorite attractions for families, the Cincinnati Zoo. With a toffee ice cream base, salted roasted peanuts and milk chocolate caramel truffles, the new flavor should be a favorite for adults and peanut-loving children alike. This summertime has an extra sweet side, as it allows Graeter’s guests to enjoy a nostalgic, hometown ice cream while supporting a local organization.

“There are two things in life guaranteed to bring a smile to your face – ice cream and Fiona, the baby hippo,” said Chad Yelton, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Vice President of Marketing and Communications. “Fiona continues to bring people together from all over the world in so many ways. We appreciate the support from Graeter’s and are excited to share this Fiona-inspired ice cream flavor with the community that has rallied around her for the past six months.”

“We’re excited to reveal an “extra” summer flavor this year,” shares Robert Graeter, Chief of Quality Assurance at Graeter’s Ice Cream. “In addition to the rollout of our Summer Bonus Flavors, Chunky Chunky Hippo is a true celebration of the season and has allowed us to support a fellow Cincinnati institution, the Cincinnati Zoo.”

Graeter’s Ice Cream plans to further take advantage of National Ice Cream Month in July with its continued grand unveiling of Summer Bonus Flavors in scoop shops and online for a limited time. Each flavor, revealed every other Monday, offers ice cream fans the allure of an innovative flavor made with the Graeter’s quality they expect. New bonus flavors will be announced on July 24, August 7 and August 21.

About Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

The world famous Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is committed to inspiring visitors to care about wildlife and wild places. It has been rated the #1 attraction locally and one of the top zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey. It has also received rave reviews from Child Magazine, Parents Magazine, USA Today and TripAdvisor. Over 1.5 million people visit the Zoo’s award-winning exhibits, and more than 500 animal and 3000 plant species annually. The Zoo, an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), is internationally known for its success in the protection and propagation of endangered animals and plants and engages in research and conservation projects worldwide. Known as the #GreenestZooInAmerica, the Zoo is doing its part to conserve natural resources that are critical to saving wildlife and its habitats and is committed to greening its daily operations and reducing its impact on the environment through the use of rain gardens, recycled building materials, solar panels and more. The Cincinnati Zoo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

National Ice Cream Month A Sweet Celebration for Beloved Ice Cream Brand

Graeter’s Ice Cream Reveals a Month of Surprises for Ice Cream Lovers and Loyal Consumer

National Ice Cream MonthCINCINNATI, OH (July 14, 2017) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 147-year-old, family owned craft ice cream company, will celebrate National Ice Cream Month this July with a calendar of events meant to surprise and delight Graeter’s fans nationwide. The company begins the summer ice cream season by celebrating its 147th birthday in a variety of delicious ways, including birthday scoops for just $1.47, surprise bonus flavors, and a new flavor to be unveiled to support the Cincinnati Zoo.

Graeter’s Ice Cream will take advantage of National Ice Cream Day on July 16 with a one-day promotion that invites consumers everywhere to celebrate the company’s 147th birthday, during which Graeter’s iconic single-dip ice cream cones will be sold for only $1.47. Graeter’s plans to further take advantage of National Ice Cream Month in July with its continued grand unveiling of Summer Bonus Flavors in scoop shops and online for a limited time. Each flavor, revealed every other Monday, offers ice cream fans the allure of an innovative flavor made with the Graeter’s quality they expect. New bonus flavors will be announced on June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7 and August 21.

Finally, the Graeter’s family, in support of its new relationship with the Cincinnati Zoo, has created a decadent and delicious flavor – available only at the Zoo, to benefit the Zoo. The new flavor will also be unveiled during this special month.

“Our 147th birthday on National Ice Cream Day is the perfect time to celebrate Graeter’s and the fans who have helped to make us such a mainstay in so many homes nationwide,” shares Chip Graeter, fourth-generation owner of Graeter’s Ice Cream. “We take an incredible amount of pride in creating the ideal ice cream experience, which we’ve been perfecting since Graeter’s first small batch of ice cream was churned in 1870.”

Graeter's Big Chocolate Chip Challenge

What a gift it is to be a part of so many families' special days: birthdays, anniveraries and so, so much more…

But when one of our biggest fans invited us to help "spoof" her dad for his birthday celebration ... to help her hedge her chances at winning their ongoing "BIG CHIP CHALLENGE" ... well, watch what happens when one special pint was packed by the jokesters in our plant.

One pint: 98% chip. The other: 98% ice cream. Happy birthday Dad! Hope you had a great day!



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What makes people fall in love with Graeter's Ice Cream?

From the first taste, you can tell it's something special.



Graeter’s is the last family-owned authentic small batch ice cream maker still dedicated to the French Pot® Process. Our artisans pour and swirl only the finest ingredients into each spinning, 2½ gallon French Pot® freezer. The resulting ice cream is so dense and rich, due to the almost total absence of whipped-in air, that an artisan must remove it with a paddle. With ice cream so thick and chocolate chips so big, every pint has to be hand packed.

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Graeter’s Ice Cream is excited to announce that we are now on the Feasty Eats app!

By Graeter's Ice Cream June 6, 2017

Feasty Eats App

Eats is a local Cincinnati startup that posts daily deals from restaurants in the Greater Cincinnati area. We will be offering scrumptious deals on some Graeter’s favorites exclusively through the Feasty Eats app. Graeter’s and Feasty Eats will be serving up even more smiles just in time for summer!

“We are ecstatic to be working with such an iconic Cincinnati brand and sharing their sweet deals on our app. We can’t wait for Cincinnati to see what they have to offer!” - Anthony Breen, CEO of Feasty Eats.

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ABOUT FEASTY EATS

Feasty Eats is a food app that connects those who love to eat food with those who love to create it! Anthony Breen, CEO, started Feasty Eats to solve the never ending debate with his wife over where to eat. Feasty Eats connects hungry consumers with restaurants ranging from casual to upscale, in real time. Find daily deals from restaurants you love!

It's that time of year again, Summer Bonus Flavor time!

Graeter's Summer Bonus Flavors

Today through the end of August we will be releasing a new surprise bonus flavor every two weeks. These flavors are truly unique and exploding with flavor.

Try our first flavor, Orange and Cream, today! Creamy, refreshing and packed with citrus flavor! This incredible flavor is made with our rich ice cream base combined with premium orange puree, with the creamy texture you’ve been dreaming of!

Hurry, this flavor will only be available for two short weeks (or less) given it’s popularity. Available at your nearest Graeter’s scoop shop or purchase some pints sold exclusively online at graeters.com.

Check back every two weeks throughout the summer for the release of a new Summer Bonus Flavor. New flavor releasing on May 15th, May 29th, June 12th, June 26th, July 10th, July 24th, August 7th, and August 21st.

Graeter’s Ice Cream debuts at Great American Ball Park

Graeter's fans can choose from six handcrafted ice cream flavors in cones and cups starting May 1, 2017

Cincinnati Reds Graeter's Ice CreamCINCINNATI — Six flavors of Graeter’s Ice Cream will be available at Great American Ball Park starting May 1, 2017, when the Reds open a nine-game homestand vs. the Pirates, Giants and Yankees.

Fans can find the iconic Cincinnati ice cream at a new stand on the third base concourse near Gapper’s Alley.

Six flavors of Graeter’s ice cream will be served in cones and cups:

  • • Black Raspberry Chip
  • • Cookie Dough Chocolate Chip
  • • Cookies n’ Cream
  • • Dutch Chocolate
  • • Mint Chocolate Chip
  • • Vanilla Bean

“We are excited to offer Cincinnati’s favorite ice cream for fans watching Cincinnati’s favorite sports team,” said Chip Graeter, 4th generation owner of Graeter’s Ice Cream. “The Reds were the rst professional baseball team in 1869 and Louis Graeter got into the ice cream business in 1870. Two iconic Cincinnati traditions together at last.”

Reds Heads Kids Club memberships available at Graeter's!

Memberships to the Reds Heads Kids Club will be available for sale at 26 area Graeter’s stores.

The Reds Heads Kids Club is the official fan club for Reds fans ages 3-12 and membership includes a backpack, jersey, bobblehead and exclusive merchandise plus members-only ballpark experiences like player autograph sessions.

Membership is only $30 and includes a free scoop of Graeter’s ice cream when purchased at one of the 26 participating Graeter’s stores in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton and Oxford.

12 Delicious Flavors of Graeter’s Ice Cream Now Available at Cincinnati Zoo

Sweet new partnership making Zoo visitors happy!

#cincyzoopicCINCINNATI, OH (April 19, 2017) – Two Cincinnati favorites are working together to serve up smiles. Thanks to a new partnership with Graeter’s Ice Cream, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden visitors can now enjoy Madagascar Vanilla Bean while looking at lemurs from that remote island!

“We are very excited about adding another hometown brand to the Zoo” said V.P. of Marketing and Communications, Chad Yelton. “Our guests (and staff) have been asking for Graeter’s Ice Cream for years so it’s nice to be able to offer this sweet treat to our 1.6 million guests that visit each year.”

“Being a part of Cincinnati area family-favorite venues like the Zoo is important to us,” shares Chip Graeter, 4th generation owner of Graeter’s Ice Cream. “The Zoo is a beloved landmark in Cincinnati, and it’s an honor to offer our ice cream to Zoo visitors this year.”

Graeter’s Zoo shop, which is located next to Jungle Trails, serves cookies & cream, cotton candy, dutch milk chocolate, Madagascar vanilla bean, strawberry cheese cake, black raspberry chip, buckeye blitz chocolate chip, chocolate chip, cookie dough chip, mint chocolate chip, salted caramel chocolate chip, raspberry sorbet and a variety of chip wheelies and sundaes.

The world famous Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is committed to inspiring visitors to care about wildlife and wild places. It has been rated the #1 attraction locally and one of the top zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey. It has also received rave reviews from Child Magazine, Parents Magazine, USA Today and TripAdvisor. Over 1.5 million people visit the Zoo’s award-winning exhibits, and more than 500 animal and 3000 plant species annually. The Zoo, an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), is internationally known for its success in the protection and propagation of endangered animals and plants and engages in research and conservation projects worldwide. Known as the #GreenestZooInAmerica, the Zoo is doing its part to conserve natural resources that are critical to saving wildlife and its habitats and is committed to greening its daily operations and reducing its impact on the environment through the use of rain gardens, recycled building materials, solar panels and more. The Cincinnati Zoo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.