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.”

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.

The Best Dessert of Cincinnati: Graeter's Ice Cream

Voted 2017 City Beat - Best Dessert of Cincinnnati

City Beat Best of CincinnatiTo be regarded as Cincinnati’s Best in not one, but two categories? To us, that’s just plain wonderful. Thank you Cincinnati City Beat Magazine for honoring us in the Best Ice Cream and Best Desserts categories. We’re surrounded by some really great company, also honored in other categories, such as Jungle Jim’s, Skyline and Dewey’s Pizza. Congrats to everyone! Let’s continue to make Cincinnati great. Learn more about the list and the winners.

Kitchen Confessions: Bob Flay and Al Roker Share Their Love For Graeter's

By Graeter's Ice Cream April 10, 2017

We are beyond thrilled when we hear from friends and fans that Al Roker and Bobby Flay spoke about their love of Graeter’s on the Today show. It appears that they know what all of you have known all along: Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip is something special. From our family to yours, thanks for spreading your love of Graeter’s near and far. It’s made it all the way to the Big Apple. Hmmm … new flavor idea?

 

Graeter's Black Raspberry-White Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Black Raspberry-White Chocolate Mousse in Painted Wine Glasses

CHOCOLATE GANACHE

  • • 2 TBS heavy cream
  • • ¼ cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips


1. Heat 2 TB. heavy cream in small glass ramekin in microwave for 35-40 seconds at 50% power.
2. Add a scant ¼ cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Let the chips melt for a couple minutes then stir with spoon until smooth. If it looks a little separated, add a few drops of water. Keep at room temperature until needed. Can be reheated in microwave at 50% power for a few seconds.

BLACK RASPBERRY WHITE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

  • • 8 ounces Graeter’s Black Raspberry Dessert Sauce
  • • 8 ounces White Chocolate, finely chopped
  • • 2 Cups Heavy Cream or Whipping Cream


1. In a small saucepan, bring Black Raspberry Sauce to a near boil. Remove from heat and add white chocolate, let it set for 1-2 minutes and the whisk until smooth. Allow mixture to cool to about room temperature by placing in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes.
2. Whip 2 cups of heavy cream to soft peaks.
3. Take a third of the whipped cream and gently beat into the cooled white chocolate mixture.
4. Then pour the white chocolate mixture into the remaining whipped cream. Gently fold the whipped cream into the white chocolate mixture. Do not over mix or the mousse will turn grainy. Transfer the mousse into a large zip lock bag until ready to use. The mousse will keep for up to four days in the refrigerator.

(Optional method for whipping cream: Whip the cream until lightly whipped; i.e., before any peaks form. When you see streaks left by the whisk, the cream is ready. Pour white chocolate mixture into lightly whipped cream and whisk together until the mixture looks like soft peak whipped cream. Do not over whip the cream or your mousse will be grainy.)

5. Using a spoon, zip-loc bag or cornet bag, drizzle warm chocolate ganache on inside of the wine glasses. Refrigerate glasses so the ganache will firm up.
6. Place white chocolate mousse inside a pastry bag or zip lock bag and pipe mousse into glasses. Refrigerate until serving.