Summer’s Beloved Chunky Chunky Hippo Craft Ice Cream Returns in Time for Fiona’s Birthday
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.
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 Milk Shakes
VERY EASY TO MAKE AND SO GOOD – HERE’S THE STEP-BY-STEP:
- 1. Graeter’s Peppermint Ice Cream + milk blended to your desired consistency
- 2. Crush up candy canes for the rim of the glasses
- 3. Mix equal parts sugar and water and bring to a boil – then dip rim of glasses in substance.
- 4. Dip rim of glasses in crushed candy cane.
- 5. Top with whipped cream and a cherry! The red striped straws add a fun holiday touch.
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.
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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.
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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.
"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."
- 1. Room temp unsalted butter cut into cubes
- 2. Yeast. Brown sugar. Warm water. And milk all together and let yeast bubble
- 3. Eggs. Vanilla. Salt. And yeast mix all into a bowl or mixer.
- 4. Add the flour. And start kneading, incorporating the butter a few tablespoons at a time.
- 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.
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.
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!
A delicious way to support a precious cause!
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
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’sGraeter’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 Celebrates Summer with All New Limited Edition Chunky Chunky Hippo Ice Cream
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.
Graeter’s Ice Cream Reveals a Month of Surprises for Ice Cream Lovers and Loyal Consumer
CINCINNATI, 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 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!