Sweet new partnership making Zoo visitors happy!
CINCINNATI, 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.
Voted 2017 City Beat - Best Dessert of Cincinnnati
To 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.
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?
Black Raspberry-White Chocolate Mousse in Painted Wine Glasses
- • 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.
It’s March and FOX19 is welcoming Graeter’s on their show for the mystery reveal flavor. Announcing the annual release of our mystery flavor, Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream! The perfect marriage of the finest strawberries and graham cracker pieces in a rich, cream cheese based ice cream that will delight true cheesecake lovers everywhere!
New Scoop Shop Set to Open for Winnetka Community in Early March
CINCINNATI, OH (February 7, 2017) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, family owned craft ice cream maker since 1870, is excited to open the newest addition to its network of scoop shops in Winnetka at 940 Green Bay Road, across from Hubbard Woods Park. This location, the 2nd in the Chicagoland area, is set to celebrate its Grand Opening on March 10, 2017. The store will offer a complete menu of indulgent ice cream.
A ribbon cutting celebrating the new scoop shop opening is planned for March 10, whereby area dignitaries and community members are invited to celebrate along with the Graeter family and other members of the Graeter’s team. This beloved ice cream becomes more accessible to already loyal area consumers who may currently visit the scoop shop in neighboring Northbrook. 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.
“We are very excited to start scooping ice cream in Winnetka,” shares Chip Graeter, fourth-generation owner of Graeter’s Ice Cream. “We hope Graeter’s can become a destination in the community where families and friends will want to gather to celebrate and create lasting memories.”
The address of the Winnetka location is 940 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, Illinois 60093. Spring hours of operation are 11 A.M. to 10 P.M. Sunday thru Friday and 11 A.M. to 11 P.M. Friday and Saturday.
Graeter’s Ice Cream Achieves Level 3 SQF 2000 Certification
CINCINNATI, OH (February 1, 2017) – In its quest to continually improve food safety and to safeguard the families it serves, Graeter’s Ice Cream, family owned craft ice cream manufacturer since 1870, proudly announces the achievement of Level 3 SQF 2000 Certification from the SQF Institute – the highest level awarded by the Safe Quality Food Institute. The SQF Program is a leading global food safety and quality certification and management system that is committed to producing the safest, best tasting and most affordable products available. This certification further ensures that Graeter’s Ice Cream will continue to deliver a product that promises excellence in quality and food safety, ultimately speaking to the company’s attention to serving families and ice cream lovers with confidence as a leader in food processing.
“Handcrafting indulgent ice cream is the centerpiece of who we are,” said Richard Graeter, fourth-generation owner and CEO of Graeter’s Ice Cream. “For a small, family-owned company, we have continued to make significant investments, in people, processes and technology, to maintain the safest environment possible.”
In understanding that today’s consumers are more educated about their food than ever before, Graeter’s chose to undergo the rigorous process to become Level 3 SQF 2000 Certified to provide next-level protection in terms of food safety. Additionally, Graeter’s has found that the certification promotes a keen sense of awareness within the company. Companies that adhere to the practices established by the SQF Institute assure customers that their food products have been produced, processed, prepared and handled according to the highest standards.
Graeter’s Ice Cream and Braxton Brewing Co. Release Limited Edition Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout
CINCINNATI, OH (January 24, 2017) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, family owned craft ice cream manufacturer since 1870, and Braxton Brewing Co., a local brewing company, have partnered to release a unique ice cream-inspired stout. This Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout is a first for both brands, bringing Graeter’s and Braxton Brewing Co. fans together with one unique adult beverage. On February 3rd, the collaborative beverage will be introduced at a Tapping Party at Braxton Brewing Co. and is set to hit Kroger and will be available at participating Kroger stores and many favorite independent area retailers, as well in the greater Cincinnati, Dayton, Lexington and Louisville areas beginning February 6th.
The one-of-a-kind Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout is a creatively crafted beverage inspired by one of Graeter’s oldest traditional flavors. Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip is an ice cream featuring black raspberries from Oregon’s Willamette Valley and gourmet bittersweet chocolate chips. With 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.
“We’re excited to partner with another local family company to create something truly unique,” shares Richard Graeter, CEO of Graeter’s Ice Cream. “As a Cincinnati-grown company ourselves, we’re proud to support not only local companies, but also craft brands that are just as passionate about preserving their authenticity as we are.”
"Collaborating with the Graeter's team on this project has been a dream come true," said Jake Rouse, Co-Founder and CEO. "Over the past six months, our teams have taken this project from imagination to one of the best tasting stouts we've ever created. We hope this is the first of many collaborations between the Braxton and Graeter's Family and can't wait for consumers to get their hands on this beer."
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.
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, 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.
Small Town and Graeter’s Ice Cream celebrate Root Beer Float Day with exclusive discounts and summer program
New York, NY, July 25, 2016 – Just in time for National Root Beer Float Day, August 6, Small Town Brewery and Graeter’s Ice Cream have teamed up to create the drink of the summer, the ultimate “adult” float featuring the brewer’s popular “Not Your Father’s Root Beer” and Graeter’s premier craft ice creams. With the partnership, the first of its kind for both Small Town Brewery and Graeter’s, special discounts will be offered with the combined purchase of Not Your Father’s Root Beer and Graeter’s Ice Cream.
Graeter’s Ice Cream is an industry leader in artisanal ice cream making, the only commercial ice cream manufacturer to use French Pot freezers. The production process has remained untouched throughout its 145-year history, including the individual hand packing behind each pint. This passion for quality and devotion to heritage parallels that of Small Town Brewery, making this a partnership of like-minded craft brands who maintain their roots and provide quality products to their customers.
Small Town Brewery also strives for artisanal excellence, and this mission has fueled the creation of Not Your Father’s Root Beer, Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale, and Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream Ale. Consumers are encouraged to experiment with the vast selection of Graeter’s flavors to generate the perfect ice cream float.
“Ice cream floats are part of the American culture; they’re iconic and delicious,” said Tim Kovac, founder and brewmaster at Small Town Brewery. “We found that Graeter’s Ice Cream best complements the taste of our brews and this new partnership helps further Small Town’s goal of providing classic American flavors and combinations.”
Beer-drinkers and ice cream-eaters can also memorialize their personalized ice cream float creations via Small Town’s “Floats on Floats” summer program. Floats on Floats is Small Town Brewery’s social media campaign, which encourages customers to take their float from the bar to the water. Using a custom Not Your Father’s lounge float as backdrop, people can share their beer and ice cream combos by tagging images with #FloatsOnFloats, #NotYourFathers and #GRAETERS and posting their “sip and swim” experiences across media platforms.
Small Town Brewery and Graeter’s Ice Cream are eager to quench their customers’ thirst for a sweet summer drink, with a kick. The companies will be releasing special, regionalized float recipes to dovetail with the promotion, which will continue through August 31. The Small Town Floats on Floats summer program continues through the beginning of September.
About Small Town Brewery
After home brewing for over two decades, Tim Kovac founded Small Town Brewery in 2010. Kovac’s brewing focus developed as he unearthed his unique family brewing history, which dates back to the 17th century. His ancestor’s brewing practices - which included gruit-based recipes that use herbs, flowers, roots and berries - have inspired Small Town’s innovative offerings that pay homage to the roots of modern brewing. Small Town uses unique ingredients to create specialty beers with an unmistakable taste of nostalgia.
For more information on Small Town Brewery and Not Your Father’s availability, please visit us at www.smalltownbrewery.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Graeter's Ice Cream, a 146-year-old, family owned craft ice cream brand, 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 146 th birthday with the introduction of its Summer Bonus Flavors and amplifies the excitement behind National Ice Cream Month with the addition of new scoop shops in a total of four cities.
Graeter's Ice Cream will take advantage of National Ice Cream Day on July 17 with a one-day promotion that invites consumers everywhere to celebrate the company's 146 th birthday, during which Graeter's iconic ice cream cones will be sold for only $1.46. Graeter's plans to further take advantage of National Ice Cream Month in July with its annual 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 27, July 11, July 25, August 8 and August 22.
This summer will also see the first opening of a series of four new Graeter's scoop shops. Among the locations to welcome a store are Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Winnetka, Illinois. Each will tout a new interior look with updated environmental branding as well as offer a complete menu of handcrafted ice cream, sundaes, milkshakes and signature ice cream sodas.
"Our 146 th 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."