Ohio Ice Cream Brand Expands to Serve Cleveland’s Sweet Tooth

By Graeter's Ice Cream November 12, 2015 No comments
Cleveland Graeters Ice Cream

Graeter’s Ice Cream Continues Unprecedented Growth with First Initial Expansion into Cleveland

CINCINNATI, OH (November 12, 2015) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 145-year-old family owned and operated craft ice cream brand, has announced its plans to expand the company’s network of retail stores to the Cleveland area. The new store in Cleveland’s Crocker Park is slated to open the summer of 2016 and will offer a complete menu of decadent ice cream, sundaes, milkshakes and old-fashioned sodas for which Graeter’s has come to be known.

“We’re proud to bring the Cleveland community a new way to enjoy Graeter’s Ice Cream,” says Richard Graeter, CEO and fourth-generation owner of Graeter’s Ice Cream. “We believe ice cream is more than an indulgence, it is an experience meant to be shared with family and friends. Our first Cleveland scoop shop will allow us to share our love for authentic ice cream with the community while staying true to our vision of quality and integrity.”

The Graeter family’s passion for making ice cream is evident by their use of century-old technology, The French Pot freezer. Each batch of ice cream is made 2 ½ gallons at a time using quality ingredients such as cream from Ohio dairy farms, vanilla beans from Madagascar and black raspberries from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The French Pots also allow Graeter’s trained artisans to handcraft their signature chocolate chips. The resulting ice cream is so dense and creamy, due to the absence of whipped-in air, that each pint must be packed by hand. Pints are currently sold at select Cleveland grocery stores.

At more than 2,000 square feet, Graeter’s Crocker Park store will feature all of the new branding elements created in 2013 that combine a contemporary look to an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Designed to be a destination for families and true ice cream aficionados, this location will have indoor and patio seating for over fifty people.

Graeter’s Ice Cream was founded in 1870, cultivating a community of loyal brand lovers by selling their popular French Pot churned ice cream in Cincinnati’s street markets. Once sold in the deli section of a dozen Kroger stores in the 1980’s, Graeter’s Ice Cream is now in over 2,000 Kroger stores from coast to coast and is offered in such prestigious retailers as Whole Foods, Giant Eagle, and Henien’s. The new Cleveland store will be joining over 50 other successful Graeter’s Ice Cream shops in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois.

About Graeter’s

Graeter’s Ice Cream produces craft ice cream and gelato lines using the small batch, artisanal method, the 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 cram 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 45 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.

KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil │Graeter’s Ice Cream

By Graeter's Ice Cream May 15, 2015 No comments

What should a Kooza/Cirque du Soleil sundae taste like?

Kooza Contest

Live Nation and Cirque du Soleil is partnering with Graeter’s for the upcoming Columbus, Ohio engagement of KOOZA, a Cirque du Soleil Big Top show opening June 4 under the iconic blue and yellow big top!

We are so excited, we want to create a special sundae to feature and we need your help! What should a Kooza/Cirque du Soleil sundae taste like? Submit your answer in the comments and you just might taste your creation! Contests starts May 10th and ends May 25th. Must reside in the Columbus, Ohio area. View the Official Rules.

The person chosen for the winning sundae will receive a Grand Prize package including premium tickets and a backstage tour. Go Behind the Scenes after the show and see how this massive touring operation works—costumes, makeup, lighting, props, stagecraft…see the life of a Cirque Artist firsthand.

The Grand Prize package will include:

  • • Four premium tickets for opening night
  • • Backstage Tour of KOOZA for four (priceless!)
  • • KOOZA merchandise pack
  • • If the VIP Rouge tent is open for opening night, four passes will be made available as well.
  • • $100 Graeter’s Gift Card


One additional winner per store will be chosen to win a pair of tickets to see KOOZA on opening night, June 4 + $10 Gift Card. Each of the nine stores will have a ticket winner for a total of 2 tickets per store + 2 Free Cone Coupons. These winners will be chosen from register to win boxes in-store, as well as from the “selfie with your sundae” participants.

Celebrated Ice Cream Company Makes A Sweet Expansion into Harris Teeter

By Graeter's Ice Cream May 13, 2015 No comments

Graeter’s Ice Cream Announces Their Expansion into Harris Teeter Markets

CINCINNATI, OH (May 13, 2015) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, a super premium craft ice cream brand, is excited to announce its expansion into Harris Teeter markets. This expansion is a result of growing consumer requests. Graeter’s Ice Cream enthusiasts can now find pints of their favorite ice cream in Harris Teeter for $5.49. This favorite ice cream brand will be more accessible than ever to shoppers loyal to Harris Teeter stores.

As the landscape of the food industry continues to shift with each passing trend, the fourth-generation of the Graeter family continues to handcraft their ice cream with the same process that they have been using since 1870, 2½ gallons at a time. An emerging trend among consumers, craft ice cream is defined as small-batch, locally produced and handcrafted - traits that Graeter’s Ice Cream has embodied for over 145 years. Today, they are the only commercial ice cream manufacturer to use the French Pot process, giving Graeter’s Ice Cream its signature smooth texture and its signature rich chocolate chunks.

“Introducing new consumers to what ice cream should really taste like is always exciting to us at Graeter’s,” shares George Denman, Vice President of Sales for Graeter’s Ice Cream. “Craft ice cream, family made, hand packed — Harris Teeter customers are in for a sweet treat, and we’re excited to bring it to them.”

Graeter’s Ice Cream will be debuting its brand new ice cream truck to Harris Teeter shoppers in a statewide ice cream truck tour beginning June 5 at the Chapel Hill North Harris Teeter location. Harris Teeter shoppers will be able to taste a free 2 oz sample of Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip, Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chip and Original Salted Caramel ice cream outside of various Harris Teeter stores. For a full schedule of tour stops, visit our website.

Harris Teeter, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Company, offers consumers a high-end grocery shopping experience, lining the aisles with well-established brands that shoppers know and trust. Graeter’s Ice Cream’s expansion into Harris Teeter not only mirrors the grocery store’s commitment to bringing their shoppers only the finest products, but also Graeter’s Ice Cream’s commitment to bringing shoppers the very best they have to offer, ice cream unparalleled in quality, texture, and flavor. Flavors available at Harris Teeter are the best-selling Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip, the brand new Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate Chip, Coconut Chocolate Chip, The Original Salted Caramel, and Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean.

Locate a Harris Teeter Near You >

About Graeter’s
Graeter’s Ice Cream produces craft ice cream and gelato lines using 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. The Cincinnati-based company remains family owned and operated and continues to handcraft ice cream 2½ gallons at a time. Today, Graeter’s has 40 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.

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Ice Cream Company Slashes Sugar by Fifty Percent in All-New Flavor

By Graeter's Ice Cream May 11, 2015 No comments

Don't Be Shackled By Sugar

Graeter’s Ice Cream Announces Addition of Butter Pecan to Line of Low Glycemic Ice Creams

CINCINNATI, OH (May 11, 2015) — Graeter’s Ice Cream, a super premium craft ice cream brand, announces the addition of a new flavor to their existing line of low glycemic ice cream. For a limited time, Butter Pecan will join Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Chip and Mint Chocolate Chip in bringing consumers an ice cream that contains 50 percent less sugar than Graeter’s traditional ice cream.

Crafted using the naturally low-glycemic sweetness obtained from the monk fruit, each flavor boasts the Graeter’s Ice Cream taste that has garnered a passionate following for over 145 years. The monk fruit provides a natural alternative to sugar that is 300 times sweeter than regular sugar and releases slowly into the body, making it a safer option for people who are required to monitor their sugar consumption or those who wish to indulge in Graeter’s ice cream on a restricted diet. Graeter’s Low Glycemic ice creams have half the amount of sugar, 25 percent less fat and 25 percent fewer calories, and recently earned a Low Glycemic Certification from the Glycemic Research Institute.

“Every person deserves to enjoy Graeter’s Ice Cream, and now they have even more ways to do so with the addition of Butter Pecan to our low glycemic line of ice cream flavors,” says Richard Graeter, fourth-generation owner of Graeter’s Ice Cream. “We enlisted the help of medical professionals to understand the struggles people with dietary restrictions face, and found that professionals in the health industry overwhelmingly support this product as a means to empower individuals to make smarter decisions about the treats in which they indulge.”

Graeter’s Butter Pecan Ice Cream, available this spring as the newest addition to the low glycemic line, is no exception. Roasted pecans are folded into delectable milk and cream sweetened by vanilla and butter to create the beloved American flavor. “We take great care to develop and test new products that meet the very high standards our customers enjoy, and this product line was no exception,” added Graeter.

“We were not content to put a product on the shelves until we were confident that it tasted as good as our full-sugar line of premium ice cream flavors — and this definitely does.”

As the only commercial ice cream manufacturer in the world to use a French pot process, Graeter’s Ice Cream’s 2 ½ gallon batches are the smallest in the industry and help to maintain the quality for which Graeter’s has come to be known.

Shop Our low Glycemic Flavors >


About Graeter’s

Graeter’s Ice Cream produces craft ice cream and gelato lines using 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. The Cincinnati-based company remains family-owned and operated and continues to handcraft ice cream 2½ gallons at a time. Today, Graeter’s has 40 retail stores and ships 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.

Chocolate French Toast Burgers Recipe

By Steve Hellmich, Graeter's Head Chef May 7, 2015 No comments

After trying this recipe you'll never want to skip breakfast again. A chocolatey treat so tasty it is my favorite breakfast recipe. The best part? It's something even your kids can help make it's so easy! The secret ingredient is our butter buns for this recipe, they provide a much richer flavor.
Steve Hellmich's, Graeter’s Head Chef



FRENCH TOAST BURGERS

Yield: 2 servings   Servings: 2   Prep Time: 5m   Cook Time: 5m   Ready In: 15m  

Chocolate Whipped Cream

Ingredients



To make our chocolate whipped cream, start by adding the three ingredients together in a cold mixing bowl, add powdered sugar to taste, and whisk until firm peaks.

More bittersweet topping can be added in the beginning if a stronger chocolate taste it desired.

French Toast Burgers

Ingredients:

  • • Graeter's Hamburger Buns (available at select Graeter retail stores)
  • • 2 eggs
  • • 1 tsp. sugar
  • • Pinch of cinnamon
  • • ½ cup milk

Step 1:

Combine the eggs, sugar, cinnamon and milk in a bowl and whisk together. Be sure to whisk together well.

Step 2:

Preheat a frying pan, skillet or griddle on medium heat. Use cooking spray or a pat of butter.

Step 3:

Submerge the hamburger bun completely in the mixture and coat completely.

Step 4:

Place bread on griddle and cook on both sides until golden brown. It should take about 2 minutes per side but be SURE to check.

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The Ultimate Homemade Mother's Day Brunch

By Steve Hellmich, Graeter's Head Chef May 7, 2015 No comments

Sweeten the start of her Mother’s Day with these brunch treats straight from the kitchen of Graeter’s Head Chef, Steve Hellmich. As a trained chef working at Graeter’s he has concocted several mouth-watering recipes that incorporate the best of Graeter’s flavors.

The Ultimate Mother's Day Brunch

Salted Caramel Coffee Chiller

For the coffee lover, we recommend our Salted Caramel Coffee Chiller, a creamy wake-me-up in a mug.

Simply blend the following ingredients:



Strawberry Sensation Smoothie

Not a coffee fan, not a problem! Our Strawberry Sensation Smoothie will bring a smile to anyone’s face.

Simply blend the following ingredients:

  • • 3oz Orange Juice
  • • 3oz Fresh Strawberries
  • • 6oz Raspberry Sorbet
  • • 1 whole Banana
  • • 8oz Ice


French Toast Burgers

Now for the real treat, French Toast Burgers! Yes, that’s right a breakfast brunch like no other, something you simply have to try and you’ll see why this is my favorite breakfast. View our French Toast Burgers Recipe.

Enjoy!

Steve Hellmich, Graeter’s Head Chef

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The People Have Spoken, Graeter’s is the Best Ice Cream in the Food World

By Graeter's Ice Cream April 15, 2015 No comments

The votes are in! We are proud to have been selected as the 2015 The Munchies: People’s Choice Food Award Winner of most amazing tasting ice cream! And with such dedicated fans, it’s no wonder. They simply can’t get enough and are proud to admit it, with such rants as, “Enjoyed is an understatement” and “I am in LOVE with this flavor. It is so creamy, rich and the cherries are amazing, just like the chocolate chips.”

So how do we do it? Through an unbreakable commitment to stay true to our great great grandmother’s French Pot Process and undying love of only the finest, freshest ingredients. The result? Ice cream that is rich, creamy and packed with flavor. A taste you must try for yourself!

Check out all of the winners from this years Munchies Awards and the panel of culinary celebs, led by TV personality and chef Andrew Zimmern, at tablespoon.com/themunchies

Happy Holidays from the Graeter's Family.

By Graeter's Ice Cream December 16, 2014 No comments

Our classic holiday ice cream confection. Peppermint Stick.

By Graeter's Ice Cream December 6, 2014 No comments

Awaken your inner kid-in-a-candy-store. With this. Our classic holiday ice cream confection. Peppermint Stick. Bejeweled with bits of peppermint candy. And flavored with 100% natural peppermint oil. It makes everyday worth celebrating.

Photo: Awaken your inner kid-in-a-candy-store. With this. Our classic holiday ice cream confection. Peppermint Stick. Bejeweled with bits of peppermint candy. And flavored with 100% natural peppermint oil. It makes everyday worth celebrating.

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A NEW Graeter's Store!

By Graeter's Ice Cream October 24, 2014 No comments

Our newest store is now open at 3747 Montgomery Road in Norwood!

 

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