August 2018

Graeter’s Ice Cream Partners with The Cure Starts Now in Support of Finding the Homerun Cure for Childhood Cancer

By Graeter's Ice Cream August 29, 2018

Graeter’s Ice Cream Annual Cones for the Cure Campaign Runs September 6th to September 16th

Graeter's Ice Cream partners with The Cure Starts Now Foundation

CINCINNATI, OH (August 27, 2018) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 148-year-old, family owned craft ice cream company, has partnered once again with The Cure Starts Now in support of finding not just a cure for one cancer, but the cure for all cancers. Graeter’s will host its annual Cones For The Cure campaign in efforts to raise money for The Cure Starts Now and pediatric cancer research.

At the center of Graeter’s Cones For The Cure campaign is The Cure Starts Now and its mission to find the Homerun Cure for cancer by focusing on pediatric brain cancer. The campaign ultimately gives consumers a unique way to support this increasingly important cause. Graeter’s Ice Cream will once again offer one of its 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 – throughout September.

During the Cones for the Cure Campaign, running from September 6th through September 16th, guests in the Graeter’s retail scoop shops will have the opportunity to make a donation directly to The Cure Starts Now. Graeter’s will offer a coupon booklet with up to $25 in savings for every donation of $5 or more. This year, Elena’s Blueberry Pie ice cream will also be available in select Kroger stores in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Dayton, OH.

“Our support of the Cure Starts Now is our most anticipated and favorite fundraising initiative” said Chip Graeter, 4th generation co-owner of Graeter’s. “Over ten years ago we created this special ice cream flavor and have been committed to the cause ever since. We couldn’t be more excited for this year’s campaign and the opportunity to raise even more funds for such an important cause.”

“It’s wonderful that this amazing Cincinnati-based family brand is 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 more than $600,000 in new cancer research funding and we are so thrilled to continue this partnership, and raise even more!”

Behind The Scoop : Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

By Graeter's Ice Cream August 27, 2018

It’s undeniable that our Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is our all-time best-selling flavor, but have you ever wondered what truly makes it so special? In large part it’s the freshly picked, still-warm-from-the-sun flavor imparted from the black raspberries we use in our handcrafted ice cream. These special berries hail from the Pacific Northwest, specifically the Willamette Valley. This scenic region of Oregon is famous for its wine, as well as its berries.

Bob Graeter in Oregon raspberry field

This summer, Bob Graeter, a member of the family’s fourth generation, traveled to the Willamette Valley to check in on this year’s berry crop. The valley is home to not only the best Black Raspberries, but also the Totem Strawberries that we use in our Oregon Strawberry ice cream and the strawberry topping used in our stores to make sundaes and shakes.

It’s no mystery why we get our black raspberries from the Willamette Valley, its clean air, fertile soil, and favorable climate are ideal for berry growing. The warm days and cool nights help the berries ripen slowly, allowing for the natural sugars to fully develop, leaving them bursting with flavor.

The Graeter family’s continued commitment to using only the finest ingredients is apparent when speaking with Bob. We’ve bought these fresh Oregon berries from the same family owned and operated farms since the late 70’s. Understanding the farming and processing of the berries, connecting and building trust with the farmers, and making the commitment to check in on the crop’s progress each year are all very important aspects that help Graeter’s source the best high-quality ingredients.

According to Bob, “understanding and managing the complex sourcing process for these one-of-a-kind ingredients are one of the many things that make Graeter’s handcrafted ice cream truly unique.” The next time you take a lick of our Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip ice cream, close your eyes and imagine the fresh Black Raspberries that were grown just for the one of a kind taste you’re experiencing. Indulge & Enjoy!

New Hilliard-Area Scoop Shop Will Serve Up a Tasty Graeter’s Experience

By Graeter's Ice Cream August 8, 2018

Graeter’s Ice Cream Grows Presence in the Central Ohio Community

New Hilliard-area scoop shop will serve up a tasty Graeter’s experience to even more Columbus-area fans.

Graeter's Ice Cream Shop Hilliard Ohio

CINCINNATI, OH (August 8, 2018) – Graeter’s Ice Cream is thrilled to announce the opening of its newest scoop shop in Hilliard, Ohio at the Northwest Corner of Scioto Darby Road and High School Drive on August 10th.

Marking the twelfth location in the central Ohio market, the Hilliard scoop shop is set to celebrate its Grand Opening next week. The scoop shop will offer the complete menu of indulgent ice cream flavors, sundaes and frozen drinks, available from the fountain menu as well as gourmet chocolates.

Graeter’s Hilliard also features a convenient drive-thru allowing guests to get treats “on-the-go”. A Grand Opening celebration is planned for 11:00 AM on Friday, August 10th. Community members are welcome to join the Graeter family and other members of the Graeter’s team for a ribbon cutting. To further celebrate, from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM on August 10th, guests will receive a free single dip sugar cone with any of Graeter’s indulgent ice cream or sorbet flavors. This offer is valid at the new Hilliard location ONLY.

The Grand Opening celebration will support A Kid Again, a central Ohio organization designed to restore a sense of normalcy for families caring for a child with a life-threatening illness by providing positive, family-shared experiences and memories.

“We’ve long wanted to be a part of the growing Hilliard-area community,” shares Chip Graeter, fourth-generation owner of Graeter’s Ice Cream. “Hilliard’s strong sense of community ties closely to our family-orientation. We look forward to serving the Hilliard community for years to come.”

The new Hilliard scoop shop will be located at 5410 Scioto Darby Road, Hilliard, Ohio 43026. Anticipated ours of operation are 11 A.M. to 10 P.M. Sunday thru Thursday and 11 A.M. to 11 P.M. Friday and Saturday.