The French Pot Process

HANDCRAFTED
SINCE 1870


Graeter's French Pot Process

It Starts With The

FINEST INGREDIENTS

Only the highest quality ingredients from across the globe make it into our ice cream. From fresh local dairy, select fruit from the Pacific northwest, to the most gourmet chocolate. Only the best, finest, and freshest!

Gourmet Chocolate

FORMULATED & COMBINED

All ingredients are pasteurized, cooked, and combined in a flavor vat. The rich mixture is ready to be frozen in 2½ gallon batches in a historic process that has been a part of Graeter’s ice cream for over a century.

Premium Ingredients

ONE BATCH AT A TIME

This is what makes us uniquely Graeter’s. We use 2½-gallon French Pot Freezers, keeping the same process Louis started making ice cream with centuries ago.

One Batch at a Time

HUGE CHOCOLATE CHUNKS

We call them chips, but lets face it sometimes they’re chunks! We pour gourmet chocolate over the now creamy ice cream leaving an incredibly delicious shell of chocolate. Our skilled artisans break this up and mix it into the ice cream, resulting in totally unique and one of a kind chunks of chocolate chip.

Huge Chocolate Chunks

HAND PACKED

Our ice cream comes out of the French Pot ready to eat. While delicous, it is too thick to pump into pint containers like most ice cream makers. The only solution is an old fashioned one, we roll up our sleeves (put on some gloves) and get to packing. On a typical day we hand pack nearly 20,000 pints, with our fastest packers averaging up to 15 pints a minute. Surprisingly, none have gone on to become professional arm wrestlers.

Handpacked