Graeter’s began over 145 years ago when found Louis Grater began selling ice cream at neighborhood street markets in Cincinnati. Today Graeter’s is the only commercial ice cream manufacturer anywhere in the world to use French Pot freezers, and its two-gallon batches are the smallest in the industry. Their newest plant in Bond Hill has 32 French Pot Freezers running day and night to keep up with demand.
Graeter’s Ice Cream contains only the finest, high quality ingredients. They use no fake syrups or sweeteners, no fake colorings and Graeter’s Ice Cream contains no hydrogenated oils, thus no trans fats. Graeter’s likes to say thier crème is the crème de la crème of cream, sourced from local cows free of artificial growth hormones and their custard base is made from fresh, local eggs, all sweetened with 100% pure cane sugar.
The variety of flavors from Graeter’s is truly amazing, there is something for everyone. My daughter’s love Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream and they tell me the Mint Chocolate Chip was their fave. Using no fake colors or flavorings, made from pure distilled peppermint oil, it had that real deep peppermint flavor and of course the large chocolate chips were great. If you are a fan of Strawberry Cheesecake you have to try their Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream, so rich and creamy. Chris loved the Cheese Crown, a Cincinnati bakery tradition for over half a century, the Cheese Crown danish inspired this cheesecake flavored ice cream with cinnamon sugar pastry pieces and fondant icing flakes for a wholly decadent treat.
If gelato is what you are looking for, Graeter’s has a wide variety of mouth watering flavors including Hazelnut Truffle, Toasted Coconut and Bananas Foster just to name a few. My husband likes anything banana so he went straight for the Bananas Foster. I am not a big fan of banana ice cream, but I tried this gelato and it was great. This gelato starts with ripe bananas that are frozen and then they add in their secret recipe of brown sugar & butter rum candy pieces that creates a sauce as it melts over time into the gelato. If you like Bananas Foster or bananas period, this is one flavor you have to try. Graeter’s Handcrafted Ice Cream and Authentic Gelato can be purchased online here or find a store near you here. Grab a few pints today and be sure to show Graeter’s some love on facebook, twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.
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