Graeter’s Ice Cream!

By grace.g.yang ยท November 16, 2007
Under: Cheap Eats,Desserts,Grace's Picks,My Life

On my trip to Cincinnati, I visited Paradise Moon, possibly the worst restaurant in Cincinnati. After our terrible dinner, we went to Graeter’s ice cream for an evening treat. I’d been to Graeter’s once before and had also seen it featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things a while ago. Graeter’s sells ice cream, sorbets, chocolates, and other sweets but they’re special because of the ice cream making process, the French Pot method.

From their website: ‘the French Pot method swirls our secret recipe of egg custard and fresh cream along the chilled sides of the slowly spinning French Pot freezer. As the ice cream mix freezes and thickens, a blade carefully scrapes the sides of the pot, gently folding the ice cream into itself. It is this gentle folding process that prevents the whipping of air into our ice cream and accounts for its extremely dense and creamy consistency. Where a typical pint of ice cream can weigh as little as eight ounces, a Graeter’s pint weighs nearly a full pound!’

I’m not a huge fan of chocolate chips in my ice cream. If I ever order ice cream, I usually like it to be smooth enough so I can let the ice cream melt in my mouth without too much chewing. For Graeter’s, I make an exception. Their chocolate chips come in various sizes because they pour melted chocolate directly into the ice cream. The result is amazing:

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Huge chunks of chocolate chips that are soft (how do they do it?!) and melt in your mouth. Black raspberry chocolate chip is my favorite. A close up:

If you’re not in the Cincinnati/Greater Kentucky area, don’t worry – you can order Graeter’s online and they’ll ship directly to your house (although you’ll have to buy at least 6 pints, I think).

How to get to get Graeter’s delivered:

Graeter’s Cincinnati
Online store

Reader Comments

wow… we totally think alike. when I worked in cincy for a summer, I ate graeter’s ALL THE TIME.

know what though? you can get it right here in NY:

edward’s in chelsea has cincinnati night where they sell graeter’s, skyline chili, and montgomery inn ribs. the ribs are SO good, I ate an entire rack in one night, and I never eat that much. they’re having one Nov. 26, and I plan on going! let me know if you want to join ๐Ÿ™‚

Written By talida on November 16th, 2007 @ 4:12 pm

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