Saturday, May 3, 2014

We all scream for Ice Cream!

Thanks to Greater's Ice Cream for sending me some ice cream samples!

We are ice cream snobs at our home.  Life is too short to see bad ice cream!  If we are going to eat ice cream it's the good stuff and Greater's is the good stuff!  

We are hoping that summer is going to arrive here in the mid-west.  I mean after 6 months living in the polar vortex and then so far all spring it has rained (we are getting ready to build an arc!) we need some thing to make us think of better days... Greater's ice cream is just that!  

We got to try their new flavors: 


All were excellent- but my favorite was  Carmel Truffle followed closely by the dark Chocolate Truffle!   

What is the difference between ice cream and Gelato?  A quick run down- it comes down to 3 things: Fat, air, serving temperature:
Gelato is made with more milk and less cream so it is usually less fat
Ice cream is churned faster so there is more air in it making it more "fluffy" and the Gelato is thicker and (sometimes) more flavorful
Ice cream is best served at 10 degrees Fahrenheit and Gelato is best served a little warmer like 20-25 degrees Fahrenheit.  
{Interesting side note: Gelato means Ice cream in Italian}
For more info visit HERE.

Greater's secret is they make all their ice cream 2 gallons as a time from original family recipes and it is all hand packed. 

Here is a word from Graeter's on their ice cream:
There is no marketing advantage like a product advantage. Our perfection of the traditional French Pot process is the true magic behind the making Graeter’s, the world’s finest ice cream. By creating just two gallons at a time, Graeter’s achieves an irresistible creaminess that’s completely unlike any other ice cream.
Our secret recipe of fresh cream and egg custard is gently swirled along the chilled sides of a slowly spinning French Pot Freezer. As the creamy blend thickens, a blade softly scrapes the sides of the pot, folding the ice cream into itself. Then we add the fresh ingredients to complete our unique flavors.
The gentle folding process prevents air from whipping into our ice cream and accounts for the extremely dense and creamy consistency. Where a typical pint of ice cream can weigh as little as 8 ounces, a Graeter’s pint weighs nearly a full pound! Graeter’s ice cream is so rich and creamy that we have to pack every pint by hand using a specially designed spoon. 


At Graeter’s we’re committed to bringing you the finest, creamiest, most deliciously indulgent ice cream in the world. It’s why we use only the highest quality ingredients in everything we make.
  • Fresh cream from farms that pledge not to use artificial growth hormones (rBST)
  • 100% cane sugar
  • No hydrogenated oils, therefore no trans fats
  • Peter’s Chocolate – the inventor of milk chocolate
  • Premium, hand-selected Oregon black raspberries and strawberries
  • 100% Arabic coffee beans
  • Madagascar vanilla beans
  • Genuine Oreo® cookie chunks and Heath® toffee
  • Made-from-scratch cookie dough
    Graeter’s is also famous for the massive chunks of gourmet chocolate found in our signature chip flavors. We create these unique chips by pouring our own specially prepared liquid chocolate into the French Pot just as the ice cream is finishing. The result is nothing short of spectacular, velvety smooth chunks of sweet chocolate in every bite. 


And you can order it delivered right to your door!  How sweet is that?!   Check out Graeter's Ice Cream! 

**Disclosure:  I was supplied with the ice cream from Graeter's, however all my opinions are 100% honest.***

1 comment :

srpprcrftr said...

Oh yum, love me some ice cream, winter or summer or whenever. We go to Burger King for their cones, it's the highlight of my evening. We live about 7 miles from Burger King so it's like a little get away for few minutes anyway. Go for little ride.
We don't have Graeters ice cream here, we live about 18 miles west of Grand Junction, CO. Enjoy some real ice cream for me ok? Happy days

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