I know I've mentioned it before, but in case you are new around here, I used to be into musical theatre. I mean, really into it. Singing, dancing and acting was pretty much all I breathed growing up. It was my passion and it was what I thought I would end up doing with my life. However, life doesn't always go according to plan.
I majored in musical theatre at University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM). It was a very prestigious school for musical theater, but after my first year of school there, reality sunk in. My parents ended up getting divorced and I realized that if I wanted to truly be able to support myself in life then theatre probably was not the most practical degree. I ended up transferring to DePaul University in Chicago and getting a degree in Finance. Yes, it was the polar opposite of musical theatre, but it was the most practical degree I could really think of obtaining at the time. Working in finance didn't last long.......definitely wasn't my cup of tea, but I have used the skill sets I gained from that degree in all different areas of my life.
So why am I telling you this long story since this post is supposed to be about ice cream? Well, when I was living in Cincinnati for a year, I fell in love with Graeter's Ice Cream. It is the best! Have you ever had it? There was an ice cream shop in walking distance from campus and I'll never forget my first taste of their pumpkin ice cream. It seriously knocked my socks off!
Well, guess what? You can buy Graeter's ice cream in stores all around the country now! Why did I not know this? I feel like I've been missing out on this deliciousness for too long.
So I was not paid to do a review on Graeter's, but I was sent a lot of ice cream from them (being a blogger does have it's perks). Talk about a happy mail day when a giant container of ice cream packed on dry ice arrived at our home. We were sent six pints of ice cream and the girls could not wait to dive in.
Graeter's carries all sorts of flavors, but the three flavors pictured here are (from left to right) Black Cherry Chocolate Chip, Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip and Vanilla Chocolate Chip.
The chocolate chunks in this ice cream are out of this world. I got one chunk that was about two inches long. The chocolate is dark and rich and a perfect compliment to the fruit flavor of the black cherry and raspberry ice cream.
Graeter's ice cream is produced in small batches using the french pot process and uses the very best ingredients. Think fresh cream with no artificial growth hormones, sweetened with 100% cane sugar, hand selected Oregon black raspberries and strawberries and Madagascar vanilla beans.
I'm really not kidding when I tell you that Graeter's is the very best ice cream ever! You can find it in many of your grocery stores these days (even though I was a little late to the party finding that one out), especially the specialty stores, but if you can't find it then you can order it and it is shipped directly to your home. To find out more information about ordering, you can click here.
While my time in Cincinnati did not last long, the deliciousness of Graeter's has stayed in my mind forever.
PS: I had way too much fun taking pictures of all of this ice cream!Pin It