Here in Florida, our temps have been averaging out at about 95 degrees every day. That’s with me being seven-and-a-half months pregnant with twins, by the way. It’s HOT. I’m extra thankful for our air conditioning, and I’m REALLY thankful for any kind of COLD treat. Like ice cream, for example.
However, even being the ice cream lover that I am, I had no idea that July was National Ice Cream Month! Did YOU know that?! (I can’t believe you didn’t tell me!) I’m excited to celebrate it, and National Ice Cream DAY, of course, which is July 17! And one of the best ways to celebrate ice cream is to do it with Graeter’s!
Graeter’s Ice Cream is a nationally recognized and awarded ice cream brand (Named Top 5 in the Country by the Food Network!) that was founded over 146 years ago in Cincinnati, OH. The fourth-generation family owned and operated company has perfected the art of using the French Pot, a traditional, small batch artisanal process of making ice cream. Known for their indulgent, premium flavors and ingredients, they’re also widely recognized for their gargantuan gourmet chocolate chips.
As you can see, I thought it best to try out several flavors of Graeter’s…just to get the full effect, you know!
Hands-down, my MOST favorite ice cream flavor is Mint Chocolate Chip. SO delish! I knew I had to try Graeter’s version and see how it tasted!
I must say, I was quite pleased! It’s easy on the mint, and the chocolate chips are NOT skimpy. I can easily see why Graeter’s is known for those chips!
This one was so smooth and creamy, and definitely more sweet than salty! I finished my sample off in no time, and was ready for more!
So I decided to try out the Madagascar Vanilla Bean. So exotic, right?!
I LOVE that you can see the beans in this one, and it was one of the lightest, most refreshing samples of ice cream that I’ve ever tasted! Not overly sweet, but very fresh and had the perfect amount of vanilla!
Last but not least, I wanted some more of those chocolate chips! So, of course, I opted for the Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip!
At first glance, my thought was that this flavor would be too rich for me, but the flavors balance so well together! It was totally tasty! And I think the thing I love the most about those chocolate chips is that they don’t “freeze” like a normal chip – hard enough to make you fracture a tooth. Nope, these are nice and cold, but still very easy to chew without being worried about a dental visit.
So, are you achin’ for some ice cream yet?! Well, I hope so, because Graeter’s is giving away 3 vouchers for 3 free pints of their ice cream! No joke!
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