I have been lucky enough to get to review Graeter’s Ice Cream before. It is nothing short of amazing. So when they asked if I was interested in trying out their new Gelato and ‘A Little Less Indulgent’ lines, I didn’t even have to think twice before saying yes.
If you haven’t heard of Graeter’s Ice Cream before, then you are really missing out! Graeter’s is different from regular ice cream in that it is only made 2 gallons at a time and then hand packed into pints. Just check out how it is made.
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 is also know for the unique chocolate in their chocolate chip flavors. They prepare their very own signature chocolate liquid that is poured into the ice cream just before it is finished. The blade then breaks up the chocolate into different sized pieces. This leaves behind amazingly huge chunks of chocolate and also delightful smaller sliver sized pieces.
The Gelato is made much like their ice cream. They start off by using only the best ingredients and then in a slowly spinning chilled pot, which, just like the vintage gelato-making machines of Italy, produces gelato filled with flavor — not air. The gelato comes in four amazing flavors; Caramel Truffle, Dark Chocolate Truffle, Hazelnut Truffle, and Vanilla with Milk Chocolate Truffles.
Every single one of these were amazing. But I am a huge caramel fan and for that reason the Caramel Truffle gelato has become my favorite! Caramel gelato mixed with sea salt caramel truffles. The gelato itself is so creamy and has this amazing buttery taste. The truffles are equally delightful, sweet, creamy, with just a hint of sea salt. Nothing short of amazing.
Graeter’s A Little Less Indulgent
We are watching our diets pretty closely. Once a week we allow ourselves a cheat day of sorts. We have one meal and dessert with things that we can’t normally eat. The Graeter’s A Little Less Indulgent line is perfect for our cheat days. And because they have less sugar and overall fat, we don’t feel bad for splurging.
The Little Less Indulgent line comes in three amazing flavors; Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean. They are also made with the same standards and quality that all Graeter’s Ice Cream is known for. But by taking little steps like sweetening with Monk Fruit instead of sugar or artificial sweeteners, and using only sugar free chocolate in these flavors they have made sure that you get a little less of all the things you are trying to avoid while still getting to indulge in the heaven-on-Earth that is Graeter’s Ice Cream!
My husband was a huge fan of the Chocolate Chip. He raved about it and in fact, loved it so much he claimed the entire container just for him. No one else was allowed to touch it. Of course for review purposes, I had to have a couple of bites and I can see why he was such a fan.
So can any frozen dessert be better than the tried-and-true original Graeter’s?
I’m not sure about better, but with these new flavors and way to still indulge with a “Little Less” of what I am trying to avoid, I can say these new flavors are just as good as the original Graeter’s.
Graeter’s is sold in limited stores but is available online to be shipped anywhere. Check out Graeter’s for more information.