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Jul 25, 2007 09:58 AM

I miss Graeter's Ice Cream

...from Ohio. I have never tasted anything as good and creamy and huge yummy chocolate chips and wonderful simple ingredients. Has anyone had anything like it out here? I'm unwilling and not rich enough to pay $70 to ship 6 pints here.

I have read the previous posts about ice cream here and see lots of very "LA" ingredients - that's not what I'm looking for. If anyone has had Graeter's ( and knows of anything comparable here please let me know.

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  1. I don't know, but if you're willing to split that shipment with someone, I'd be interested. Had some shipped to my house for a birthday party once. Damn, that is some good ice-cream!

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    1. While it's wonderful to make one's own ice cream (and we used to make loads of it when I had excess egg yolks from egg white fining red wines at my now-defunct winery, which I operated for 20 years) , but it's also wonderful to purchase superoir ice cream at places like Graeter's. I've wished to become involved in graeter's expansion, to the point of actual email discussions with them about it. They are expanding, but they see their expansion as a gourmet brand in the supermarket frozen section (a la Ben & Jerry's or Haagen Daas pints) rather than the full service ice cream stores which have been responsible for Graeter's growth in the past. Whereas I believe the ice cream store brand and the premium shelf brand to be synergistic marketing efforts. Oh well, at least it's only a matter of time before it hits the supermarkets here.

    2. I'll join in that shipment if it's happening! I've not found anything to match those amazing chips. But for that good creamy ice cream, you might try Al Gelato on Robertson. My friend who introduced me to Graeters loves Al Gelato, so maybe it fills a craving?

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      1. re: hyacinthgirl

        I'll try Al Gelato and Fosselman's when I'm out there. Thanks for the advice. LOL on the shipment. We could have a chowhound ice cream party! I just wish someone would carry it out here....

      2. Have you tried Fosselman's? I don't know how it compares, but Fosselman's is rich and creamy and delicious. Here's a link to their webpage, with the addess of the store:

        1. I've never found any other ice cream that has those big, odd, semi-soft pieces of fudge like Graeters. But try Glacier Ice Cream in Manhattan Beach. They've got a terrific coconut fudge ice cream that tastes just like a creamy frozen mounds bar.

          1. Pay the money!! The best ice cream i have ever had...the chip family - none of them are to be missed!!!

            Al Gelato is very good too...and walking distance to my house!!