Not many states can claim that they have some of the best ice cream in the nation.
Ohio has the honor of being called “home” by, not one, but two of the most popular ice cream brands in the United States.
Graeter’s originated in the Cincinnati home of Louis Graeter, who began peddling his homemade delicacy as a teenager. Graeter’s wife, Regina, carried on his legacy after his death, expanding the family business and perfecting their product.
Graeter’s employs the French Pot swirling process, which gently folds cream and egg custard into a blissful blend. The company then sprinkles in generous portions of ingredients such as chocolate, fresh raspberries and more.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is the brainchild of Jeni Britton Bauer, a former art student and ice cream prodigy. Jeni’s prides itself on fresh fair-trade and locally sourced ingredients. With tantalizing flavors such as Brambleberry Crisp, Cherry Lambic Sorbet and Askinosie Dark Milk Chocolate, Jeni’s has made a splash in the foodie community.
Jeni’s relies on local milk and cream to create the base of its ice creams, and local farms provide fresh produce. The ice cream maker strives to achieve pure flavors that you can taste in every bite.
With the delicious and varied flavors of Graeter’s and Jeni’s, Ohio is truly an ice cream lover’s dream.