Now available for a limited time: Graeter's Peppermint Stick Ice Cream.
Graeter's, a small-batch, hand-packed ice cream company based in Ohio, sent me a sample to try and it is very good.
I make my own peppermint ice cream, which involves melting 1 pound of peppermint discs into milk, stirring in cream, and then freezing it.
My family generally makes it at Christmas. The most time-consuming aspects are unwrapping the peppermints and stirring the peppermints and the milk on the stove. Both are chores, but it's a good time to catch up — how's school?, where did Dad get those shoes?, I won't talk politics if you don't ...
The Graeter's ice cream and my family's version taste the same to me, and I am one to lean toward convenience above all. Plus, Graeter's ice cream includes cute chunks of peppermint stick.
For those interested in exploring Graeter's oeuvre, the black raspberry chocolate chip is outstanding.
Available at Kroger for $4.99.