Somewhere not too far from the intersection of Routes 294, 46, and 12, near Boonville, NY there must be some really happy cows. Although it is said to be a trade secret recipe, I speculate whether or not the cows there graze on the finest grapes – or if they’re just allowed to drink on the job.
The good people at Mercer Dairy, it seems, have found a way to produce wine ice cream. Mind you, the merging of those two words: “wine” and “ice cream” doesn’t really faze me as much as it probably did you just now. Then again, I’ve had garlic ice cream – which was quite good and doesn’t taste even remotely as bad as it might sound.
Regardless, the concept of wine ice cream sounds interesting to me. After all, wines have been paired with desserts and sweets for ages. Mercer has produced several blends, including Cherry Merlot, Royal White Riesling, Red Raspberry Chardonnay, Peach White Zin, and Ala Port.
Winner of Best New Product “Small Bite Big Taste” Competition at The Great American Dessert Expo in Atlanta in 2007, the ice cream carries a 210-300 calorie per half cup penalty and contains about 5% alcohol by volume, so expect to be carded if you go out to your local freezer section and pick up a pint. Mercer’s distributes their buzz-inducing creamy goodness to New York, Illinois, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Illinois.
To enhance your experience, you might be interested to know that KW has a full selection of ice cream related products.
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