WINE ICE CREAM
Wine ice cream could be the best thing ever invented. according to the British press yesterday. A New York dairy has combined wine and ice cream to make a treat strictly for the adults. It is a perennial foodie problem: you like wine, and you like ice cream, but sadly they just don’t go together.
An American dairy may, however, have created the solution: ice cream that is made with wine. Mercer’s Dairy, a dairy farm in Boonville, New York which dates back to the 1930s, offers eight flavours of the adult-only treat, including riesling, cherry merlot, peach white zinfandel and sparkling strawberry.
Owner Roxaina Hurlburt first had the idea for the sweet treat when guests at a food event in Washington in 2005 started dolloping Mercer's ice cream in their glasses of wine (the dairy's stall happened to be next to a wine one). She and her niece Ruth Mignerey spent years developing the recipe, as they tried to work out how to get the ice cream to freeze - a difficult thing to do when high quantities of alcohol are involved. After successfully applying for a change in state law to make the ice cream legal to sell, they now export the product to 15 countries, including China, the Netherlands and the Seychelles.
I can't wait to try it!