Wine is good. Ice cream is good. Now there’s something new — a combination of wine and ice cream that MTV calls “winescream” in their article about the wine ice cream that can get folks buzzed. In the piece, MTV points to Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream, a Boonville, New York-based store that even ships their goodies to other locations and warns that folks who want to partake in the wine-ice cream phenomenon must be 21 years of age or older.
Although Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream features a delightful-sounding array of wine ice cream flavors — such as cherry merlot, chocolate cabernet, peach white zinfandel, port, red raspberry chardonnay, riesling, spice and strawberry sparkling — as well as boasts of plenty of mentions in magazines, they aren’t the only winemaking ice cream people in the game.
The Green Creek Winery in Columbus, North Carolina, has also perfected wine ice cream, reports Greenville News, after a reporter received an email from Alvin Pack boasting of his winery being only one of possibly two in the whole country that has found the right combination of wine to infuse within ice cream, allowing the concoction to still freeze correctly.
Apparently, there’s a science to creating wine ice cream flavors like the icy red raspberry with sauvignon blanc, red grape with pinot noir, chocolate merlot, strictly strawberry with chardonnay and southern peach with riesling that took Pack years to tweak. If one tries to make their wine ice cream with too much wine, you could apparently end up with a sloppy soup of slushy wine ice cream. Just like Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream states, the Green Creek Winery tells interested parties that they must be 21 years of age or older in order to participate in wine ice cream tastings or to buy the wine ice cream from their winery.
Indeed, searches for other shops only turned up reports from publications around the world, like the UK-based Telegraph, which speak about the brilliance of the US-based wine ice cream eateries. There are other eateries, like Red Robin, that sell wine milkshakes, reports the Inquisitr. The Red Robin Mango Moscato Wine Shake is a milkshake made with wine, vodka, mango puree, and vanilla soft serve ice cream that was introduced in March of 2014 to much online buzz.
The New York Post also noted that Red Robin released a Divalicious Red Wine Shake in November of 2014, with the mixture of Little Black Dress Divalicious red wine, vodka, raspberry purée, vanilla soft serve, whipped cream and little raspberry syrup getting good reviews from those who tasted the concoction.
[Image of wine ice cream via MTL Blog]