On a different note for my blog and for a new entry today I want to talk about food! During the course of making a field investigation for one of my classes I stopped by a supermarket and I was looking around when this beautiful ice cream container caught my eye. How could I say no to the idea of ice cream and wine so simply, elegantly and cleverly presented by Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream?
Based in Boonville, NY, they have been making ice creams for over 60 years, but in 2006 they decided to add a spin to their product with real wine and this has earned them awards and to add to the amazing product it’s amazing for me to learn that in 2013 they became a 100% female owned business.
Now, can you get drunk on this actual wine-infused ice cream? I would say you can, since each ice cream has about 5 percent alcohol by volume, which also means that it should be only for those old enough to drink alcohol. In Costa Rica it means you’d have to 18 years old.
Today I had the chance to try their Cherry Merlot and let me tell you what a pleasant experience it was! The taste of the wine is very subtle at the beginning and I recommend you first try it fresh from out the freezer, but don’t eat it yet. Let it melt a little, this way you’ll be able to really taste the wine and the very delicious Bordeaux cherries.
Is Merlot not your kind of wine? Not to worry! There are nine more options you can try.
- Peach White Zinfandel
- Chocolate Cabernet
- Lemon Sparkling
- Strawberry Sparkling
- Red Raspberry Chardonnay
If you are in Costa Rica and feel like buying one, I’ve only seen them at Fresh Market and I think they are about $9 each.
However if you are in another country head over to Mercer’s website and there you can find their retail locations.
So, here’s a last tip: savour it and make it last like you would with a great wine!
Come back and let me know which one you got and how did you like it or not.
Until our next trip together!