Breakups with boyfriends and guilty pleasures haven’t quite been the same since New York-based Mercer’s Dairy released their wine-infused ice cream a few years ago.
The champions of cherry Merlot and chocolate Cabernet are back in the headlines after this summer’s release of Strawberry Sparkling, the seventh in the company’s series of decadent cream-based desserts.
Two weeks ago Montreal-based blog MTL Blog revisited the ice cream in a short post by reporter Michael D’Alimonte.
“When you’re depressed after a bad breakup, you have two cures: ice cream, with all of its comforting fat and sugar, and tons of alcohol,” D’Alimonte wrote.
MTL Blog wasn’t the only site to laud the merits of the moo-ish wine dessert. News content site Bustle lauded the lactose luxury this week.
Reporter Lucia Peters admitted that her taste test of Mercer’s wasn’t her first ride on the sweet-snack saddle, but it was nonetheless impressive.
“I don’t generally eat ice cream in the middle of winter (because good gravy, it’s cold out) – but I might be willing to make an exception for Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream,” she wrote. “You heard me: Ice cream … infused with wine.”
Peters said Mercer’s may be the only ice cream devoted specifically to wine ice cream which contains alcohol.
Mercer’s was also mentioned in a SELF Magazine online story earlier this week.
According to Mercer’s website, their wine ice creams hit admirers with a double-barreled serving of decadence: five percent alcohol content and 15 percent butterfat.
The ice cream is reserved for the palates of those who are of legal drinking age, a press kit document from Mercer’s said.
The company’s full lineup of wine ice cream includes Cherry Merlot, Chocolate Cabernet, Peach White Zinfandel, Port, Red Raspberry Chardonnay, Riesling as well as two offerings to go with the summer and winter seasons, respectively: Strawberry Sparkling and Spice.
Mercer’s is, according to the press document, “100 percent female-owned business”.
The wine ice cream idea has become popular in the past few years.
Earlier this year, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers released their Divalicious Red Wine Shake, which includes, among other ingredients, red wine and vodka-infused whipped cream.
This past summer, the Seattle Times reported a story about winemaker Gary Gouger, of Gouger Cellars, who creates in small batches wine ice cream.
However, according to the story, the ice cream does not contain alcohol. Gouger’s creations come in muscat, zinfandel, zinfandel chocolate chip, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, petite sirah, barbera and syrah.
“And they are stunningly delicious,” special contributor Andy Perdue wrote. “They might just be some of the best ice cream you’ll ever taste.”
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