Look what I found in the coolers at Whole Foods. It's wine ice cream from Mercer's dairy based out of Boonville, New York. They have been around for decades and make everything from 36 flavors of ice cream, sherbet, frozen yogurt and in 2007 they added wine ice cream to the line up. In general, it is very difficult to pair ice cream with wine with the exception of a few dessert selections. The coolness of the ice cream numbs your palate which makes it very difficult to taste wine. Mercer's uses some secret formula to infuse the wine into the cream.
I didn't fork over the $9 to try it but maybe next time. I was thrown off by the Peach White Zinfandel flavor. What's next - Yellow Tail Rocky Road Moose Trail? I know it sounds snobby but can you make a quality ice cream product with white zin? And that poor cow - all that work to produce milk and it ends up being mixed with swill - Bessie the cow deserves better. I'm not expecting Grand Cru Burgundy but they could have found something else besides white zin - especially if you are going to charge people 9 bucks for it.
With 5% alcohol, you must be over 21 to enjoy. Here are the other flavors. The Chocolate Cabernet sounds really good and it's not made from Thunderbird or Franzia so maybe I'll give it a whirl.
- Ala Port
- Cherry Merlot
- Chocolate Cabernet
- Peach White Zinfandel
- Red Raspberry Chardonnay
- Royal White Riesling