Wine Ice Cream (Yes!) Will Surely Test Your Resolve

Wine ice cream — which actually packs some serious alcoholic punch — is the perfect way to blow two New Year’s resolutions at once.

When you can’t decide between wine and ice cream, a dairy in upstate New York has just the thing: wine ice cream.

Mercer’s Dairy, based in Boonville, N.Y., has been in business for more than 60 years and has actually been making its adults-only Wine Ice Cream since 2007, spooning up a modest cupful of awards along the way. Recently, however, the magical mash-up of two beloved diet staples has caught the gimlet eye of social media, which has responded with the enthusiasm you might expect.

A small sampling of typical responses? “Stroke of genius.” “Stop. Everything.” “At last!” “Finally!”

The dairy’s wine ice creams come in a variety of flavors: Cherry Merlot, Chocolate Cabernet, Peach White Zinfandel, Port, Red Raspberry Chardonnay, Riesling, Strawberry Sparkling and the recently added Spice. And to be clear, they are not just wine flavored, the Mercer’s team notes, but actually “wine infused” and 5 percent alcohol by volume — to be enjoyed only by those 21 and older.

It sounds like the perfect way to blow two of your New Year’s resolutions at once.

Photo courtesy of Mercer's Dairy

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