Beer and Ice Cream Teaming Up in New York State
Wine-infused ice cream has been legal in New York state since 2008, but thanks to new legislation, beer and hard cider versions of the frozen treat will be legit as well.
New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed the law that was sponsored by Republican state senator James Seward, who said the initiative will combine the efforts of successful New York state farms and dairy industries along with exploding micro-brew operations in the Empire State.
The frozen products must contain no greater than 5% alcohol and may not be purchased or served to anyone under the age of 21. Expect to see them alongside wine slushies soon at the Great New York State Fair.
Wine ice cream has already made a big impact here. Mercer's in Boonville is famous for its quality, wine-infused ice cream.
Do you have any interest in these products? Would you prefer beer, wine or hard cider ice cream? Or are you holding out for the really hard stuff?