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no, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. yes, it’s wine ice cream. no, not wine-flavored ice cream – this contains the real deal, + thus the ice creams are up to 5% alcohol. score!
when the folks at mercer’s dairy sent me their six types of wine ice cream, i couldn’t wait to try ‘em. because they are wine-based, sampling them was done just like you’d do at a wine tasting – from lightest onwards – starting with the royal white riesling + finishing with the chocolate cabernet. after my first bite, i realized, whoa. these are going to be even better than i expected.
the riesling ice cream is so light + crisp, with just the right level of sweetness. the red raspberry chardonnay was a pleasant surprise. i’m not much of a chardonnay drinker because i find the oaky + buttery notes a bit much. however, the wine pairs wonderfully with the fruit, making for a creamy, rich ice cream. the peach white zinfandel was next – as i’ve never tried white zinfandel, i had no idea what to expect. it was lovely, with bright peach notes + a little zing from the wine. next up, cherry merlot. WHOA – absolutely amazing, with nice pieces of cherry + a creamy, decadent texture. onto the port ice cream, which was delicate, smooth + tasty. finally, the chocolate cabernet, which was heavenly – rich, complex + perfectly balanced. all in all, i was thrilled with the ice creams – they truly have achieved wonderful results with this brilliant pairing of wine + ice cream.
as if wine ice cream wasn’t enough, mercer’s is debuting a new line of sweets in july, the winewalkers™ – four different types of ice cream bars, sandwiches + cones. the one i’m the most excited about is, hands-down, the ice cream sandwich – chocolate cabernet ice cream with mini chocolate chips nestled between two chocolate wafers. uh, yes please!
the amazing folks at mercer’s have offered up a four-pint assortment to one lucky reader, containing one pint each of port ice cream, riesling ice cream, chocolate cabernet ice cream + peach white zinfandel.
how to enter the giveaway: (please leave a separate comment for each that you do).
you MUST be 21 or older to enter this giveaway.
1. mandatory entry: tell me which type of wine ice cream you’re most excited to try!
2. optional additional entry: ‘like’ fearless homemaker on facebook (or if you already do, leave a comment saying so).
3. optional additional entry: follow @amy_donovan on twitter + tweet the following: cheers! win a sampler pack of wine ice cream from @amy_donovan + Mercer’s Dairy at http://ow.ly/5gVWq
the contest ends on sunday, june 19, 2011 at 5 PM CST. one winner will be selected randomly, emailed + has 48 hours to respond. if there is no response after 48 hours, another winner will be selected. contest open to residents with a shipping address within the 48 contiguous US states.
disclosure: i received a sample of mercer’s wine ice cream to facilitate my review. my review + opinions are solely my own, because that’s how the fearless homemaker rolls.