mercer’s wine ice cream giveaway!

by amy on 14 June 2011

the giveaway is now closed + the winner has been selected using random.org. congratulations to shannon thompson! shannon, send your mailing address to amy@fearlesshomemaker.com + we’ll get your delicious winnings to you ASAP!

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.

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{ 88 comments… read them below or add one }

51 judy June 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Just did my additional entry on Twitter…tweet, tweet!

52 judy June 15, 2011 at 2:23 pm

As I already said on Facebook, I’m liking this concept of wine ice cream…thanks for sharing this, Amy!

53 katie June 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm

i can’t wait to try the peach white zinfandel!

54 katie June 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm

i liked you on facebook!

55 katie June 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm
56 Blond Duck June 15, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Delicious!

57 Reanne Burnett June 15, 2011 at 6:35 pm

The chocolate cabernet is calling my name the loudest. Thanks for the chance!

58 Reanne Burnett June 15, 2011 at 6:36 pm

I am like #70 for FH :)

59 Reanne Burnett June 15, 2011 at 6:37 pm
60 shannon thompson June 16, 2011 at 8:15 am

cherry merlot yum

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61 shannon thompson June 16, 2011 at 8:16 am

like you on fb teh doll

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cherry merlot yum

62 shannon thompson June 16, 2011 at 8:17 am

follow you on twitter and tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/mommyluck13/status/81349297261649921

@mommyluck13
sha t
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63 Kersten June 16, 2011 at 2:09 pm

These all look so good! But I would most like to try the cherry merlot!!

64 meredith June 16, 2011 at 9:23 pm

omg the chocolate cabernet sounds absolutely heavenly!!!

65 meredith June 16, 2011 at 9:24 pm

i like the fearless homemaker on facebook

66 meredith June 16, 2011 at 9:26 pm
67 Angela FRS June 16, 2011 at 11:39 pm

How cool! I would be most excited to try the Peach Zin, but they all sound delicious.

68 Angela FRS June 16, 2011 at 11:40 pm

I also “like” you on Facebook.

69 Rachel M June 17, 2011 at 1:58 pm

I’m most excited to try the Port Ice Cream. All sound delicious! Thanks for the chance to win!

70 Rachel M June 17, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I like Fearless Homemaker on facebook (Rachel Earle Edwards Martorano)

71 Rachel M June 17, 2011 at 2:00 pm

I’m following on twitter (GiveawayRae) and I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/GiveawayRae/status/81798196132720640

72 Cait Joyce June 17, 2011 at 3:39 pm

HI Amy!

I would love to try the peach white zinfandel !!! Who doesn’t love peach?!!! It’s perfect for summer! Love your web-site! And I already “liked” you. Have a great weekend!! =)

73 Gregory Byerline June 17, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Port Ice Cream! Tough decision between Port Ice Cream and Cherry Merlot. Ice cream AND wine. That’s a win/win if I’ve ever seen one.

74 Cait Joyce June 17, 2011 at 3:49 pm

I LOVE your site! =) I don’t have Twitter…oh well!

75 Pat June 17, 2011 at 3:54 pm

I think that the port ice cream would be a great after dinner dessert

76 Pat June 17, 2011 at 3:56 pm

I like fearless homemaker on facebook

77 Pat June 17, 2011 at 4:00 pm
78 Lenore June 18, 2011 at 12:15 am

I’m definitely most excited to try the peach white zinfandel; even if I don’t win, I’ll be buying some soon! (I’m also tweeting about this – @orlndofoodie) :)

79 Kimberly June 18, 2011 at 8:54 am

riesling ice cream!

80 Kimberly June 18, 2011 at 8:57 am

I followed you on twitter (kimagg53) and tweeted http://twitter.com/kimagg53/status/82084056640143360

81 kolpin June 18, 2011 at 11:11 am

cherry merlot–the bits of cherry sound yummy!

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82 kolpin June 18, 2011 at 11:12 am

twitter follower @kolpin4680 kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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83 Heather @Gluten-free Cat June 19, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Is it cheesy to say that you had me at Chocolate Cabernet?

84 Heather @Gluten-free Cat June 19, 2011 at 4:07 pm

I liked you on Facebook!

85 heather @Gluten-free Cat June 19, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I already follow you on Twitter.

86 lindsey June 19, 2011 at 4:23 pm

the peach white zinfandel sounds delicious! i wanna tryyy :D
p.s. i tweeted

87 Janet B June 19, 2011 at 9:06 pm

I would like to try the peach white zinfandel. I really just want to try any flavor of the wine ice cream

Janet B

granitjb at gmail dot com

88 Janet B July 17, 2011 at 8:29 pm

I liked Fearless Homemaker on fb

Janet B
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