Wine ice cream exists, and you can get drunk on it

The universe has heard your prayers.Your favourite two guilty pleasures – ice cream and wine – have come together in a heavenly fusion that can only be described as dangerously brilliant.

This isn’t wine-flavoured ice cream, oh no. This is eight separate flavours of wine-infused, proper ice cream with a butterfat content of 15% and a proof of 5%. That’s right, you can get drunk on ice cream. Breakups will never be the same again.

6 pints lids

It’s made by Mercer’s Dairy in Boonville, New York – a family company run entirely by women. We’re slightly unsurprised to hear that it’s a female endeavour, given that it’s, y’know, wine ice cream.

The formula is sadly a trade secret, but the current flavours are:

  • Cherry Merlot
  • Chocolate Cabernet
  • Peach White Zinfandel
  • Port
  • Red Raspberry Chardonnay
  • Riesling
  • Spice
  • Strawberry Sparkling

Oh hello, port ice cream. Where have you been all my life?

It’s not currently available in the UK (nooo!) but there are some international suppliers in other countries including the Ukraine and Netherlands, which are not so far away. Plus, the Mercer’s site says international exhibitions and tastings are ‘coming soon’. Please, please, please…

Holly Brockwell