It’s time to switch it up and pay another homage to this beautiful season we call Summer!
I’ve come across various wine ice creams, slushies, and other frozen concoctions in the past couple of years and never thought to try them, let alone write about them. There’s no time like the present.
In serendipitous fashion, I discovered Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream at one of my favorite local wine shops near me!
With the assistance of the friendly team members at Wine World of Abingdon, MD, I got 3 pints for me and my pals.
You can’t judge a book by its cover, but how beautiful do these look?
Now if you were just getting regular, old-fashioned, and delicious ice cream, $6.99 a pint might seem a bit steep. But we’re talking vino, we’re talking emotion, and we’re talking new experiences.
Most importantly though, how did they turn out?
Exhibit #1 : The Strawberry Sparkling. This was my favorite. You could really taste the alcohol content right away. And mixed in with the ice cream this was a match made to perfection. The strawberry pieces really added a lot to this. This is one of my favorite fruits in frozen form or to be cherished alone. This was fantastic.
Strawberries and champagne will usually always be a winning combination. And they nailed this one. If I wasn’t careful I would’ve eaten the whole thing and been unable to write this post.
Exhibit #2 : Peach White Zinfandel. I liked this one too, but I didn’t taste much in the way of alcohol. I love peach and the fruit pieces were also delectable and very much appreciated. I haven’t had much experience with Blush Wines like this one, so I didn’t have the highest of expectations.
Don’t get me wrong, peach is a wonderful fruit and is one of the joys to be had during these beautiful months, but I just felt like I was tasting peach ice cream. On its own that would be great, but my taste buds didn’t get much of the wine.
And finally, exhibit #3 : Cherry Merlot. This one hit a little more. I love cherry and the cherry pieces looked magnificent. Merlot is a grape that I’ve gradually enjoyed a little more each time I have it.
Of the three helpings, this is the least summery but the one that seemed the most powerful. The color also stands out. This is one I’d think I’d have to be careful with or I may be taking an extended nap or two.
There was an abundance of flavors, so if time allows, I will be reviewing some more!
I would definitely recommend these creams for any outdoor events and parties. We have a lot of Summer left!