Say It Ain’t Merlot: This Wine Ice Cream Contains 5% Alcohol
You know how sometimes you’re hanging on the couch in your sweats watching your favorite show, drinking a glass or two of your favorite wine and you think how much better your relaxation would be if you could alternate your sips with ice cream scoops? But then you remember how you forgot to pick up a carton last time you were at the store. Now you don’t have to feel left out of your own party with Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream. Yes, you read that right — wine ice cream. Who would have thought the day would come when you’d be getting carded for picking up a pint?
The Boonville, NY-based dairy farm infuses its ice cream flavors with real wine, making it 5% alcohol per volume. Available in eight flavors — Chocolate Cabernet, Port, Cherry Merlot, Red Raspberry Chardonnay, Spice, Riesling, Peach White Zinfandel and Strawberry Sparkling — by the pint, half gallon, five-quart pail or three-gallon tub you’ll soon be stocking a wine ice cream cellar in addition to your bottle cellar.
With distribution throughout the US, you should be able to find a store where you can pick up these frozen desserts. And if there isn’t one at your local grocery market (or liquor store), the wine ice cream can be shipped to your door. Either way you’ll be curled up on the couch and indulging in possibly the greatest dessert of our/Olivia Pope’s time ;)
Would you try wine ice cream? Let us know in the comments below.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!