Now you can get drunk alone on your couch or with the company of friends at parties by just eating ice cream, thanks to Winecream, which is a heavenly dessert consisting of wine and ice cream.
Created by Crossroads Company, a family-owned business in Baltimore, Winecream is a mashup of craft-made fruit wines and super-premium gourmet ice-cream. Customers have the liberty of selecting a particular type of wine from various home-made options including pineapple, mixed berry, peach, or strawberry, which is then mixed in to a cream and sugar base and flash frozen using liquid nitrogen, a food-safe cryogenic liquid that’s nearly -320 degrees Fahrenheit.
First announced back in 2014, Winecream has so far only been available at wine festivals and private events, but Crossroads Company has recently made the adult dessert available for online orders and plans to launch it in liquor stores in Baltimore and Washington D.C. later this summer.
Winecream was conceptualized during a Christmas dinner three years ago, when the Gorham family couldn’t decide whether to have more wine or switch to ice-cream. “We wanted ice cream, but we didn’t want to stop drinking wine,” Dan Gorham told WTOP. So they came up with the idea to combine the two into a delicious frozen alcoholic dessert. Dan, an engineer, and his sister Katie, a public health communications specialist at Johns Hopkins, reportedly spent a whole year refining the formula for Winecream before they started selling it at various events.
The response has been phenomenal, with fans of Winecream regularly checking the schedule of wine festivals in the Baltimore area for the chance to feast on a pint of wine ice cream. “There are months when there aren’t wine festivals happening when I just crave the stuff,” 27-year-old Linh Nguyen said.
If you think that Winecream is just another one of those stuff for wimps who can't handle their alcohol, think again. A pint of Winecream is 10% alcohol by volume, double that of other alcoholic ice creams, and the equivalent of about three glasses of wine. So if you are a fan of ice cream, here is a fun and delicious way to get hammered while indulging in your favorite frozen treat. Now can someone create a craft beer ice cream for all the hopheads out there?