Can Wine Ice Cream Really Get You Buzzed?

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You may have heard about Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream...

Names like Cherry Merlot, Chocolate Cabernet, Red Raspberry Chardonnay aren’t because of fancy flavoring, they are made with REAL WINE!


But what does this mean? Could someone get drunk from eating this delectable dessert?

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Each serving (4 to 5 oz) has up to 5% ABV (alcohol by volume). To compare: the average 12 oz can of beer has 5% ABV, while the average 0.75 liter bottle of wine has about 13%. With 5% ABV, you’ll likely feel the same effects from one serving of this ice cream that you would from one can of beer.

There are about 4 servings in each pint, which means eating the whole pint would be like drinking 4 beers. SO, similarly to a sugary mixed drink, you’ll want to make sure that you remember that there actually is alcohol in this dessert! Users recommend savoring the dessert for the taste, not the alcoholic effects, just like a good glass of wine.

For all the wine connoisseurs out there check out Mercer’s website for more information, however you still have to be 21 years or older to order.