Everyone's Summer Needs This Rose Wine Ice Cream (Photos)
You want something to cool yourself off, right? But you can't decide if you're hungry for some smooth ice cream or thirsty for a glass of ice cold rose?
Don't you worry. Some angels over at Smitten Ice Cream have combined the two ultimate summer treats into one outstandingly refreshing flavor that's an absolute delight on warm summer days.
The delectable dessert comes from Scribe Winery's Una Lou Rose, a trendy canned wine with notes of wild strawberry and grapefruit, according to Tasting Table.
Congrats to the @petitmarlowesf team on their opening! We're so excited to be a part of your menu! Head on over for their delicious bites and get their Chef's Pink dessert--a Smitten collaboration of Rosé ice cream made with @unalourose wine from @scribewinery! Also available at our SF Mission shop and tomorrow at the Ferry Building Farmers Market! Tag a friend who needs a little more Rosé in their life ??
The tasters over at Refinery29 said that the ice cream is strongly boozy, more so than some of the more subtle alcohol-infused desserts out there:
When we first put a bite in our mouths, the velvety treat tasted like sweet, slightly fruity ice cream flavors we're used to. However, after a beat, we got a strong taste of rose. Unlike with a lot of other flavors, it would be hard to eat a whole pint of Sonoma Rose in one sitting, but that's probably a good thing, especially since it's only around for a limited time, and you'll want to savor it. For rose lovers, this is definitely a novel summertime treat worth tasting. You can even try it in a rose float if you're a die-hard rose fan.
The lucky Tasting Table folks who had a bite said that the rose offered a "fruit-forward" and "pleasant" flavor that plays well with its "rich custard base."
Rosé all day? How about all #HumpDay? Our new Sonoma Rosé flavor, in collab with Petit Marlowe and @scribewinery now at our SF Mission shop! pic.twitter.com/SBAxwCVssg— Smitten Ice Cream (@SmittenIceCream) June 22, 2017
"While admittedly the combo of wine and dairy might not be for everyone, if you're a fan of boozy summer floats, then this flavor was made for you," the tasters added.
Californians are in luck, as the limited-edition scoops are available at Smitten's shops throughout the Golden State as well as for dessert at Petit Marlowe, a French joint in San Francisco.
Can't get your hands on a carton or cone of the winey stuff? No worries! Consider making a sparkling rose blueberry float for yourself.