The Perfect Wine to Pair with Your Favorite Ice Cream

Pairing wine with ice cream is a delicious tradition. That being said, it's also a bit of a tricky one. So before you grab that bottle of merlot, make sure you're pairing it with the right kind of frozen treats. Here are some pairing tips to help you out!

Chocolate Ice Cream

Chocolate is a classic, which makes it one of the easiest flavors for wine pairing. Head to your local liquor store and pick up a bottle of dessert wine. The wine should be red and sweet, with hints of berries. We all love chocolate-covered strawberries, so finding a wine that can emulate that taste is key. If you're looking for the perfect dessert wine, try Brachetto d'Acqui. Throw some fresh strawberries and raspberries on top of your chocolate ice cream as a garnish and get ready for a flavor explosion.

Strawberry Ice Cream

If you love strawberry ice cream, you need to pick up a bottle of Rose. Rose is the perfect wine to pair with strawberry ice cream because it does a nice job of helping to cut the dessert's richness. Make sure your Rose is somewhat sweet, like Casal Garcia's Vinho Verde Rosé. Plus, it's only $9 so you're not going to have to worry about breaking the bank. The wine has hints of a variety of fruit, making it the perfect choice for a fruit-flavored frozen treat.

Peach Sorbet

Even though it might not seem like your typical dessert for ice cream cups, you can't forget about sorbet! Sorbets are a great frozen dessert that you can pop in ice cream cups and pair perfectly with a specific wine, especially peach-flavored sorbet! The next time your boyfriend or husband comes home with a tub of that peach-flavored goodness, bring out a bottle of a semi-sweet Riesling. Rieslings harbor flavors like apricots, nectarines, and peaches, so it's the perfect pairing for your peach sorbet.

According to research by NPD Group, in any given two-week period 40% of Americans will eat ice cream. So the next time you head to the store to pick up a container of your favorite ice cream, it's a good idea to also stop at the liquor store before diving in with ice cream cups and a spoon.

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About the Author: Tim Porter

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