Sherburne ice cream shop celebrates NY state law allowing sale of beer & hard cider ice cream

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Ice cream in New York just added a whole different taste.

State and local officials gathered at Gilligan’s Ice Cream in Sherburne Monday to celebrate the signing of a new law that allows the sale of beer and hard cider ice cream.

As with wine ice cream, which was legalized in 2008, the percentage of alcohol in the new frozen treats is not to exceed 5 percent of alcohol by volume.

Gilligan’s partnered with the Copper Turret Restaurant and Brewhouse, a teaching restaurant at SUNY Morrisiville, to create the new treat.

Gilligan’s owner Andy Lagoe says there are multiple reasons to try the unique combination. 

“Give it a chance, you don’t know until you try. This is a great product.  It helps the dairy industry in New York State, it helps the farms, breweries, the cideries, and the wineries in New York State. It’s going to help a lot of small businesses which really helps us and we’re really looking forward to helping other small businesses,” said Lagoe.

Lagoe says he believes they are the first ice cream place to offer beer or hard cider ice cream in the state.

They offer a variety of different alcoholic flavors but Lagoe says the beer ice cream is his favorite. 

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