Cuomo signs bill allowing manufacture, sale of boozy ice cream

Updated: August 03, 2020 05:46 PM
Created: August 03, 2020 11:57 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (WHEC) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has approved the manufacture and sale of boozy ice cream and other frozen desserts in New York state.

"The craft beverage industry has experienced explosive growth in New York and with that comes a responsibility to advance regulations that help ensure long-term viability, protect consumers and provide farmers with opportunities to increase their business," Cuomo said.


The ice cream will not have more than 5% of alcohol and will require product labeling and warnings like other desserts that contain wine, beer or cider.

Currently, the state ranks in the top five in the U.S. for its number of craft beverage producers in every category. 

New York also ranks first in the U.S. for the number of hard cider producers, second in craft breweries and distilleries and fourth in the country for the total number of wineries.

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