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Megan Specia for Mashable
In what may be a first on the presidential campaign trail, Hillary Clinton endorsed an unknown, but amazing sounding treat: wine ice cream.
During a campaign stop in San Antonio on Thursday, Clinton wove a story about the heavenly pairing into her response on a question about the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Clinton told the story of a pair of New York entrepreneurs who poured wine on ice cream and eventually created, manufactured and globally distributed the boozy dessert.
This may be the first time Clinton has mentioned wine ice cream on the campaign trail. Back when she was a senator, Clinton reportedly put New York’s grape growers next to the ice cream makers at a Washington showcase of New York farm products, and a beautiful new food product was born.
“Some of our Farm Day guests started pouring their samples of New York wine into their cups of Mercer’s ice cream and they loved it,” Clinton recalled during a talk at Hamilton College in 2013, according to Syracuse.com. “And they kept trying new kinds of wine with different kinds of ice cream.”
New York dairy producers Roxaina Hurlburt and niece Ruth Mignerey, owners of Boonville-based Mercer’s Dairy, said that at Clinton’s urging, they decided to make ice cream wine a thing. Their company is now the only ice cream producer in the world that commercially distributes ice cream mixed with wine.
According to the Associated Press, Mercer’s has been making traditional ice cream for 60 years and started packaging wine ice cream in 2008.
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