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Cuomo approves manufacture and sale of liquor-infused ice cream, frozen desserts

Cuomo approves manufacture and sale of liquor-infused ice cream, frozen desserts

WNYT Staff
Created: August 03, 2020 12:03 PM

Gov. Cuomo signed legislation authorizing the manufacture and sale of frozen desserts and ice cream made with liquor Monday.

The governor’s office said the legislation would help dairy farmers and liquor and craft beverage producers meet the increasing demand for the products.

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"This legislation will further grow a burgeoning industry and boost small businesses while helping to put them on a path of sustained growth that empowers both producers and consumers,” Gov. Cuomo said.

The bill expands on the previous successful addition of wine, beer, and cider to some specialty ice creams, according to Assemblymember Donna Lupardo.

The alcohol in the ice cream cannot exceed more than 5% alcohol by volume. The state will also require the same warning label as confectionary products that contain wine, beer or cider.


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