BUFFALO, N.Y. - Get ready Western New York - beer and hard cider ice cream will now be a reality for New Yorkers.
The State Senate announced Tuesday a bill allowing for the sale of beer and hard cider ice cream has been signed by the Governor and is now law.
The Senate says the products made will benefit New York’s craft beer industry, cider producers, and farmers by using homegrown ingredients.
Similar to wine ice cream, these products would limit the percentage of alcohol in ice cream and other frozen desserts to no more than five percent of alcohol by volume, prohibit the sale to persons under 21 years of age, and require a label that indicates the product contains alcohol.
There is no projected timetable for when these products will be ready.