ALBANY — Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation allowing liquor-infused ice cream and frozen desserts.
According to the Governor’s Office, the legislation will help New York’s dairy farmers, liquor and craft beverage producers, dairy processors and manufacturers, food retailers and restaurants meet the increasing consumer demand for these new products.
The measure would limit the percentage of alcohol in ice cream to not more than 5% of alcohol by volume and would require the same product labeling and warning statements similar to confectionary that contain wine, beer or cider.
New York now ranks in the top five in the U.S. for its number of craft beverage producers in every category.
The state 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.