We made a god damned milkshake.
And we’re like, it’s better than… you get the freakin’ idea.
Thing is, this is the best time of the year for fruit in Ontario and we’ve been eating peaches, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries non-stop for the entire month of August.
This is, personally, my favourite time of year because these things are all absolutely delicious and I don’t even have to cook ’em.
Normally, yeah, we do pairings. But this time we created an abomination that we adore. This is definitely a crime, but I don’t even care — throw on the cuffs. It were worth it.
Caroline Cellars Blueberry Wine
First of all, I need to let you know this is a great fruit wine. The Blueberry Wine here earned itself a bronze medal at the Wine Align NWAC 2018 awards! This thing is no joke. It’s a bit sweeter than I usually prefer, but it grew on me, and now I know it’s going to become a regular purchase because it was just straight up an enjoyable wine.
When we purchased this wine, we were gallivanting about, winery to winery, with another couple who swore by this wine. They absolutely insisted on making Caroline Cellars a must-stop for just the Farmer’s Blueberry Wine.
The wine is mellow and sweet. I got notes of vanilla, and I even picked up the regular tannin you get when you eat smaller, slightly sour blueberries. This is probably why I liked it so much; the tannin really helped put a slight bite in the sweetness.
If you’re at all confused about the fact that there’s no vintage listed, it’s because I don’t know! Because this is a fruit wine (I know grapes are fruit, hardy-har-har — but they stand apart here), a vintage is not required to be placed on the bottle. I am, however, going to assume that this came from 2017.
AHHH! WHAT DID YOU DO?!
Yeah, uh… we dumped it into a cauldron and mixed it.
So, here’s what happened:
- 1/2 a cup of the Farmer’s Blueberry Wine
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1/2 a cup of blueberries (frozen is cool if you want)
- 1 cup of french vanilla ice cream
- OPTIONAL: milk. Add milk to thin it out if ya wanna.
This created one serving (the serving was larger than what is pictured).
The idea here is that I like blueberry milkshakes. You should, too, because they’re delicious. Don’t even front.
But for real, this created probably the best boozy, sugary, dessert beverage I’ve had in a long time, and it stayed thick enough to just load in some blueberries on top!
I’m not even going to try explaining to you what this delicious thing tasted like. Just join me in wine hell and mix up one of your own. Let us know how it was and that you’ll be accompanying us on the ferry to Satan’s Fantasy Island for having also committed our crimes.