Delaware Law Allows Alcoholic Ice Cream - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Delaware Law Allows Alcoholic Ice Cream

Posted: Updated:
MILTON, Del. - A newly-signed state law in Delaware will allow the sale of alcoholic products containing 2 percent or less of alcohol.  Senate Bill 167 redefines an alcoholic liquor so companies, like Blotto Gelato, can sell edible products made with alcohol.

Started by Kathleen Belfont, Blotto Gelato is a small ice cream business that includes alcohol in all of its products. Belfont reached out to Sen. Ernie Lopez, R-Lewes, when she realized she could not get a liquor license. Now, she and other small business owners have opened the door to edible alcohol opportunities.

Shimmy Shakin Maple Bacon is one of the company's many flavors. Maple whiskey is the main ingredient.

"People like bacon and ice cream and bourbon and its like oh that's a mix that could definitely work," Belfont said. "It definitely has."

Blotto Gelato is currently only served at Po Boys Restaurant in Milton, but Belfont said she plans to expand to other restaurants and venues such as liquor stores and festivals.

"Especially just living where we live right now with the tourists and the amazing restaurants and bars and such its just like this is something it's a little niche but it can work," she explained.

Greg Miller of Milton agreed that this niche opens up opportunities across the whole state.

"I think this promotes entrepreneurship," he said. "Young business people trying to get their lives going, it would do great."

That is something Lopez wants as well. He said he thinks it will encourage new and unusual business ideas in Sussex County's tourist areas.
Some people however are not sold on alcoholic treats, like Whitney Smith.

"So if ice cream is marketed to younger kids and we're putting alcohol in it its easier for them to get ahold of it accidentally," she said. "Or possibly on purpose and just sneaking around with it."

But although you do have to be 21 to enjoy these products, Belfont says they contain less alcohol than any beer.

"You'd probably get more of a sugar rush or probably have a dairy issue prior to even being able to get intoxicated from it," she joked.
  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Ocean City Prepares for Memorial Day

    Ocean City Prepares for Memorial Day

    May 25, 2018 9:24 PM2018-05-26 01:24:00 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 9:24 PM EDT2018-05-26 01:24:50 GMT
    Memorial Day Weekend is the day resort towns on Delmarva wait all year for. Tourists arrive, lots of them.
    Ocean City is gearing up for yet another busy summer season.
    More
    Memorial Day Weekend is the day resort towns on Delmarva wait all year for. Tourists arrive, lots of them.
    Ocean City is gearing up for yet another busy summer season.
    More
  • Ocean View Bicyclist in Critical Condition After Crash

    Ocean View Bicyclist in Critical Condition After Crash

    May 26, 2018 4:53 PM2018-05-26 20:53:00 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 4:59 PM EDT2018-05-26 20:59:39 GMT
    OCEAN VIEW, Del.- A 76-year-old Ocean View man has suffered life-threatening-injuries after a being hit by a car Memorial Day weekend. According to the Ocean View Police Department, the man was riding his bike through town shortly after 10 a.m. When the bMore
    OCEAN VIEW, Del.- A 76-year-old Ocean View man has suffered life-threatening-injuries after a being hit by a car Memorial Day weekend. According to the Ocean View Police Department, the man was riding his bike through town shortly after 10 a.m. When the bMore
  • Trailer Fire Under Investigation in the Pot Nets Bayside Development

    Pot Nets Bayside Trailer Fire Under Investigation

    May 26, 2018 4:33 PM2018-05-26 20:33:00 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-05-26 20:35:40 GMT
    MILLSBORO, Del.- The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a trailer fire that took place in the Pot Nets Bayside development Saturday afternoon. According to the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company, firefighters responded to reports of aMore
    MILLSBORO, Del.- The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a trailer fire that took place in the Pot Nets Bayside development Saturday afternoon. According to the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company, firefighters responded to reports of a More
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Seaford Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges

    Seaford Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges

    May 25, 2018 9:49 PM2018-05-26 01:49:00 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:38:58 GMT
    (L) Larry Milburn, 52 of Delmar Del. (R) Theresa Trice, 50 of Laurel, Del.(L) Larry Milburn, 52 of Delmar Del. (R) Theresa Trice, 50 of Laurel, Del.
    (L) Larry Milburn, 52 of Delmar Del. (R) Theresa Trice, 50 of Laurel, Del.(L) Larry Milburn, 52 of Delmar Del. (R) Theresa Trice, 50 of Laurel, Del.
    Seaford Police said they arrested two people after police were conducting a traffic stop and found them to be in possession of 50 bags of heroin.More
    Seaford Police said they arrested a Delmar man after they were conduction a traffic stop and found him to be in possession of 50 bags of heroin. More
  • Thunderbirds To Take Flight & Headline 2018 OC Air Show

    Thunderbirds To Take Flight & Headline 2018 OC Air Show

    May 25, 2018 12:33 PM2018-05-25 16:33:00 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 12:54 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:54:54 GMT
    USAF Thunderbirds and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter; Photo Credit: OC Air ShowUSAF Thunderbirds and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter; Photo Credit: OC Air Show
    USAF Thunderbirds and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter; Photo Credit: OC Air ShowUSAF Thunderbirds and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter; Photo Credit: OC Air Show
    OCEAN CITY, Md. -- The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will take flight in this year's Ocean City Air Show.More
    The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will take flight in this year's Ocean City Air Show.More
  • Motorcyclist Dead in Ocean City Crash

    Motorcyclist Dead in Ocean City Crash

    May 26, 2018 3:45 PM2018-05-26 19:45:00 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 3:45 PM EDT2018-05-26 19:45:32 GMT
    OCEAN CITY, Md.--The Ocean City Police Department says a motorcyclist dead after a crash near 77th street. According to the department, officers were dispatched to the area of 77th Street and Coastal Highway around 12:30 p.m. The department says they wereMore
    OCEAN CITY, Md.--The Ocean City Police Department says a motorcyclist dead after a crash near 77th street. According to the department, officers were dispatched to the area of 77th Street and Coastal Highway around 12:30 p.m. The department says they wereMore
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices