May 7, 2015
Posted in: Baking & Pastry

Boozy ice cream coming to Colorado

-... including ice cream....-Crafting a delicious meal to share with you and your family or friends is one of the greatest simple pleasures in life. Nonetheless, it’s worth looking beyond the traditional mealtime staples to create something innovative. When that sort of process is engaged in, the result can be a truly wonderful thing. As students of Colorado culinary schools may be about to find out, one such thought process seems to have led to a new dessert emerging in the Centennial State. According to multiple sources, a company called Twisted Cream will soon be opening a sedentary location in Colorado where it intends to sell alcoholic ice cream to patrons 21 and up. Take a look at some of the details.

The company
According to its website, Twisted Cream was founded in 2013 and hasn’t looked back since. The business has been built on a simple premise: If people like alcohol and people like ice cream, wouldn’t they enjoy these two things together even more? So far, it seems to be going well for the company. The website indicates that the main strategy of the company is simply to identify which sorts of cocktails would translate well into ice cream and then use those cocktails to replace the traditionally used flavoring agents. For example, Twisted Cream boasts everything from a mojito sorbet to a honey whiskey ice cream. What’s not to love?

Salt & Straw makes out-of-the-box ice cream flavorsThe restaurant
Westword reports that, until now, Twisted Cream has been operating without a true sedentary location. The company has profited by designing its products off site and then selling them to local restaurants looking to market them as a novelty item or add them into existing dishes. Now, though, Twisted Cream has announced plans to open its first permanent location where it will be able to sell its products directly and, presumably, more effectively. The restaurant will be setting up shop in a location on Colorado Boulevard that formerly housed a branch of Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli. That establishment closed last fall, and the space has been sitting vacant since then. The shop is expected to operate daily from noon to 10 P.M., and will apparently be accessible even to individuals who haven’t yet reached the federal drinking age.

Legality
While there are bound to be objections about Twisted Cream’s ability to host minors, the ability apparently stems from a specific Colorado law. All of the products served by the restaurant, apparently, will contain less than 6 percent alcohol by volume. In Colorado, this classifies these products as food instead of alcoholic beverages, Westword reports. In short, though Taub will be able to allow minors into his establishment, he cannot sell them his alcoholic products, even though they are classified as food. Twisted Cream’s owner, Chris Taub, joked with Westword reporters about the situation.

“It took a whole roomful of lawyers to figure that one out,” said Taub.