November 1999, page 29
Intoxicating Ice Cream
It looks and tastes like ice cream, but because of its alcohol content, it can't be called ice cream. Developed at the University of Minnesota by leading scientists, Blend's® relies on unique formulation and manufacturing methods to stabilize the alcohol molecule and prevent it from interacting with the ice crystal and milk proteins found in ice cream.
A patent on the stabilization process is pending. The process makes it possible to combine real liquors and liqueurs with ice cream for a frozen, solid ice cream-type product.
Both the ATF and FDA have determined that Blend's® is a distilled spirit because it's intoxicating. Thus, it can only be sold to and consumed by legal adults. The products are marketed by The Ice Cream Bar, Inc., Minneapolis.