John, his wife and four daughters, trekked to the Black Hills of South Dakota for a family wedding. At a point when John felt he needed an escape from the typical family hulabaloo, he set out with his brother and their wives on a day trip to hunt dinosaur bones in the summer sun of South Dakota. The four of them came upon a fork in the road and decided to take the road less traveled. They happened upon a little winery and quickly abandoned the pursuit of paleontology. Little did they know, this winery’s claim to fame was a “Red …* Strawberry Rhubarb Wine”, all bottled up and labeled with an image of a donkey that grabbed their attention. Whether it was the warm sun, big skies, or drinking wine out of a plastic cup, that afternoon was one of the finest in John’s memory. John wanted us to create an ice cream that might capture the unexpected pleasure of that moment. When we saw his big smile after he tried it, we knew we nailed it. John highly recommends you eat this ice cream out of a plastic cup.
*Name changed to protect the innocent.