Ohio House votes to allow delivery of boozy ice cream

Issue now heads to the Ohio Senate

State lawmakers voted 76-16 on a bill to legalize the ultimate convenience: home delivery of booze-infused ice cream.

Under House Bill 160, makers of alcoholic ice cream would be allowed to ship the boozy treats to consumers via delivery companies such as UPS or FedEx and ship the product to retail liquor permit holders to resale to customers.

To guard against under-age consumption, the package must be marked with “alcohol enclosed” and the manufacturer must make an effort to ensure the customer is at least 21 years old.

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Buzzed Bull Creamery in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine district pushed for passage of HB160, saying it would help position the Ohio-based company to be a national leader in the emerging industry of alcohol infused ice cream.

State law changed in 2017 to allow liquor permit holders to manufacture and sell ice cream that is up to 6 percent alcohol by volume.

The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration.

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