If that's true, then how do they make Cherry Garcia?!
Grapes are about 81%-84% water. But so are cherries... the base of Cherry Garcia, one of the brand's most celebrated flavors. What gives?
"Grapes are a difficult fruit, because of the water content -- but it's also not a very mainstream flavor for ice cream," Greenwood said. "Most people don't even associate grape with ice cream. People grew up on cherry and vanilla -- so now, they love cherry-based ice cream. Grape has not broken through the creme-de-glace ceiling, if you will."
Basically, it's a vicious cycle. People have never had grape ice cream, and in turn, they neither expect it nor outright desire it. And because of the engineering difficulties, it would be a high-risk, low-reward venture. While cherry ice cream -- though difficult to make -- is a sure bet.