Where it began
Ice Syrup is a unique, one-of-kind food product with unlimited versatility, endless applications and the ability to morph flavours and enhance foods both as a stand-alone food and beverage condiment or an ingredient in multiple food applications.
The Indian summer of Niagara’s autumn followed by the early winter frosts and snowfalls create an environment in which grapes will naturally dehydrate, freeze, thaw, and ultimately freeze solid while hanging naturally on the vine. From the frozen depths of a Canadian winter and with the spirit of those who welcome it, we bring you Ice Syrup.
An idea came to Niagara-on-the- Lake grower Steve Murdza after bringing in a haul of frozen grapes. Instead of turning the sweet, concentrated berries into icewine, why not try making a non-alcoholic syrup? After all, fans of Niagara's signature dessert wine know it can be pretty thick and very sweet -- kind of like another Canadian favourite: maple syrup. So Murdza, a second-generation grape grower, set out to create what he hopes will be the next iconic Canadian product: Ice Syrup.
These grapes are harvested and pressed while still frozen, yielding the intense flavour profile of Ice Syrup, uniquely created in the Niagara Peninsula. This fruit of winter has become legendary, characterized by naturally rich fruit flavours with an ideal sugar acid balance to match. Ice Syrup will take its place in the world as a Canadian one of a kind.
"ICESYRUP is the ultimate healthy, flavour-filled, versatile and exotic natural single-indredient which gives the foodie entirely new opportunities – expand your creativity!" - Steve Murdza