When winter gives you ice, make ice cider. Herb Swanson/for NPR hide caption toggle caption Herb Swanson/for NPR The Salt The Upside Of All This Cold? A Boom In Ice Cider Vermont Public Radio March 10, 2014 Canada invented ice cider in the '90s. Now it's becoming trendy and Vermont wants to cash in, too. The frigid winter has been just the stuff to turn the state's frozen apples into tasty dessert wine.