Fried Ice Cream

It's true, you can make a deep fried ice cream recipe at home! Follow along to see how to make this popular restaurant dessert in your own kitchen.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Freeze Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 ½ cup finely crushed cornflakes cereal

  • 1 egg

  • 1 pint high quality vanilla ice cream*

  • 1 8 inch flour tortilla, cut into 8 wedges

  • Vegetable oil for deep-frying

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 ounce bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, melted

Directions

  1. Line a tray with parchment paper. In a shallow dish combine the sugar and cinnamon. Set aside 1 tablespoon of the sugar mixture for tortillas. Set aside 2 teaspoons sugar mixture for cream. Place cereal in another shallow dish. In another shallow dish lightly beat together egg and 1 tablespoon water. Divide ice cream into 4 equal portions. Shape into balls and place on prepared tray. Dip each ball in reserved 2 tsp. cinnamon sugar mixture, into egg mixture, then in cereal to coat. Freeze scoops for 1 to 2 hours or until firm. Cover and chill egg mixture. Dip ice cream balls again into egg mixture then into crumbs. Freeze until very firm (3 to 4 hours).

  2. In a large saucepan or electric deep-fat fryer heat 2 inches oil to 350°F. Add ice cream scoops, half at a time, and fry for 10 to 15 seconds or until golden. Use a slotted spoon to transfer and drain on paper towels, then return to tray and freeze while frying remaining scoops and tortillas.

  3. For tortillas, line a plate with paper towels. Add tortilla wedges to oil. Fry for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden. Use slotted spoon to transfer to prepared plate. Sprinkle both sides with 1 tablespoon sugar mixture while warm. In a medium bowl beat or whisk cream with reserved 2 teaspoons sugar mixture and vanilla until soft peaks form.

  4. Serve fried ice cream scoops and tortilla wedges topped with whipped cream and drizzled with chocolate.

*

For the firmest freezing ice cream that won't melt in the hot oil, use a high-quality, full-fat ice cream such as Häagen-Dazs or other premium ice cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

997 Calories
71g Fat
85g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 997
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 71g 91%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 130mg 43%
Sodium 441mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 85g 31%
Total Sugars 46g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 132mg 10%
Iron 6.8mg 38%
Potassium 177mg 4%
Folate, total 40.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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