Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Deep Fried Ice Cream


Hard to believe that May is already here and that Cinco De Mayo is tomorrow. There are always many celebrations out here with amazing food, fabulous margarita's, and deep fried ice cream for dessert!


Yup, ice cream- deep fried! Vanilla ice cream, rolled in cinnamon and sugar, then a crunchy coating of crushed cinnamon cereal, and deep fried a few brief moments until golden brown.

The first time I heard of it was when I moved to Phoenix 32 years ago. I was a bit confused by the idea- how could you fry something that was supposed to be eaten frozen? Actually it's rather easy with a bit of prep and organization.




Something deliciously sinful happens in your mouth when you bite into this warm, honey drizzled, crispy, cinnamon- crunch coated vanilla bean ice cream. I can't quite explain... you'll just have to take a bite for yourself and see...




Deep Fried Ice Cream

2 large scoops Vanilla Bean ice cream
1/4 c sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 c cinnamon crunch cereal, crushed
Honey, to drizzle
Whipped Cream, to top
Vegetable oil, about 3" deep

Scoop out ice cream and place each scoop onto a cookie sheet, sides not touching, freezing again until nice and solidly frozen.

Mix together cinnamon and sugar. Roll each scoop of ice cream into cinnamon-sugar mixture until well coated. Immediately roll and coat ice cream in cereal, gently packing cereal crumbs into the ice cream. Re-freeze for about 30 minutes.

Remove from freezer and place one coated ice cream onto a slotted spoon. Gently place ice cream into hot, 375 degree oil for approximately 10 seconds (or less) until golden brown on all sides. Remove and drain quickly on a paper towel.

Place ice cream in a serving dish. Drizzle with honey, and top with whipped cream if desired. Serves 2.

These can be easily prepped in advance, freezing immediately. Deep fry as wanted!

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21 comments:

Barbara @ VinoLuciStyle said...

One to go please? Si?

I haven't had one of these in years, not since my kids were little; now I'm wondering why? Looks decadent and delicious.

RJ Flamingo said...

AbFab! I love fried ice cream - Mexican, Japanese, whatever. This is the simplest & prettiest version I've ever seen. Your photos make me want to just reach through the screen!

Peter M said...

This is a kick-ass Cinqo de Mayo dessert. No more Chi's-Chi's for me!

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

Love, love, love this post!
YUMMY!

Carmen

Bellini Valli said...

I have tried this at restaurants but never thought I could duplicat eit at home. Thanks for this:D

Deeba PAB said...

You have me eating out of your hand girlfriend! WOOT WOOT ... this si what you need to mke for me when I land up at your door-step ... this 'kick-ass Cinqo de Mayo dessert'!! Petah said it, and he hit the nail on the head! It's gorgeous!

Jamie said...

That is outrageous! I've heard of this but have never seen it and now I want to try it! Fabulous!

Barbara Bakes said...

I need to try your version. I love fried ice cream - the combination of the warm crunchy coating and melting ice cream is irresistible.

Susan said...

Wow. Deadly delish. Asians sometimes have fried frozen desserts, too. Have never gotten the hang of preparing it at home. Kudos!

Stacey Snacks said...

This confirms insanity!
Fried ice cream??
DECADENT!
xxoo

Chef Chuck said...

Yum~~ This looks like a cool delight!!

Kristen said...

I love fried ice cream. The recipe I use has frosted flakes crushed with cinnamon. Yum!

Jamie said...

This looks fab! Fried Ice Cream was truly the only reason I ever went to Chi-Chis!

dining room table said...

This is very interesting. I have heard about this but I had no chance of trying them.

Bren Herrera said...

this is something that I think might start making me feel better.... i especially love fried green ice cream... nice work my lovely friends *hugs*

Melissa said...

That looks soooo good! And a lot easier than I would have thought with a lot less ingredients than I thought! Cool!

sunita said...

I've heard so much about it, but have never made or eaten it. Looks yummo :-)

The Food Hunter said...

That's pretty cool!

Paula - bell'alimento said...

What a great dessert idea! I have had this at restaurants but not tried it at home {going to change that now!}

Jennifer said...

Yum! My husband and I love Deep Fried Ice Cream. I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to deal with hot oil yet but hopefully one day I will ;-). Your pics look great! Wish I could have some now.

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

I will be doing a post on Fried Ice Cream. Will be adding your link because it was such a great post! Your photos were fabulous!

Carmen