How to Make Fried Ice Cream
When I first heard the idea of fried ice cream, I thought “What? How do you fry something that is cold?” How do you keep it from melting almost instantly? But the first time I tried it in a Mexican restaurant, I thought it was an amazing experience. You really can fry up ice cream so the outside is warm and crispy and the inside nice and cold. Any ice cream that melts just oozes into the crust making it even tastier.
The recipe for fried ice cream starts with, of course, ice cream. You can experiment with flavors once you are comfortable with the process but it is best to start out with vanilla. You’ll need an ice cream scoop that you can make almost perfectly round balls with. Practice a bit with the scoop to try to get the balls as round as you possibly can. Scoop out 8-12 balls of ice cream and place them on a cookie sheet. Immediately put them into the freezer so that they will freeze into that round shape. You’ll want the balls to be frozen very hard when you are ready for the frying.
3 cups corn flakes, crushed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
hot fudge or chocolate sauce
You’ll want to let the ice cream balls freeze for around an hour. Take three cups of corn flakes and crush them in a medium sized bowl. Try to crush them into tiny pieces for the coating. Add a teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the crushed flakes. Break three eggs in a separate bowl and whip them until the yolks are blended with the whites. Take the ice cream balls out of the freezer and dip them into the egg mixture. Take the corn flake coating and cover the ice cream balls completely. Place back on the cookie sheet and freeze for another 3 hours.
When you are ready to make the dessert, fill the fryer with cooking oil. Dip a few of the ice cream balls into the hot oil preferably with a basket. Cook them for around 15 seconds. Place the cooked balls on a serving plate and cover them with whipped cream and honey. You can also drizzle hot fudge or chocolate syrup over the top. A cherry on top makes for a perfect finish. Serve your fried ice cream up to your guests and wait for the “wows” to come rolling in.
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Cheri Brennan has been making homemade ice cream with her family for years. To get more tips and resources for making your own ice cream, click here today: http://icecream.newinfohighway.com