Friday, March 12, 2010

Fried Ice Cream


I scream….you scream….we all scream…for FRIED ICE CREAM!!

My dear Husband has been talking about fried ice cream for the past 3 months. I’m not sure what brought it on, but it has been in his head and on his mind for all 3 months. He never asked me to make it for him, but he did ask on several occasions to take me out for dessert, and by dessert, he meant fried ice cream! I turned him down each time thinking he just liked the idea of fried ice cream, having no clue if he really enjoyed it.


Last weekend I broke down and decided to try making it myself. I couldn’t find a good recipe online that incorporated what we had on hand, so I improvised and came up with my own version. I chose to use both vanilla and chocolate ice cream. The Hubby was super happy and enjoyed every bite. I was surprised myself by how good it was. While I still love a simple bowl of ice cream , this is a good way to switch things up.


Fried Ice Cream

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4 to 6 scoops ice cream, any flavor

1 cup cornflakes, crushed

2 eggs, lightly beaten

2 tablespoons sugar

Vegetable oil, for frying

Toppings: Whipped cream, chocolate syrup, caramel sauce

With an ice cream scooper, make 4 to 6 large balls of ice cream. Place on a piece of parchment paper and
freeze for 1 to 2 hours, until firm.

Place crushed cornflakes in a bowl. Place egg and sugar in a separate bowl and stir to combine. Take the ice cream balls and dip into the egg mixture and then cover with cornflakes. Return to freezer for another 1 to 2 hours, until firm.

Heat oil in a fryer pan or Dutch oven until it reaches 400 degrees. Place ice cream balls in the oil one at at time for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until golden brown.

Drizzle with desired toppings and serve immediately.

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