Thursday, May 28, 2009

Have You Tried Fried Ice Cream?

I don't know what it is about this dessert, but every once in a while I just have to have some!

Then, on our trip to Arizona, we had some at a restaurant in Tucson, and I have been craving it like crazy since then.

I had tried to make it a few years ago without much luck. However, I gave it another go and met with success!!!

Here's what I did:
I put a bunch of corn flakes in my food processor with an equal amount of rice krispies. I got it all into lots of little pieces and then added some sugar and cinnamon ... just until it had the right taste for me.
I set the crumbs out in a shallow dish and started working with the ice cream.
First, I scooped out 6 nice round scoops. Then I hurried and rolled them around in the crumbs. Then they went right into the freezer for a while. When they had become very solid and frozen, I took them out and rolled them in beaten egg whites and then in the crumb mixture again. I set them in the freezer again for a time and then they were ready to fry.
I just used regular canola oil, however, I want to try it again with peanut oil, we'll see. I filled a 1 qt. sauce pan with oil and let it heat for several minutes until it was ready (I had it on a medium heat setting). Then I used a wire spoon and lowered the ice cream ball into the oil for about 10 seconds.
That was it, they were ready to serve. And, much to my surprise they were great. We just added a little chocolate syrup, but whipped cream and fresh fruit would be a great addition to this dessert.
So, give it a try, it is so yummy! (and so good for you, I am sure)
And while I'm sharing a little Mexican treat, I thought I would share an easy, non-fried taco salad shell idea.
Start with the tortillas you have to cook yourself.

When they are crispy on both sides, hurry and set one on an inverted bowl and press the sides down along the sides of the bowl. Let it set for a few minutes while you cook a few more tortillas, and ...

You have a cute, tasty shell for taco salad. This one isn't fried, that way you don't have to feel guilty about eating the fried ice cream for dessert!


Briony said...

sounds like fun and yummy!
i would totally like to make my own tortillas :)

Jessica and Tim said...

You always are so creative and inspiring. I think I'd like to grow up to be you.

Amy said...

You are amazing!!!! That looks like such a yummy thing - -we'll try it!

Danielle said...

It does look pretty yummy! I will have to try the tortilla bowl for our taco salads. I think the kids would love it! We love the tortillas you cook yourself!

Shauna said...


Tia Langston said... cruel!

I NEED fried ice cream!!!

Chanelle said...

YUM! Wanna hear something funny? I never had fried ice cream when I lived in Arizona and the first time I ever had it was here in Utah! LOL When I lived in Tucson we always ordered sopapillas. They are my favorite!

Scott and Sara said...

Ok make sure you call me when you make this next. You are a genius!!!Your family is so lucky to have you. I need to learn ALL your ways : )
Can you teach me how to make a simple curtain?

Carri said...

That all looks so scrumptious. Oh I cant wait to try it. I am glad to be back in the blog world and see you still have the best blog around. I will update soon and it is so wonderful to "see" you again.