Today sums up the recipes from my Mexican themed dinner party--fried ice cream! Fried and ice cream? What's not to love??
This was so much fun to make and was a real treat to my friends since usually you only get it when you go to a Mexican restaurant. I have always been stumped at how they fry ice cream when I have ordered it on special occasions, but it's actually a whole lot simpler to make than you would think!
Now I'd love to share the recipe with you...you'll thank me later. :)
Fried Ice Cream
1 qt vanilla ice cream (but who says it has to be vanilla??)
3 c crushed corn flakes
1 c coconut
1 tsp cinnamon
1 T milk
1 1/2 c vegetable oil
honey, whip cream, cherries for garnishing
1. Using an ice cream scoop, dish up 8 scoops of vanilla ice cream (about the size of a small orange) onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Place the balls into the freezer for at least 1 hour or until they are very firm.
2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix the crushed corn flakes, coconut, and cinnamon. In a shallow bowl, mix the eggs and milk with a fork. Set aside.
3. Now get those ice cream balls from the freezer and roll them in the corn flake mixture, making sure it gets packed on tightly. Then roll them in the egg mixture. Once they are coated with the egg mixture, roll them again in the corn flakes packing it on tightly. Return them to the freezer for at least another hour. They need to be very hard to be dropped in the oil.
4. Heat the vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over low to medium heat until it reaches 375 degrees. Drop each ball, one at a time, into the oil for about 30-45 seconds or until golden brown.
5. Place on a paper towel to absorb the excess oil, then serve immediately on a plate drizzled with honey and topped with whip cream and a cherry if desired.
Next time I make this, I might try using vanilla wafers or graham crackers just for a little more sweetness although I did like the corn flakes. Also, I added a little more milk than the recipe called for.
Hope you will try out this recipe sometime--it's delish!