Deep Fried Ice Cream

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Im pretty sure Deep Fried Ice Cream is the 8th wonder of the world.  And the actual deep fryer itself is the 9th.  Next to bacon, deep fried ice cream is the only reason my boyfriend sticks around.  I ask him to do all sorts of house projects and remodels, and car fixes....and if it weren't for things like this, he'd be long gone.

Hrrrmmmm, i wonder if i could do deep fried bacon ice cream?  i digress.....

But my favorite chain mexican restaurant makes the best deep fried ice cream.  It comes in this margarita glass on a bed of little cinnamon sugar covered crispie crunchies.  No matter how much re-fried bean goodness, sour cream smothered chimichangas, or overly stuffed 16lb taco plates with lettuce as "garnish"..... we always make room for a scoop of this deep fried piece of magic. 

But how is it made? how does it not melt?  I looked into it and found it to be a rather simple recipe.  It is a bit of a process, but let me tell you, its SOOO worth it!
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Step 1: Gather your weapons

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You will need only a few items:

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, or whatever Ice Cream you wish to nom nom on
About 2 cups of Corn Flakes*
2 eggs
About 2tbls Cinnamon
About 4tbls of sugar
Vegetable Oil
Saran Wrap
Deep Fryer**

*My first attempt, I tried using Cinnamon Toast Crunch.  I thought it was delicious, but my boyfriend claimed that it didn't taste like our restaurant classic, which was true.  To really stay true to restaurant style deep fried ice cream, go with corn flakes, otherwise, experiment!  I bet cocoa crispies would be pretty tasty too, if it can withstand the oil

**If you don't have a deep fryer, use a regular pot that is deep enough for you to drop your ice cream scoop in.  The first time I did it, I used a pan, and just made sure the oil was hot enough to flash fry

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GayleMello4 months ago
This sounds just like the wonderful ones I use to get at a small mexican cantina in Calif. The one thing different which was quite awesome was they served these in a floured cinnamon tortilla shell which made a percect bowl for your treat. I suppose lining a cupcake tin with flour tortillas and baking in oven unti
Crispy and able to hold their shape would work. Then they topped it with whipped cream spri kled more cinnimon on that and it was amazing. They may have even dwep fried the tortilla shell but i dont know how you get it to shape like a fluted bowl. It was crispy cinnamon flavored and you ate the bowl too. Cant wait to try this out
OMG! That's soooo genius!
chikid681 year ago
I agree use honey thats how they do it in the Mexican resturants
yallen2 years ago
I make my fried ice cream by coating ice cream scoops in crumbled mud cake (The cooked stuff, not batter.). I had some caramel mud cupcakes that didn't turn out how I planned. They made the BEST fried ice cream! I used some left over ice cream cake for my scoops. It's so yummy I didn't need any topping at all.
DemeGeek3 years ago
On the first step you mentioned that it was possible to use a deep pot if you don't have a deep fryer... How would that work?
angelabchua (author)  DemeGeek3 years ago
Ahhh I'm glad you asked, because I have photos! I used a sauce pan and heated the oil to like 350. You want it nice and hot to flash fry the cereal. Make sure to use a lot too so that more than half of your ice cream is submerged in oil.
Great recipe!

I dont have a thermometer. :(

How long does it take to heat the oil to 350 degree?
angelabchua (author)  rpetrovskis3 years ago
Thanks! You can just leave it on Med High to High. Then try dropping a cornflake in. If it starts frying up real good, then that's probably a good indicator it's ready.

If it's not very sizzly, don't put the ice cream in yet, the oil is not hot enough, and once you put the ice cream in, it will cool the oil down, thus leaving you with an oily creamy mess. Make sure it's nice and hot! Good Luck.

You could also just go to your local grocery store too. I think I got mine for like $3.99 from Safeway here in CA.
Thank you for the information :)
9874563213 years ago
This step should come along in the middle too. "To prepare yourself to eat yummy goodness, lose a couple calories first."

great instructions, im looking forward to my deep fried icecream
angelabchua (author)  9874563213 years ago
oh its guilt at it's finest. and lemme tell you... Guilt is DELICIOUS!
mary candy3 years ago
"Bust some crunches out after to minimize guilt"
I need to start a several diet after this all.
melt some maple and walnut ice cream and then add pree cooked bacon and re freeze???
vanaka3 years ago
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm very Delicious
Ghost Wolf3 years ago
Diabetes in a cup wow!
angelabchua (author)  Ghost Wolf3 years ago
isnt it great?!
This pic is making me crave icecream like nobodys business as for the earlier mentioned bacon mmmm bacon i just ate like a ton of maplebacon again mmm bacon. oh wow there ya go maple bacon icecream lol... Thanks for the recipe I havealways wondered how this was done. Def gonna make.
angelabchua (author)  vintagevixzen3 years ago
I am very tempted to try making a bacon ice cream. When I do, you know where to find the results!

Good luck with your deep fried snackies!
thanks a lot! my brother ask me about this delicius ice cream ball. I will make then inmediately
angelabchua (author)  polichinella3 years ago
Did you make 'em? How did they turn out?
Large pizza and CSI. life is good :)
angelabchua (author)  ThatGuyRandy3 years ago
Oh yeeeeaaaahhh
This is yummy, my kids have bugged me to make this for years I refuse. my buddy went to "Rocky Marciano's Deep Fried Ice Cream" years ago and said it was incredible.

Their trick is super cold icecream, dipped in a nice pancake or donut batter, (almost the same thing), which is frozen in place almost then dropped into the vat of oil. And more oil is what you want or the icecream willl warm it up too fast.

Maybe I will relent on this , cause this looks way way too good . My fat cells and cardiologist are both yelling at me I can hear htem!!!!
angelabchua (author)  spark master3 years ago
I really want to try the "batter" approach next time. The cornflakes almost give it a "waffle"cone ish type of texture, which is awesome. But I would like to try something more on the "fluffy" side.

Unfortunately, step 10 comes with every batch of deep fried ice cream "dealing with the guilt"

If you make it, be sure to post a picture!
Guilt is for those who are too good. I am, as george thorogood says, "Bad to the Bone" ! Guilt free and fat as a water barrel.

ah well, wuchagunna do I just love to cook and eat.

Take pancake batter (scrath recipe ) add some fine milled oatmeal (say 1/4 cup) to 3/4 cup white flour, add some cinnomin , ginger and nutmeg, extra sugar (say 1/4 cup) use two eggs (extra large or jumbo's , and 3 tblspoons oil. beat oil into egg yokes like you were making mayo, whipp the egg white to stiff peak, add 3/4 to 1 cup of whole milk into the eggs and add tble spn vanilla, then add flour mixture mix well fold in egg whites. keep that on ice (like double boiler situation, but ice not hot, under the bowl. Have ice cream really hard , (my freezer does 0 to -10 ) , dip in the stuff , you could refreeze, or not, then into waiting oil.


gotta go, wifie and I are going to din din!


angelabchua (author)  spark master3 years ago

Thanks for the batter tip. I think ima try that next and post the results either in this comment thread, or if the results are different enough, a whole new ible with credits to you, of course.

that mess takes at least a teaspoon of baking powder, (not soda), as much as a tablespoon, (could be tooo puffy). You may want to remove a measured tble of flour from it, and add same of corn starch or (and) add 2 tblespoons rice flour. If you do you may find you like the mouth feel better.

for a faster (perhaps) proof of concept take a nice vanilla cake mix add extra vanilla, separate the egg yoke from the white, beat whites to stiff peak, beat oil into egg yokes (first) then add liquid, (use whole milk), then vanilla , flour mixture asdirected , then fold in egg whites.

you could also use chocolate mix, but add 2-3 tblesoons MORE coco and tspan vanilla , I do not really like brownies but you could use brownie mix as well, (you may want to thin that though)

good luck in your mission to clogg your arteries! I will stopping by at 8 with wife and kids for coffee, don't worry I 'll bring truffles and a cake!

jimmiek3 years ago
Thanks for the recipe, gonna try it out this month/maybe next month if gas doesn't go too high!
grrrrrrreat ible.
angelabchua (author)  seemabootwala3 years ago
tony the tiger approves, even though i didnt use frosted flakes.
paulijames3 years ago
This is one of the best i'bles I have seen. Thanks for the tips (especially Step 10) and thanks for the entertainment. :)
angelabchua (author)  paulijames3 years ago
THANKS! My boyfriend deals with the guilt by exercise. I only the other hand am impervious to guilt and will continue to eat more ice cream as I lay on the couch and watch him do sit ups. go ME! But really, thanks for the wonderful compliment!
Nelyan3 years ago
This 'ible was great! I love the pictures and the fact that there are a lot of them. I asked my fiance if he would like to try this out and whoa, he went quiet. I guess he was wondering how it would taste. I guess even I wont know until I make some!
angelabchua (author)  Nelyan3 years ago
How will it taste? The best way I can describe it is.... hot and warm cinnamon waffle cone around cold ice cream. It really tastes amazing!
karossii3 years ago
An alternate recipe I used many years ago was to add oatmeal to the cornflakes (about 1 cup oats to 3-4 cups cornflakes), along with white and brown sugar (about 3/4 to 1 cup each - but I didn't use cinnamon) - then instead of an egg wash between layers of the dry coating, I used honey. Otherwise, I made them much the same... and they are delish!
angelabchua (author)  karossii3 years ago
oh, honey? interesting. Does it create a hard shell or is still "chewey" Using honey is a great way to turn it vegan if you use vegan ice cream and flakes!
honey isnt vegan, its an animal product. Ice cream isnt vegan, its an animal product.
angelabchua (author)  ladybgood3 years ago
oh hrm. i never thought of honey as an animal product, but yes, i suppose your right! Don't they make vegan soy based ice cream though?
they make stuff they call ice cream... but it isn't the same by a long shot. And, depending on the bees and the honey (whether you eat the comb or just take the liquid), it is either bee puke or bee poop you're eating. So while it is an animal product, they don't suffer or lose anything by its loss... but the same could be said of milk (in fact, a cow who isn't milked will often drink her own milk because it gets painful if it goes too long without release)... yet another couple of reasons I find vegans to be a bit off in their thinking.
modern managed cows need to be milked every day because they are bred by man to produce milk, and they are bred by bulls to be permanently pregnant and almost permanently lactating. Wild bovines don't do this.
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