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!
Step 1: Gather Your Weapons
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*
About 2tbls Cinnamon
About 4tbls of sugar
*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