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For those of you East of the Rockies, I should explain. An It's It is essentially an ice cream sandwhich made with oatmeal cookies and covered in a chocolate shell. It is utterly delicious as it is. There is not too much you could do to improve such a regional delicacy; short of deep frying it. Thus, I have decided to deep fry one.

Deep frying an ice cream treat is no easy proposition. You want it to sit in the fryer long enough that the outer shell cooks, but not so long that the inner ice cream melts. To accomplish this, you either need the fryer to be incredibly hot, or the ice cream to be incredibly cold. I decided to go the route of incredibly cold.

The trick to making this delicacy is liquid nitrogen. This gets it cold enough that you can then batter, and fry it without worrying about it melting. For added flair, I decided to coat the cake batter with a generous coating of Oreo crumbs. This was definately a nice added touch.

This is perhaps one of the most delicious things that I have ever eaten.

It truly is it.

Step 1: Go Get Stuff

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For the Cryofrying:

(x1) It's It
(x1) Gallon of peanut oil
(x1) A quart of liquid nitrogen

For the Cake Batter:

(x1) 2 cups Flour
(x1) 1 tsp Baking Powder
(x1) 1 cup Milk
(x1) 2 eggs
(x1) 1/4 cup sugar

For the outer shell:

(x1) Package of Oreos

Specialized Equipment:

(x1) Large dewer (for liquid nitrogen containment)
(x1) Small dewar (for easy handling)
(x1) Large metal bowl
(x1) Deep frier (for frying)
(x1) Leather work gloves (for safety)
(x1) Face Shield (also for safety)
(x1) Metal tongs
(x1) Candy thermometer
(x2) Ziplock bags
Lindie2 years ago
Where did you ever learn your cooking skills? That looks good!!!
randofo (author)  Lindie2 years ago
I learned how to cook with liquid nitrogen from my mother.
simplebeep2 years ago
You've made me nostalgic for many summer days kicking back in Petrolia with an It's-It.
If only they could be found in Salt Lake.
Ranie-K2 years ago
Great photos!
randofo (author)  Ranie-K2 years ago
where does one get liquid nitrogen?
randofo (author)  sunny hobbes2 years ago
The hard part is getting the dewar. Once you have the containment unit, you just google for local liquid nitrogen suppliers.
Kaiven2 years ago
I've always wondered, what's the best way to flip something in oil?
randofo (author)  Kaiven2 years ago
I used metal tongs.
West coast represent!
M.C. Langer2 years ago
Ooooh... delicious!!!