Saturday, August 28, 2010

fried ice cream

If you love fried stuff or sweet stuff, you'll love this idea. It originated in mexico, and it's moved all across the world since then.

It is best to prepare these the day before in the freezer or multiply the recipe and keep plenty on hand for anytime you need a gourmet dessert fast!

First, combine 1 cup of finely crushed cornflakes with 1/2 cupof sugar and a teaspoon of cinnamon. Scoop an average sized ball of vanilla ice cream from a container, a quart of ice cream will be plenty for 6 servings. Roll the scoop of ice cream in the coating mixture and firmly press the ingredients into the ball. Wrap the coated ice cream in wax paper and return it to the freezer. Repeat this until you have the desired number of scoops and let them harden for 4 to 5 hours.

When you're ready to serve, heat oil in a deep pan or fryer to 450° and fry the ice cream ball for about half a minute. Place the scoop in a bowl, drizzle a teaspoon of honey over the top, add whipped cream, a cherry, and enjoy!

If you're looking for quick and easy authentic Mexican dessert recipes, give fried ice cream a try! You can give it your own touch by using different flavors of ice cream, substituting crushed cookies for cornflakes, or by using chocolate, caramel, or even strawberries rather than honey.