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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Fried Ice Cream!

     Who doesn't love Ice Cream, and who doesn't like a good fryer!  So lets marry them, or at least take them on a date...  I came across this great dessert idea a few months back and after some trial and error I think I may have now finally pulled off this difficult sweet treat.

     You will typically see a lot of fried foods at different places like Canaveral or events like this that towns hold.  However after a nice meal surprise your guest by serving up a hot and cold dessert!  This dessert really isn't to hard it does take some time however because in between steps you have to refreeze the dessert however you can pull this off.  You and your guest will be very happy as you taste the crispy outer shell mixed with the soft cold ice cream.  A great hot and cold, soft and crunchy mix.

Prep Time: 4-8 hours A day or two is recommended to full freeze.
Cook Time: 30 seconds
Total Time: A solid day or two.

You might wonder why the prep time is so long.  Below I explain but when you are freezing the ice cream in the stages you really want at least 4 hours per set.  Honestly I would get these ready the day before and let them fully freeze all day.

1/2 GL of vanilla ice cream, (I would start off with plain vanilla then go for other flavors later)
Eggs, about 3-4
1 Box of already crushed corn flakes.
Oil for frying

-Scoop out the ice cream in about medium sized balls.  Use gloves per your hands will melt the ice cream, and get cold at the same time.  Make them as large or small as you want however if they are a bit smaller than a baseball you will get great results.
-In a separate bowl beat the eggs
-On a dish put our some crushed corn flakes.
-Roll the Ice Cream ball in the egg coating it all over
-Then roll the Ice Cream around the corn flakes covering it.
-Place on a dish and continue with the other ones.
-Once set put the dish back in the freezer for about 3-4 hours so they can harden.  I recommend you let them freeze overnight, then repeat  the process and let freeze again for a few hours.  A deep long freeze before you cook them is recommended.  
-After take them out and repeat the process, dip them in the eggs then breadcrumbs again.  This will give them that second coat and will be better when you fry them.
-Put them back in the freezer again for about 4 hours, until hard or you can just do this the day before and let them sit overnight.
-Heat up your oil to about 350 degrees.
-Place a few frozen Ice Cream balls in the oil and move around a bit for 20-30 seconds.
-Take out and place on a dish, you can decorate it them with chocolate sauce and whipped cream for effect!
Serve right away!

     This dish will be a hit because most likely your guest have never had this or maybe have heard of it.  I will advise if you are doing this dish take your time and start it early.  You can't over freeze them but if you don't let them freeze enough when you fry them they will fall apart per they aren't cold enough.  If you have a friend or family member that is gluten free check your store for gluten free substitutes.

Remember cooking should be fun!  So have fun doing it!!