When I first heard about Fried Ice Cream, I thought I was daydreaming and in any case it did not sound too appealing. However, when I first tasted this scrumptious dessert, I could tell that this was going to make it to the top of the favorite dessert list. Please check out my favorite Deep Fried Ice Cream Recipe below:
– 4-5 scoops of your favorite Ice Cream. I prefer Vanilla
– 1/2 Cup cornflakes -crushed fine
– 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
– 2 tsp Sugar
– 3 egg whites
For the toppings
– Whipped Cream
– Chocolate Sauce
– Spliced almonds or cashew nuts
1. Prepare nice round scoops of the vanilla ice cream and place it in the freezer (preferably overnight).
2. Mix the cornflakes, cinnamon powder and sugar together.
3. Roll the ice cream scoops till they are completely covered and refreeze for at least a couple of hours. If you have more time then you should keep it in your freezer for at least 4 to 6 hours.
4. Meanwhile, beat the egg whites till they are stiff.
5. Roll the ice-cream scoops in the egg batter and the rest of the cornflakes mixture and it is now time to refreeze one more time. After this the cornflakes mixture should cover the scoops much better. The minimum time for freezing should be at least 2-3 hours at this stage. You can freeze it for more hours depending upon the time you have. The longer you freeze, the better it will be.
6. When you are ready to fry – Heat enough oil in a wok or Kadhai (not too hot) and fry the ice-cream scoops until they are slightly golden
7. Place it in your plate or your dessert bowl and top it with some chocolate sauce and whipped cream.
8. Serve Immediately. You can optionally also garnish with some spliced almonds or cashew nuts.
There are several different versions to make this dessert. Although this version includes cornflakes and eggs as the outer insulation agent, there are other recipes which use batter to coat the ice-cream scoops before frying. The key here is the refrigeration time. The longer you are able to refrigerate the scoops, it will hold better while frying and the batter or coating will not come apart in the oil. Whether you use batter or cornflakes, the end result is equally yummy.