Have you ever had a hot, crispy ice cream? If you are puzzled, then you should try the spectacular fried ice cream. It is delicious, easy to make and is extremely addictive. Fried ice cream adds a whole new dimension to the world’s favourite frozen dessert.
They are small, frozen ice cream balls that are rolled in a batter, coated with crushed cornflakes and deep fried. Fried ice cream balls are warm and crunchy on the outside and cold and smooth on the inside.
Although the origin of this recipe is not well established, fried ice cream is popular all over the world for its unique taste. This dessert can be prepared in many different ways and each variation has its own charm. Scroll down to find an amazing fried ice cream recipe.
Fried Ice Cream
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Freezing time: 8 hours
Cooking time: 5 minutes
8 scoops vanilla/butterscotch ice cream
5 cups cornflakes
1 cup desiccated coconut
3 egg whites
1 tsp cinnamon powder
Oil for frying
1. Line a baking tray with a parchment sheet. Scoop out eight balls of vanilla ice cream and place them on the tray. Leave them in the freezer for 4-5 hours or overnight. When the ice cream balls are completely frozen, prepare the batter.
2. Separate the egg white from the yolks and beat until stiff. Add a teaspoon of cinnamon powder and pour the beaten egg whites into a shallow bowl. Place the cornflakes in another shallow bowl and coarsely crush them into crumbs. Add desiccated coconut into the bowl and mix well. While frying, freshly grated coconut have a tendency to absorb more oil than dehydrated coconut. It is, therefore, not advisable to use fresh coconut in this recipe.
3. Dip the ice cream balls in the egg batter and roll them in the bowl containing crushed cornflakes and coconut. Repeat rolling the ice cream balls in the batter and crumbs until they are completely coated. Place the coated ice cream balls in the tray and freeze them again for at least two hours.
4. Place a large wok or pan over a medium flame and heat the oil. Remove the ice cream balls from the freezer and drop them, 2 or 3 at a time, in hot oil. To prevent oil from spattering, make sure the balls do not have small ice crystals on the outer surface. Fry the balls for 10-15 seconds or until they are golden brown in colour. If you leave the balls in the oil for a longer duration, then the ice cream will melt. Remove from oil and place the fried balls on an absorbent paper. Transfer the fried ice cream into bowls and serve immediately.
1. Biscuit or cookie crumbs can be used to coat the ice cream balls instead of cornflakes and eggs. In Thailand, fried ice cream balls are enclosed in bread batter or tempura.
2. You can use chopped nuts or tortillas instead of cornflakes to get a Mexican style fried ice cream.
1. Chocolate and caramel sauces are excellent ideas for topping. Another option is to sprinkle sugar or drizzle honey on the fried ice cream.
2. You can serve freshly cut fruits like pineapple, strawberry, mango, banana, etc. along with the fried ice cream to add visual appeal to your dessert.
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