Saturday, November 20, 2010

Best. Dessert. Ever.

After staying up way past our regular meemaw/peepaw bedtimes last night to catch a late showing of HP7 (oh yeah... it was awesome!), we decided to figure out something fun to do at home this evening.  This goal often leads us to the kitchen to make something a little out of the ordinary.  Tonight, Hubs requested fried ice cream.  I've had many experiences with the dessert- most not so good (except for the ridiculous cake-like version at Dragonfly), but decided to go for it.  We combined a couple recipes we found online and the result was so delicious!  I was completely impressed. 

Vanilla ice cream
Frosted flakes
Sugar cookies
Toppings: whipped cream, chocolate syrup

First, make balls out of the ice cream.  I recommend keeping the hot water running during this process because you will inevitably have to use your hands and it will hurt.  Place them on wax paper and freeze for 1-2 hours or until firm. 

ice cream balls
Next, make a mixture of equal parts (I used about 3/4 cup each) of crushed frosted flakes and crushed sugar cookies.  If you're lucky enough to shop at a Publix, their bakery versions are perfect.  Add ~3/4 T cinnamon to the mix. 

Roll the ice cream balls in this mix.  Not much will stick, but that's okay.  Freeze again for ~30 minutes.

minimal crumb "stickage"
Mix two eggs and 1 tsp sugar in another bowl.  Dip the balls into the egg mixture and then into the remaining cookie crumb mixture.  Freeze again for another 30 minutes or so.  Supposedly, you can repeat this process multiple times to make a thicker crust if you wish.  We were anxious to eat them so we opted for just one dip. 

ready to fry
Heat oil in a fryer (I'm sure you could do this on the stove with a little more effort) to 375 degrees.  Fry ice cream balls for about 15 seconds.  Top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup (or honey if that's your thing) and enjoy!

 I can't wait to fry up the rest over the next couple days for more sweet, melty goodness. 

1 comment:

  1. wow that was majorly brave!! i don't think i would ever even attempt to make something like that :) looks delish!

    ps love meemaw/peepaw reference