Growing up I had thought the idea of deep fried ice cream was impossible. This mixture had me pondering its creation until I finally tasted it. Now as I no longer really care what is in it as am sure it is not healthy. I was looking for the recipe that the Mexican restaurant down the street from my place uses and finally came across one that is very similar. This recipe in collaboration with the DeLonghi Dual Zone Deep Fryer I purchased from JL Hufford has met my deep fried desires. Here is what I have been using:
1. 1 pt. vanilla ice cream
2. 1/2 c. crushed corn flakes or cookie crumbs
3. 1 tsp. cinnamon
4. 2 tsp. sugar
5. 1 egg
6. Oil for deep frying
8. Whipped cream
Scoop out 4 or 5 balls of ice cream.and place back in the freezer. Mix the crumbs, cinnamon and sugar and Roll frozen ice cream balls in half the crumb mixture and freeze again.
Beat egg and dip coated balls in egg, then roll again in remaining crumbs and freeze until ready to use
When ready to serve, heat oil to 350 degrees. Place a frozen ice cream ball in fryer basket or on a perforated spoon and lower into hot oil 1 minute. Immediately remove and place on dessert compote. Drizzle with honey and top with a dab of whipped cream. Continue to fry balls one at a time. Balls will be crunchy on the outside and just beginning to melt on the inside.