My absolute favorite item there is fried ice cream. So I get to the counter order for the kids and Jay, no problem, then order for myself and PROBLEM! There are out of fried ice cream. I stood there for a moment contemplating another choice, and then decided on nothing. I was pouting, if I couldn't have the fried ice cream, I wasn't going to have anything at all.
I was really crabby about it the rest of the night. Then it hit me, make it yourself. I have done it before, but the heat must of fried my brain and I forgot. So the next morning I made the ice cream balls; let them set up in the freezer. Last night we all enjoyed fried ice cream.
It is really simple. It takes a few steps and a little planning, but it's not rocket science. I'm not sure exactly how other people make their fried ice cream, but this is my take on it.
2 C. Corn Flakes, plain
2 T. Sugar
2 tsp. Cinnamon
Vanilla Ice Cream
1 Flour Tortilla
Whipped Cream and Dessert Topping for garnish
In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Take half of the cinnamon sugar, and in a food processor combine sugar and corn flakes. Pulse until you have a fine crumb.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment or waxed paper. Using a standard ice cream scoop, about 1/2 c., scoop balls of vanilla ice cream. With your hands quickly form a round ball about the size of a baseball. Then roll immediately into cornflake mixture, coating evenly. Place on cookie sheet and freeze for several hours. (This should be enough crumb for 4 servings.)
When you are ready to serve dessert, heat about 1/4 inch of vegetable oil in a skillet. Cut the flour tortilla into eight wedges. (I use a pizza cutter to make quick even pieces.)
Fry the tortilla in hot oil for about 30 seconds per side. Fry only a few pieces at a time so you don't crowd the pan. Lay on paper towels and dust with remaining cinnamon sugar while they are hot.
Next it's just assembly. Place a few tortilla pieces on a plate, put ice cream ball on top, and drizzle with dessert topping and whipped cream.
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