Ever had fried ice cream at a fancy Mexican Resteraunt in Brentwood TN (or anywhere else) and thought, "wow I sure would like to have that at
home"? Well it is easier than you think. It is time consuming only in the repetitive freezing step, but it is easy and tastes awesome! Your family and friends will think you are "it" when you bring this one out!
1 pint ice cream(vanilla works best, but have used choc too)
2 cups crushed corn flakes(cookie crumbs are really good too, especially oreos)
1cup crushed nuts(I used cashews, but any that you like is good)
3Tbl milk/cream ( I like the richness of using cream)
fresh oil for deep frying
scoop out 1 ball ice cream per person being served, place in glass dish or wrap in wax paper and use plastic dish, return to freezer until firm(firm means enough to handle for a couple minutes without melting). Mix crumbs, cinnamon, sugar and nuts. Roll ice cream ball in mixture and return to freezer until firm. Dip in egg/cream mixture, roll in crumb/nut mixture again, freeze until firm For thicker coating, repeat as many times as desired. Keep frozen until ready to fry. heat oil to 350 degrees place frozen ice cream balls in deep fryer one at a time cook for 1 - 3 mins(do not over cook) remove and place on fresh sopapilla, sprinkle with powdered sugar or honey. Drizzle carmel on top, add whipped cream, a cherry and voila~
This is the perfect end to posole, chile verde or even tacos!