Welcome back to Easy Desserts,
The summer heat is here, so I think now would be an excellent time to make a dessert with no baking and no turning on the oven. That's why I thought about deep fried ice cream to share it with you :).
We are doing a minimum effort dessert and will achieve maximum deliciousness. We will be using SupaCute’s "La Pelle" Medium Ice Cream Cups (this is a big change from using the parfait cups which I’m known for using), in making one of my favorite summertime treats … Ice Cream. For me, the best way to have it is deep fried. Some years ago, I had my first taste at a Mexican restaurant as my birthday dessert.
Like me, I bet most of you don’t have a deep fryer in your kitchen or trying to watch how much fried foods you eat. So, I began playing with dry cereals and crushing them in hopes of recreating that flavor. After months of testing, I finally came up with a crumb coating for what I call Un-deep Fried Ice Cream. Which I’ll be sharing with you in today’s recipe and as a special treat we’ll be visiting YouTube. One of my followers has allowed me to share his fun take on ice cream, so I hope you enjoy his presentation.
For all you Vegans and Gluten-Free people, this recipe was made with you in mind.
While writing this blog I learned more about the frozen treat that can take the heat and I hope you do too.
Deep Fried Ice Cream Information:
This dessert is commonly made by taking a scoop of ice cream frozen well below the temperature at which ice cream is generally kept, possibly coating it in raw egg, rolling it in dry cereals (like cornflakes), cookie crumbs, or panko and briefly deep frying it. The extremely low temperature of the ice cream prevents it from melting while being fried. It may be sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, then topped with whipped cream and/or honey, and garnished mint leaves or a maraschino cherry.
- Common flavors in Asian restaurants are green tea, vanilla, taro and red bean. The Asian recipe usually uses tempura batter.
- Common flavors in Mexican restaurants are vanilla or banana. The Mexican version uses cornflakes, nuts, cookie crumbs, or tortilla chips for the coating and served in a tortilla bowl.
Deep Fried Ice Cream Fun Years:
There are conflicting stories about the dessert's origin. Some claim that it was first served during the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, where the ice cream sundae was also invented.
In 1894 a Philadelphia company was given credit for its invention describing. "A small, solid cake of the ice cream is enveloped in a thin sheet of pie crust and then dipped into boiling lard or butter to cook the outside to a crisp. Served immediately, the ice cream is found to be as solidly frozen as it was first prepared."
A third claim, beginning in the 1960s asserts that fried ice cream was invented by Japanese tempura restaurants.
What You’ll Need To Do Your Deep Fried Ice Cream:
3-4 medium to large bananas – sliced and frozen
2 cups of cornflakes
1 cup of coconut
1/2 cup of sliced almond
optional - honey
optional - chocolate sauce
optional - caramel sauce
optional - whipped cream (for vegan: whipped coconut milk)
optional - maraschino cherries or mint leaves
How You Prepare Your Deep Fried Ice Cream
Please visit the link below for the instructions for the bananas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0At7xhr_-I
a quick and big “thank you” to Anthony for the ice cream recipe :)
- Form the banana ice cream into balls and freeze.
- As the ice cream hardens in the freezer, toast the coconut, and almonds in a medium frying pan (this takes longer to toast your ingredients, but if you don’t want to heat your house it is the way to go).
- Once toasted to golden brown add cornflakes and pulsate in a food processor.
- Do not blend into a powder.
- Line the toasted mixture across a cookie sheet.
Take out the ice cream balls and roll over toasted mixture.
Once the ice cream is well-coated freeze until you are ready to serve / eat.
Upon serving drizzle with honey, chocolate, or caramel and top with whipped cream (or coconut milk) and a cherry or mint leaves.
These desserts will last as long as you can hold off eating them. Enjoy!
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Until next time …