I've made deep-fried ice cream a couple times before, so I tried to be a little more creative this time. The basic recipe is simple:
- Vanilla ice cream
- Loaf of white bread
- Copious amounts of vegetable oil
- Cinnamon powder
- Brown sugar
- Remove the crusts from a two slices of plain white bread
- Take scoop of ice cream and from it into a ball with your hands
- Place the ice ball on the bread a smush two slices of bread around it.
- Re-freeze the bread-covered ice cream and repeat.
- Heat a small pot or frying pan with vegetable oil. Make sure it's hot, otherwise the bread will turn a weak yellow colour, rather than a golden-brown.
- Place a the ice cream ball in the oil, move it around so that the bread all browns evenly.
- Remove from oil and place on a napkin to wipe off excess oil (be careful, it's still hot).
- Roll in cinnamon/sugar mixture and serve immediately
This time I felt a little more creative, so I diverged from the recipe
I added a cherry in the middle (which turned out to be more work that it's worth. The cherry is good, but not good enough to warrant the extra effort it takes to shape the ice cream around the cherry. I wish there was someway to have a liquid middle - having liquid chocolate or caramel in the middle would be phenomenal!).
And I added almond slivers around the outside (before the bread). This was actually pretty good! It added some texture, and was very easy to do (just roll the ice cream over them).
Ready to go.
While I was at it, I finished making the whole loaf of bread's worth. I'm guessing the ones we didn't eat will keep for a quite a while.
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