Fried Ice Cream

April 2009
Fried Ice Cream

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Frying makes anything taste better, and it's easier than you'd ever imagine. So pour some oil, crank up the heat and prepare to churn out this flavorful dish.

Makes: 8 servings

Prep: 30 mins

Cook: 5 mins

  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 16 ounce poundcake, cut crosswise into 16 slices
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Store-bought chocolate sauce
  1. Cut out sixteen 5-inch squares of wax paper. Line a baking sheet with 8 squares. Set one 2-inch scoop of ice cream on each square; freeze for at least 2 hours. Reserve the remaining wax paper squares.
  2. In a bowl, beat the eggs with the salt. Place 1 slice in the palm of your hand, then top with 1 frozen ice cream ball and another pound cake slice. Mold the pound cake around the ice cream, as if making a snowball; patch any holes using extra cake. Roll the ball in the egg mixture, set on a clean wax paper square and freeze. Repeat with the remaining ice cream and pound cake. Freeze the prepared balls for at least 1 hour.
  3. Fill a large pot with enough oil to reach a depth of 3 inches and heat until it registers 380 degrees on a deep-fry thermometer. Line a rack with paper towels. Working with 2 balls at a time, peel off the paper and, using a slotted spoon, submerge them in the oil. Fry until golden-brown, 30 seconds, allowing the oil to return to 380 degrees between batches. Transfer the balls to the prepared rack. Drizzle with the chocolate sauce.
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