Thursday, July 14, 2011

Rain or Shine, Enjoy Fried Ice Cream

Sit-n-Bull Subic's Fried Ice Cream

What do you do on a lazy rainy night? 

Usually I enjoy a hot cup of chocolate, but I grew tired of this for now.  Besides, I'd like to treat a friend to something different.  Off we went to the neighborhood resto/bar and enjoyed fried ice cream.  

So yummy, with the contrast of hot and crispy crust and cold and creamy ice cream inside.  Reminds me of eclair, cream puff, but on a higher level.  It's hard to describe, so why don't you try it?  

Here's one of the recipes from the 'net. 

Fried Ice Cream

This dessert recipe can be made to suit your taste. It works with any flavor of ice cream and dessert syrup.

Yield  6 to 8 regular scoops

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1 egg
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons melted butter
oil for cooking (fill the pot halfway)
scoops of desired ice cream

1  A night or two beforehand, scoop your chosen ice cream onto a lined tray then place in the freezer to harden.

2  One hour before serving, make the batter: In a bowl, put the flour. Then mix in the baking powder, salt, and sugar.

3  Whisk in the egg into the dry mixture.

4  Stirring constantly, add milk into the mixture.

5  Stir in the melted butter. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the batter rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

6  Meanwhile, heat the oil.

7  Dip and roll each scoop of ice cream in the batter then immediately fry the scooped ice cream, 2 to 3 seconds or until the batter turns golden brown.

8  Place the fried ice cream on a bowl or plate and garnish with dessert syrup and fresh fruits and nuts if desired.
My Friend and I enjoyed  Fried Ice Cream on a Rainy Night

Scooping tip Best to scoop your ice cream in advance and lay out each scoop on a tray; cover the tray with plastic wrap and place it in the freezer to harden. When frying, use a deep pot and make sure the oil is very hot, about 375ºF.

Aside from syrup, you could also put whipped cream on top

 Here's a video on how to make  fried ice cream: