Deep-Fried Ice Cream (El Torito's)

Deep-fried Ice Cream (el Torito's)

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Dona Mullins


My friend made these and they were Amazing! I am going to try them soon, but I can only say I have tasted the one's made from this recipe and I loved them.
This recipe is from a book titled "Top Secret Recipes".


★★★★★ 1 vote

8 Hr
5 Min
Deep Fry


  • 20 oz
    chocolate chip ice cream
  • 2 c
    4-grain flake cereal, crushed
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 3 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
  • 4
    (8 inch) flour tortillas
  • ·
    oil for deep-frying
  • ·
    cinnamon mixed with sugar
  • ·
    whipped cream
  • 4
    maraschino cherries

How to Make Deep-Fried Ice Cream (El Torito's)


  1. Form ice cream into 4 balls. Place in baking pan and
    freeze solid, 2 hours or longer.
  2. Mix cereal, sugar and
    cinnamon. Divide equally between 2 pie plates or other
    shallow containers. Beat eggs with water.
  3. Roll each ice cream ball in cereal mixture and press
    coating into ice cream. Dip coated ball in egg wash,
    then roll in second container of cereal mixture. Again
    press coating onto ice cream. Freeze coated ice
    cream balls solid, 4 to 6 hours.
  4. Shape each tortilla into hourglass form (with narrow
    waist) by cutting off curved slice from 2 opposite
    sides. One end will serve as base for ice cream. Other
    end will be decorative fan.
  5. Heat oil in wok or large deep?fryer. Place tortilla
    between 2 ladles or large spoons of different sizes
    (smaller ladle on top). Place tortilla so that base end is
    cupped in larger ladle to form basket, with back of
    upper fan supported by handle of larger ladle.
    Deep?fry until crisp. Drain and sprinkle with
    cinnamon?sugar. Set aside.
  6. Deep?fry frozen coated ice cream balls 30 to 45
    seconds. Place each fried tortilla in large?stemmed
    glass, with fan part of tortilla standing vertically above
    glass. Set fried ice cream ball in base of tortilla. Top
    with dollop of whipped cream and decorate with cherry.

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About Deep-Fried Ice Cream (El Torito's)

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: For Kids

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