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deep-fried ice cream (el torito's)

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Dona Mullins
Redding, CA

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
serves 4
prep time 8 Hr
cook time 5 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For deep-fried ice cream (el torito's)

  • 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.