Have you tried "fried" ice cream?

Singapore
February 26, 2008 9:16am CST
Guys, have you heard or even tried this "fried" ice cream? My friend told me that she already taste this ice cream. I dont know, i just feel "weird"... its ice cream, and they fry it? And how you eat them? But i'm curious. I wanna try this ice cream. How about you? Do you wanna try this ice cream?:)
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@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
26 Feb 08
i started a discussion similar to this last spring because my friend was telling me about it and how great it is...funny, i still havent tried it!
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• Philippines
26 Feb 08
At first, I thought that fried ice-cream was really fried as in cooked in oil in a frying pan or something. When they were featured in a television show, it wasn't what I thought it was. They had "unfrozen" ice cream that would be poured into a large metal surface pretty much similar to those huge frying surfaces for burger patties, only this time it wasn't hot. It was really, really, really cold and pouring the "unfrozen' ice cream on it would freeze it. Then they'd scrape it off the surface as ice cream. It's the process that looks as if it were being fried, but actually isn't.
@redrover (597)
• United States
26 Feb 08
I am fine with regular Ice cream.
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
26 Feb 08
Its actually very common in Mexican restaurants. I've had it a couple of times years ago and I loved it. Great, now you've got me wanting some. Will need to convince hubby to go Mexican when we venture out to eat next. :)
28 Feb 08
did not know existed.... but I don't think it is very good!
28 Feb 08
excuse me! I made a mistake!
• El Salvador
9 May 08
Hello!! Fried chocololate? You mean deepfried chocolote icecream bars? Bijoukoba
@shmeedia (1045)
• Canada
21 May 08
no, not what we're talking about, but that sounds good too! i HAVE heard of deep-fried mars bars though. would love to taste that!!!
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
26 Feb 08
I love fried ice cream. We have it at the local mexican restaurant. The ice cream is rolled in corn flakes then frozen solid,before it is deep fried.They drizzle honey over the top.
@sus020 (43)
• United States
26 Feb 08
Ours Was at OUr mexican Resteraunt And i think it had chocolate syrup and whip creme on top i wounder if its just who makes it becasue i dont remember hunny!!!
@phoenix25 (1543)
• United States
28 May 08
I have tried it. It is good. They used to serve it at this Mexican restaurant that my family used to eat at all the time. You would think that the ice cream would melt if you fry it, but they fry it so fast that it just barely melts the outside of it. It is good!
@shmeedia (1045)
• Canada
21 May 08
i LOVE fried ice cream!!! as someone else has already mentioned, they make it by tossing a very frozen ball of ice cream into a deep fryer for a few seconds. when it's served, the outer layer is crispy and warm, and the inside is cold ice cream :) the best one i tried had a kind of granola (dried fruits and oats) batter.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
21 May 08
I have ordered it once before at a mexican restaurant. I did not care for it too very much. I will not likely order it again. sometimes it is actually fried. This is from a wikipedia article At Mexican food chain restaurants in the United States (such as El Torito or Chi-Chi's) and at fairs and carnivals, the dessert is commonly made by taking a scoop of ice cream frozen well below the temperature at which ice cream is generally kept, possibly coating it in raw egg, rolling it in cornflakes or cookie crumbs, and briefly deep frying it. The extremely low temperature of the ice cream prevents it from melting while being fried. It may be sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and a touch of peppermint, though whipped cream or honey may be used as well. Even though fried ice cream is coated in raw egg prior to deep frying, the egg remains uncooked due to the low temperature of the ice cream. If the egg is not carefully prepared or stored beforehand, this dish can result in salmonella food poisoning.[1] In Chinese and Japanese restaurants in the U.S., fried ice cream has also become a commonly served dessert.[citation needed] The recipe at such restaurants usually uses tempura batter instead of cornflakes or cookie crumbs. The most common flavors in Asian restaurants are green tea, vanilla, and red bean.[citation needed] Coconut may also be used.[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fried_ice_cream
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
14 May 08
No, I've never tried it. I don't know how you could fry it. Wouldn't it melt?
• United States
12 May 08
ried Ice cream is really delicious. What they do is they have a crunch coating similar to that of frosted flacks and rice crispy's crushed up while the ice cream is semi soft they roll the ice cream into the mixture they then refreeze the ball of ice cream. Then when you order it they take the coated ball out of the freezer and place it in a deep fat fryer for only a couple of seconds, then they serve it to you with chocolate sryup and whipped cream.
• Singapore
12 May 08
I can only say this," IT'S REALLY GOOD!". I really liked eating that, I tried it at some Japanese Restaurant. It's really a special taste that I love. I definitely think you should try it.
@chou_chou (141)
• United States
7 May 08
I tried it one time in my country and I don't want to try it again ~~
@laglen (19782)
• United States
7 May 08
fried ice cream is very good. There is a mexican restaurant on the east coast called Chi Chis. This is their signature dessert and it is VERY yummy! It is cold, and you have to like coconut.
@mnvamsi (539)
• India
29 Feb 08
Hey what's that.. I have not even heard of that type of ice cream.. If u know more about it pls tell me i wan to try..
@brimia (6584)
• United States
29 Feb 08
It's been years since I've had it but I used to love it. It has a nice crunchy flavorful coating and they usually pour honey on top and maybe whipped cream. We'd get it almost every time we'd go to a Mexican restaurant. I try to eat healthier these days :)
• United States
29 Feb 08
I've had it in Mexican restaurants and really like it! From reading the other responses it sounds like there are different types of it. What I've had is a scoop of ice cream that is coated in batter and deep fried. It was vanilla ice cream and was sprinkled with cinnamon and powdered sugar after it came out of the fryer. The coating was very hot and the ice cream was mostly still cold and hard.
@fec139 (803)
• United States
29 Feb 08
YES!! and it's so good because the ice cream near the batter is melted but the ice cream in the middle is still frozen!! it's so good....but so fattening!!
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
28 Feb 08
Hi manya_pearl, I had tried fried ice cream last year. My husband, my son and I were having 5 o’clock tea at Top Café and we found “fried ice cream” in the menu. We hadn’t tried this before so being curiosity we ordered one. When it was served my son tasted it immediately. Oh! A scoop of ice cream was wrapped in the golden fried dumpling. The ice cream inside still remained cool and smooth. It was tasty to eat together with the fried dough. By the way, due to the posting problem encountered, I still couldn't approve the friend request though I have tried hard to do so. I will keep on trying until it could be successfully submitted.
@Betty34 (267)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Hi pearl, I like all kinds of ice cream. :) Especially mint and chocolate. Fried ice cream is especially yummy. They don't really fry it though, it just comes in a fried shell, I think. (like a cone or a thin crispy waffle) The place where I used to get it for free on my birthday, they would put a strawberry sauce over it and whip cream too. Very good. Have you ever tried it? Probably not, according to your post. ;) Happy posting! B