Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fried ice cream

Fried ice cream is a dessert. There are Mexican-American and Asian variants.

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 .

In and restaurants in the U.S., fried ice cream has also become a commonly served dessert. 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. Coconut may also be used.

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