Monday, March 15, 2010

"Fried" Ice Cream

First of all, I apologize for the lack of posting. I have been very obsessed with sewing lately so I have been ignoring this poor little blog. Come over and I will show you what I have been up to! But for today, I have banned myself from the sewing machine to get caught up on a few things. A new post is one of those things.
A while back, my mom-in-law, Julie, was home for the weekend so the family go together for dinner at my house. We had Smoky Beef Tacos. We also had a easy and fabulous dessert: This dessert reminds me of the ice cream we used to get at that mexican restaurant in Teton Village. I can't remember the name right now. Come on Robyn, help me out. What is that place called? Update: I remembered. It is called Vista Grande. Very good food.

"Fried" Ice Cream

2 quarts vanilla ice cream
2 c. shredded, sweetened coconut
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
honey for topping

Tightly wrap a cookie sheet with plastic wrap. The plastic wrap will not be touching the bottom of the cookie sheet. Scoop ice cream into balls and place individual balls on plastic wrap. When the cookie sheet is full place in freezer and let ice cream freeze well.

Meanwhile, mix coconut and cinnamon together. Spread on a cookie sheet and toast in a 200 degree oven for about 20 minutes, stirring about every 5-7 minutes. Let cool.
Take ice cream balls from freezer and rool them in the coconut mixture until well coated. Place back in freezer until they are good and frozen. All of this can be done ahead of time.

To serve, place a couple of ice cream balls on a plate and drizzle with honey. So yummy! Try the honey. Trust me, you will like it. It goes remarkably well with the ice cream.
Hope you enjoy.
Jon, this post is dedicated to you. Sorry it took so long my friend!


Linda Oxborrow said...

YUMMM!! These posts are killing me- I am soo wanting ice cream, cookies, and a cinammon role right now!!! I will be trying these recipes.... probably too soon!

Robyn said...

Yummmm...Vista Grande was a great place. They would serve the ice cream on top of a warm fried tortilla and along with the honey was a sprinkling of powdered sugar and cinnamon...and maybe chocolate sauce.

Robyn said...

Wait it wasn't a tortilla it was a bunuelo--think flat churro stick. After googling some pictures I'm craving one right now!

Anderson said...

I tasted one of these, and MMMMM it was good! Thanks for the recipe. I totally want to try this... and soon!