Saturday, June 4, 2011

Tempura Fried Ice Cream--Green Tea

Ice-cream is something that is always at my place. A-L-W-A-Y-S.

Besides there always being ice-cream, there is also ALWAYS different kinds in my freezer. 

My indecisiveness gets the best of me when I stare at all the different selections at the grocery store.

"Maybe I'll just get vanilla this week, " I tell myself. "No,  but there's chocolate gelato over there and snickers too. Ooo, just kidding,  I want dulce de  leche!"

Every couple of weeks that's the conversation that takes place between me and the ice-cream aisle and then pretty soon this happens:

I'm  not that bad--you do see the bag of broccoli right?--


I really do try to be a good and responsible grownup, but sometimes I just can't help  it.  :/

Since I had all of this ice cream and it was UBER hot this past week, I  figured I could make a fun ice-cream dessert. That's when  ice cream tempura popped into my mind.

I love tempura'd ice-cream. I mean,  it's fried ice-cream!

Fricking Yum!

I typically have it when I eat sushi  and they usually use green tea ice cream so that's what I did.

While you can definitely make your own green tea ice-cream and I plan on doing so in the very near future, Haagen Daz's Green Tea flavor is pure awesomeness so I used that.

I double promise that  this is one delicious dessert.

My mom and I devoured it within seconds. :) Try it!

Green Tea Fried Ice Cream

  • 2 scoops of green tea ice-cream (or any other ice-cream flavor)
  • 4 slices of thinly sliced pound cake
  • 12 oz flour
  • 6 oz water
  • 1 egg
  • Oil for frying
  • Plastic wrap

1. Place a sheet of plastic on a flat surface and place the 4 slices of pound cake on top making 2 rows of 2 cakes.

2. Place the ice-cream scoops horizontally across the cake and then roll the entire thing tightly along with the plastic wrap. Place in freezer for 30 minutes to an hour.

3. While freezing and before frying, mix the flour, water and egg in a bowl.

4. When ready to fry, dredge the ice-cream/cake mixture in an  ounce of flour or until coated and then  dip in tempura batter.

5. Drop it in hot oil for about 20 seconds or until light brown and serve immediately with whipped cream or fruit or toppings of choice.

Linked To
A Well Seasoned Life

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  1. This is so cool! Love that you showed us the technique you used. The possibilities are endless! Looks like you're the ice cream expert judging from your freezer door there! Yummy! Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  2. wow! This is awesome! thank you for stopping by my blog and for your comment! I love making new blogging friends! I Love your blog and the recipes you share! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would follow me too! Thanks!

  3. Saw this on a Well Seasoned Life's link party - what a great idea. I've always wanted to try fried ice cream.

  4. haha! The comment about the broccoli on the fridge picture made me laugh. This ice cream sounds very yummy!

  5. What a cool idea - I love green tea ice cream so I'll have to try this some time!

  6. This is awesome! I've definitely got to try that some time. I love the different variety of ice cream you have, and hey, isn't that the beauty of being a grown up? No one can tell you not to have ice cream for dinner. :)

  7. I heard about Tempura ice cream, but this is my first time "seeing" it! Your freezer made me smile... I wish I have that many flavors in my freezer. I loved seeing 3 haagen-daz! Thanks for stopping by my blog and it's nice to meet you! :-)

  8. I have always wanted to do this but never really knew how. love your step by step guide up above! So going to give it a try!

  9. It does look awesome! How nice to have a big selection of ice cream, just don't take too long with the freezer door open when making your wouldn't want to spoil all those green veggies in there...hehe! Very helpful picture, and tutorial, thanks for sharing mmmm....

  10. I am soooooo impressed! This looks amazing!

  11. Love, Love, Love, this! My daughter has been begging for fried ice cream...she had it once at a restaurant in Bham. Anyway, it did not compare to green tea ice cream + pound cake!

  12. Loving your freezer right now! If I had no husband, that is what mine would look like too. Gotta try the green tea ice cream. Thanks for linking this to Fat Camp Friday, see you next time!

  13. A) Your freezer would be the absolute end of me. What a gorgeous selection of Haagen dasz you have.

    B) You just made fried ice cream at home. I think you're my new hero.

  14. omg yum!!!!!!!! you're awesome!

  15. Oh this recipe had me at hello! Just found your blog - loving it already! :-)