Fried Ice Cream

Gelato Fritto

Preparation info

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Appears in

Leaves from The Walnut Tree: Cooking of a Lifetime

Leaves from The Walnut Tree

By Ann Taruschio and Franco Taruschio

Published 1993

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  • 2–3 balls vanilla ice cream per person
  • crushed amaretti biscuits
  • icing sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • oil for deep-frying


    Make a light batter and leave to stand for 15 minutes.

    Roll the ice-cream balls in the amaretti biscuits, dip the balls in the batter and deep-fry in a hot light oil for a few seconds or until the batter is golden and crisp. Drain the balls and dust with icing sugar and cinnamon. Serve immediately. Speed is very important with this recipe. The result is exciting. Do not do too many at a time.