2 Desserts That Make Ice Cream Extra Special

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Do you scream for ice cream? Then you’ll absolutely love these desserts that elevate ice cream from simple to sensational. 

Fried Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 1-quart vanilla ice cream
  • 3 cups crushed cornflake cereal
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 egg whites
  • Oil

Directions:

  1. Scoop out ice cream and form into 1/2-cup size balls. This recipe prepares approximately eight servings.
  2. In a shallow dish, combine the cereal and cinnamon.
  3. Add egg whites to a small bowl and beat until foamy. Pour into a shallow dish.
  4. Roll a ball in the egg white, then in the cornflakes. Make sure to cover each ball completely. Repeat with each ball.
  5. Put the balls in the freezer until firm, at least three hours.
  6. Add oil to a heavy saucepan and heat to 375 degrees F.
  7. Carefully fry each ball, one at a time, for about 8 to 10 seconds.
  8. Serve in a chilled bowl immediately.

Baked Alaska

Ingredients:

  • Premade graham cracker pie crust (chilled)
  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 3 egg whites
  • Pinch of cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 6 tablespoons white sugar

Directions:

  1. Fill the chilled piecrust with the ice cream and place in your freezer for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.
  3. For the meringue, add egg whites and cream of tartar into a glass bowl and beat until frothy.
  4. Add the salt and almond extract.
  5. Slowly add sugar while continuing to beat the egg whites until they are glossy and hold stiff peaks.
  6. Spread the meringue over the ice cream, making sure to seal the edges. The meringue will protect the ice cream while this dessert is being baked.
  7. Place under the broiler for 2 minutes or until the meringue starts to turn brown. Serve immediately.

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