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    The Original Chi-Chi's Mexican Fried Ice Cream

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    33 mins

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    3 mins

    KingJackQueen's Note:

    This is the original Chi-Chi's Mexican Fried Ice Cream. You can serve this on the fried flour tortilla sprinkled with a cinnamon sugar mix as it was done in the later years or in a sherbet glass as it was in the early 80's. At one point we even offered these in chocolate and strawberry as well. Prep time is for the ice cream ball to harden.

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    Serves: 1


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    1. 1
      Form 4 oz. of French vanilla into a ball.
    2. 2
      Roll the ball of ice cream in the cinnamon sugar mixture until completely coated.
    3. 3
      Roll in corn flake crumbs till coated.
    4. 4
      Place in the freezer to harden.
    5. 5
      Place the hardened ice cream ball in a fry basket and deep fry for 2 seconds at 350 degrees fahrenheit.
    6. 6
      FOR THE SHERBET GLASS(the early years):.
    7. 7
      Put a dollop of whip cream in the bottom of the glass.
    8. 8
      Place the fried ice cream ball on top of the dollop.
    9. 9
      Drizzle a small amount of honey over the top of the ice cream ball.
    10. 10
      Place 8 whip cream rosettes around the ice cream ball and one on top.
    11. 11
      Top with a maraschino cherry.
    12. 12
    13. 13
      FOR THE TORTILLA (the later years):.
    14. 14
      Deep fry a tortilla flat until crispy.
    15. 15
      Sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture.
    16. 16
      Follow the instructions for the sherbet glass.
    17. 17

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 24, 2014


      This tastes exactly like Chi-Chi's. This is the best dessert ever. Thank you for the recipe.

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    • on April 13, 2014


      Absolutely love this, so easy, but always impresses guests

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    • on October 05, 2013


      I rolled it in cinnamon toast crunch cereal and drizzled it with chocolate syrup. 8 thumbs up from the 4 of us.

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    Nutritional Facts for The Original Chi-Chi's Mexican Fried Ice Cream

    Serving Size: 1 (256 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 754.6
    Calories from Fat 197
    Total Fat 21.9 g
    Saturated Fat 12.6 g
    Cholesterol 105.1 mg
    Sodium 390.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 137.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.2 g
    Sugars 100.4 g
    Protein 8.4 g

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