Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with your kids can be tricky since the holiday is so focused on margaritas and parties. A treat that the whole family can enjoy is fried ice cream. It might even be better than a margarita.
You need a couple of hours of freezing time, so get started before you make dinner and you'll have this treat ready just before bedtime. Sweet dreams!
FRIED ICE CREAM
3 cups ice cream, any flavor
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 1/4 cups graham crackers crumbs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Oil for frying
Use 1/2-cup ice cream scoop to scoop six balls of ice cream onto a dish. Freeze for at least 1 hour.
Pour cream in a small bowl. Combine cracker crumbs and cinnamon in another bowl. Dip ice cream balls in cream, then roll in crumbs and cinnamon. Freeze for another hour. Refrigerate leftover cream and save extra crumb mixture.
Roll ice cream balls again in cream, then coat again with crumbs. Freeze for 15 minutes.
Heat fryer oil to 375 degrees. Quickly fry each ice cream ball. It will only take about 10 seconds for each scoop. Drain and serve immediately.