Jeni’s Ice Creams recently did a collab with Pop-Tarts and released a Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon ice cream flavor and were nice enough to send me six pints of it to try. It was absolutely delicious on its own, but even better when I deep fried it and used two Frosted Brown Sugar Pop-Tarts to make an ice cream sandwich!I started out by spooning a pint of the ice cream into a 7 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ rectangular Pyrex dish that I lined with parchment paper to make it easy to remove the ice cream after I smoothed it out and refroze it. Actually, I started out by grabbing a spoon and eating half a pint, but that’s neither here nor there….
After about an hour in the freezer I removed the block of ice cream from the freezer and sliced it in half and then set up a dredging station with three bowls — flour in the first one, beaten eggs and milk in the second one and panko breadcrumbs in the third one.
I coated each block of ice cream in flour, dunked them in the egg wash and then covered them in panko breadcrumbs. You’ll also want to complete this process a second time just to get the breading nice and thick just to ensure that no ice cream leaks out when it hits the deep fryer. Then I threw them back in the freezer until they were frozen solid.
After about an hour I cranked my deep fryer up to 375°F and fried the ice cream for about 45 seconds until the breading was golden brown. The one thing you don’t want to do at this point is fry the ice cream for too long so just make sure you keep an eye on it and check it every 10 seconds or so if you fry it past the 45 second mark.
Once my ice cream was done in the fryer all that was left to do was grab two Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts and make my deep fried ice cream sandwich! I probably should have made the deep fried ice cream blocks a little smaller to make the sandwich a little easier to eat but damn was it good! Definitely a little messy, but really good!
This was actually my first time trying Jeni’s Ice Creams — living in Wisconsin I’m more of a custard guy and don’t eat much ice cream to begin with — but after trying this one flavor I’m definitely a fan and after seeing that they have other flavors like Everything Bagel and Homemade Banana Bread I’m sure I’ll be enjoying a couple more pints sooner rather than later!
If you want to try the new Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon flavor — or any of their other flavors — for yourself the Jeni’s website has a grocery store locator and they even ship their ice cream nationwide!
The Deep Fried Ice Cream Pop-Tarts Sandwich Recipe
- 2 quarts oil for frying
- 1 pint Jeni's Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon ice cream
- 4 Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts
- 1 cup flour
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 4 cups panko breadcrumbs
Line a 7 1/2" x 5 1/2" rectangular Pyrex dish with parchment paper, scoop one pint of Jeni's Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon ice cream into it and smooth it out. Freeze for an hour or until frozen solid.
Remove the Pyrex dish from the freezer, lift up on the parchment paper to remove the ice cream from the dish, flip it upside down, remove the parchment paper and slice it in half.
Set up a dredging station with three bowls — flour in the first one, beaten eggs and milk in the second one and panko breadcrumbs in the third one.
Coat each block of ice cream in flour, submerge them in egg wash and cover them panko breadcrumbs. Repeat this step a second time if necessary and freeze for another hour or until frozen solid.
Heat oil in deep fryer or heavy skillet to 375°F and fry breaded ice cream blocks for 45 seconds each or until golden brown.
Place each block of deep fried ice cream between two Pop-Tarts and serve immediately.