If you’ve ever eaten deep-fried Oreo ice cream, it must have been at the state fair. Luckily though, you don’t need to wait for the fair season to taste this warm, oozy, sinfully delicious dessert. You can now make your very own Oreo deep-fried ice cream at home, just like they make it at the fair!
Why Should I Make Deep-Fried Oreo Ice Cream myself?
There are so many reasons why you should make deep-fried Oreo ice cream at home.
First of all, deep-fried Oreo ice cream is extremely easy to make. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare and you only need 5 ingredients.
That’s right, you don’t need to pull out the butter, flour, eggs, or even pancake batter. For this reason, deep-fried Oreo ice cream is a perfect dessert for oreo lovers.
In only 2 hours, you will end up with a buttery rich puff pastry with a crispy shell that houses a creamy filling encassed in all round chocolaty goodness.
So if you really want to surprise your guests next time, this dessert will certainly get the job done!
Tips For Making Deep-Fried Oreo Ice Cream
While making deep-fried oreo ice cream is super easy, there are some tips that will make the process flow seamlessly.
It doesn’t matter what you’re deep-frying, you should always have a deep-frying thermometer on hand. The correct temperature for deep-frying the Oreo ice cream is 365°F / 185°C. Keeping your oil at this temperature is essential to successfully creating a decadent fried dessert.
Your deep-fried Oreo ice cream will burn if the oil is too hot. On the other hand, if your oil is too cold, the puff pastry will absorb excess oil and result in a greasy mess instead of a crispy deep-fried Oreo ice cream.
Always make sure it is completely frozen before you fry it.
Deep-fried Oreo ice cream only takes 2-3 minutes to brown per side. Use a slotted spoon to flip it over carefully. If you use a fork or tongs, it could leave an impression on the puff pastry, affecting the final product’s appearance.
Do not use a spoon to sprinkle powdered sugar on top of your deep-fried Oreo ice cream. The powdered sugar will likely end up in one spot. Place the powdered sugar into a sieve and gently dust it over the finished deep-fried dessert.
Do You Have To Freeze the Oreo Ice Cream Before Frying?
Yes, you have to freeze your ice-cream before frying it. Freezing the Oreo ice-cream will prevent it from melting and leaking out while it is frying.
How Long Does Deep-Fried Oreo Ice Cream Last?
Unfortunately, it is best served right after it is taken out of the pot. As time goes by, the ice cream begins to melt, and the cookie and puff pastry begin to soften. Therefore deep-fried oreo ice cream has a very short shelf life.
Fried Oreo Variations
While deep-fried Oreo ice cream is delicious as it is, this classic fair food is customizable. You can make:
- Golden Oreo ice cream sandwich
- Peanut Butter ice cream sandwich
- Oatmeal ice cream sandwich
- Chocolate Chip ice cream sandwich
Deep-Fried Oreo Ice Cream Ingredients
This deep-fried Oreo ice cream uses puff pastry which can simply be bought at the store. Puff pastry is a kitchen staple and can be used to make so many different foods. Case in point, puff pastry, along with 4 other simple ingredients, is used to make this delicious deep-fried Oreo ice cream.
Puff Pastry: Puff pastry provides a buttery, flaky crunch that crisps up beautifully when fried.
Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich: A store-bought Oreo ice cream sandwich is what I used in this recipe. If you can’t find an Oreo sandwich, I would suggest the Nabisco 3-inch Oreo ice cream wafers. They are made from the same batter used to make the standard oreo cookie. Simply add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to one Oreo wafer, seal it with another wafer, then wrap the ice cream sandwich with plastic wrap and freeze it for 4 hours.
Oil: Vegetable, canola, or peanut oil will work. However, it is extremely important to make sure the oil you choose has a high smoking point and is flavorless.
Chocolate Syrup: Chocolate syrup makes deep-fried oreo ice cream even more beautiful. It also adds to the chocolaty flavor of the oreo cookie.
Powdered Sugar: Powdered sugar is used to garnish the deep-fried oreo ice cream and makes it look that much more appetizing.
How to make the perfect deep-friend Oreo ice cream?
A decadent and delicious dessert is no more than 5 minutes away with this deep-fried Oreo ice cream recipe. Simply take your Oreo ice cream sandwich and encase it in puff pastry on all sides. Place it in the freezer for a minimum of 2 hours or until it is completely frozen.
Heat the oil to a temperature of 365°F / 185°C and immerse the puff-pastry-covered Oreo ice cream into it. Fry 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Take it out and let it rest on a paper towel for a bit. Drizzle chocolate syrup and sprinkle with powdered sugar, serve warm and enjoy!
You can’t store the deep-fried Oreo ice cream and have to serve it warm. In any case, nothing beats the warm, oozy, delicious taste of a freshly fried Oreo ice cream.
How long do you need to fry ice cream?
The science behind deep-fried ice cream is that it is frozen first and then flash-fried to achieve a crispy shell while the inside stays creamy. You only need to deep-fry the ice cream for 2-3 minutes per side. Any more than that and you will be left with melted ice cream which no one wants!
What is the best oil to deep fry ice cream in?
Any vegetable oil will be perfect for this recipe. Since the temperature is pretty high, you need an oil that has a high smoke point and is flavorless.
What do I do if I have to store deep-fried Oreo ice cream?
I wouldn’t recommend storing the ice cream once it has been deep-fried. If you, however, have to absolutely store the deep-fried Oreo ice cream, you can put them in the fridge for a couple of days once they have cooled. You can crisp them up again in the oven but be mindful that they will not taste the same.
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Deep-Fried Oreo Ice-Cream
- 1/2 sheet of Sweet Pastry Dough
- 1 Oreo ice cream sandwich
- Chocolate syrup, for topping
- Powdered sugar, for garnish
- Begin by wrapping the Oreo ice cream sandwich in the pastry dough and cover on all sides. Place in the freezer for a minimum of 2 hours or until frozen. (Freezing is important as it allows the outer shell to crisp up while the ice cream inside stays soft)
- Once they are frozen, keep in the freezer while you heat the oil to the recommended temperature.
- When the oil has reached temperature, immerse the dough covered Oreo ice cream in the oil and fry for 2-3 minutes per side. You're looking for a golden brown color.
- Take them out and place them on a paper towel lined plate to remove excess oil.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar and decorate with some blueberry or drizzle with chocolate sauce.
- Serve warm and enjoy!