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89% would make again

Tempura Fried Ice Cream

by Robert Broadfoot


for 6 servings

  • 2 pt ice cream (690 g)
  • 11 oz pound cake (310 g), 2 loaves
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (125 g)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup cold water (235 g)
  • oil, for frying

Nutrition Info

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    Calories 610
    Fat 22g
    Carbs 94g
    Fiber 3g
    Sugar 52g
    Protein 9g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Scoop out 6 balls of ice cream onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, and freeze for at least an hour, or until firm.
  2. Slice pound cake into 1-2 inch (2 ½-5 cm) slices.
  3. Lay three slices of pound cake on plastic wrap side by side and flatten with a rolling pin.
  4. Wrap frozen ice cream ball in pound cake so it’s fully enclosed. Freeze for at least an hour, or until firm.
  5. Make tempura batter by mixing flour, egg, and water a little at a time.
  6. Heat oil to 400˚F (200˚C).
  7. Coat the wrapped ice cream in tempura batter.
  8. Carefully lower the coated ice cream into the oil and cook until golden brown, 15-30 seconds. Don’t cook for too long or else the ice cream will melt.
  9. Remove excess oil by patting with a paper towel.
  10. Serve immediately with your toppings of choice.
  11. Nutrition Calories: 1322 Fat: 101 grams Carbs: 95 grams Fiber: 3 grams Sugars: 52 grams Protein: 10 grams
  12. Enjoy!