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Tex-Mex Sundaes

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time20 mins
  • Serves12
  • DifficultyEasy
Vegetable oil, for frying
12 fajita-size flour tortillas
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
Homemade Cinnamon Ice Cream, recipe follows
1 jar chocolate flavored syrup
1 jar maraschino cherries with stems

For the Homemade Cinnamon Ice Cream

2 pints half-and-half milk
2 cinnamon sticks
1 pint heavy whipping cream

1. In a medium skillet, pour oil to a depth of 1/2-inch; heat oil over medium heat. Add tortillas, 1 at a time, and fry, about 1 minute per side until golden. (Press tortilla down with a fork if it starts to puff up while frying.) Drain on paper towels.

2. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over hot tortillas. Set aside to cool. (Can be done 1 day ahead.)

3. Top cinnamon-sugar tortilla with 1 generous scoop of Homemade Cinnamon Ice Cream. Drizzle with chocolate syrup, and top with a cherry. Repeat procedure with remaining tortillas, ice cream, chocolate, and cherries.

Homemade Cinnamon Ice Cream:

1. In a saucepan, combine half-and-half and cinnamon sticks. Cook 20 minutes over low heat (do not boil). Remove from heat. Remove cinnamon sticks and chill for 4 hours.

2. With an electric mixer at high speed, beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Add condensed milk and continue to beat until stiff peaks form. Add chilled half-and-half.

3. Pour mixture into canister of a 12 pint ice cream freezer. Add milk, if needed, to fill canister to the freezer line. Freeze according to manufacturer's directions.

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