When I saw the name on the menu, my imagination immediately started working, coming up with a vision of a shallow frying pan and dropping scoops of frozen ice cream into the sizzling cooking oil. My imagination stops there because I can now figure out a sticky dark brown, pinkish or yellow undistinguishable liquid (depending on the fla vor) as a result.
When the dish of fried ice cream was laid on the table, my questions were answered. Crispy fried ice cream is actually a delicious concoction of French bread with ice cream filling. It is frozen and dipped in egg and bread crumbs before it is fried, g iving the mixture a wonderfully lip-smacking taste.
As ToToTo Mingles owner Quincy Kuniyoshi was out, manager Lloyd Serrano accommodated us. He said the crispy fried ice cream is available in three flavors- vanilla, strawberry and chocolate embedded with whirls of marshmallows and garnished with brown nuts. A red cherry sits on top of the concoction to complete the temptation.
For sweet lovers, defying your self-set rules of dieting and sinking your teeth into Mingles’ fried ice cream is a double challenge. You just have to taste it. Mingles crispy fried ice cream is only $5. For an unforgettable taste, please drop by Mingles across WCTC shopping or call 488-4496. They are open from 4 p.m. to 12 midnight seven days a week.
For once, forget about calories and indulge yourself in a dish of mouth-meltingly-delicious crispy fried ice cream. You can always start your diet tomorrow.