A Unique & Delicious Way To Enjoy Ice Cream - Fried!

The month of July is National Ice Cream Month. You can celebrate that right here at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant, but quite possibly in a way that you've never had ice cream before - fried! Yes, that's right, at Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach we deep-fry this ice-cold treat, but the result is not a gooey mess, but instead a delicious dessert that may become your new favorite. 

How Do They Do It?
You would naturally assume that if you drop ice cream into a deep-fryer, it's going to melt away into nothing. On the contrary, if done correctly, it's a scrumptious treat that will impress you and your friends, as well as your taste buds. 

This is done by using an extremely frozen ball of ice cream (the more solid, the better) and rolling it in cornflake crumbs and cinnamon. The cold temperature helps the ice cream to resist the heat, and the coating turns into a crisp shell surrounding the sweet goodness. The entire thing is dropped for a short period of time into the fryer, and the result is an amazing dessert with a warm, crunchy outside and a frozen, delightful inside. We add a bit of chocolate syrup and whipped cream on top and you've got a wonderful taste you won't soon forget. 

The "origin" of Fried Ice Cream
Even though fried ice cream is commonly known as a Mexican dessert in the United States, there is also a version of it served in Asian cuisine. It became popular in Mexican restaurants after a certain chain made it their "signature dessert" in the early 1980's. 

As is often the case, there are conflicting origin stories for the original creation of this unique food. Some say it was introduced at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, where the ice cream sundae was also invented. A year later in 1984, a Philadelphia company got the credit for creating fried ice cream. Yet another story claims that a Japanese tempura restaurant came up with the dessert. We don't know which, if any, of these stories is the right one. Once you taste our version, it really won't matter. You'll just be glad that someone had the vision to come up with this brilliant idea! 

Even More Sweetness
Fried Ice Cream isn't the only after-dinner treat that we have in store for you at Mexicali Blues. We also serve Sopapillas. This is a deep-fried pastry which is most often served with powdered sugar and honey or chocolate syrup and is sometimes coated in cinnamon and sugar. To add to the deliciousness, and to make it worthy of enjoying during National Ice Cream Month, a big scoop of ice cream on top makes our Sopapillas even more irresistible! 

If you happen to be a fan of the best margaritas at the Lake of the Ozarks, those also make a wonderful treat to enjoy after a tasty lunch or dinner at Mexicali Blues. We offer a lengthy margarita menu full of fantastic flavor choices both frozen and on the rocks. When you order a nice, cold, frozen margarita, you can pretend that you're enjoying a "cousin" of ice cream so that it fits nicely into National Ice Cream month too! 

If you're looking for a new tasty treat to add to your list of favorite foods, come to Mexicali Blues soon and give our Fried Ice Cream a try. It's an excellent way to end your meal of the best Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks, and a wonderful way to treat yourself to something special. You deserve it! 

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