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How to Make Ice Cream Tempura at Home

November 4, 2014

Remember the marshmallow test? The one where a kid is given a marshmallow, but if he doesn’t eat it for a set amount of time, he gets another one? This is the ice cream equivalent, as the very first step to this recipe involves waiting for scoops of ice cream to freeze overnight.

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While there’s no rule against sneaking in a few licks before shutting the freezer door, a sweeter reward awaits those with a higher EQ. Here’s a fun & quick recipe for a crisp and flaky layer wrapped around very cold and velvety cookie butter ice cream

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The crunch into this dish reveals the icy scoop beneath it, with drizzles of chocolate and raspberry syrup on top to make you forget that you ever had to wait. Indulge and take the time to enjoy each spoonful. It’s worth it, promise.

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So don’t wait for too long, get scooping and try this recipe out yourself.

NESTLÉ TEMPTATIONS Cookie Butter Ice Cream Tempura

Total Time: 5 minutes + overnight 
Yield: 6 pieces

Ingredients: Ice Cream Tempura

  • 1 tub NESTLÉ TEMPTATIONS Cookie Butter flavored ice cream
  • 1 box tempura flour
  • oil, for deep frying
  • chocolate syrup
  • raspberry glaze (1/4 cup raspberry jam diluted with 1 tbsp hot water)

Procedure: Ice Cream Tempura

  1. Prepare ice cream balls overnight: Scoop ice cream into balls with an ice cream scooper. Freeze overnight, uncovered.
  2. Prepare Tempura batter as directed in package, add 2 tbsp more per cup of water to make the batter thicker. Make sure the batter is cold throughout the cooking process. (Use ice water if needed.)
  3. Preheat oil for 375 degrees F.
  4. Dip each ice cream ball into the batter and deep fry for 30-50 seconds.
  5. Drizzle with more batter on top to resemble tempura crumbs.
  6. Immediately transfer to a plate lined with kitchen towel. Slice in half and arrange in plate.
  7. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and raspberry glaze and serve immediately.

NESTLÉ TEMPTATIONS is also currently running a Christmas text promotion where joiners get a chance to be 1 of 4 daily winners of PHP 5,000 cash cards or 1 of 30 daily winners of PHP 200 ice cream coupons. Specially marked tubs of NESTLÉ TEMPTATIONS have a code underneath the lid that has to be sent to 2600 in order to join the raffle. Promotion is ongoing until January 4, 2015.Per DOH-FDA permit no 0723 series of 2014. For more information, visit the NESTLÉ TEMPTATIONS Facebook page.

Mia Marci Mia Marci

Mia Marci likes sampling street food, even if she doesn't know what's in it. She's gotten sick to her stomach on occasion because of this hazardous curiosity, but even the strictest of doctors couldn't stop her. Mia also writes about video games, travel, and girly issues for other publications. She also teaches English and Creative Writing. In the little spare time she has left, she catches up on film and TV shows, while cuddling up to her dog and cat.

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