Foreign Grocery Friday: The Fried Ice Cream of Taos, New Mexico
Fried ice cream was something we’d never considered until two weeks ago. In fact, it wasn’t something we were even aware of existing, what with being British. And then we were in the supercheap-but-superfabulous Guadalajara Grill in Taos, New Mexico, when we saw this huge thing looking like a deep fried brain, saying Fried Ice Cream $5.50. And we had to have it.
It didn’t look as brainy as it did in the display case, when it came. It was still huge, though – in a sweet taco shell, covered with a layer of cream, chocolate sauce and a cherry which we promptly scraped off. It looked a bit more brain-lumpy underneath.
Taste: You know what? It was delicious. Vanilla ice cream with a hint of cinnamon and spice. And the shell gave it a slightly salty kick, that was awesome. So good that we’d have eaten the whole plate had our companion not got a brainfreeze migraine and had to go home.
Of course, when we raved about it on Facebook, we learned that fried ice cream is an integral part of American childhood food, along with frito pies, which we tasted down in Santa Fe. Amazing. God bless America, and the Guadalajara Grill.
Price: $5.50 for one.
Where to find it: The Guadalajara Grill in Taos, New Mexico