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Old 08-17-2010, 02:24 AM   #1
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Fried Ice Cream.....

Hello Everyone,

I got into a discussion with my brother about the time we went to Disney (I want to say it was in the early 80's sometimes) and had french fried ice cream.

It was a resturaunt that was on property and had a buffet for lunch. They were on a golf course. The only resort name the two of us have been able to come up with was: "The golf club". Which I am sure that wasn't the name, just what we called it. We only went their for lunch and I am wondering if it is the location of the resort that is now used for the Military personnel.

At any rate, we loved the french fried ice cream. They battered and then deep fried the ice cream and then put some sort of drizzled sweet sauce (Caramel perhaps?) atop of it in a bowl. We remember it being delicious.

Anyone know if Disney still does this at any of their resturaunts?

I think it'd be a great surprise for the family if I could find it again.

Thank you all in advance..

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Old 08-17-2010, 05:02 AM   #2
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I've never seen this anywhere . . . but I like the sound of it! You can get a deep fried snickers at Cookes of Dublin! Thats the closest thing I can think of!
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:47 AM   #3
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we have fried twinkies in Mass, I rather the fried icecream
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:58 AM   #4
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Deep fried ice cream was served a long time ago at San Angel Inn I believe. It's not served anymore. As far as I know, no restaurant on Disney property currently serves that.

It's not on a golf course though. That sounds like the former Disney Institute, which is now Saratoga Springs, or the former Disney Inn, which is now Shades of Green.
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:30 AM   #5
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Originally, Walt Disney World had 3 hotels: Polynesian, Contemporary, and the Golf Resort which is now Shades of Green. The French Fried Ice Cream was one of the "must dos" at the restaurant there. In its day, it was the nice, quiet, get away from the crowds location. This was in the 1970s and 1980s before the big hotel building boom. It was the relaxed location because it was not on the monorail.

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The Golf Resort opened in December of 1973 and originally had 125 rooms. It was located near the Palm and Magnolia golf courses between the Polynesian and the then-unbuilt Grand Floridian. The Golf Resort was known for its Magnolia Room (later Trophy Room) restaurant, where the signature dessert was French Fried Ice Cream. The Player's Gallery was the cocktail lounge that overlooked the Magnolia course. Perhaps to appeal to more than just golfers, it became the Disney Inn in February of 1986 and was remodeled to have a Snow White theme. Another 150 rooms were also added at this time.
The rooms of Disney Inn were located in one of two 3-story wings behind the lobby area. Each bed in the room had a quilt and the furniture was made of oak. Floral accents rounded out the decor.
Dining options included the Garden Gallery, which focused on "American Cuisine". The lounge adjacent to the Garden Gallery was called The Back Porch. The Diamond Mine was the snack bar and the Sand Trap was the poolside snack bar.
In addition to the nearby golf courses, guests could play at the Diamond Mine arcade, swim in the two pools, or play tennis on one of two courts.
Shopping options included The Pro Shop and Gifts and Sundries. Small meetings could be accommodated in the 1,024 square-foot Summer Room.
In February of 1994, the Disney Inn was leased by the U.S. Government for military personnel and the name changed to Shades of Green. The government purchased the resort outright in 1996. Shades of Green was not staffed by Disney Cast Members and civilians could no longer stay there. Recently the complex was closed and torn down for remodeling.
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:34 PM   #6
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I had fried ice cream at the funnel cake stand in the United States in World Showcase,it was OK but nothing special,a caramel sauce as the OP says they got would've made it better.All I got was vanilla ice cream in a batter.
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:23 PM   #7
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Here is the recipe for the Fried Ice Cream that they served at the Golf Resort. My mother cut this out of a magazine article in the 70's.

1 pint vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup crushed cornflake or cookie crumbs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons sugar
1 egg
Oil for deep frying
Whipped Cream

- Scoop out 4 to 5 balls of ice cream. Return to freezer.
- Mix cornflake crumbs, cinnamon and sugar.
- Roll frozen ice cream balls in half of the crumb mixture and freeze again.
- Beat egg and dip coated balls in egg, then roll again in remaining crumbs. Freeze until ready to use.
- (For thicker coating, repeat dipping in egg and rolling in crumbs.) Make sure you completely seal in the ice cream.
- When ready to serve, heat oil to 350F.
- Place 1 frozen ice cream ball in fryer basket or on perforated spoon and lower into hot oil for 1 minute.
- Immediately remove and place in dessert dish.
- Drizzle with honey and top with a dollop of whipped cream.
- Continue to fry balls one at a time.
- Balls will be crunchy on the outside and just beginning to melt on the inside.
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:44 PM   #8
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Just wanted to say thank you for everyone who responded.

I thought I was going crazy as I couldn't actually remember the name of the hotel. Seems we had it right all along and didn't realize it!

Now I know a bit of trivia to pass along to the next person.

Thank you all again..

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Old 08-18-2010, 06:08 PM   #9
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We used to go to the Golf Resort to get fried ice cream...it was coated with cornflakes then fried..
We also found it at San Angel Inn. This was a long time ago.

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Old 08-18-2010, 07:49 PM   #10
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We use to love fried ice cream from Chi-Chi's restaurants, so when we were strolling down the Boardwalk last September we were very happy to see it at a little stand along the water! Not sure if it is still there or not, we will definitely be looking for it again in December!
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:06 AM   #11
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I've had it at the stand in EPCOT. It was ok, but I didn't feel it was worth the 5.50. I've had good ones at local Mexican restaurants (drizzled in Kahlua), so I guess my opinion is a bit skewed.
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The recipe sounds awesome! I will definitely have to try this.
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