I don’t know about you, but the first time I tried fried ice cream at my local “Mexican” restaurant, I was completely smitten. How do you deep fry something frozen without ending up with a big mess? Fascinating!
And now it’s time to re-review the version found in Disney World… .
For a while, you could order this yummo treat at the Funnel Cake Kiosk in Epcot’s America Pavilion. Sadly, that’s no longer an option.
But I’m happy to report that you still can find it elsewhere! When I spied this favorite dessert o’ mine on the BoardWalk while I was en route hither and yon, I knew I had to return and see if it held a candle to my fond memories.
If you’re looking for fried ice cream at the BoardWalk, you will find it — of course — at their Funnel Cake Stand. Makes sense, yes? I mean, they have a fryer. So really, they might as well put some ice cream in it.
So many temptations, so little time. Ready to check out the ice cream? Me too!
There aren’t a lot of surprises on the menu here. (I mean, if you don’t count the fried ice cream.) Funnel cake with a couple of different topping options, plus cotton candy and a couple of beverages.
But as we’ve already discussed, I was here for the ice cream! And when it came, it was friggin’ awesome. A scoop of ice cream, covered in crispy-sweet batter, and topped with chocolate sauce.
And while there isn’t a lot of juxtaposition in flavor — it’s sweet, sweet, and sweet — it’s still a wonderful dessert! You have that melty ice cream, which is always glorious. (Is it bad that I also like the leftover oil from the frying? Weirdness. But the truth.)
And I’ll never quite stop marveling at frying something that’s frozen, when it’s something that’s meant to stay that way.
Fried ice cream continues to be a winner for me, and one of my favorite ways to enjoy ice cream.
So, as expected, the fried ice cream at BoardWalk’s Funnel Cake Stand is just as fabulous as it looks. The stand isn’t actually run or owned by Disney, but it’s the same stuff that I used to get in Epcot, and that makes me one happy AJ.
At once a novelty but familiar, I’m always delighted to see it when it turns up. And I still can’t pass it up when I’m at BoardWalk and in need of something refreshing.
And if you love ice cream, be sure to check out our Ice Cream Gallery!
Will you be heading to the BoardWalk for fried ice cream on your next trip to Disney? Leave a comment below and tell us your thoughts!