Recipe courtesy of Mikey Cole

Fried Pickle Ice Cream

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  • Level: Advanced
  • Total: 1 hr (plus freezing time)
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 1 gallon ice cream (enough for 24 servings)
One of a kind, never done or seen before. There's plenty of pickle ice cream recipes out there, but I'm the only one to make fried pickle ice cream. I've always loved savory and sweet mixed together and nothing says that more than mixing ice cream with pickles, throwing it in the fryer and putting it on top of a juicy burger. Gets no better than that.


Fried Pickle Ice Cream:

Fried Pickle Burgers:


Special equipment:
tabletop ice cream machine (any brand will do but Mikey's is a 4-quart Cuisinart); dry ice; tabletop fryer
  1. For the fried pickle ice cream: Add the pickle chips and spears, cream, oil, eggs, salt and creamer into a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to a tabletop ice cream machine and process for 20 minutes. Then transfer to an airtight container to freeze overnight.
  2. For the burgers: Put some dry ice on a baking sheet and another baking sheet on top. Once the ice cream is frozen, scoop it onto the top baking sheet and squash the scoop down with a spatula to make a puck shape about the size of the cheeseburgers. Place in the freezer and freeze overnight. 
  3. Fill a tabletop fryer to the recommended level of oil and heat until the oil reaches 375 degrees F.  
  4. Once ready to prepare the burgers, dredge each ice cream puck in flour, egg wash and breadcrumbs. 
  5. Fry the ice cream pucks, as many as will fit at a time, until golden brown and delicious, about 1 minute.
  6. Place a puck on top of each burger and enjoy.