Tex-Mex Sundaes

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 12 sundaes
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Vegetable oil, for frying

12 fajita-size flour tortillas

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Homemade Cinnamon Ice Cream, recipe follows

1 (20-ounce) jar chocolate flavored syrup

1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries with stems

Homemade Cinnamon Ice Cream:

1 quart half-and-half

2 cinnamon sticks

1 pint heavy whipping cream

2 (14-ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk

Up to 2 quarts milk, as needed


  1. In a medium skillet, pour oil to a depth of 1/2-inch; heat oil over medium heat. Add tortillas, 1 at a time, and fry, about 1 minute per side until golden. (Press tortilla down with a fork if it starts to puff up while frying.) Drain on paper towels.
  2. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over hot tortillas. Set aside to cool. (Can be done 1 day ahead.)
  3. Top cinnamon-sugar tortilla with 1 generous scoop of Homemade Cinnamon Ice Cream. Drizzle with chocolate syrup, and top with a cherry. Repeat procedure with remaining tortillas, ice cream, chocolate, and cherries.

Homemade Cinnamon Ice Cream:

  1. In a 2-quart saucepan, combine half-and-half and cinnamon sticks. Cook 20 minutes over low heat (do not boil). Remove from heat. Remove cinnamon sticks and chill for 4 hours.
  2. With an electric mixer at high speed, beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Add condensed milk and continue to beat until stiff peaks form. Add chilled half-and-half.
  3. Pour mixture into canister of a 4 to 6-quart ice cream freezer. Add milk, if needed, to fill canister to the freezer line. Freeze according to manufacturer's directions.

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