The Tasty Origins of Mexican Fried Ice Cream

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When you enjoy a meal at Los Primos, our goal is to transport you to the vibrant streets of Mexico with every bite of our NH Mexican food. From sizzling fajitas to zesty salsa, our menu captures the essence of Mexican cuisine. But there’s one dessert that stands out. A beloved treat with a fascinating history: fried ice cream.


A Taste of Tradition and Adaptation

While we often associate fried ice cream with Mexican cuisine, its origins are a blend of tradition and adaptation. This delightful dessert is not a centuries-old Mexican classic but rather a creative fusion that evolved over time. Because of this natural progression, fried ice cream captures Mexican flavors in a unique way.


The American Twist

The story is really a story of Mexican-American culinary innovation. Although we don’t know for sure, many believe this sweet sensation was born in Mexican-American restaurants across the United States in the 1960s. Chefs sought to create a dessert that could appeal to the American palate and also capture Mexican flavors and traditions.


How It’s Made

So, how exactly do we make fried ice cream? At Los Primos, we begin with a generous scoop of ice cream. We then carefully roll this scoop in a mixture of crushed cornflakes, cinnamon, and sugar. The magic happens when we quickly deep-fry this ice cream ball, creating a crispy, golden shell while keeping the ice cream inside perfectly frozen. The ice cream doesn’t melt because it’s already frozen solid, and it only goes in the fryer for a few seconds.


But if fried ice cream was invented in the United States, how is it Mexican? Like much of our favorite NH Mexican food, it’s about the flavors and traditions.


The Sweet Mexican Connection

Our fried ice cream pays homage to the rich flavors of Mexico. The combination of crispy, cinnamon-spiced cornflakes and the cold, creamy ice cream interior mimics the contrast we often find in other Mexican desserts. It’s a harmonious blend of textures and flavors, just like the cultural fusion that defines Mexican-American cuisine.


Savor the Tradition at Los Primos with Mexican Food in NH

The next time you visit Los Primos, be sure to save room for dessert and experience the Mexican-inspired delight of our fried ice cream. It’s a sweet ending to your meal that celebrates the flavors of Mexico with a unique and delightful twist.


Enjoy the best NH Mexican food at Lost Primos! Visit us at 3 Amherst Road in Merrimack or order online.