Tex-Mex Sundaes

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Servings: 12 Sundaes
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 12 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1   (20-ounce) jar chocolate flavored syrup
Homemade Cinnamon Ice Cream, recipe follows
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
12   fajita-size flour tortillas
Vegetable oil, for frying
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





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.

In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over hot tortillas. Set aside to cool. (Can be done 1 day ahead.)

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:

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.

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.

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.

Show: Paula's Home Cooking/May/June 2006 issue
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The cinnamon ice cream was entirely too sweet. The next time I make it, I'll only use one can of condensed milk. Otherwise, it has nice flavor and is very smooth.

By Anonymous on January 06, 2010

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