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A fairground favorite just got a frosty upgrade!

Funnel Cake Ice Cream Sundae

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  • For funnel cakes:

  • 1 liter vegetable oil, for frying

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • Pinch kosher salt

  • 1 cup water, room temperature

  • 3 large eggs, beaten, at room temperature

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled

  • 1 lemon, zested

  • 1/2 orange, zested

  • Cinnamon sugar:

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • Toppings:

  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream

  • 1 banana, peeled then halved lengthwise and crosswise

  • Chocolate syrup

  • Caramel sauce

  • Strawberry sauce

  • Whipped cream

  • Maraschino cherries, with stem (optional)


  1. In a large, wide pot, heat the oil over medium heat until the temperature reaches 350 degrees.

  2. To make the funnel cake batter: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together water, eggs and butter. Slowly whisk in flour until just combined. Stir in zests. Pour the batter into an 18-inch piping bag. Cut the tip off the bag.

  3. Carefully pipe the batter into the hot oil, applying even and continuous pressure to avoid breakage. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes and then turn over to brown on the other side, 2 to 3 more minutes. Remove to a cooling rack and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar while still hot. Continue to make funnel cakes with the remaining batter and cinnamon sugar. Allow to cool to room temperature.

  4. To make the sundae: Place a funnel cake into a shallow bowl. Top with banana slices, ice cream, chocolate and strawberry sauces, caramel, whipped cream and a cherry.

Funnel Cake Ice Cream Sundae




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- What's up Tastemade? Julian here and I've got a dish that's gonna bring out your inner childhood again, you've gotta check out this amazing funnel cake banana split. So first thing I'm gonna add is our eggs and our water. Let me get our wet ingredients in here. We have a little bit of melted butter. And then what we have here is some flour that we're gonna add. Whenever you make a funnel cake it's definitely best to add your liquid first and then all of your dry ingredients, that way your dry ingredients don't get stuck to the bottom. So as soon as you have your batter just kinda slowly falling off your whisk, that's when you know you're there. And then I like to just amp things up and just kind of add things that maybe you wouldn't expect or kind of come out as soon as you take a bite. And so what I wanna do is, I'm gonna add some orange zest and some lemon zest, gonna bring out some nice freshness it goes perfect with the funnel cake and the ice cream bringing out a nice, fresh citrus kind of flavor. Now I have my piping bag, I'm just gonna slowly drop all of my liquid in. Okay. Now what you're gonna wanna do is cut the bottom tip, depending on how thick you want your actual funnel cake that's gonna depend on where you wanna cut it. You just wanna go continuous with your funnel cake. So I'm a big churro fan, so I've got cinnamon and sugar so I can get my funnel cake to kind of mimic that churro flavor. I'm putting it all through a little mesh that way it doesn't all clump together. It's perfect, okay. Flip my funnel cake. Yes, mission accomplished. Alright my funnel cake is all done, I've got a wire rack and sheet pan. Now I'm just going to sprinkle some of this cinnamon sugar on top. I love a good banana split. Now I'm gonna head to the freezer and grab my ice cream. Okay. This is where it gets exciting. One, two? Let me go with two. The first scoop needed a friend you know. Okay now it's totally up to you what you wanna put on yours, I've got some of my favorite ingredients for mine a little bit of chocolate sauce, oh yeah. Strawberry. Some caramel. You know what? 'cause why not, right? And whipped cream. Ta-da! So there you have it, funnel cake banana split it looks absolutely delicious, it's like heaven in a funnel cake, if you didn't know, I'm pretty sure heaven is full of these, at least mine is. So I can't wait to see yours, make it bigger make it better, enjoy.