Sopaipillas with Honey Ice Cream

  • Yield: 6 servings


6small flour tortillas
Peanut oil for frying
1/2cup sugar
1tablespoon cinnamon
1quart vanilla ice cream
1/2cup honey
1tablespoon grated lemon zest


  1. Cut the flour tortillas into quarters or sixths. Heat the peanut oil in a deep-fat fryer to 370 to 400 degrees. Fry the tortilla quarters in batches in the hot oil until brown and crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel to drain.
  2. Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Sprinkle the tortilla quarters with the cinnamon mixture.
  3. Combine the ice cream, honey and lemon zest in a chilled mixing bowl and beat until blended. Return the honey ice cream to the freezer, if desired, for a firmer consistency. Serve the sopaipillas with the ice cream.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Baton Rouge, Inc., River Road Recipes IV: Warm Welcomes, Entertaining Menus from Our Homes to Yours (the Junior League of Baton Rouge, Inc., 2004)