Since our first opening in 1989, Abuelo’s has consistently been on the leading edge of Mexican cuisine, combining menu creativity, outstanding food and beverage quality, colorful plate presentations and superior service in an impressive Mexican courtyard-themed atmosphere. Every dish is made to order from scratch using only the freshest premium ingredients.
Abuelo’s has received numerous national accolades as the top-ranked Mexican food restaurant, one of America’s top chains, and for offering great meals for less than $20.
Fried Ice Cream
FRIED ICE CREAM
Chi Chi's Copycat Recipe
1 (6 inch) flour tortillas
1/4 cup granulated sugar
4 teaspoons cinnamon
4 ounces French vanilla ice cream (by weight)
1/4 cup kellogg's corn flake crumbs
canned whipped cream
1 maraschino cherry
1 ounce honey
Form 4 oz. of French vanilla into a ball. Roll the ball of ice cream in the cinnamon sugar mixture until completely coated. Roll in corn flake crumbs till coated. Place in the freezer to harden. Place the hardened ice cream ball in a fry basket and deep fry for 2 seconds at 350 degrees.
FOR THE SHERBET GLASS(the early years):. Put a dollop of whip cream in the bottom of the glass. Place the fried ice cream ball on top of the dollop. Drizzle a small amount of honey over the top of the ice cream ball. Place 8 whip cream rosettes around the ice cream ball and one on top. Top with a maraschino cherry.
FOR THE TORTILLA (the later years):. Deep fry a tortilla flat until crispy. Sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture. Follow the instructions for the sherbet glass.