This weekend I attended the Japan Block Fair on the Upper West Side, where Sam’s Fried Ice Cream was serving up tasty treats. I got the Green Tea ice cream ($5), which is deep fried then sprinkled with powered sugar. These balls of heaven are prepared beautifully. Sometimes when you get fried ice cream, the ice cream melts too quickly and you’re left with a soggy mess. Not this time. Sam’s Fried Ice Cream holds up to the heat, and the ice cream stayed intact and barely melt at all while I was eating it, while the outside was delicious and crispy and not the least bit greasy. Other flavors include vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and coffee.
You can find Sam’s Fried Ice Cream at various fairs and festivals across the city, just check their website or Facebook page for updates on where they’ll be.