A Chippy In Scotland Is Selling Deep Fried Ice Cream
McMonagle's Boat - which is actually a boat and a chip shop, and is moored on the Forth and Clyde canal in West Dunbartonshire - is selling 'frice-cream' for just £1.
General manager, Debbie Rose Reilly, said the bizarre creation isn't actually on the menu but is available on request.
The big question then (other than just 'why?') is how do Debbie and her team seemingly defy physics in creating this hot yet cold concoction? The answer is simple - they just stuff a bread roll with a scoop of vanilla ice cream then deep fry it.
While the temptation is to immediately dismiss the concept, it actually looks like it could possibly be quite nice.
Debbie, from Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, said the frice-cream tastes like an ice doughnut.
She said: "The customers say it is a bizarre idea but nicer than expected.
"We won't be adding it to the menu. We will keep making it if people request it.
"My husband Chris who is the fryer was bored one day and came up with this. It's a Morton's roll with ice cream in the middle and it is covered with batter then fried. We normally put vanilla ice cream in them because we don't really have other flavours.
"It tastes like a glazed ice doughnut. People seem to enjoy it."
The boat was built by Debbie's dad, John McMonagle, who started the business 27 years ago. But beyond the frice-cream, McMonagle's Boat has also been innovative with its frickles (fried pickles) and its 'sail-thru', which enables people to pick up a chippy without leaving their boats.
Debbie said: "We are a family run business, it's owned by my mum and dad. Chris and I now run it on a day to day basis.
"We built windows on the waterside of the boat because we noticed the canal was opening.
"And by doing that it has become a tourist attraction and boats stop by for some fish and chips."
But if frice-cream sounds a little on the light side for your taste, then you could always sail on to East West Spice in Greenock, where they sell a 7,000-calorie deep fried 'crunch box', which looks fairly unsurvivable.
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