By Jasmine Kazlauskas
An Australian café claims to have created the world’s first ever deep-fried VEGAN magnum ice cream.
Milky Lane café in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, sent vegans around the world into a frenzy this week [1 JULY] after they announced their latest drool-worthy dessert creation – a deep-fried magnum ice cream that is completely vegan.
Using a dairy-free almond magnum, the ice cream is smothered in maple syrup, coated in sweet biscuit crumbs, twirled in whipped coconut-milk cream and then covered in corn flakes.
The unbelievable creation is then popped into a special deep-fryer – which does not use any animal or dairy products – and fried until crispy and golden, before being finished with lashings of vegan chocolate sauce.
Pictures of the plant-based treat have since gone viral on Milky Lane’s Facebook page – racking up thousands of comments, likes and shares in a matter of days.
Christian Avant, one of the owners of Milky Lane, said that their decadent deep-fried vegan magnum comes in at 341 calories before it is deep fried – but guessed that the frying process would up the calories to ‘around 400’.
He said: “The idea behind this treat was to mimic our famous deep-fried magnums, but obviously making it vegan.
“We swapped out the egg in the batter for coconut cream and swapped crushed Arnott’s arrowroot biscuits for Arnott’s ‘Nice’ biscuits, which make part of the crumb.
“It is then deep-fried in our dessert fryer which has no dairy or animal products cooked through it.
“The reason we have turned to designing more vegan food was that we always said from day one, we wanted Milky Lane to be a place that everyone can enjoy.
“It took us a little longer than we had first hoped because we had to create separate cooking area, source suppliers and of course, make sure that everything we created was over the top and seriously mouth-watering or indulgent, as with everything we do.
“Australia is one of the fastest growing vegan nations in the world and we’re excited to now be coming to the table with viral hits that are sending the community into a riot.”