Frozen summer treats Day 31: Tempura-fried ice cream
Day 31 •Tsunami’s Tempura-fried ice cream
Published: August 31, 2012 03:08PM
Updated: August 31, 2012 10:13AM
Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune Tempura ice cream from Tsunami.

Throughout August, we tasted our way through 31 of Utah’s finest frozen confections including ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt and shave ice. Today we offer our final pick.

Tempura-fried ice cream • Plunging frozen ice cream into hot oil sounds wrong, but it tastes so right. A scoop of vanilla ice cream is dipped in tempura batter and fried until golden. It’s served with chocolate sauce, a bit of caramel and some mango puree for a crispy-on-the-outside, creamy-on-the-inside dessert.

Tsunami Restaurant and Sushi Bar • 2223 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, 801-467-5545. Also available at 7628 S. Union Park Ave. (1300 East), Midvale, 801-676-6466; and 10722 River Front Parkway, South Jordan; 801-748-1178.

Cost • $6.50

Shop talk • Tsunami in Sugar House celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this year. It offers a large selection of specialty and standard rolls, as well as an intriguing menu of small plates, rice bowls, salads and entrées, including the miso marinated Alaskan black cod and baby back ribs with jalapeño teriyaki sauce.

Francisco Kjolseth