Mexican Chocolate Chip Ice Cream meet Pepita, Mr. Platano, and Starry Bunuelo!

We’re number ONE!  We’re number ONE!  I could say that being a REAL California girl. Me and Real California Milk share something in common, we were both born and raised in the golden state.  Does that make me part of the creme de la creme?  Well either way, since July is National Ice Cream month I wanted to come up with a yummy recipe that reflected my love for California and all the hard working dairy families that have made us number one in the country for total milk production.  In short, that means we are making A LOT of Ice Cream here in sunny California! Happy Ice Cream Month folks!

All photos taken by: Nicole Presley

Ingredients for Presley’s signature sundae:

1.75 – quarts vanilla ice cream with the real california milk seal on it.

2 – disks mexican chocolate coarsely chopped (I use Ibarra) (will measure out to one cup)

1 – cup pepitas coarsely chopped

1 – banana

2 – flour tortillas (I use Guerrero – fresquiricas)

1 – cup vegetable oil

1/3 – cup sugar

1 – teaspoon ground cinnamon

Place a  9 x 13 metal baking pan in the freezer and allow to chill.  At the same time place your vanilla ice cream in the refrigerator  for 10 to 15 minutes to soften.  While you wait for your ice cream to soften.  Chop chocolate and pepitas.

Take metal pan out of freezer and immediately fill with vanilla ice cream, chocolate and pepitas.

Mix well.  Then place ice cream mixture back in freezer for an hour to harden again.

In the meantime….. Let’s make the bunuelos.

On a plate mix sugar and cinnamon together and set to the side.

Over a medium flame in a small frying pan add oil and allow to get hot.  Take a cookie cutter of your choice and cut shapes out of the tortillas.

Then  add tortilla pieces to oil and fry on each side until golden brown.  Remove from oil and let rest on a paper towel for 30 seconds to drain off oil, then dip in sugar cinnamon mixture.  Set bunuelos to side to use in sundae once assembled.

Once ice cream is hard frozen again…. pull it out of the freezer.

Then cut two banana slices, and place in a cup. Scoop in some of the ice cream mixture and top with a bunuelo! That’s it….. your done! So addicting. Creamy. Chocolate. Cinnamon. Nutty. Crunch.

For the CREME de la CREME!



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