Buñelo Ice Cream Basket

bunuelo ice cream basket

Silvia Martinez of Mama Latina Tips uses our flatbread to make a dessert inspired by her hometown buñuelos, fried yeast dough drizzled with a spiced syrup. You don’t have to fry these flatbreads, but you do have to make the syrup. Once you’re finished, you’ll have sweet and crispy ice cream bowls that will be the hit of the party. Thanks, Silvia!

Serves: 2
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Buñelo Ice Cream Basket


  • By: Silvia Martinez, Mama Latina Tips
  • Yield: 2 baskets
  • 1 Flatout® Flatbread Light Original
  • 1/2 tablespoon melted butter
  • Vanilla bean ice cream (your favorite kind)
  • For the syrup
  • 1 3-inch long piloncillo (panela)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 1 4- inch long orange peel
  • You will also need:
  • 1 sheet parchment paper
  • 1 kitchen brush
  • 1 cupcake baking sheet


Pre-heat oven to 350° F.
Start with the syrup. Place a pot with the piloncillo, water, star anise, cinnamon stick and orange peel over high heat. Stir until piloncillo is completely dissolved and the syrup starts bubbling. Lower the temperature and simmer for 10 minutes. The syrup should be slightly thick but still liquid. Set aside.

Put the flatbread on top of the parchment paper and cut in half, width-wise. Using the kitchen brush, spread butter on both sides of each piece. Set aside.

Take the cupcake baking sheet and brush the inside of two cupcake molds with butter.

Take one half flatbread, overlap the two square corners to make a cone shape, and carefully fit it into one of the cupcake molds using your fingers to push the flatbread to the bottom of the mold. The pointy part of the cone shape will fold under to fit. Then fold the edges down. Repeat with the other one.
Pour half a teaspoon of syrup over edges and bottom of one basket. Repeat with the other one.
Bake for 8 minutes.
Take the baskets out of the oven, and using the kitchen brush, spread the syrup over every inch of the inside of the baskets. Let them cool for 5 minutes.
Add one big scoop of vanilla bean ice cream to each basket and top with more syrup.


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