Scottish chippy wows customers with deep fried Morton's roll and ice cream

A Scottish chippy, already famous for it's deep fried pickles, is defying physics with its newest sweet treat - deep fried ice cream.

Published 25th Apr 2019
Updated 25 th Apr 2019

Fish and chip shop McMonagle's Boat has introduced 'frice-cream' - a roll stuffed with vanilla ice-cream then battered and fried.

Dinners are enjoying the wacky £1 treat from the famous chip shop boat, which is moored on the Forth and Clyde canal, at Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire.

Debbie Rose Reilly at Clydebank chippy McMonagles tries the deep fried ice cream. Picture: SWNS

General manager Debbie Rose Reilly said the frice-cream was a quirky joke for fun, and not on the menu, but is available on request for those brave enough to try it.

And it's not the only adventurous item on the menu as they have also served up more than 1,000 "frickles" - battered pickles - to their customers.

Debbie, 32, from Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, said: "The customers say it is a bizarre idea but nicer than expected. We won't be adding it to the menu.

"The idea came after we made the frickles. My husband Chris who is the fryer was bored one day and came up with this.

A scoop of ice cream is placed in a roll, then deep fried. Picture: SWNS

"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. We will keep making it if people request it.

"The pickles have been so successful. We put them on Just Eat and we've sold over a thousand. They taste like onion rings with vinegar.

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"They are honestly my favourite. I'm a huge fan of pickles anyway."

Debbie's dad John McMonagle built the boat at a shipyard in Campbelltown, Argyll and Bute to start his business 27 years ago.

The unique take away has become world famous and a popular tourist attraction for people on the canal thanks to their "sail-thru".

The serving window on the boat allows others on the canal to grab a snack without leaving their boats.

Debbie added: "We are a family run business, it's owned by my mum and dad.

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"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."

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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