With a fellow Londoner, I encountered deep-fried vanilla and chocolate ice-cream at the Lexington Avenue Fall Street Fair in Manhattan. Shocked and appalled, we were told that it was a classic American dish, and that the room temperature batter paired with the centre of slightly molten ice-cream was absolutely irrefusable. No thank you Yanks. Brits abroad would rather stick to what we know on this one. *Estimated calorie content: 6,000.