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    Look At This Ginormous Ball Of Fried Nutella Ice Cream

    Holy shitballs.

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    If you’ve ever wanted to eat a big, battered, deep-fried 1.25 litre ball of Nutella ice cream, Sydney cafe chain Piccolo Me have you covered.

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    Cafe co-owner and creator of the ball, Roy El Hachem, made a mini-version of the dessert two years ago, which is still sold in various Piccolo Me locations.

    Recently however, he decided to take it to the next level. "I wanted to go a bit crazy, and make it bigger, and bigger, and bigger," he tells BuzzFeed Life. And so, the giant "Fried Maltella" was born.

    To give you an idea of how massive this thing is, 1.25L is the equivalent to approximately 13.5 Macca's soft serves.

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    The ball is served with crushed maltesers and warm salted caramel sauce.

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    The thick, spongy coating tastes kind of like a doughnut, and actually prevents the whole thing from being too sickly sweet.

    Then, you dig right in. Roy recommends sharing between a minimum of four people, and you can see why.

    The only people who know how to make the balls are Roy and his chef. Roy has no formal kitchen training but lives by the motto: "If you can't do it, learn how to do it".

    They take two days to set completely.

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    First, the ice cream is hand-shaped into a ball that takes a day to set in the freezer. It’s then dunked in the coating and frozen for another day. Just before serving, it’s deep fried for 45 seconds.

    Nutella is the signature ingredient on Piccolo Me's menu. They buy it in three kilogram buckets, equivalent to four of those hefty 750 gram jars.

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    Roy says that each of the 12 stores go through 10 - 12kg of Nutella each week.

    That's over 100kg of the good stuff, every seven days.

    The giant Nutella fried ice cream ball will be sold from Monday January 25 for $30.

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    Initially, they will only be available at the Macquarie Park outlet, where they are made. It's definitely worth the trip.

    Expect this one to be well documented.

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