fried ice cream

a recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

This no fry Fried Ice Cream is an easy delicious treat made with simple ingredients and absolutely no frying. With just a few easy steps you can too make this traditional Mexican dessert without all the mess that frying creates. For an over-the-top taste treat garnish the fried ice cream with fresh whipped cream, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, and maraschino cherries.

serves 8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For fried ice cream

  • 1 qt
    vanilla ice cream
  • 5 c
    corn flakes
  • ½ c
    unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp
  • whipped cream (optional)
  • chocolate sauce (optional)
  • caramel sauce (optional)
  • maraschino cherries (optional)

How To Make fried ice cream

  • 1
    Scoop the vanilla ice cream out on to a rimmed baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Leave space between the scoops. Place the baking sheet on a level spot in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Crush the cornflakes by placing them in a large zipper bag and smashing them with a rolling pin.
  • 3
    Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the cornflakes and cinnamon. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown and crispy stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.
  • 4
    Roll the frozen ice cream balls in the corn flake mixture and place them back in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • 5
    Roll them again in the cornflake mixture and place them back in the freezer for 20-30 minutes.
  • 6
    When ready to serve remove them from the freezer and let them sit for 1-2 minutes. If desired top with whipped cream, chocolate or caramel sauce, and a maraschino cherry.

Categories & Tags for Fried Ice Cream: