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fried ice cream... the best ever!

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Colleen Sowa
La Crosse, WI

I have been making this since I was about 15 years old... Don't let the ingredient list or directions throw you off from trying this... it really is an easy and inexpensive recipe... though it looks and taste so grand!!! As I have told my JAP friends... I hate to brag...BUT.... this is the best fried ice cream I have ever had anywhere! Go ahead... try it.... you will not only like it... but will love it! I made 70 of these for my daughter's 13th birthday party. (You really can make them ahead and keep frozen!)

(2 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 2 Hr 15 Min
cook time 5 Min

Ingredients For fried ice cream... the best ever!

  • 4 lg
    scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 lg
    egg (beaten well)
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 c
    regular or sweetened corn flakes (crushed, but not too fine)
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 lg
    egg (beaten well)
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • vegetable oil in pan for frying
  • honey (traditional), whipped cream (traditional), jam (optional), caramel topping (optional)
  • cherry for on top! (mandatory! lol)

How To Make fried ice cream... the best ever!

  • 1
    Form the 4 scoops of ice cream and place on baking pan and freeze for at least 1 hour or until firm!
  • 2
    Beat egg well in a small mixing bowl. Add vanilla and beat together. Set aside.
  • 3
    In a shallow bowl or pie plate: Roughly crush the corn flakes (plain or sweetened corn flakes) and mix together with the cinnamon.
  • 4
    Dip ice cream balls (one at a time) in the egg mixture. Roll firmly into the corn flake mixture. Put back on baking sheet and put into the freezer for at least 1 hour or until firm.
  • 5
    Save remaining corn flake mixture.
  • 6
    Beat together the second egg mixture. Dip the frozen, coated ice cream balls in the egg mixture and roll into the cornflake mixture. Freeze until firm... at least an hour.
  • 7
    Heat enough oil in a pan to cover the ice cream balls. Heat oil to 375 degrees. Fry one ball at a time for about 15 to 20 seconds or until golden brown. Drain, pat dry on paper towels. Freeze!!!!
  • 8
    Either serve or store in airtight container. (Can store up to to weeks).
  • 9
    Serving suggestions: Traditional is: Drizzled with honey, also can add whipped cream with cherry on top (The cherry is NOT OPTIONAL!!! Oh.. Don't believe me? Just ask my grandchildren!!!) Optional toppings: Favorite jam or caramel topping.

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