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Can you believe that Summertime is already here?! My family is more than ready to start the summer season this weekend and begin enjoying those long, warm and sunny days!

One of my family’s favorite parts of summer is indulging in ice cream! That cold, sweet, creamy dessert is the perfect treat on a long hot day, and we always make it a part of our summer birthday celebrations, family BBQ’s and holidays!

Rich and creamy vanilla ice cream is rolled in crispy, cinnamon-sweet cornflakes in this Fantabulous Fried Ice Cream recipe

While we love ice cream in pretty much any flavor and form, I also enjoy using it in a variety of recipes. From milk shakes to pies to sundaes there are hundreds of ways to enjoy ice cream. In fact, today I am going to share one of our absolute favorite ice cream treats, Fried Ice Cream!

HOW TO MAKE FRIED ICE CREAM

Surprisingly, Fried Ice Cream is very easy to make. The longest part of the recipe is waiting for the ice cream balls to harden. After that, it literally takes just minutes to prepare!

You’ll find the complete recipe in the free printable recipe card at the end of this post. And, if you’re still not 100% sure how to make fried ice cream, I’ve included the step by step instructions along with images below.

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INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE FRIED ICE CREAM

Of course the most important ingredient for this recipe is the ice cream. And as is true with all recipes, the better quality ingredients you buy, the better the food will taste!

You will also need:

  • vanilla ice cream
  • granulated sugar
  • cinnamon
  • corn flakes cereal
  • honey
  • oil
  • whipped cream
  • cherries
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INSTRUCTIONS NEEDED TO MAKE FRIED ICE CREAM

Making homemade fried ice cream is A LOT easier than you think. In fact, the very first time I made it I was fully expecting a cooking catastrophe. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised with just how it it was to make this Mexican dessert.

Before you get started, you need to place the ice cream glasses in the freezer for about 1 to 2 hours.

Also, let me mention that there are 2 ways you can make this recipe:

  • one where you freeze the coated ice cream balls for just a few hours
  • the other where you freeze them overnight

Either way works great, it is all a matter of timing. I choose to make mine overnight. So, are you ready to make your fried ice cream? Let’s go!

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PRO TIP: remember, about two hours before you make the fried ice cream, place the sundae glasses in the freezer to get nice and cold.

STEP ONE: PREP

  1. Line a baking sheet or pan with wax paper.
  2. Have the whipped cream, honey and cherries out and ready to go – it makes the process move much easier and smoother!
  3. Preheat the oil in a deep-fat fryer or a very deep pot to 375°.

STEP TWO: SCOOP ICE CREAM

  1. Begin by scooping out eight 3 to 4 inch round scoops of the ice cream. You’ll need one scoop per sundae glass.
  2. Line each scoop up on the baking sheet or pan covered with wax paper.
  3. Place the ice cream balls in the freezer for one hour, or until they are firm. The wax paper makes it easier to pick them up once frozen firm.
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STEP THREE: MAKE THE COATINGS

  1. In one shallow bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar. Mix well.
  2. In another shallow bowl, add crushed corn flakes.
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STEP FOUR: ROLL ICE CREAM IN COATINGS

  1. Once the ice cream is firm, roll each ball first in the cinnamon-sugar blend, and then in the corn flakes. Try to completely cover each ball of ice cream, then place them back into the freezer.
  2. This is where you can either freeze them for 2 to 3 hours, or overnight.
  3. Once they are hard, it is time to move on to the fun part!
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STEP FIVE: PREP GLASSES

  1. Remove glasses from freezer.
  2. Once the oil is ready, place some whipped cream in the bottom of each chilled glass.
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STEP SIX: FRY THE ICE CREAM BALLS

  1. Once the oil is ready, and working with one ice cream ball at a time, place a scoop in the fry basket and fry for 2 seconds.
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STEP SEVEN: PUT IT ALL TOGETHER

  1. Pull it out and place the scoop in the sundae glass on top of the whipped cream.
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2. Now drizzle some honey over the top of the scoop…

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3. Add one small rosette of whipped cream on the very top and finish it off with a cherry…

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4. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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And there you have it – a delicious fun treat that looks and tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen preparing it, when it really only takes a small amount of time!

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Do you have a favorite ice cream recipe? Tell us about it in the comments!

Yield: 8 scoops

Fantabulous Fried Ice Cream

Fantabulous Fried Ice Cream

Scoops of vanilla ice cream are rolled in a cinnamon and sugar mix, then in crushed corn flakes before being deep fried for 2 seconds. Then each scoop is drizzled with honey, and topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a cherry.

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 hours 1 minute

Ingredients

  • 8 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tsps. cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup corn flakes cereal; crushed
  • Honey
  • Whipped Cream
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Oil

Instructions

  1. Begin by scooping out eight 3 to 4 inch round scoops of vanilla ice cream.
  2. Place the ice cream balls on a wax paper lined baking sheet in the freezer for one hour, or until they are firm.
  3. In a shallow bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar and mix well.
  4. In a second second shallow bowl, add the crushed corn flakes.
  5. Once the ice cream is firm, roll each ball first in the cinnamon-sugar blend, and then in the corn flakes.
  6. Then place them back into the freezer. You can either freeze them for 2 to 3 hours, or overnight. Once they are hard, it is time to move on to the fun part!
  7. Heat oil in an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer to 375°.
  8. Fry each scoop, one at a time, for 2 seconds.
  9. Place in chilled bowls, top with honey, whipped cream and a cherry.
  10. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8 scoops

Serving Size:

1 scoop

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 2g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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Marie Baker

Tuesday 16th of June 2015

Oh ya I can make this Low carb! :) Instead of ice cream I'll make a low carb version which freezes perfectly and grind up 0 carb pork rinds! WOOHOOO! Thanks for sharing it's been forever since I had this!

Carolyn West

Tuesday 19th of May 2015

You actually made fried ice cream look easy to make. I think I need to give this one a try. #client

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