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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!
While we love ice cream in pretty much any flavor and form, I 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!
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!
To get started I purchased Blue Bunny Vanilla ice cream. I shopped for it and the rest of the ingredients at Walmart. I couldn’t believe all of the flavors of Blue Bunny Ice Cream they carry – it was like being in ice cream heaven! They have all of the classic favorites such as “Strawberry”, “Chocolate” and “Mint Chocolate Chip”, as well as lots of fun flavors like “Birthday Party” and “Homemade Turtle Sundae” and “Bunny Tracks”. It was hard not to buy several flavors, but for this recipe I needed the classic Vanilla flavored ice cream.
First 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.
Begin by scooping out eight 3 to 4 inch round scoops of the ice cream. You’ll need one scoop per sundae glass. I lined mine up on a baking sheet covered with wax paper – you’ll see why in the next step.
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.
Meanwhile, prepare two shallow bowls – one with the cinnamon and sugar mixed together, the second with the crushed corn flakes.
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. This is where 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!
First, make sure you have the sundae glasses, whipped cream, honey and cherries out and ready to go – it makes the process move much easier and smoother! While you are getting set up, have your electric skillet or deep-fat fryer heating the oil to 375°. When the oil is almost ready, go ahead and place some whipped cream in the bottom of each chilled glass.
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.
Pull it out and place the scoop in the sundae glass on top of the whipped cream…
Now drizzle some honey over the top of the scoop…
add one small rosette of whipped cream on the very top and finish it off with a cherry…
serve immediately and enjoy!
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!
You can find Blue Bunny ice cream in the freezer section at Walmart. And be sure not to miss the Blue Bunny demo featuring Blue Bunny Vanilla Ice Cream and Fresh berries in the produce section at your local Walmart! The demos will begin 5/21/2015 – 5/24/2015. Check this list to find out if your Walmart store is participating. If you love ice cream, this is one event you won’t want to miss!
Looking for more fabulous ways to enjoy Blue Bunny while having fun in the sun? Check out these delicious recipes here!
Do you have a favorite ice cream recipe? Tell us about it in the comments!
Fantabulous Fried Ice Cream
- 8 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 4 tsps. cinnamon
- 1/4 cup corn flakes cereal; crushed
- Whipped Cream
- Maraschino Cherries
Begin by scooping out eight 3 to 4 inch round scoops of vanilla ice cream.
Place the ice cream balls on a wax paper lined baking sheet in the freezer for one hour, or until they are firm.
In a shallow bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar and mix well.
In a second second shallow bowl, add the crushed corn flakes.
Once the ice cream is firm, roll each ball first in the cinnamon-sugar blend, and then in the corn flakes.
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!
Heat oil in an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer to 375°.
Fry each scoop, one at a time, for 2 seconds.
Place in chilled bowls, top with honey, whipped cream and a cherry.