Easy Homemade Fried Ice Cream made with cornflakes cereal.
Do I need a fryer to make Fried Ice Cream at home?
So technically this fried ice cream is not fried, but it’s the best at home version without the fryer. You will love it! I’m such a sucker for fried ice cream. It’s so good! I always have to order it at my favorite ‘dive-y’ Mexican spot. It’s so simple and inexpensive to make that I had to try to make it at home.
*My first attempt at this didn’t go that great, and the problem was that I froze the ice cream balls with the cornflake mixture on it. The cornflakes can lose their crunchy texture in the freezer… that’s the best part!
Ingredients you need to make Fried Ice Cream:
- Vanilla Ice Cream
- Cinnamon (or cinnamon sugar mix)
- Caramel syrup
- Chocolate syrup
- Whipped cream
You’ll also need: Plastic wrap, clear plastic gloves and a big plastic bowl.
How do you make Fried Ice Cream?
1-To make fried ice cream put your clear plastic gloves on, scoop out a big ball of vanilla ice cream, roll it around in the cinnamon then wrap it up in plastic wrap and store it in a big plastic bowl in the freezer until you are ready to serve.
2- Mix together the cornflakes, coconut and remaining cinnamon and set aside.
3-When ready to serve drizzle a little caramel syrup on the ice cream ball and then roll the ball in a mixture of coconut/cornflakes/cinnamon.
4-Serve with more caramel syrup, chocolate syrup and whipped cream.
Try this: Fried Ice Cream with a festive touch for Christmas!
Last year we hosted my side of the family for a fun Feliz Navidad fiesta. The kids loved it because we had a piñata, and the adults loved it because we had Mexican food for dinner. Mmmm…
We also had fried ice cream for dessert. The fun part is how we made this dessert look festive for Christmas.
It’s really pretty simple. Just melted white chocolate and added green food coloring. On a piece of parchment paper just use a spoon or tooth pick to make the white chocolate look like holly berry. For the berries we used red M&Ms. Once the white chocolate cools and hardens it will easily lift off the parchment paper and you can store it in a plastic bag until you are ready to use it as a festive garnish.
It makes for a fun Christmas dessert. Here’s a few pictures from the party:
Homemade Fried Ice Cream
We love this recipe for easy fried ice cream. It's the best party dessert!
- vanilla ice cream your favorite
- cinnamon could be a cinnamon sugar mix
- cornflakes a big box
- coconut optional
- caramel syrup
- chocolate syrup
- whipped cream in a can
- plastic wrap
- clear plastic gloves it gets messy!
- a plastic bowl to store the frozen balls of ice cream
To make fried ice cream put your clear plastic gloves on, scoop out a big ball of vanilla ice cream, roll it around in cinnamon then wrap it up in plastic wrap and store it in a big plastic bowl in the freezer until you are ready to serve.
Mix together the cornflakes, coconut and remaining cinnamon and set aside.
When ready to serve drizzle a little caramel syrup on the ice cream ball and then roll the ball in the cornflake/coconut/cinnamon mixture.
Serve with more caramel syrup, chocolate syrup and whipped cream.
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