Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts

No-Fry Fried Ice Cream

4.07 from 32 votes
Enjoy my Mexican Fried Ice Cream recipe featuring all of the flavor and none of the mess!
Fried Ice Cream Recipe- This recipe is a must. Kids will LOVE it!!!

Hi Bold Bakers!

This has to be one of the simplest yet boldest recipes I’ve created yet! You may have seen Fried Ice Cream on the menu in one of your favorite restaurants and found yourself wondering, “How do you make fried ice cream at home?”

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I’m so excited to show you all the tricks that go into making a “fried” ice cream dessert! My version of this fried ice cream consists of a thick crunchy crust and a perfectly cold creamy ice cream interior, all without the hassle of dealing with messy splattering oil. So, what’s my secret? Well, it’s a mock deep-fried tasting crust that’s made up of crushed and sautéed corn flakes cereal!

How to Make Fried Ice Cream (No Fry Version)

You start out by pre-scooping your ice cream (either store-bought or my two ingredient, Homemade Ice Cream recipe) and popping it into the freezer while mixing up your crust layer. It only takes a few minutes, since all you have to do is crush up your already crunchy corn flakes and then lightly sauté them with a bit of butter, sugar and cinnamon.

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You end up with a nutty golden brown & crunchy mixture, which perfectly coats your scoops of ice cream (and would also be super yummy on top of so many other desserts!).

After a few quick rolls in the corn flake mixture, your normal, everyday scoop of ice cream is transformed into something impressive and delicious to eat.

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This is great simply on its own, or it can be made even Bolder by making it into an over-the-top sundae, complete with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and a cherry on top! Enjoy!

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Gemma's No Fry Fried Ice Cream

4.07 from 32 votes
Enjoy my Mexican Fried Ice Cream recipe featuring all of the flavor and none of the mess!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 8
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Enjoy my Mexican Fried Ice Cream recipe featuring all of the flavor and none of the mess!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (3oz/90g) Corn Flake cereal, crushed
  • 1/2 cup (4oz/120g) Butter
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • Vanilla Ice Cream

Instructions

  • Line a small tray with parchment paper.
  • Pre-scoop and form ice cream into approx 2 1/2″ balls
  • Place in the freezer to firm up while making the corn flake mixture.
  • Pulse corn flakes in food processor to crush into fine crumbs.
  • Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat, then stir in crushed corn flakes and cinnamon and cook stirring constantly for 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the sugar.
  • Transfer the corn flake crumbs into a shallow dish and allow to cool.
  • Once cooled place ice cream ball into mixture and roll to evenly coat.
  • Press corn flake mixture around outer surface if a thicker coating is desired.
  • Garnish with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and cherries.

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bettysullano
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bettysullano
2 months ago

Thanks for the no fry fried ice cream really looks good and yummy, I’m going to try it. God bless miss Gemma am your avid fan.

Alice
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Alice
8 months ago

Hi! Thanks for the recipe. Please, how much an ice cream do we need for it?

JIll Naylor
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JIll Naylor
9 months ago

Please can you help. Can you use Crushed Biscuit Crumbs instead of Cornflakes for the No Fry Fried Ice Cream. Do you think it would work?

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Patricia Patti Kehl
1 year ago

Gemma, now I’ve seen everything. Unfried ice cream! Is there anything you won’t tackle? Love this recipe.

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Pooja Ramesh
1 year ago

Amazing recipe! What can you add instead of cinnamon though, for people who don’t like the strong taste of it?

Rhonda G
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Rhonda G
1 year ago

My family loved this! Instead of chocolate and whipped cream, we used a drizzle of honey. Yum! It was so easy to make. Will definitely do this again.

Cat
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Cat
1 year ago

Made these for a Cinco de Mayo bingo luncheon for 50 senior citizens and they LOVED it and had so many requests for the recipe! Thank you for the perfect special treat for my senios.

Brian Clark
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Brian Clark
1 year ago

Is it really:
½ cup (4oz/120g) Butter?
2 Tablespoons worked better for me.

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How long could these be made ahead of time and stored in a freezer (airtight containers)? I need to make about 200 for my daughter’s grad party!

Bev
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Bev
1 year ago

Made these yesterday. 1 cup of crumbs, 1 tbs. Cinnamon, 2 tbs coconut oil. tsp. of sweetner.
Didn’t have chocolate syrup, used honey. Very tasty. Was enough for 8 scoops, although we just sprinkled the crumbs all over the top. Great dessert after Mexican brunch!

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