Fried Ice Cream
Fried Ice Cream without frying with only 5 ingredients! Cornflakes, butter, cinnamon, sugar, and ice cream are all you need to make this classic Mexican dessert without all the oil! This easy dessert has the taste of fried ice cream balls by using crunchy cereal.
FRIED ICE CREAM RECIPE
HOW TO MAKE FRIED ICE CREAM
First, you want to place your scoops of ice cream in a muffin tin and freeze it so that it’s easy to roll. If you line a cupcake/muffin tin with plastic wrap it makes for easy freezing and even easier removal.
Next, crush your cornflakes with a food processor or in a Ziploc bag with a rolling pin until you have fine crumbs. Melt some butter in a pan and add the crushed cornflakes.
Top with your favorite toppings like chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and maraschino cherries! You can use caramel sauce if you like.
This delicious ice cream is what dreams are made of!
OTHER MEXICAN RECIPES:
- Sopapilla Cheesecake
- Caramel Apple Taquitos
- Homemade Tortillas
- Pico De Gallo
- Homemade Guacamole
- Baked Chicken Chimichanga
No-Fry Fried Ice Cream
- vanilla ice cream
- 5 cups Cornflakes cereal
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- (optional) chocolate sauce
- Scoop ice cream into 2 1/2 inch scoops and freeze until hard. An easy way to do this is to line a cupcake pan with plastic wrap and place the scoops in the tin.
- Crush the cornflakes with a food processor or in a Ziploc bag.
- In a medium skillet, melt the butter. Add the cornflakes and cinnamon and cook for a couple of minutes. This blooms the cinnamon and makes the flavor come out.
- Remove from heat and stir in the sugar. Let mixture cool completely.
- When ice cream is hard, roll in the cornflake mixture. Top with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and a cherry if desired.
So yummy!! Thanks for the idea.
I used a blueberry almond crunch cereal with about half the amount of butter and low fat frozen yogurt.
Drizzled with a homemade fat free hot fudge, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and powdered sugar. It was so divine. 😀
Really reminded me of getting it from a Mexican restaurant, so cool it’s easy to make at home and so versatile.
Can you store the left over corn flakes for another time in an air tight container.
Yes of course!
Can you use Frosted Flakes?
This were so amazing! They are perfect for Cinco De Mayo! My family loved them! I will definitely use this recipe another time! Thank you for the awesome recipe!
Would you kindly nclude calrie info? I do not seem to find anything here.
Wow! What an easy way to make fried ice cream!!! I can’t wait to try this. A local Mexican restaurant used cinnamon ice cream and then drizzled honey over the finished dessert (before adding lots of fresh whipped cream, of course) and it was incredible. That could be a way to switch up the flavors. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
I made this tonight was delicious. I added more cinnamon and honey to the corn flakes. Definite adding to the dessert menu.
This is a great idea… no mess and definitely less fat without the need for oil! It’s weird, and I don’t know if this is an Australian thing only, but I’m used to fried ice cream being sold at Chinese restaurants rather than Mexican. I just googled some images of ‘Mexican fried ice cream’ and it looks exactly the same as the ones I’ve been eating at my local Chinese since I was a little girl! Now I’m curious as to who had the idea first! 🙂
I think my husband would LOVE this!
Well, they said that only girls love ice cream? They were wrong we are also found of eating ice cream but not too much because we are so health conscious. I wanna try it too…
Well, they said that only girls love ice cream? They were wrong we are also found of eating ice cream but too much because we are so health conscious. I wanna try it too…
I absolutely love the idea of this! I will definitely be including this recipe in my Cinco de Mayo menu! Thanks for the great idea!
I combine the cereals and sugar with your hands, breaking up the cereal into small crumbs. Place the scoops of ice cream into the crumb mixture and coat thoroughly, squeezing the crumbs down into the surface of the ice cream firmly. Place on dessert plate, garnish with caramel sauce and berries, and serve.
This looks so delicious it wiil be very helpful that you post the recipe of the dish to can cook it at home. Keep up the good work.
What a great idea! I love making semi-complicated things easier and more accessible for weeknights. This looks wonderful 🙂
Never heard of this … it looks amazing.. ;o)
This looks so good! Fried ice cream was one of my favorite desserts as a kid, and I haven’t had it forever. Thanks for posting this. PS Love your blog!
I love this. My oh my!
I’m a day late so happy seis de mayo! ha!
Fried ice cream- haven’t had that in ages.
Love it! Can’t wait to make it.
This looks so good! I love fried ice cream! My version of it has the Fiber One cereal with cinnamon sugar. Tastes like the real deal, and it has the crunch. Plus the fiber!
This looks fabulous and makes me miss all of the fabulous Mexican food in Denver. one would think there would be more good Mexican food in Nevada.
I love fried ice cream. My mom made this all the time growing up, but I haven’t been able to master it without all of the cereal falling off in the deep frier and just creating a mess!
I’ll have to try it your way!
Yum-o! Ice cream is my weakness!