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No-Fry Fried Ice Cream

No-Fry Fried Ice Cream with only 5 ingredients! Cornflakes, butter, cinnamon, sugar, and ice cream. So easy!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
chill time 1 hour
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 6 ice cream balls


  • vanilla ice cream
  • 5 cups Cornflakes cereal
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • (optional) chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and cherries for topping


  1. 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. 

  2. Crush the cornflakes with a food processor or in a Ziploc bag. 

  3. 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.

  4. Remove from heat and stir in the sugar. Let mixture cool completely.

  5. When ice cream is hard, roll in the cornflake mixture. Top with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and a cherry if desired.