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Fried Ice Cream Recipe

Lil' Luna
Crunchy on the outside, and smooth and creamy on the inside—fried ice cream is the BEST dessert! It's a flavor bomb in your mouth and such a fun and unique treat idea.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Freeze Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 17 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 291 kcal


for the fried ice cream:

  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 3 cups crushed cornflakes cereal about 5 cups uncrushed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 eggs whites
  • vegetable oil or canola oil for frying

for serving:

  • fresh berries
  • whipped cream
  • honey


  • Scoop the ice cream into 1/2 cup balls and freeze for one hour, until firm.
  • In a shallow dish, whisk together the crushed cornflakes and cinnamon. In another shallow dish, beat the egg whites until frothy.
  • Dip each of the ice cream balls in the egg whites, then roll in the cornflakes, coating the ice cream completely. Repeat once more, dipping first in the egg whites and then again in the cornflakes, coating completely.
  • Return the ice cream balls to the freezer and freeze until solid, 2-3 hours.
  • When ready to serve, heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pot to 375 degrees. Using a slotted spoon, add the ice cream balls to the hot oil. Cook 10-15 seconds, until golden, turning to ensure both sides get browned.
  • Let the ice cream balls drain on paper towels for 1-2 minutes, then serve immediately with whipped cream and berries, drizzled with honey.



Calories: 291kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 7gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 196mgPotassium: 277mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 686IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 154mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Fried Ice Cream
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