Fried Ice Cream

Staff Writer
Fried Ice Cream
Taste of Home

Yes, it's true, ice cream can be fried. This recipe shows just how easy it is to do, too. Just make sure to freeze your ice cream long enough so that it maintains its velveety texture after being deep-fried. 

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2
Servings
579
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 Teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
  • 3/4 Cups crushed frosted cornflakes
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Whipped cream, for serving
  • Oil, for frying
  • 1/4 Cup heavy whipping cream, divided

Directions

Using a ½-cup ice cream scoop, form 2 scoops of ice cream. Cover and freeze for 1 hour or until firm. In a small bowl, whisk 2 tablespoons cream and 1/8 teaspoon vanilla. In a shallow bowl, combine the cornflakes and cinnamon. Dip scoops into cream mixture and then roll in cornflakes. Set aside remaining cornflakes. Cover and freeze for 1 hour or until firm.

In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining cream and vanilla. Dip scoops into cream mixture; roll in remaining cereal mixture. Cover and freeze for 1 hour or until firm.

In a large skillet or deep-fryer, heat 3-4 inches of oil to 364 degrees. Fry each ice cream ball for 12-15 seconds or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately with whipped cream. 

Fried Ice Cream Shopping Tip

Buy cooking oils with high smoke points like peanut, canola, and safflower which don’t break down at the high temperatures needed for deep-frying.

Fried Ice Cream Cooking Tip

Oil and water do not mix – make sure the food being fried is dry before going into the oil.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
52g
80%
Sugar
17g
N/A
Saturated Fat
20g
100%
Cholesterol
119mg
40%
Protein
5g
10%
Carbs
27g
9%
Vitamin A
129µg
14%
Vitamin B12
0.8µg
13%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
11%
Vitamin C
3mg
4%
Vitamin D
0.5µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
4mg
19%
Vitamin K
15µg
19%
Calcium
622mg
62%
Fiber
1g
3.9%
Folate (food)
7µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
65µg
16%
Folic acid
34µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
17%
Magnesium
14mg
3%
Monounsaturated
15g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
80mg
11%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
211mg
6%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
18.7%
Sodium
149mg
6%
Sugars, added
14g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11.2%
Zinc
0.6mg
3.8%

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