Fried Ice Cream

Fried Ice Cream
Staff Writer
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
279
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. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
24g
27%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
22mg
7%
Carbohydrate, by difference
49g
38%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
141µg
20%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
24mg
32%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
78mg
8%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
18µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
84mg
12%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
275mg
18%
Water
72g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.