Homemade fried ice cream

Claire Gallam

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Think the only place you can get fried ice cream is a tacky, mediocre Mexican restaurant? Think again! Instead of paying for your favorite indulgent treat, why not make it at home with your kids with this fun recipe?

fried ice cream

To keep your ice cream from melting into a mess in your frying pan, make sure you freeze it for at least two hours prior to frying it. To get that perfect crunch, roll your ice cream in corn flakes and top with cinnamon.

Homemade fried ice cream

Serves about 8

fried ice cream accent


  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 cups corn flakes
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 quart oil for frying
  • Chocolate sauce for garnish


  1. Scoop ice cream into 8 balls about 1/2 cup each. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets and freeze for at least 2 hours.
  2. Mix the corn flakes and cinnamon together in a shallow bowl. Whisk the egg whites in another bowl. Once ice cream has frozen, roll into the egg whites and then douse in corn flakes. Drop the balls, 1 by 1, into a pan filled with the oil. Make sure the oil is about 375 degrees F total before frying.
  3. Fry for about 10 to 15 seconds, or until edges are golden brown. Serve immediately.

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.