Easy Foodie Kitchen Hack To Make Fried Ice Cream Without Actually Frying It! How Cool Is That? Tastes Just As Good As Your Favorite Mexican Restaurant!
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No Fry – Mexican Fried Ice Cream Recipe
So, we all love that awesome treat at the end of a truly great, authentic Mexican meal known as Fried Ice Cream, right? What if I said I can help you make that right at home AND without even frying it!? Would you be my BFF? My Foodie Friend Forever and Ever? Maybe just come back and visit me again to see what-else is coming out of my Vegas Kitchen? Ok, deal.
When my dad remarried the woman I oh-so lovingly referred to as my step-monster was trying to impress my brother and I. After dinner one night she told us she was making a special treat, Mexican Fried Ice Cream. Being that she was Italian combined with the fact that she said she wasn’t even going to fry it, we had our doubts. We half hoped she’d bomb so we didn’t have a reason to like her and half hoped she could pull it off… because FRIED ICE CREAM! Long story short, she totally pulled it off and I’ve been making it for my kids now for years. It’s a fantastic kitchen hack and saves a whole lot of calories since there’s no deep frying. It’s super easy and quick to make as well. This fried ice cream will soon move to the top of your family’s ‘Mom Pleeeease’ list for dessert! Take a look…
- 5 Cups Corn Flakes
- ½ Cup Butter (not margarine)
- 3 TSP Cinnamon
- 5 TSP Sugar
- Your Favorite Ice Cream (for traditional, use Vanilla)
- Form Ice cream into balls about the size of a small apple (I used a soup ladle to scoop and a spoon to help form the balls)
- Place in freezer on cookie sheet covered with wax paper for 15-20 minutes.
- Pour corn flakes in food processor and crush well. (you can also place in sealed zip-loc baggie and smash with bottom of plastic cup, fun for the kiddies to help!)
- Melt butter in a medium pan over medium heat. Careful not to burn.
- Stir in crushed corn flakes and cinnamon stirring constantly, about 3 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from heat, let stand for 1 minute and stir sugar into mixture.
- Pour into a shallow dish and allow to cool. (I used my pie pan)
- Place frozen ice cream balls one at a time into mixture and roll around to evenly coat.
- Place back in freezer for just about 10 minutes to re-harden.
- Top with a nice drizzle of chocolate syrup, whipped topping and of course cherries.
See! How easy is that? For the authentic Mexican Fried Ice Cream experience, I used Va-Va Vanilla flavored DREYER’s GRAND Ice Cream. It was perfect! They have some really awesome flavors out right now for summer that you could totally swap though. They have a coupon for $1 off 1 DREYER’s Branded Product 32 –48 oz. Click HERE to grab that and try this at home. Also be sure to check them out on Facebook I find some great ideas over there. If you pop over to Pinterest you can find some yummy recipes like mine too.
My kids say it’s a dead ringer for Chi-Chi’s Mexican Fried Ice Cream. I don’t have their secret recipe, so I can’t technically call this a ‘copycat’, but I’ll take what compliments I can get from the peanut gallery over here!
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Terri Ramsey Beavers says
How delicious this looks. I like to make goodies with corn flakes but I’ve never tried this recipe before. I’d love to make this for the kid’s ( and me of course ).
The title definitely caught my eye. When I saw fried ice cream I didn’t know what to expect. Great recipe though I bet it tastes amazing.
say what?! This look awesome. Will have to make this soon!
Sarah B says
Oh my! This looks so good! I’ve never had fried ice cream before (I know, it’s crazy!) I think this is next on my list of fun desserts to make! #client
I’ve always been curious about fried ice cream and now I know how to make it! This looks delicious and actually like something I could make.
Wow, this looks so good and I bet it has a very different taste. I’ll have to try it out!
This is amazing. I will try this next time we have a family gathering, to show them something new. Thank for sharing this, fun and delicious cant go wrong!
Kim @ The Baking ChocolaTess says
Looks scrumptious! Visiting from Create and Share DIY and Recipe Link Party! Pinning for later!
This looks so delicious. I’ve never tried fried ice cream before. I’m going to save this so I can make it sometime. Thank you so much for sharing this!
I have never attempted to make this dessert, but it really looks GOOD. I might actually attempt to try this one.
Nicole B says
Believe it or not, I haven’t ever had fried ice cream. Yours looks so delicious though!
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
I love fried ice cream. It’s one of my favorite desserts of all time.
That’s fantastic! Corn Flakes seems like it would be an awesome addition to ice cream.
This recipe is so awesome! The coating looks nice and crunchy, and I’ve always loved recipes with Corn Flakes.
You know, I had never heard of fried ice cream until I moved here to San Antonio and was always curious how it was made… once I found out, I realized it was too much work. HA! But THIS? this sounds super-easy. I will have to give it a try. Sounds amazing.
Kelly Hutchinson says
I worked in a Mexican restaurant and this was such a popular dessert. Your photography is really amazing Ronni!
Ann Bacciaglia says
This looks so delicious. I will have to try this on the weekend. I am sure it will be a big hit.
Elizabeth Lampman says
This recipe looks so delicious and easy to make. I am excited to try making it.
Tammy Roy says
I have never tried to make anything like this before. It looks so delicious. My kids are going to love it.
Marcie W. says
This recipe sounds amazing and I really like that you can get the kids in on the action too. I have actually never had traditional fried ice cream and now there’s no need to.
Fried ice cream is one of my favorite desserts. This sounds delicious.
Oh wow, this looks amazing! I will be making this ASAP!
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says
Looks delicious and I love that you don’t actually have to fry it!
Mistee Dawn says
Yum! That looks so good! And no frying?!?!? Count me in! My family will love me when I make this recipe!
Autumn @Mamachallenge says
That looks so yummy! I think my family would go crazy over this!
OMG! I cannot wait to try this recipe out with my son. It looks like so much fun to prepare! And, more fun to eat.
Jenna Wood says
My mother made something similar so this takes me back. I bet this is absolutely delicious in banana split form!
Okay, I’m totally making this! I bet the crunch with the cream is absolutely amazing!
Vera Sweeney says
This sounds amazing! I have never had Mexican fried ice cream before and this sounds like it would be an amazing dessert to eat.
My oh my does this sound delicious! I’ve never had any kind of fried ice cream before, but this sure does sound really good right now.
Amy Desrosiers says
This does look like such a wonderful and tasty recipe. I would love to try it out for my kids too.
What a great recipe. I’m definitely going to need to give this a try.
Hi! This looks delicious! I am wondering if you can freeze it with the coating without it getting soft? Do you know?