5.03.2011

Fried Ice Cream




I'm sure you are thinking about Cinco de Mayo this very minute.  You should be because it's in two days.

We look for any excuse to celebrate.  We look for any excuse to celebrate with food.  This year I thought
I'd share a recipe for deep fried ice cream.  This is definitely one of those desserts that I don't make very often.  In fact I rarely make anything that begins with "fried".   My motto about dieting is:  "if you're going to go down...go BIG"

This would be considered one of my "BIGS".  It's fabulous.  You'll love it.  






You will need a good quality Vanilla ice cream, corn flakes, flaked coconut and cinnamon.

I just happen to find New Simply Cinnamon Corn Flakes.  I thought what the heck let's give 'em a try.

You can, of course, use regular corn flakes.





You will need to make 5 scoops of ice cream from a quart size container.






Drop the scoops of ice cream onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper.






Let me tell you what you don't have time for...PICTURES.

The ice cream melts too fast.  Don't worry you will have an opportunity to shape them and make the balls perfect.  Place the ice cream into the freezer for at least an hour to firm up the ice cream.  






Put the corn flakes in a plastic bag.






Pound the corn flakes with a rolling pin or crush the corn flakes anyway you'd like...just crush them.






Put the crushed corn flakes into a shallow bowl.






Add 1 cup coconut.






Add one tablespoon cinnamon.  Set aside.






In shallow bowl add 2 eggs and 1 tablespoon milk.






Mix together with a fork.






Remove the ice cream from the freezer and roll into the corn flake mixture.

This is the time to pack and form them into a ball.  Pretend that your are packing a snowball.  Pack  the corn flake mixture hard around the ice cream.






Place on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper.






Roll the ice cream balls into the egg mixture.






Then roll into the corn flake mixture again.






Place on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper and return to the freezer for at least an hour.  The ice cream needs to be very hard because it will be dropped into hot oil.






Heat oil in a heavy pot to 365 degrees.  Drop the ice cream into the hot oil and fry for 20-25 seconds.






Place on paper towels to adsorb the grease.  Serve immediately.






I personally love the fried ice cream drizzled with honey.

You can drizzle with whatever...chocolate...caramel....






My preference is honey and fresh strawberries.  






Have a happy Cinco de Mayo.  Celebrate!  Even if it's with chips and salsa.


Fried Ice Cream

1 quart vanilla ice cream, good quality
5 cups corn flakes, crushed
1 cup flaked coconut
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 eggs
1 tablespoon milk
2 quarts oil for deep frying

Make 5 1/2-cup scoops of ice cream.  Place on a pan or baking sheet lined with waxed paper and freeze for at least one hour. 

Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl add crushed corn flakes, coconut and cinnamon.  Stir together.  Set aside.  In another shallow bowl, beat egg and milk together, set aside.  
Remove ice cream from the freezer and roll and press the corn flake mixture around the ice cream.  Like packing a snowball.  Then roll the ice cream ball into the egg mixture then back into the corn flake mixture.  This will give you a thicker crust.  Return to the freezer for at least  one hour or until the ice cream is very hard.

Heat oil in a Dutch oven or heavy pot until the temperature reaches 365 degrees.  Remove the ice cream balls from the freezer and carefully drop into the hot oil.  Deep fry for only 20-30 seconds.  Remove from the oil and place on a paper towel.  Serve immediately with honey and strawberries.  Makes 5 servings.





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84 comments:

  1. I've had fried ice cream before but never known how to make it! Thank you so much for the recipe!

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  2. Wooow, this is so interesting! Never had fried ice cream before.

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  3. It's a real treat. You have to try it at least once.

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  4. This is interesting and mouth watering. I'd love to try these out someday. Im just afraid that I might fail because ice cream here in our country melts so fast because of the temperature. Btw, that honeyglaze made it look more amazing and yummy.

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  5. First time I ever had fried ice cream was in a Vietnamese restaurant and I instantly fell in love. Been telling people the wonders of it since. Thanks for the recipe :)

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  6. That is simply beautiful!! What a great summer recipe, too. Thank you!

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  7. Fajas colombianas, After the ice cream has been fried you can return it to the freezer until you are ready to serve. That might give you some time before it melts. Let me know if it works.

    Thanks for your comments Nick and Trisha. I hope you give it a try at least once. So great and refreshing.

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  8. What type of oil would you recommend?

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  9. I used Canola. You could use vegetable oil.

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  10. Sounds like worth a try. I think I'd prefer
    the chocolate or caramel topping. I'm going
    to try these soon. Rene

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  11. Chocolate and caramel are great on the fried ice cream. I hope you try them soon. Let me know which topping you prefer. I have even seen this served with mango's. What not??

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  12. Beautiful dessert and beautiful blog! Glad to have found you on stumbleupon!
    -Audra@ the-baker-chick.com

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  13. HI Audra, I'm glad to be found.

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  14. OMG. This looks delicious, not good for my diet though!

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  15. Ha ha not good for anyones diet, Troy.

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  16. I saw a really good fried ice cream dessert in San Diego on the Travel Channel a little while back and I wanted to go there so bad. Now I can do this at home. Thanks!

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  17. This is complete genius!!! It looks and sounds wonderful!!!

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  18. I wish I could say that I was the genius behind this idea, but I wasn't. Who ever thought of deep frying ice cream WAS a genius.

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  19. Looks so tempting.. droolworthy pics

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  20. Hi Janet!! Just wondering, the captions under the pictures say to heat the oil to 365 degrees, but the recipe at the bottom says 265, which one is it? And is the only way to do this with a cooking thermometer? Thanks!!

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  21. i've saw fried icecream actually being sold in taiwan a year ago. but never tried myself.thanks for the tip.

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  22. It looks delicious! But I have a doubt... Does the oil splash a lot when frying? 'Cause of the temperature of the ice cream and such. :)

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  23. Recipe sounds great...but I have been trying to find that container and cover that you have your cinnamon stored in...looked everywhere on the interent. Can you help?

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  24. Christina, Thank you for catching my typo. It should be 365 degrees. I have corrected the error in the recipe directions.

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  25. Hi Anonymous, The ice cream shouldn't splash or spatter much. The coating protects the ice cream from coming in contact with the oil. It's a very quick process. If you leaving the ice cream in the oil longer than 30 seconds it will start to melt and spatter like crazy. Just be quick. Also, if you have any ice crystals present around the coating it will splash as well. Good luck.

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  26. I purchased the container at Ikea. I think it cost around $3.99 - $4.99ish. I purchased the cinnamon from Costco and used my Martha Stewart (pre-prison) label maker. Love the containers. It organized my cupboards last year using the Ikea jars. They come in three different sizes. Love them.

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  27. I love this! Your explanation is great and your pictures have me drooling!! Can't wait to try this. Just "stumbled upon" this blog and it'll be a favorite subscription!

    Do you mind me asking what kind of camera you use for your pics?

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  28. I'm so glad you stumbled upon me!

    I use a Nikon D80. I love it. It does all the work. I seriously don't know what I'm doing...I just point and shoot and cross my fingers that something turns out...really!

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  29. OMG !!! 2 OF MY FAVORITE THINGS IN THE WORLD.
    FRIED FOOD AND ICE CREAM. UGH..i'M AFRAID I MIGHT HAVE TO TRY THIS. WHY DON'T YOU SEE THIS AT THE FAIRS. THEY HAVE FRIED EVERYTHING ELSE!!!

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  30. Thanks for the tip on the jars..never thought to search there...did see them on "America's worst cooks, and had been searching since. Thanks for helping me to find them.

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  31. Wow!

    This looks delicious. The last time I had fried ice cream was few years back when I was still in college. Brings back memories... ^_^

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  32. YUM... btw, the fried ice cream i had back in msia was wrapped in bread... tee-hee... but yours still looked nicer... om nom nom nom

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  33. Wow! I've had fried ice cream but I have no idea how to make one. Now, I know. Thanks!

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  34. Wow!! I always long for baked alaska - but here is something very different to try. thanks for this simple and easy, yet delicious looking recipe.

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  35. I hope its the same as the one I had. The forst time i had it was in a Thai restaurant in Boston

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  36. Well...I can't guarantee it will be the same as the one you had in the Thai restaurant, but it is good either way.

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  37. I've made fried ice cream before, and I use a similar recipe....well I don't actually fry the ice cream, but it's the same effect. First I take cinnamon toast crunch and smash it up then roll the ice cream into balls covered in the cereal and call it fried ice cream.

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  38. Sounds like a delicious and much healthier version.

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  39. Oh my goodness this looks amazing!!! I found your blog through TK and am so glad that I did! Lovely and tons of yummy recipes. This one is definitely getting bookmarked!

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  40. This looks fantastic, thank you so much for sharing. I've seen people coat it in cereal, but never actually fry it. I'm glad you went there...
    Aimee

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  41. ...I seem to go there a lot. Thanks, Aimee

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  42. Hi Muriel...a new friend, thanks for checking out my blog.

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  43. Hi, I was wondering if I could use dessicated coconut instead?

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  44. Sounds really good haven't ever tried but now that I have the recipe I will surely try. Thanks for posting recipe

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  45. This website attractive..no doubt about it. Here is a suggestion that try to include an ice cream recipe known as Peshawery Ice cream which is found in northern areas of south east Asia.

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  46. I'll do my research to see if I can find that recipe. Sounds intriguing.

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  47. I love fried Ice Cream but I have never made it. My daughter and I made it using this recipe and we all loved it! We tried it with vanilla, chocolate, and butterfinger ice cream balls. For the coating we used corn flakes on some and cocoa rice krispies on the others.

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  48. Way to mix it up. Sounds delicious.

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  49. Only just saw this (yay stumbleupon!) and it looks delicious... quick question: Is the coconut just for taste or is it necessary for the texture / frying? We're all coconut-haters and would love to substitute or drop it... any thoughts?

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  50. Oh man! You hate coconut? I didn't think it was possible to have a hate relationship with such a fabulous treat. I do know that food is subjective, so you have my permission to delete the coconut completely. You will love the fried ice cream by just rolling in the corn flakes. Enjoy!

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  51. Hi there. I made this over the weekend using crushed up frosted flakes and lots of cinnamon. :)

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  52. I love fried ice cream, though it is fiddly and time consuming to make. But the taste is well worth it!

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  53. You are right Emmie, sooo worth it.

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  54. Oh Janet!! your pictures are so amazing. I am stopping myself from licking my laptop right now. I love fried ice cream. I haven't used coconut though for the mixture, only cinnamon and cornflakes. The next time I make it, I will try using coconut as well. If you get the chance you can also check out my recipe at http://www.squidoo.com/deep-fried-ice-cream-recipe

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  55. thanks Lloyd. I'll check out your recipes.

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  56. Mouth-watering dessert..Yummy :D
    Thanks 4 the recipe.

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  57. I think i felt hunger when i finish reading it. I need to grab something to eat.

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  58. Question about the dropping in hot oil. Are you fully submersing the ice cream? AND What kind of pan/pot are you using?
    Thanks!

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    1. I am fully immersing in oil. I have about 3 inches of oil in a cast iron pot. Hope that helps.

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  59. hi , can i not use cinnamon? Just the corn flakes will do?

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    1. Absolutely. I just found the cinnamon cornflakes and thought it would be fun. Plain cornflakes work great.

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  60. hi , any corn flake also can?

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    1. Any type or brand of cornflakes will work. I have even used Rice Krispies when I was out of cornflakes. Good luck.

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  61. THis sooo good!! I really enjoyed making it.

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    1. I agree. this is soooo good. Hooray, Cinco de Mayo is on its way.

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  62. This looks ridiculously good! I wondered why ice cream wouldn't melt in such hot oil.. I've got to try this myself, it looks so simple, yet SO GOOD!!

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    1. It starts to melt pretty quick. That's why it's only in the hot oil for about 30 seconds. Just enough to crisp the coating and add a little more fat to the dessert.

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  63. hi janet how long can you store the fried icecream in you freezer before frying it?..... i.e 1 week before it expires???

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    1. I wouldn't freeze it longer than 2 weeks. One week is best.

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    2. I tried this, and it was sooo good!!! everyone loved it! thankyou!

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    3. What's not to love? Right. Thanks for sharing your success story. I love hearing success stories.

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  64. Fried ice cream is a delicious way to end dinner, celebrate a birthday, or mark a festival. Making it at home is not difficult, and you can make it taste as good as one you'd order at a restaurant.

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  65. Never thought making fried ice cream would be this easy. By the way, did you use freshly grated coconut? Or are they dried or toasted? Thanks in advance.

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    1. I used packaged Baker's flaked coconut. There is a picture of the package above.

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  66. why didnt the icream melt?

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    1. Oh the ice cream WILL melt. They are in hot oil for only seconds. Just enough to crisp the outside. You have to work fast.

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