7 Faux Fried Ice Cream

I have never had fried ice cream before.  I can't even imagine taking something cold and throwing it in a vat of hot oil...

Angie shared this sweet treat at a church function and it got raves!  I loved the slightly sweet, crunchy coating surrounding the cold vanilla ice cream.  Imagine my surprise when I found out that is has *gasp* cornflakes in it!  If you can use crushed cornflakes for "fried" chicken, why not for "fried" ice cream?

Just a few simple ingredients and you can have a quick, easy, yet elegant dessert ~

Crush your cornflakes....I like to use a freeze Ziploc baggie and a rolling pin.  You can use a mallet, a skillet, whatever floats your boat.  If you're experiencing any kind of stress, now's the time to let it loose...

Add sugar to your crushed cornflakes...

Sweetened flaked coconut...

Mix and add your melted butter...

Toss it all together and resist any nibbling!

My friend who makes this layers half of the cornflake mixture into a 9x13 pan, spreads a 1/2 gallon of softened vanilla ice cream for the middle layer and then puts the remaining cornflake mixture on top.  It is then put into the freezer to chill till firm.

I decided to make these into individual servings by using a large (muffin sized) scoop and my homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream recipe...

My ice cream was soft and became softer as I handled it with the cornflakes, so I had to work fairly quickly.

Each covered ball was put on a baking sheet.  When the baking sheet became full, I popped it into the freezer overnight.

I think layering it in a 9x13 would be easier and less messy!

Take a look at the little flecks of vanilla bean.....

Serve this with caramel or chocolate syrup.  Oh, and whipping cream, if you want! 
Fried Ice Cream
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  1. Oh! Find a restaurant that serves the real thing--it's amazing!

  2. Oh boy- this looks soooo yummy! What a good idea! haha I will have to try this one out ASAP! :) I have Panko, but I wonder if that would not be sweet enough?

  3. Hmmmm...not sure about the panko crumbs...try toasting them first as they will soak up the melted butter. Not to worry about sweetness, there is sugar added to the crumbs along with the coconut and melted butter.

  4. What a terrific idea for a large group... Do you think that toasting it lightly before rolling the ice cream in it would make it any better? I'm looking for a dessert recipe for a stake women's conference (450 people) - I guess the problem would be where to store it (freezer space) Great idea!

  5. It is a great idea for a large group. The recipe is easy enough for several people to make it (you bring the ingredients to their house, they make it, freeze it and bring it to the conference). Do you think 30 9x13 pans would fit in a freezer? :D You can keep them in a cooler if there is not enough room.

    If you use cornflakes, don't toast them. They are already crispy and crunchy. I just made a suggestion to toast the panko bread crumbs for the earlier commenter.

  6. I've never had fried ice cream before and am always so amazed at how the ice cream doesn't melt. This looks like a delicious treat. I hope you'll come and link this up at Sweets for a Saturday #2.

  7. My mom made this in the 9x13 pan when I was a kid and it was called Pauline's Goody. The recipe actually called for crushed Rice Krispies but the lady my mom got it from used corn flakes instead and that's the way we always made it.


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