This was originally posted in 2011.
NO-FRY FRIED ICE CREAM
There was always a hopeful look to my parents after dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant. Please? Can we get it?
This No-Fry Fried Ice Cream is a quick and easy Mexican-inspired dish that has all of the crunch of actual fried ice cream but without all of the calories and mess of spattering oil.
First, you want to scoop your ice cream and freeze it so that it’s easy to roll. If you line a cupcake/muffin tin with plastic wrap it makes for easy freezing and even easier removal.
Next, crush your cornflakes with a food processor or in a Ziploc bag. Melt some butter in a pan and add the crushed cornflakes.
Add some cinnamon to the mixture.
Once the ice cream has hardened, roll the ice cream in the cornflake mixture.
Top with chocolate, whipped cream, and a cherry!
This is what dreams are made of!
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Yield: 6 ice cream balls
No-Fry Fried Ice Cream with only 5 ingredients! Cornflakes, butter, cinnamon, sugar, and ice cream. So easy!
- vanilla ice cream
- 5 cups Cornflakes cereal
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- (optional) chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and cherries for topping
Scoop ice cream into 2 1/2 inch scoops and freeze until hard. An easy way to do this is to line a cupcake pan with plastic wrap and place the scoops in the tin.
Crush the cornflakes with a food processor or in a Ziploc bag.
In a medium skillet, melt the butter. Add the cornflakes and cinnamon and cook for a couple of minutes. This blooms the cinnamon and makes the flavor come out.
Remove from heat and stir in the sugar. Let mixture cool completely.
When ice cream is hard, roll in the cornflake mixture. Top with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and a cherry if desired.