"Vanilla ice cream with a crunchy coating. Serve with whipped cream, honey, and cherries." — Jeri Zieman
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crushed cornflakes cereal
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MY OPINION: Ditch the corn flakes and substitute crushed vanilla wafers and you'll like this MUCH better. Also... Use peanut oil instead of veggie oil since it has about a 50 degree higher flash point and you can fry these babies quicker at higher temp for less ice cream melt.
there's no point in frying these... cinnamon, sugar and crushed cornflakes. combine and roll your iceream in it. ChiChi's didn't call this "fried" icecream in quotations for nothing :\
I used to work at a mexican restaurant that made these... We used corn syrup to coat the ice cream balls...
This was one of the best desserts I have ever made. I made "bowls" out of small flour tortillas by pushing the centers of them slightly down into muffin tins and spacing them out so they weren't touching. Then I sprayed them with cooking spray, and baked them in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes (when the edges started to brown). They held their shape and didn't crack. We enjoyed eating "the bowls" as much as the ice cream! I topped them with caramel sauce, whipped cream and a cherry. I will make this very often!
I looked and looked for this recipe. Thanks for making it available. I served this at a Tex-Mex dinner party, I must say it was a hit! However instead of plain Cornflakes I used Honey & Nut Cornflakes and tripled the amount of cinnamon. I put the Cornflakes in a blender to crush them, (only took a few mintues). I served it on a tortillas that were brushed with melted butter on each side, warmed in frying pan and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Then I topped it all will Carmel and/or Butterscotch Topping. Delicious!!! Best Desset I've had in a long time.
Since I moved to a small town, I haven't been able to get true fried ice cream. The Mexican restaurants here simply roll the ice cream in corn flakes. This recipe was so EASY and exactly as I remember real fried ice cream. I have been searching for this recipe and I am SO glad it was submitted! I do have one suggestion, though: buy the box of corn flake crumbs (it's next to bread crumbs in the grocery store). The crumbs are so much finer than you could make at home, and it makes a much better coating. I did dip the ice cream twice - you must have a really good coating for it to fry right. I will make this again and again and again......THANK YOU!!!
*** Crush the corn flakes in a blender and substitute about 1/3 volume with CRUSHED VANILLA WAFERS. It makes this 10 times better!
This is a great recipe! I have had fried ice cream several times at a tex-mex restaurant and have been looking for a recipe that is like theirs'. I've found it! I recommend rolling the ice cream balls in the crushed flakes twice. I also find it easier to form the balls the evening before and freeze them overnight before you roll them in coating. My husband has never had fried ice cream and loved this!! 5 Stars!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Fried Ice Cream
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 264
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