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Fried Ice Cream

"Vanilla ice cream with a crunchy coating. Serve with whipped cream, honey, and cherries."
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4 h servings 372 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 balls)


  • Calories:
  • 372 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 29.3 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 25g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 150 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Scoop ice cream into 8 - 1/2 cup sized balls. Place on baking sheet and freeze until firm, about 1 hour.
  2. In a shallow dish, combine cornflakes and cinnamon. In another dish, beat egg whites until foamy. Roll ice cream balls in egg whites, then in cornflakes, covering ice cream completely. Repeat if necessary. Freeze again until firm, 3 hours.
  3. In deep fryer or large, heavy saucepan, heat oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. Using a basket or slotted spoon, fry ice cream balls 1 or 2 at a time, for 10 to 15 seconds, until golden. Drain quickly on paper towels and serve immediately.


  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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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...

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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 :\

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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...

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...

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 Co...

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 re...

*** 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 cr...

I enjoy fried ice cream very much. It is one of my favorite desserts. Although this recipe is very similar to what you would get at a Mexican restaurant, I've found a way to make this dessert wi...

Delicious! I've tried making fried ice cream so many times, and this recipe has turned out the best! Very simple, just make sure you let it all freeze for a long time - it makes all the differen...