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Graham Cracker Fried Ice Cream Recipe

Graham Cracker Fried Ice Cream Recipe

This was a dessert I used to order at my favorite Mexican restaurant. I couldn't believe you could fry ice cream, but this recipe is delicious proof. Top it with honey, caramel ice cream topping or whipped cream.—Kay Higgins, Madawaska, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing Cook: 5 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1-1/4 cups finely crushed graham crackers
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


  • 1. Using a 1/2-cup ice cream scoop, place six scoops of ice cream on a baking sheet. Freeze.
  • 2. Place heavy cream in a shallow bowl. Combine cracker crumbs and cinnamon in another shallow bowl. Dip ice cream balls in cream, then roll in crumb mixture. Cover and freeze for at least 1 hour. Refrigerate remaining cream and set aside remaining crumb mixture.
  • 3. Roll ice cream balls again in cream, then coat again with crumbs. Freeze for 15 minutes.
  • 4. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry ice cream balls for 10-15 seconds or until lightly browned. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 324 calories, 22 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 163 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.