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Not-Fried Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Not-Fried Ice Cream Cake Recipe

We created this ice cream cake to mimic the popular dessert in many Mexican restaurants without the deep frying. It’s a no-fuss treat that feeds a crowd. Plus, it’s conveniently made ahead. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing YIELD:12-16 servings


  • 1 cup cornflake crumbs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 gallon butter pecan ice cream, softened
  • 4 tablespoons honey, divided


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the cornflake crumbs, sugar, butter and cinnamon; set aside 1/2 cup. Press remaining crumb mixture into a greased 9-in. springform pan. Spoon half of the ice cream over crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture; drizzle with 2 tablespoons honey. Cover and freeze for 2 hours.
  • 2. Top with remaining ice cream. Cover and freeze for 8 hours or overnight.
  • 3. Remove from the freezer 5 minutes before serving. Remove sides of pan; drizzle with remaining honey. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 256 calories, 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 189 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.