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Mexican Fried Ice Cream Recipe

Mexican Fried Ice Cream Recipe

"Fried ice cream is one of my favorite desserts to order from Mexican restaurants," says Mandy Wright of Springville, Utah. "When my sister and I found this recipe for preparing it at home, we knew it would be an impressive way to end a meal."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + freezing Cook: 5 min. YIELD:9 servings


  • 1/2 gallon French vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups crushed cornflakes
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Honey and whipped topping


  • 1. Scoop ice cream into nine 3-in. scoops. Dust with cinnamon and roll in cornflakes. Place on baking sheet; freeze overnight. Wrap each scoop in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. May be frozen for up to 2 months.
  • 2. To fry ice cream: In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Unwrap ice cream; fry one scoop at a time for 8-10 seconds. Place in chilled bowls. Drizzle with honey and garnish with whipped topping. Yield: 9 servings.

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Reviewed Sep. 28, 2009

"This is a great dessert if you want something different. Would be great to know what the ACTUAL nutrition facts are though."

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