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Mexican Ice Cream

"I made this ice cream for my grandma and her friends and they said it was so good." This simple, flavorful dessert is a perfect way to get kids involved in the kitchen. —Ben Phipps, Lima, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup frosted cornflakes, crushed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup honey


  • Place four 1/2-cup scoops of ice cream on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze for 1 hour or until firm.
  • In a shallow bowl, combine the cornflake crumbs, sugar and cinnamon. Roll ice cream in crumb mixture to coat. Freeze until serving. Drizzle each serving with 1 tablespoon honey.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 266 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 79mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • KimP.
    Apr 29, 2014

    Your suppose to deep fry for a few seconds. And you scoop ice cream then you freeze until really hard then deep fry for a few seconds and pull out with slotted spoon. Drizzle with honey and cover with whipped cream!!! Yum

  • alaskakaren
    May 2, 2013

    Easy, fun and delicious! Served to a crowd of about 25 with ice cream toppings and whipped cream and it was a hit for our Mexican dinner!

  • posipati
    Apr 23, 2013

    I was expecting to find my favorite Mexican dessert but was disappointed that you left out the final step of deep frying it before the honey drizzle.

  • lalg
    May 22, 2012

    We loved this at my house! Everyone is always so shocked when they start eating it!

  • bunnydawgg
    May 7, 2012

    Fun idea for dessert. Everyone loved it from kids to adults! I did use 1/4 of cinnamon sugar already mixed and it was perfect.

  • love2cookie
    Feb 12, 2012

    So Good! This is an awesome recipe when you don't have time to bake. Perfect weekday dessert and for entertaining. I used 'no sugar added' vanilla ice cream and Truvia instead of sugar. Also, because I had no cornflakes, I crushed up some Frosted Cheerios...excellent! Thanks!!

  • maryvandorin
    Jan 12, 2012

    I served this with sweetened sliced strawberries.

  • cburston
    Dec 19, 2011

    so easy and delicious

  • jernejcic5
    Oct 7, 2011

    This has become a family favorite! It is super easy to make, and does taste exactly like what we get at our local Mexican restaurant. I also use smaller scoops, mainly because the topping is so good that we like to have a little bit in every bite! Kids request this often!

  • cflanery
    May 2, 2011

    Taste just like the restaurant's version. I added a fried tortilla dipped in cinnamon and sugar placed underneath the ice-cream ball. Also added whipped cream and chocolate syrup. A very simple and delicious dessert. Thanks.