Not-Fried Ice Cream Cake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + freezing


16 servings

Updated: Oct. 24, 2022
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, and it’s conveniently made ahead. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Not-Fried Ice Cream Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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, divided
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 256 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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