Mexican Fried Ice Cream is a special treat for Cinco de Mayo. Vanilla ice cream rolled in frosted flakes, frozen solid, fried and topped with chocolate sauce and whipped cream. Easy to make!
Happy Cinco de Mayo- oh wait, that was 1 month and 1 day ago! I'm a little behind on that post but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy this sweet treat.
You might think that making deep fried ice cream would be difficult to make at home but it is quite easy to do.
The key is making sure the oil is heated to the correct temperature (375). These fry in 15-20 seconds until golden brown and then they are done! We like ours served with hot fudge sauce and whipped cream.
- vanilla ice cream - best use full fat and not reduced
- vanilla extract
- frosted flake type cereal
- cooking oil
- hot fudge sauce
- whipped cream
- cherries (optional)
Last month on the real Cinco de Mayo we had some friends over for some tasty beverages and this dessert.
The key is to make sure that your ice cream balls are really frozen solid and that the oil temperature is heated to 375 degrees. Place ice cream in and only fry for 15-20 seconds.
No, the ice cream will be melting (though not too fast) so eat as you make them.
Make any day special with this dessert! Ole!!!
Other recipes for Cinco do Mayo you might enjoy:
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Fried Ice Cream
A perfect treat for Cinco de Mayo
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream
- 1 egg, beaten
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ½ crushed Frosted Flakes
- 1 egg, beaten
- ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
- cooking oil for frying
- hot fudge sauce
- whipped cream
- Soften ice cream slightly and scoop into 4 balls – roll round in your hand if needed, sprinkle each with a bit of cinnamon and freeze for one hour
- Beat one egg and vanilla
- Take each ball and roll in egg mixture and then in crushed cereal. Place back in freezer for 2 hours and then repeat with egg and crushed cereal – freeze for at least 2 hours until well firm
- In a deep fryer or large saucepan heat oil until 375 degrees (do not drop in ice cream until temperature is reached)
- Fry one or two balls at a time for 15-20 seconds until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve with hot fudge and whipped
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I have never attempted Fried Icecream at home. I occasionally get it at our favorite Mexican Restaurant. But this looks so easy--maybe I'll make it when the kids come to visit!
What's Baking?? says
Nice. Funny to thk tat ice cream can be fried but its true.
It was SO yummy that I'm craving more! Guess I'll have to make some of my own!
Lizbeth McGow says
Hello, came over the fff at Rattlebridge Farm to pin your fried ice cream! I love this dessert when we go out to get Mexican food! Thanks for sharing!
cooking with curls says
My daughter tried to make fried ice cream once, it didn't go so well 😉 I don't think she had the oil hot enough, now I can show her a recipe...with instructions!!!
Ann Jones says
I love fried ice cream, but I've never tried it at home. Your photos make me want to try the recipe!
I don't think I've ever had fried ice cream but it something I'd like to try!
Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch says
I love fried ice cream but never have made it at home. This looks delicious! Have a wonderful weekend!
Your fried ice-cream looks DELICIOUS!!!!!! I need to try to make it at home too, this sounds fabulous!!!
I remember going to Chi Chi's as a kid and absolutely loving their fried ice cream! I haven't had it in a long time! I'm so excited to have this recipe!
I saw you at nap time creations these look delicious.
Diane Balch says
i've always wanted to try doing this... pinning and thanks for sharing this on foodie friday.
Claire @ A Little Claireification says
Yummy!! Pinned and scheduled to post on FB/Twitter. 🙂
Shauna Smart says
Wow, this looks amazing! I've never made fried ice cream at home but now I totally think I should... soon!!! Your link has been chosen as a featured link from last weekend's The Weekend re-Treat Link Party. This week's party will start tonight and I hope you'll stop by and link up and check out your feature!
I've also pinned your link to my Link Party Recipes board!
Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes
Paula Jones says
This is just killing me, I want it so much!! Pinned
Miz Helen says
Fried Ice Cream is a very special dessert that we love. Hope you have a wonderful week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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Cathy Compeau says
I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. Hope you will join us! Have a wonderful week!
Nancy Piran says
These look amazing!!! Great recipe! Hoping over from Wonderful Food Wednesday link party!
Roseann Hampton says
There used to be a restaurant near my house that served fried ice cream - I used to go there just to eat dessert! Thanks for sharing your recipe!
Cristina Pop says
I had no idea how to make fried ice cream! Amazing. Pinnin it, I have to try it!
I love fried Ice Cream and this sounds amazingly good. Thank you for sharing at Moonlight and Mason Jars link party.
This looks amazing! Thanks for linkin' up What's Cookin' Wednesday!
Mmmmmm...I love Fried Ice Cream! This looks wonderful 🙂 I have chosen this post as my "favorite" to be featured in this week's Funtastic Friday link party, which goes live tomorrow night!