Fried Ice Cream

fried ice cream recipe with step by step pictures

I’ve been astounded at the whole concept of fried ice cream for quite some time.

Like ice cream?

And fried?

How on earth…?

As a devoted foodie and one of the most curious creatures on the planet, I just needed to find out.

So the big day has come. I grabbed the necessary ingredients and tools and started exploring.

And I’ve found out this: fried ice cream is surprisingly easy to make (if you know the tricks), it is beyond tasty, and you hear a lot of ‘WOW’ from your family and guests when you serve it.

Now I’d love to share the recipe with you…

 

fried ice cream recipe with step by step pictures, ingredients

To start the whole process, you will need these ingredients.

 

fried ice cream recipe with step by step pictures, you will need an ice cream scoop or two soup spoons, I dipped them in warm water, it help to scoop the ice cream more smoothly

1. You will also need an ice cream scoop (or two soup spoons).

I dipped them in warm water, it helps to scoop the ice cream more smoothly.

 

fried ice cream recipe with step by step pictures, grab your favorite ice cream, vanilla ice cream

2. Grab your favorite ice cream.

Vanilla is my favorite, hands down.

 

fried ice cream recipe with step by step pictures, using the scoop or two spoons, make scoops, drop the scoopf of ice cream onto a tray lined with waxed paper, to make the surface of the scoops more even, I rolled them between the palms of my hands for a very, very little while, place the ice cream scoops into the freezer for about 1 hour

3. Using the scoop or two spoons, make 8 1/2-cup scoops.

 

4. Drop the scoops of ice cream onto a tray lined with waxed paper.

To make the surface of the scoops more even, I rolled them between the palms of my hands for a very, very little while.

 

5. Place the ice cream scoops into the freezer for about 1 hour.

 

fried ice cream recipe with step by step pictures, in a plastic bag, crush the corn flakes

6. Meanwhile, in a plastic bag (or in a food processor)…

 

fried ice cream recipe with step by step pictures, in a plastic bag, crush the cornflakes

… crush the corn flakes.

 

fried ice cream recipe with step by step pictures, add the coconut

7. Add the coconut.

 

fried ice cream recipe with step by step pictures, add the cinnamon, shake the ingredients until the combine nicely

8. And the cinnamon.

 

9. Shake the ingredients until they combine nicely.

 

fried ice cream recipe with step by step pictures, place the coating ingredients in a shallow bowl

10. Place the coating ingredients in a shallow bowl.

 

fried ice cream recipe with step by step pictures, in a plate, whisk the eggs with milk for about 1 minute

11. In a plate, whisk the eggs with milk for about 1 minute.

fried ice cream recipe with step by step pictures, remove the ice cream scoops from the freezer and roll them first in the dry coating and then in the egg mixture, and finally in the dry coating mixture again

12. Remove the ice cream scoops from the freezer and roll them first in the dry coating…
fried ice cream recipe with step by step pictures, remove the ice cream scoops from the freezer and roll them first in the dry coating and then in the egg mixture, and finally in the dry coating mixture again

13. …then in the egg mixture…

 

fried ice cream recipe with step by step pictures, remove the ice cream scoops from the freezer and roll them first in the dry coating and then in the egg mixture, and finally in the dry coating mixture again

14. …and finally in the dry coating mixture again.

You can now use the palms of your hands again to help the corn flakes adhere to the surface of the scoops better. But keep it short, the ice cream gets soft quickly.

 

fried ice cream recipe with step by step pictures, place on a tray or plate lined with waxed paper and return to the freezer for at least 3 hours, it is very important to freeze the ice cream until it is very hard, leave  the scoops in the freezer overnight

15. Place on a tray or plate lined with waxed paper and return to the freezer for at least 3 hours.

It is very important to freeze the ice cream until it is very hard. I recommend leaving the scoops in the freezer overnight, if possible.

 

fried ice cream recipe with step by step pictures, in a small saucepan, heat the oil until medium-hot, about 360 F, 200 C, to test the oil temperature, drop one corn flake in the pan, if withing 20-seconds period its edges turn slightly brown, then the temperature is just fine, remove the ice cream scoops from the freezer one at a time, drop them into the hot oil and fry for 20-25 seconds, turning them halfway through, them remove the scoops from the oil and place them on paper towels to absorb the grease

16. In a small saucepan, heat the oil until medium-hot (about 360 °F – 200 °C).

To test whether the oil is the right temperature, drop one corn flake into the pan. If within a 20-second period its edges turn slightly brown, then the temperature is just fine.

 

17. Removing the ice cream scoops from the freezer one at a time, drop them into the hot oil and fry for 20-25 seconds, turning them halfway through.

 

18. Then remove the scoops from the oil and place them on paper towels to absorb the grease.

 

 

fried ice cream recipe with step by step pictures, drizzle each scoop with one teaspoon honey and serve immediately, instead of honey, you can drizzle with any topping you like - toffee, chocolate, fruit

19. Drizzle each scoop with one teaspoon honey and serve immediately.

Instead of honey, you can drizzle with any topping you like – toffee, chocolate, fruit.

 

fried ice cream recipe with step by step pictures

And most importantly, enjoy dear friends.

This is poetry on a plate.

 

So, what do you think? Would you try this? And if so, what ice cream flavor and toppings would you choose?

 

(This recipe makes 8 1/2-cup scoops. Source: SimplySoGood.com.)

29 thoughts on “Fried Ice Cream

  1. I looked and looked for this recipe. Thanks for making it available. I served this at a party and it was completely gone. They did not left even a small portion for me. Imagine ? I have bookmarked this and I will make this as my specialty.

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  3. Hi, Can i make plenty of these, put it in the fridge and just fry them whenever I feel like eating? I wonder can it be kept for long? Thank you for the recipe

    • Hi Hannah! Yes, they can, but I would make just enough for about 1-2 weeks ahead. There are raw eggs in the coating and I wouldn’t let them in the freezer for too long. I am glad you like the recipe! 🙂 Petra

  4. Made your fried ice cream last night for dessert to cap off our wedding anniversary. I only changed the cereal used for the coating. This recipe is brilliant in its simplicty, its execution, its flavours and its limitless pairings to be served with. As you can see on my blog (http://strangeaddiction.com/?p=1413), I chose a knob of Nutella because that’s what I found in my cupboard, and after a long day at work, it was also the easiest to reach for. 🙂

    My husband loves deep fried ice cream and has been bugging me to find a way to make him some for 10 years. (!!) Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  5. Hey… I tried it out… Came out very well… But guess I have to reduce the amount of Coconut next time as I am not very fond of coconut even though I am from Kerala(India) which is a land of Coconuts… 🙂 Apart from that, it was AWESOME! Thank you so much!

  6. Thank you so much for this recipe i have been craving this so much lately and i am totally going to make this! Thank you so much!

  7. I’ve made this before, using cinnamon Life cereal, you don’t have to egg wash and fry it. much easier. Try it, you’ll like it. Thanks for your recipe, this is the first one I’ve found that actually fries it.

  8. Oh – these pictures are awesome. I love fried ice cream. In fact right now looking at the pictures is making me crave this delicacy. I got to make it again this weekend. I’ve not used coconut in my mixture though. I will try adding coconut to my recipe. My favourite topping though is chocolate sauce. You can check out my version of fried ice cream here if you have some time http://www.squidoo.com/deep-fried-ice-cream-recipe

  9. I used to have fried ice cream at an Italian restaurant in Santa Clara, California many years ago and just fell in love with it. Have never run across a recipe for it before and will definitely try this one. Have no idea if this recipe is anything like the original fried ice cream I had before though. I know the picture sure looks like what I had. Thanks much.

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    RV ON THE NORTHERN CAL COAST THIS MARCH, 2013. WILL REPORT.

  12. I just made this right now. i didnt have coconut so i left that out. it was soooo yummy and even better than my local thai restaurant. thanx!

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