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No-Fry Fried Ice Cream

no-fry fried ice cream Dessert Mexican
No-Fry Fried Ice Cream
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Servings 8

If you love crispy fried ice cream but don’t love the greasy mess that accompanies it, this no-fry fried ice cream is for you. Achieve a fried look and feel by rolling your ice cream in a sweet, crunchy cereal mixture. This quick, Mexican-inspired dessert is almost as much fun to make as it is to eat. MORE+ LESS-

Updated January 22, 2020

Ingredients

6
cups Wheaties cereal, crushed
2
tablespoons white sugar
3
tablespoons butter, melted
5
tablespoons corn syrup
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
Whipped topping, chocolate syrup, caramel syrup and cinnamon

Steps

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  • 1
    Combine crushed cereal, sugar, butter, corn syrup and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • 2
    Shape ice cream into 3-inch balls and roll in the cereal mixture, pressing lightly to ensure each ball is fully coated. Place ice cream balls in muffin tins and freeze until ready to serve.
  • 3
    Serve with syrup, whipped topping and a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired.

Expert Tips

  • Make and freeze these no-fry fried ice cream balls ahead so they’re ready to serve when you’re ready to eat. Once solidly frozen, transfer to an airtight zip-top bag until ready to serve.
  • Top this fried ice cream any way you’d like: cherries, strawberry jam, sprinkles and hot fudge are all tasty options.
  • Looking for more Mexican dessert ideas? We have plenty of authentic and Mexican-inspired sweets and treats.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
750
Calories from Fat
300
% Daily Value
Total Fat
34g
52%
Saturated Fat
21g
104%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
130mg
43%
Sodium
440mg
18%
Potassium
620mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
98g
33%
Dietary Fiber
5g
21%
Sugars
66g
Protein
12g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
45%
45%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
6 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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