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No-Fry Fried Ice Cream

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Servings 8

This quick Mexican-inspired dessert is made by rolling ice cream balls in a sweet and crunchy cereal topping. No frying required! MORE + LESS -

Girl Who Ate Everything
March 7, 2017


cups Wheaties cereal, crushed
tablespoons white sugar
tablespoons butter, melted
tablespoons corn syrup
teaspoons ground cinnamon
gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
Toppings: caramel syrup, chocolate syrup, whipped cream (optional)


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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.

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  • 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! I remember as a child being astounded at the whole concept of fried ice cream. So as an adult I attempted to make it myself and ended up with puddles of ice cream in the midst of splattering oil. What a disaster! This No-Fry Ice Cream is a quick and easy Mexican-inspired dish that has all of the crunch of actual fried ice cream but without all of the mess. I’m always stumped when it comes to planning dessert for a Mexican-themed meal, and this No-Fry Fried Ice Cream has solved that problem for me. I like to eat mine with a drizzle of caramel syrup on top andsome sweetened whipped cream, and finished off with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Time Saver Tip: This No-Fry Fried Ice Cream is so fast that it could easily be made right after dinner. But you don’t want to be in the kitchen if you're entertaining! Make these ahead of time and enjoy your company instead. Just place the cereal coated balls in muffin tins and freeze them until you are ready to serve.
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