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How to Make Fried Ice Cream

If you like ordering this tasty, hot-and-cold treat at restaurants, now you can whip it up yourself any time.


  • Step 1: Line baking sheet Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Step 2: Scoop ice cream onto baking sheet; freeze Scoop eight balls of vanilla ice cream onto the lined baking sheet and put it in the freezer for an hour, until the ice cream is solid.
  • Step 3: Whip eggs in one bowl Whip the egg whites in a medium bowl until they are foamy. Put the crushed cereal in another bowl.
  • TIP: Use cookie crumbs, coconut flakes, or chopped walnuts instead of or in addition the cereals.
  • Step 4: Roll ice cream Remove the ice cream from the freezer and roll each ball in the egg whites, then in the cereal, and then place them back on the baking sheet.
  • TIP: Make your fried ice cream extra crispy by dipping each ice cream ball in the eggs and cereal a second time.
  • Step 5: Freeze the coated ice cream balls Return the baking sheet to the freezer for at least three more hours, until the balls are frozen.
  • Step 6: Heat oil to 375 degrees Add 4 inches vegetable oil to a Dutch oven or large pot and heat it to 375 degrees.
  • TIP: Add ¼ teaspoon of salt to the oil just before frying to keep it from splattering.
  • Step 7: Fry the ice cream and garnish Fry the frozen ice cream balls until they're golden brown, about 1 minute. Then place them in dessert dishes and garnish them with cinnamon, honey, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and a cherry.
  • FACT: The Roman emperor Nero often served sweetened snow as a dessert during his lavish feasts.

You Will Need

  • 1 qt. vanilla ice cream
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 c. crushed cereal
  • Vegetable oil
  • A baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • An ice cream scoop
  • Dessert dishes
  • 3 c. cookie crumbs (optional)
  • 3 c. sweetened coconut flakes (optional)
  • 3 c. chopped walnuts (optional)
  • u00bc tsp. salt (optional)
  • Cinnamon (optional)
  • Honey (optional)
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Chocolate sauce (optional)
  • Cherries (optional)

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