Monday, May 3, 2010

Fried Ice Cream

Our friends used to have an annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta every year. We haven't lived close enough to do it for a while, but I always remember her yummy "Fried" Ice Cream dessert.
To be honest, I've never had this actually fried except at a restaurant. But, it's still delicious and not frying means that the kids can do this more independently.
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Here is one that she made for Father's Day!

2 cups Frosted Flakes
2 cups Granola w/out raisins
1 container Vanilla Bean ice cream
1/3 cup brown sugar
Caramel Ice Cream Topping
Whipped Cream
(all of these measurements are approximate - no need to be exact)

Here's how she does it:
Scoop your vanilla ice cream into balls (I only do Vanilla BEAN....and generic is fine of this) and place on a cookie sheet or pie pan, whatever fits in your freezer.
Transfer the ice cream balls back to the freezer while you...
Crunch up the cereals (pour them in a large Ziploc bag and smoosh with rolling pin)
Then pour into a mixing bowl.

With the smooshed cereals in a mixing bowl, I sprinkle a single layer of cinnamon over the top and then add the brown sugar and stir the mixture.
Roll your ice cream balls in the cereal mixture until well coated.
Freeze until hard.

I never deep fried mine for the Cinco de Mayo party because it was too many people and I didn't have a big enough pan to fry them in.
But, if you plan on deep frying, make sure the ice cream re-freezes overnight so it is totally solid, and then you just need to use tongs and do it for a few seconds.

To serve, just take them directly from the freezer, and top with caramel ice cream topping as well as whipped cream.


1 comment:

  1. Mmm, i love fried ice cream. an even easier way, is to just sprinkle some cinn. toast crunch cereal on top of vanilla ice cream.


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