There are thousands of messages online promoting health and nutrition, a clean lifestyle and good exercise habits, and while all of that is important, we are all kind of stuck in a rut right about now where we are limited in our nutritional wellness for the time being, so why not treat ourselves to some homemade goodies? Ice cream has always been a staple dessert. You can pretty much find ice cream combined with any dessert – banana splits, on top of cake, with fudge brownies, on its own, but have you ever a delectable fried ice cream dessert? Read on to find the best fried ice cream recipes online, right in the comfort of your own kitchen, making your time quarantine just a bit sweeter.
The website Allrecipes has a delicious fried ice cream recipe that is the perfect gooey dessert for any late night snack, with a crunchy topping and served with whipped cream and cherry. The recipe calls for a quart of vanilla ice cream, three cups of crushed Cornflakes, a teaspoon of cinnamon, three egg whites, and two quarts of frying oil. The first step is to scoop eight balls of ice cream and freeze them on a baking sheet for an hour. Next, in one bowl, combine the crushed corn flakes with cinnamon and in another bowl, beat the egg whites until they foam. Then, roll your ice cream balls in the Cornflakes mixture until they are completely covered and stick in the freezer for three hours. In a deep fryer, heat the oil to 375 degrees fahrenheit. Using a basket, dip the ice cream balls in the dryer for 10-15 minutes until they are golden brown to then serve right after.
If you want to try a fried ice cream recipe without using a deep fryer, this recipe is the perfect one for you. You will need Cornflakes, butter, ground cinnamon, vanilla ice cream, and any other additional topping you want to add like cherries, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce or whipped cream. First you will want to crush the Cornflakes, then melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. The next step is to throw in and stir the cornflakes with the butter. Scoop out the ice cream and immediately roll through Cornflakes mixture after it has cooled. Put the ice cream balls in the freezer for 10-15 minutes and then serve with toppings.
Mexican Fried Ice Cream
This Mexican fried ice cream recipe from Taste of Home is a great one to try if you are sick of the traditional fried ice cream recipes. You will need half a gallon of French vanilla ice cream, three cups of crushed Cornflakes, four teaspoons of ground cinnamon, oil for deep frying and honey. First, freeze nine ice cream balls on a baking sheet for one hour. In a bowl combine the crushed Cornflakes and cereal. Roll the ice cream balls into the crumb mixture, wrap each scoop in plastic wrap and freeze overnight. In a skillet or deep fryer, heat up the oil to 375 degrees fahrenheit. Unwrap the ice cream and place each scoop in the fryer for 8-10 seconds and serve immediately.
“Fried” Ice Cream
Again, if you do not want to go through the hassle of frying the ice cream but still want the taste of a fried ice cream dessert, try out this recipe from Delish. For this recipe you will need a pint of Breyers Delights Vanilla Cupcake Ice Cream, 1.5 tablespoons of butter, 1.25 crushed corn cereal, 0.5 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, two teaspoons of granulated sugar, whipped cream, sprinkles and maraschino cherries. Firstly you will put a piece of parchment paper on a sheet tray and stick in the freezer. Scoop your Breyers ice cream into four balls and put on the sheet tray and stick it back in the freezer. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat, add the cereal and cinnamon and stir until golden brown. Remove the skillet from the heat and mix in sugar. Put the mixture in a shallow bowl and let it cool. Take out the ice cream balls from the freezer and roll them in the cereal mixture. Top with whipped cream, sprinkles and cherry and serve immediately.
Churro Fried Ice Cream
To make this delectable churro fried ice cream recipe from the website Boulder Locavore, you will need vanilla bean ice cream, snickerdoodle cookie crumbs, Cornflakes crumbs, eggs, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, sunflower oil, chocolate syrup and whipped cream. Place snickerdoodle cookies in a mini chopper to create 1.5 cup of crumbs. Scoop out your ice cream balls and put them in the freezer for 2-3 hours. Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a mixing bowl. Fill a large pot with four inches of oil to 375 degrees. Lower the ice cream balls into the pot with a heat proof slotted spoon one by one for 20 seconds. Immediately roll the ice cream into the cinnamon sugar blend. Serve immediately with chocolate heated chocolate syrup or whipped cream. To make the ice cream balls extra frozen you can also leave them in the freezer overnight.
This ice cream dessert is the perfect treat to take out on a hot summer day and have it drip down your chin. There are many recipes and variations to this simple dessert that you can try once a week or every day of the week if you are up to it. The best part of this dessert is that you can freeze the ice cream in the freezer for many days without it spoiling and then simply roll them in your easy to make cereal and cinnamon blend when you are craving some sweetness. You can fry the ice cream balls the traditional way or take a shortcut and cook the cereal and cinnamon mixture beforehand and roll the ice cream around it. Either way, you are promised to have a delectable treat that will surely satisfy your sweet tooth.