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This delightful Fried Ice Cream Dessert is the perfect combination of textures and flavors. Creamy sweet vanilla ice cream, is spread over the top of a crunchy cinnamon sugar crust, and then sprinkled with more of the crunchy mixture.

Honey is drizzled over the top and then caramel and chocolate once you are ready to serve. It’s amazing! I can’t wait to make it again and see myself serving it at many a summer gathering this year.

Let me show you how to make it happen.

Set your ice cream out on the counter about 30 minutes before you begin making the crunchy coating.

Pour the cornflakes into a gallon sized ziploc bag and make sure it’s sealed nicely. Use a rolling pin to crush them into small pieces.
Heat a large deep skillet up over medium high heat, add the butter and let it melt through.
Quickly add the cornflakes, sugar, coconut and cinnamon. Pan fry the mixture until it’s golden and has a nice nutty fragrance. Be careful not to burn, it should only take about 5 minutes.
Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray and press half of the crunchy mixture into the bottom of it.

Dump the softened ice cream into a large bowl and sprinkle with cinnamon. Stir it well to combine.

Drop the ice cream by large spoonfuls out evenly onto the crust. Careful here, the crust can be kind of tricky to work with and will come up easily since it’s not set yet. Just drop the ice cream out evenly, then spread it out with a knife and you should be good to go.

Sprinkle the other half of the crunchy mixture onto the top of the ice cream and drizzle it all with a bit of honey.
Cover and freeze for at least 6 hours before serving.

Use a sharp knife to cut into squares and then drizzle with a bit of chocolate and caramel syrup. (Usually found near the ice cream at your local grocery store).

Add a bit of cool whip and a maraschino cherry if you’d like. Totally optional, but yummy.

Hope you get a chance to try it!

Fried Ice Cream Dessert

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Serves: 12 generous servings Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • CRUNCHY COATING:
  • 3 C crushed corn flakes
  • 11 Tb butter (one stick + 3 Tb)
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 C sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • dash salt
  • ICE CREAM LAYER:
  • 2 (1.5 quarts) vanilla ice cream
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • TOPPINGS:
  • Honey
  • Caramel syrup
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Caramel syrup
  • cool whip (optional)
  • maraschino cherry (optional)

Instructions

  1. Set your ice cream out on the counter about 30 minutes before you begin making the crunchy coating.
  2. Pour the cornflakes into a gallon sized ziploc bag and make sure it's sealed nicely. Use a rolling pin to crush them into small pieces.
  3. Heat a large deep skillet up over medium high heat, add the butter and let it melt through.
  4. Quickly add the cornflakes, sugar, coconut, cinnamon and dash of salt. Pan fry the mixture until it's darker in color and has a nice nutty fragrance. Be careful not to burn, it should only take about 5 minutes. Once it's fried and darker in color, immediately pour it out onto a large plate or bowl. If you leave it in the pan it will continue to cook and risks burning.
  5. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and press half of the crunchy mixture into the bottom of it.
  6. Dump the softened ice cream into a large bowl and sprinkle with cinnamon. Stir it well to combine.
  7. Drop the ice cream by large spoonfuls out evenly onto the crust. Careful here, the crust can be kind of tricky to work with and will come up easily since it's not set yet. Just drop the ice cream out evenly, then spread it out with a knife and you should be good to go.
  8. Sprinkle the other half of the crunchy mixture onto the top of the ice cream and drizzle it all with a bit of honey (about 1/4 cup).
  9. Cover and freeze for at least 6 hours before serving.
  10. Use a sharp knife to cut into squares and then drizzle with a bit of chocolate and caramel syrup. (Usually found near the ice cream at your local grocery store).
  11. Add a bit of cool whip and a maraschino cherry if you'd like. Totally optional, but yummy.

Enjoy!


Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!

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  1. In instructions it says add coconut but I didn’t see it on the list of ingredients or the amount.