Last Updated on 27th January 2023 by Pauline Loughlin
Is there a more perfect simple dessert than ice cream? The sweet, creamy flavor and the refreshing coldness make for a beautiful combination. And then the fact that you can make ice cream in just about any flavor ensures that you’ll never run out of dessert options if you stick with ice cream.
But there’s more ways to have ice cream than most people have tried. One of those is fried ice cream, which is something that a lot of people have missed out on, I think. How to make fried ice cream and make it well? I would like to say I have a simple recipe to share with you, but that’s not the case, unfortunately.
The method for how to make deep fried ice cream is a little complicated, and if you look at the directions, it may scare you off from trying to make it. That’s especially true if you are not a very experienced cook.
However, I have tried to keep this recipe as simple as possible and make it easy enough for most people to pull off. I do hope you’ll give it a try and enjoy the luxury of homemade fried ice cream. Share with you my method for how to make fried ice cream at home and then you can flavour it up however you like and personalise the fried ice cream to suit your tastes.
How to Make Fried Ice Cream
You know, before I get into the recipe and show you how to make fried ice cream, I want to share with you my straightforward hack for homemade fried ice cream that’s simple and easy enough that anyone can do it. I take corn flakes and toast them and then cover my ice cream with it, creating a simple and fast fried ice cream.
It’s definitely not authentic, but it works in a pinch if you want to skip the complicated process of making fried ice cream at home.
Another quickie method you can use is to break up a Butterfinger bar into small pieces and do the same thing with that. Some people take graham crackers and break them up or other similar cookies back in the mixed into the ice cream and create a crunchy powder coating as well.
None of this is the real deal, though, so I’ll share with you my how to make fried ice cream recipe.
Start with a scoop of ice cream placed onto a baking sheet and freeze that for an hour. Then, take three large egg whites in a bowl and beat them with a fork until they achieve a frothy texture. Mix together cornflakes sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl.
You then need to roll your ice cream and egg whites followed by corn flakes. Press the corn flakes down to coat your ice cream. Place all of that back on the baking sheet and freeze for an additional 4 hours or however long it takes for the ice cream to solidify.
Heat up canola oil in a large pot to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Put your coated ice cream one scoop at a time into the hot oil. Once the oil is at the right temperature you should fry the ice cream for only 20 seconds. Serve it right away.
How to Make Fried Ice Cream with Bread
There are a few different methods for making fried ice cream, and I want to share one of them with you that uses bread. Instead of corn flakes, you will be using bread to cover the ice cream and give it a crispy exterior. Here’s how you do it.
Freeze your ice cream, and after it is frozen, cut the bread up into pieces and pack it around the ice cream, forming an outer layer. Each scoop of ice cream should take about two pieces of bread. Place your covered ice cream back into the freezer for an additional 4 hours. Once it is hardened, take it out and fry it in hot oil just like we did in the other recipe.
Once again, it only needs to cook for about 20 seconds in the hot oil. Be sure to eat your fried ice cream immediately.
How to Make Mexican Fried Ice Cream
You don’t have to fry the ice cream every time to make something that is very similar to authentic fried ice cream. I want to share with you my method for how to make Mexican fried ice cream that works really well and tastes like the real deal, but it’s a lot easier. There’s no frying necessary to make it.
With this method for Mexican fried ice cream, you do need to freeze your ice cream once again. Remember that just about an hour in the freezer will do the trick. Then take corn flakes in cinnamon and fry that up in a skillet with some butter. You want enough of this mixture to coat however much ice cream you have frozen.
You may have seen a how to make fried ice cream video that uses a similar method. This is a really simple and fast way to make fried ice cream at home on your own. Just coat your ice cream scoop with the mixture we made and pat it down so that you have a complete covering. You can use the same method for how to make fried ice cream rolls as well.
At this point, you can eat the ice cream, or you can put it in the freezer for a while longer to harden it even more. But that’s not necessary, since we won’t be frying the ice cream.
Topping Fried Ice Cream
I have to eat fried ice cream playing. There are quite a few things you could top it with, and it is traditionally topped with whipped topping or a cherry. You can also drizzle chocolate or caramel sauce over your fried ice cream for added flavour and texture.
There’s no particular flavour of ice cream you have to use to make fried ice cream. While vanilla ice cream is what is traditionally used, any flavour you enjoy will work.
So, there are a few ways to make fried ice cream and enjoy it. The conventional way can take a while, but it’s not that complicated. I have given you a few methods for making it more easily or making it with different ingredients, so hopefully you can make fried ice cream from whatever you have on hand and no matter how experienced you are as a cook.