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Homemade Fried Ice Cream (without the frying) Recipe

Get the delicious taste of fried ice cream with this homemade fried ice cream recipe but without actually frying anything!
Prep Time4 hrs 10 mins
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinco de Mayo dessert, Easy Homemade Fried Ice Cream, Favorite family dessert, How to make fried ice cream
Servings: 10
Calories: 600kcal


  • Ziploc Bag
  • Rolling Pan
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Wax Paper


  • 4 cups Cornflakes Cereal crushed
  • 1 cup coconut
  • cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 1 Tablespoon corn syrup
  • teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ gallon vanilla ice cream
  • whipped cream for topping
  • hot fudge for topping
  • caramel for topping


  • Crush cornflakes in a bag using a rolling pin until crumbs form.
  • Melt butter and add cornflakes, coconut, sugar, corn syrup, and cinnamon.  
  • Roll ice cream into 3 inch balls.  To roll the ice cream into balls, only thaw the ice cream slightly so you can easily roll it with your hands.  You could even wear plastic gloves to make rolling the balls easier. Then roll the ball in the cornflake mixture. You may need to pack the mixture firmly around the ice cream ball.
  • Place the covered ball onto a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper.
  • Freeze until firm, about 4 hours.
  • When ready to serve, top with whipped cream, hot fudge and caramel.


  • If you are looking for a quick and simple replacement for coconut, I highly recommend trying it without the coconut. There won’t be a huge difference, but it will still taste absolutely amazing.


Calories: 600kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 317mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 1281IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 250mg | Iron: 4mg