Mexican Fried Ice Cream Dessert

I always try and make my desserts from items I have on hand.  This Mexican Fried Ice Cream Dessert ius simple to make and very pleasing to the palate.  During these scorching hot summer days, this is my go-to dessert! 


Items needed:

5 cups Plain Corn Flakes (crushed)
1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
1 stick Unsalted Butter (1/2 cup) (cubed)
1 (1.75-quart) container Vanilla Ice Cream
1 (16-ounce) container frozen Whipped Topping (thawed & divided)
3/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/4 cup Honey
Chocolate Syrup
Maraschino Cherries

Set out a 9x13 inch casserole dish. Let ice cream sit at room temperature for around 35 minutes. While the ice cream is thawing, place the corn flakes into a large container, then crush and set aside. In a large heavy pot and over medium heat, add the butter. Once melted, add corn flakes and sugar. Cook while stirring for around 5 minutes (it may take less time, watch corn flakes to make sure they don’t overcook). Place cornflakes to the side to cool slightly. In a large mixing bowl, combine the vanilla ice cream, half of the container of whipped topping and ground cinnamon. Stir until completely combined. Place the remaining whipped topping back in the fridge for later use. Spread a 1/3 of the cooked corn flakes on the bottom of the casserole dish. Drop large dollops of the ice cream mixture over the corn flakes, then spread evenly. Sprinkle the top with the remaining corn flakes. Drizzle the honey over the corn flakes. Cover with foil, then place in the freezer for 6 to 8 hours. Remove and cut into squares. Top each square with chocolate syrup, a dollop of the additional whipped topping and a cherry, then serve.

20 comments:

  1. I can't believe I've never tried fried ice cream. What's my problem? Now that I see how simple it can be to make it, I'll give it a go! YUM!

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  2. Oh my goodness - I have never tried fried ice cream but I totally need to - how good does this sound! x

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  3. This look so delicious. I love how easy it is to make.

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  4. We always get fried ice cream when we go out for Mexican. It makes the meal.

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  5. Don't you just love fried ice cream? Thank you for telling me how it is done.

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  6. Looks so tasty and delicious. Perfect for a hot summer day like today

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  7. Elizabeth O.2:26 AM

    Sounds like the perfect dessert for the summer heat! I haven't tried making fried ice cream at home before, it would be nice to be able to make this for the kids!

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  8. This is one of my favorite desserts. I never thought about making it myself. There was one Mexican restaurant we went to that rolled theirs in fruitloops. We only got it once!

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  9. I haven't tried fried ice cream. I hope I can find one here in the Philippines!

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  10. My son will love to indulge in this dessert. Sounds new to me but I think it is worth to try.

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  11. I've heard of fried ice cream but I haven't tried it. A Mexican fried ice cream sounds even more interesting. I sure hope that I could try that.

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  12. This is my favorite dessert to get whenever my family and I go to a Mexican restaurant. I always thought it was much harder to make and will have to give it a try! Looks fabulous!

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  13. I'm not a fan of ice cream, but I have always wondered how Fried Ice Cream's done. This is similar to the one's they have in Japan. Looks great though :)

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  14. The first time I made fried ice cream was in my 10th grade Home Ec class! Tasted soo good. I need to make some again soon.

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  15. I always love anything that is Mexican & a fried ice cream dessert would be something I would go for it right away. This looks so delicious & mouth watering & the recipe looks pretty easy to do as well.

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  16. Good golly that looks delicious. I just showed it to my grand daughter and now I have to make it lol.

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  17. Great picture! Would love to make this after a big dinner with my in-laws

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  18. Yum! I had fried ice cream once in Mexico and it was amazing! I would definitely like to have it again!

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  19. OMG! I just want to reach in and try some haha. EPIC recipe, drooling

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  20. I haven't tried this once but this makes me drool for one! I love this! :)

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