Recipe

Fried Ice Cream

  • Yield: 4 to 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup crushed frosted cornflakes
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes, or 1 cup chopped walnuts, or 1 cup cookie crumbs, or any combination thereof
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Hot chocolate sauce, optional
  • Whipped cream, optional

Directions

  • With an ice cream scoop, form 4 large balls of ice cream. Place on a wax paper lined sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Freeze for at least 2 hours.
  • In a bowl, combine the cornflake crumbs with either the coconut, walnuts or cookie crumbs (or any combination). Spread the mixture in a shallow dish.
  • Dip the ice cream balls in the crumb mixture and freeze for 30 minutes.
  • In a bowl, beat the eggs.
  • Dip the coated ice cream balls into the eggs, then roll in the crumb mixture, coating completely. Freeze for 1 hour. (If necessary, or for a thicker crust, roll again in eggs and crumbs until the balls are completely coated.)
  • Heat the oil in a large pot or fryer to 400°F.
  • One at a time, lower the balls into the oil and fry until golden brown, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from the oil and place in a dessert bowl.
  • Drizzle with chocolate sauce and whipped cream, as desired. Repeat with the remaining ice cream.