Tempura Fried Ice Cream


This easy way to make fried ice cream is great for dessert. You can try different kinds of ice cream, and even try adding toppings like wafer cookies, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, strawberry sauce, cherries, etc.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 mins
Additional Time:
59 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
4 servings


  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream

  • 4 slices pound cake (1/2 inch thick)

  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • ¾ cup water

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour


  1. Place each scoop of ice cream between two pieces of pound cake like a sandwich. Wrap each tightly in plastic wrap, pressing on the sandwich to squeeze the corners around the ice cream. Place into the freezer, and freeze until solid, 1 to 2 hours.

  2. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  3. Whisk together the egg and water, then whisk in the flour until no lumps remain. Unwrap the frozen sandwiches, and dip into the tempura batter. Allow the excess batter to drip off, then place the sandwiches into the hot oil. Fry 20 to 30 seconds until golden brown. Drain briefly on a paper towel-lined plate before cutting in half to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

521 Calories
31g Fat
53g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 521
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 148mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 124mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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