Fried Ice Cream


This fried ice cream is crunchy outside and smooth and creamy inside. Serve with whipped cream, honey, and cherries.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 25 mins
8 balls


  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream

  • 3 cups crushed cornflakes cereal

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 3 egg whites

  • 2 quarts oil for frying


  1. Scoop ice cream into eight 1/2-cup-sized balls. Place on a baking sheet and freeze until firm, about 1 hour.

  2. Combine cornflakes and cinnamon in a shallow dish. Beat egg whites until foamy in a separate bowl.

  3. Roll ice cream balls in egg whites, then in cornflakes, covering ice cream completely. Repeat if necessary. Freeze again until firm, about 3 hours.

  4. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large, heavy saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  5. Using a basket or slotted spoon, fry ice cream balls 1 or 2 at a time in hot oil until golden, 10 to 15 seconds. Drain quickly on paper towels and serve immediately.

    a bowl of fried ice cream with chocolate sauce

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

372 Calories
29g Fat
25g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 372
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 38%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 150mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 161mg 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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