Deep Fried Ice Cream

Deep Fried Ice Cream

Deep-fried ice cream is a popular dessert that combines the contrast of hot and crispy outer coating with a cold and creamy ice cream center. Although it may seem contradictory to fry something frozen, the result is a unique and delicious treat. Here's a general recipe for deep-fried ice cream:


  • 4 to 6 scoops of your favorite ice cream (flavors like vanilla, chocolate, or caramel work well)
  • 2 cups crushed cornflakes or graham crackers (for coating)
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • Honey, chocolate syrup, or caramel sauce (for topping, optional)


  1. Take a baking sheet or tray and line it with parchment paper. Place the scoops of ice cream on the tray and freeze them for about 1 to 2 hours until they become firm.
  2. In a shallow dish, mix the crushed cornflakes or graham crackers with sugar and cinnamon. This mixture will be used to coat the ice cream.
  3. In another shallow dish, beat the eggs.
  4. Remove the frozen ice cream scoops from the freezer. Roll each scoop in the cornflake or graham cracker mixture, pressing gently to make sure the coating adheres to the ice cream. Repeat the process for a thicker coating if desired.
  5. Dip each coated ice cream ball into the beaten eggs, making sure it is well coated. Then, roll it in the cornflake or graham cracker mixture again for a second coating.
  6. Return the coated ice cream balls to the tray and place them back in the freezer for at least 1 hour. This step is crucial to ensure that the ice cream remains frozen during the frying process.
  7. Heat vegetable oil in a deep saucepan or deep fryer to around 350°F (175°C).
  8. Carefully lower one or two coated ice cream balls into the hot oil using a slotted spoon or frying basket. Fry for about 15-30 seconds, or until the coating turns golden brown. Avoid overcooking, as the ice cream should remain cold inside.
  9. Once fried, transfer the deep-fried ice cream balls to a serving dish lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil. Repeat the frying process with the remaining ice cream balls.
  10. Serve the deep-fried ice cream immediately, as it should be hot and crispy on the outside and cold and creamy on the inside. Optionally, drizzle honey, chocolate syrup, or caramel sauce over the top for added flavor and presentation.

Enjoy the crispy and creamy delight of deep-fried ice cream! Note that it's important to work quickly when frying the ice cream to prevent it from melting too much.

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