It's easy to make fried ice cream! Note, you'll need to let it freeze for at least five hours before serving.
easy, fried ice cream
Calories: 438 kcal
vanilla ice cream
(half a 12-ounce box; use gluten free if needed)
(plus extra for serving)
Whipped cream for serving
Set out your containers of ice cream to soften at room temperature. Have a 9x13 pan ready.
Crush your corn flakes. (I placed three cups at a time in a gallon freezer bag, sealed the bag, then used a rolling pin to crush them. You also could crush a couple cups at a time in your pan, using the bottom of your measuring cup.)
Melt your butter in a large skillet on your stove over medium-high heat. Add your crushed corn flakes and stir to combine. Stir constantly for about three minutes, until the cereal is toasted and fragrant.
Turn off the heat. Stir your brown sugar and cinnamon into the corn flakes until combined. Transfer the mixture to a sheet pan to cool off.
Transfer your ice cream to a large mixing bowl. Stir it with a wooden spoon until the ice cream is soft and smooth. (It helps to run a butter knife through it.)
When the corn flakes are cooled off, place a layer of them in your 9x13, using just enough cereal to cover the bottom of the pan.
Carefully transfer the ice cream onto the bottom crust. It helps to scatter dollops of ice cream all around the pan, then use a metal spatula to gently spread the ice cream in an even layer.
Sprinkle the rest of your crushed corn flakes onto the ice cream in an even layer. Gently pat the topping down with your hand. Drizzle on a couple tablespoons of honey. Cover the pan with foil and freeze it for at least five hours.
To serve, cut the fried ice cream into squares. Top the squares with additional honey and whipped cream. Store leftovers in the freezer.
Notes: For a 10x15 pan, use 1.5 times this recipe. For an 8x8 pan, use half the recipe.
Fried Ice Cream in a Pan
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Vitamin A 1030IU21%
Vitamin C 3.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.