No-Fry Fried Ice Cream


No-Fry Fried Ice Cream

Get the fried ice cream taste without frying a single thing! Our fried ice cream with corn flakes is tastier and healthier.

Mexican friend ice cream is probably one of those decadent dessert ideas that you never thought you could make at home. Think again! Our mock friend ice cream recipe shows you exactly how to achieve the fried ice cream taste without any of the messy and unhealthy deep frying. You're going to love it. We promise.

From the Chef: I remember eating fried ice cream at a Mexican restaurant in Connecticut. It was always a fun way to end dinners out with girlfriends. I love recipes that deliver on a favorite food without the intricacy or challenge that the original version calls for. This no-fry ice cream tastes just like it was deep-fried but without hot oil and temperamental timing.
- Addie Gundry

This recipe is from RecipeLion's 103 Cookbook series, No-Bake Desserts: 103 Easy Recipes for No-Bake Cookies, Bars, and Treats.

Yields6 scoops

Preparation Time30 min

Chilling Time1 hr


  • 6 cups cornflakes
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 cup chocolate sauce for serving


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a food processor, combine the cornflakes, maple syrup, and graham cracker crumbs and process until thick and smooth.

  3. Using an ice cream scoop, create a solid ball of ice cream and roll it in the coating mixture. Place on the lined baking sheet. Repeat 5 more times.

  4. Freeze until ready to serve.

  5. To serve, pour chocolate sauce in the bottom of six bowls and top each with an ice cream ball.

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This is a great knock off for fried ice cream...although nothing is ever as good as the original. Personally speaking, I would substitute the graham crackers with Capt n' Crunch cereal, add a little brown sugar instead of maple syrup and don't forget the cinnamon. (it's how I do it when I fry them, but I think it would work out great not fried as well.) I'm not a big chocolate eater a topping, whipped cream with some chopped pecans sounds yummy to me!

Yum! I would love to make this dessert recipe at home. It looks so easy!


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