Mexican Fried Ice Cream

Indulge in the delightful combination of creamy vanilla ice cream coated in crunchy cinnamon-spiced frosted cornflakes. This Mexican-inspired fried ice cream is a sweet and satisfying treat that will transport your taste buds to a fiesta of flavors.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This Mexican Fried Ice Cream recipe offers a unique twist on a classic dessert, combining contrasting textures of creamy and crunchy with a hint of warm cinnamon spice. It’s a simple yet impressive treat that is sure to impress your guests.


  • 4 (1 cup) scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 3 cups of crushed frosted cornflakes
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons of honey (optional drizzle)
  • Canned whipped topping (optional topping)
  • Chocolate syrup (optional drizzle)
  • 4 maraschino cherries (optional topping)


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  2. Scoop four 1-cup scoops of vanilla ice cream and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Place the scooped ice cream in the freezer for 1 hour.
  4. Add the ground cinnamon to the crushed frosted flakes and stir to combine.
  5. Remove the scooped ice cream from the freezer.
  6. Roll 1 scoop of the ice cream in the frosted flakes. While rolling the ice cream, shape it into a more solid ball. Once completely coated, place the ice cream back onto the parchment paper. Repeat the steps until all 4 scoops are completely coated. Place back into the freezer for 2 more hours.
  7. Remove the coated ice cream just before serving. Drizzle 2 teaspoons of honey over each coated ice cream scoop. You can garnish the coated ice cream with canned whipped topping, drizzle with the chocolate syrup, and top with a maraschino cherry. Serve immediately.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes | Freezing Time: 3 hours | Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes | Kcal: 827 kcal | Servings: 4 servings
  • Storage: This Mexican Fried Ice Cream is best enjoyed fresh, but any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 days. Note that the texture may change slightly upon thawing.

Recipe Tips:

  • For a variation, try using different types of cereal for the coating, such as crushed graham crackers or cinnamon toast cereal.
  • Customize the toppings to your preference by adding nuts, sprinkles, or caramel sauce for an extra layer of flavor.
  • Make sure the ice cream balls are well-frozen before coating to prevent them from melting too quickly during the frying process.

Enjoy this delightful Mexican Fried Ice Cream as a perfect ending to any meal or as a special treat for any occasion. It’s a fun and delicious dessert that is sure to be a hit with everyone at the table!”

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