This No-Fry Fried Ice Cream Needs Just 5 Ingredients (Yes, Really!)

fried ice cream on brown plate
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
8 servings

One of the easiest (and delicious) cool treats to try this summer is this Baking Therapy no-fry fried ice cream that uses just 5 ingredients: corn flakes, cinnamon, brown butter, salt and your favourite ice cream, although I’m partial to this vanilla, chocolate, peanut butter swirl. It’s crunchy, creamy, sweet, salty all in one bite — and without all the mess of frying!

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pint of ice cream
cups corn flakes, crushed
Tbsp butter, browned
tsp cinnamon
tsp salt
Caramel sauce for topping (optional)



Rest time: 15 minutes.

fried ice cream ingredients on countertop
Step 1

Scoop 2-inch balls of ice cream onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Place into the freezer.

Step 2

Place the corn flakes in a plastic bag and crush into small bits.

Step 3

In large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Continue to cook and stir the butter for about 10 minutes until the milk solids begin the turn a golden brown colour. Add in the crushed corn flakes, cinnamon and salt and continue to cook for another 5 minutes until the corn flakes are well coated and golden. Remove from heat and transfer to a cookie sheet to cool, about 15 minutes.

Step 4

Roll the ice cream balls in the corn flakes, making sure to cover the entire surface. Serve immediately as-is or with a drizzle of caramel sauce.

fried ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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