How to Make Mexican Fried Ice Cream

Casa Blanca Mexican RestaurantOrdering fried ice cream at a restaurant is great, but it is nearly impossible to bring it home!  It may sound complicated, but Mexican fried ice cream is a tasty dessert that is also fun and simple to make at home. Follow these quick and delicious recipes for Mexican fried ice cream that you can enjoy right in your own casa!

This yummy Mexican fried ice cream recipe from Taste of Home will tempt your sweet tooth.

Mexican Fried Ice Cream

Total Time: Prep: 25 min. + freezing Cook: 5 min.
Makes 9 servings

  • 1/2 gallon French vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 3 cups crushed cornflakes
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Honey and whipped topping, optional


Place nine 3-in. scoops of ice cream on a baking sheet. Freeze for 1 hour or until firm.

In a shallow bowl, combine cornflake crumbs and cinnamon. Roll ice cream balls in crumb mixture. Place on baking sheet; freeze overnight. Wrap each scoop separately in plastic wrap; transfer to a freezer bag. May be frozen for up to 2 months.

In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Unwrap ice cream; fry one scoop at a time for 8-10 seconds. Place in chilled bowls; serve immediately. Top with honey and whipped topping if desired.

Don’t have a deep fryer? Try this even simpler  “fried” ice cream recipe from the Food Network.

Mexican “Fried” Ice Cream

Total Time: 5 min.
Makes 4 servings

  • 1 pint coffee or vanilla ice cream, softened in microwave on defrost 30 seconds
  • 2 cups flaky corn cereal (recommended: Corn Flakes)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Honey, for drizzling


Scoop out ice cream into small bowls. Crush corn cereal in your hands (or in a resealable plastic bag) and top the ice cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle with honey.

If you love Mexican fried ice cream and other authentic Mexican dishes and treats, come visit Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant in our many locations across Massachusetts. Visit our blog for more delicious recipes and interesting facts and topics about Mexican culture.