Fried Ice Cream Recipe
Vanilla ice cream is rolled into a spiced breadcrumb mixture then fried to perfection to create ice cream that's crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside.
- 1 quart vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
- 3 cups plain breadcrumbs
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- ⅛ tsp ground cloves
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- 2 quarts oil for frying
Scoop 1/2 cup sized domes of vanilla ice cream onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and freeze it for 1-2 hours until they are frozen solid.
Whisk the breadcrumbs, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and sea salt in a shallow baking dish.
Whisk the large eggs and vanilla extract in a separate baking dish, then dredge the ice cream balls into the eggs and spiced breadcrumbs.
Place the ice cream balls back onto the parchment-lined cookie sheet and freeze them for 3-4 hours.
Place the frying oil into a large saucepan and heat it over medium-high heat until it has a temperature of 375°F.
Lower the fried ice cream balls into the hot oil with a slotted spoon and cook for 10-15 seconds until the fried ice cream is golden brown. Drain the fried ice cream on paper towels and serve them immediately.
- Only fry 1-2 ice cream balls at a time. If you overcrowd the pan, the ice cream will fall apart and melt before it's finished cooking.
- You can also use a sugary cereal like cinnamon toast crunch instead of bread crumbs for extra flavor.
Serving: 208gCalories: 603kcalCarbohydrates: 90.84gProtein: 16.36gFat: 18.73gSaturated Fat: 9.37gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2.535gMonounsaturated Fat: 4.991gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 863mgPotassium: 405mgFiber: 4.8gSugar: 31.63gVitamin A: 571IUVitamin C: 0.7mgCalcium: 315mgIron: 4.44mg