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Fried Ice Cream Recipe

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. 
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Prep Time 30 mins
Freeze Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 8
Calories 603 kcal



  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
  • 3 cups plain breadcrumbs 
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 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
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