Mexican Fried Ice Cream Recipe with Sugar, Eggs, Cornflakes, and Ice Cream

Fried Ice Cream

Mexican Fried Ice Cream Recipe with Sugar, Eggs, Cornflakes, and Ice Cream
Region / culture: Mexico | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 15 seconds | Servings: 4


Fried Ice Cream
Fried Ice Cream

Fried ice cream is a popular dessert that combines the creamy goodness of ice cream with the crispy texture of fried coating. This unique treat is sure to impress your guests and satisfy your sweet tooth.


The origins of fried ice cream are a bit murky, with various countries claiming to have invented this delicious dessert. Some sources suggest that fried ice cream was first created in the United States in the 1890s, while others believe it originated in Mexico or Japan. Regardless of its true origins, fried ice cream has become a beloved dessert around the world.


How to prepare

  1. In a bowl, combine the eggs and sugar.
  2. Take a scoop of ice cream and roll it in the corn flakes.
  3. Dip the ice cream scoop into the egg and sugar mixture, then roll it again in the corn flakes.
  4. Heat oil in a deep fryer and fry the coated ice cream for 15 seconds.
  5. Serve the fried ice cream with whipped cream.


  • Try using different flavors of ice cream, such as chocolate, strawberry, or mint, for a unique twist on this classic dessert.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to freeze the ice cream scoops for at least 2 hours before coating and frying them.

- Use a deep fryer or a heavy-bottomed pot to fry the ice cream for best results.

- Work quickly when coating the ice cream with the egg mixture and cornflakes to prevent the ice cream from melting.

Serving Suggestions

Serve fried ice cream with a drizzle of chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, or honey for added sweetness.

Cooking Techniques

Frying the ice cream quickly at a high temperature helps to create a crispy coating while keeping the ice cream inside frozen.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use crushed graham crackers or nuts instead of cornflakes for a different texture in the coating.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the coated ice cream scoops ahead of time and freeze them until you are ready to fry them.

Presentation Ideas

Serve fried ice cream in a decorative bowl or on a plate garnished with fresh fruit or mint leaves for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Fried ice cream pairs well with a cup of hot coffee or a glass of cold milk for a satisfying dessert experience.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Fried ice cream is best enjoyed immediately after frying. Leftovers can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 days, but the coating may lose its crispiness.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of fried ice cream contains approximately 250 calories.


Each serving of fried ice cream contains approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of fried ice cream contains approximately 15 grams of fats.


Each serving of fried ice cream contains approximately 5 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Fried ice cream is not a significant source of vitamins and minerals.


Fried ice cream contains dairy, eggs, and gluten.


Fried ice cream is a decadent dessert that is high in calories, fats, and carbohydrates. It should be enjoyed in moderation as an occasional treat.


Fried ice cream is a fun and indulgent dessert that is sure to impress your guests. With a crispy coating and a creamy center, this unique treat is a must-try for any ice cream lover.

How did I get this recipe?

I distinctly remember the moment I stumbled upon this recipe for Fried Ice Cream. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Maria in her quaint little cottage by the sea. Maria was known for her incredible cooking skills, and I always looked forward to our visits because she would always whip up something delicious in her cozy kitchen.

On this particular day, Maria had a twinkle in her eye as she told me she had a special dessert she wanted to share with me. She disappeared into her kitchen and emerged with a plate of what looked like vanilla ice cream balls coated in a crispy, golden shell. I was intrigued and excited to try it.

As I took my first bite, I was met with a delightful crunch followed by the creamy, cold sweetness of the ice cream. It was a perfect combination of textures and flavors that left me craving more. Maria laughed at my reaction and told me that it was her famous Fried Ice Cream recipe.

I begged her to teach me how to make it, and she happily obliged. As we worked together in her kitchen, Maria shared with me the story of how she had learned to make Fried Ice Cream many years ago while traveling through Mexico. She had stumbled upon a small street vendor who was selling these delectable treats, and after tasting one bite, she knew she had to learn how to make it herself.

The vendor had been kind enough to show her his technique, and Maria had spent years perfecting the recipe. She passed down her knowledge to me that day, and I was forever grateful for her generosity.

Over the years, I have made Fried Ice Cream countless times for my family and friends, always receiving rave reviews. It has become a staple dessert in my household, especially during the hot summer months when a cold treat is just what we need.

The key to making Fried Ice Cream lies in the coating. It must be perfectly crispy on the outside while still allowing the ice cream to stay frozen on the inside. I have experimented with different breading options, from crushed cornflakes to cinnamon sugar, but my favorite is a mixture of crushed graham crackers and coconut flakes. It adds a hint of sweetness and a subtle nuttiness that complements the ice cream beautifully.

To make Fried Ice Cream, you start by scooping out balls of your favorite ice cream flavor and freezing them until they are firm. Then, you coat them in a mixture of crushed graham crackers and coconut flakes, making sure to press the coating firmly onto the ice cream to ensure it sticks.

Next, you flash fry the coated ice cream balls in hot oil for just a few seconds until the coating is golden brown and crispy. It's essential to work quickly to prevent the ice cream from melting too much. Once they are fried, you can top them with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and a cherry for a classic sundae finish.

Every time I make Fried Ice Cream, I think of Maria and the wonderful memories we shared that day in her kitchen. Her recipe has become a cherished part of my culinary repertoire, and I am always excited to share it with others. I hope that you will enjoy making this delicious dessert as much as I do. Bon appétit!


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