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Thursday, July 23, 2015

No-Fry Fried Ice Cream

Some recipes are just so easy, I can't believe I'm sharing them with y'all. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't mean I'm not sharing them because if I never heard of them then obviously there are others who have never heard of them either. So I, as a food blogger, am obligated to share them with you.

Today I'm sharing an easy No-fry Fried Ice Cream. Yes, you can have the crispness of fried without the frying.

As I said, this recipe is so easy and is great when you forget to pick up dessert for your neighbors party or when you get an impromptu drop in from your bestie. Plus its fun to make!

All you need is ice cream (your choice of flavor), Honey Bunches of Oats cereal, and granola. And optional are the whipped cream, chocolate or caramel sauce, cinnamon sugar, bananas, cherries, or sprinkles. You can even make your own little serving bowls out of tortillas or cookies to serve these up in!

Usually I see this recipe with vanilla ice cream. I happened to have vanilla ice cream, chocolate gelato, and sea salt caramel gelato in my freezer at the time, so I decided to try this with all these flavors. I have to say the sea salt caramel gelato with the cereal coating and caramel sauce were out of this world! I also thought the caramel gelato molded into ice cream balls the best.

And just because this recipe is easy, doesn't mean it has to be simple. This crunchy ice cream can become the star in your banana split.

So take your ice cream to a whole new level with this "fried" ice cream, you're taste buds will thank you {smile}.

No-Fry Fried Ice Cream

Easy "fried" ice cream without the frying and all the empty calories from frying.
Prep time: 10
Cook time: 0
Total time: 10
  • 1 box Honey Bunches of Oats cereal
  • 1 carton ice cream (your choice of flavor)
  • 1/4 cup granola cereal
  • caramel sauce
  • chocolate sauce
  • sprinkles
  • whipped cream
  • 1 cupcake pan
  • 1 large ice cream scoop
  1. Using a large ice cream scoop, scoop ice cream and if needed, while ice cream is still in the scooper, mold with your hands to make a ball shape. Add more ice cream to ice cream ball if needed.
  2. Place each ice cream ball into a separate mold on a cupcake pan.
  3. Place cupcake pan into freezer and freeze for about 30 minutes to let ice cream balls set.
  4. While ice cream balls are setting, add granola and about 2 cups Honey Bunches of Oats cereal.
  5. Either using your hands or bottom of a glass, press down on cereal to break it into small pieces. Continue doing until you get desired size.
  6. Remove cupcake pan from freezer, use a spoon to loosen and remove ice cream balls from pan.
  7. Place ice cream ball into bowl with cereal, gently press cereal pieces into ice cream ball, making sure to coat entire ice cream ball.
  8. Place "fried" ice cream ball into a separate bowl and place into freezer as you continue to coat the rest of the ice cream balls with cereal. Placing finished "fried" ice cream balls into bowl already in the freezer.
  9. After all ice cream balls are coated with cereal, place into serving bowls, and top with your choice of caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, sprinkles, and/or whipped cream. You can also pour the remaining crushed cereal over your fried ice cream for extra crunch.
  10. Serve and be prepared to have a party for your taste buds!

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