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To Die for Fried Ice Cream Recipe

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Warm crunchy outer shell stuffed with creamy cold ice cream deep fried to perfection and topped with all the good stuff. Fried ice cream is a crowd favorite.

close up fried ice cream

Nowadays you see people deep frying just about everything. Yes, even ice cream. Wait what? Fried and ice cream in the same sentence. Sounds a bit counter intuitive. But, don’t you worry this dessert recipe is AMAZE-BALLS!

Summer season is drawing to an end and school is back in full swing here in Hawai’i. The days are still hot and the kids love to make this recipe as a cool treat.

Looking for other dessert recipes? Check out my recipe for mango bread muffins or bread pudding.

fried ice cream ingredients

What is fried ice cream?

Fried ice cream is a frozen ball of ice cream wrapped in a protective bread layer, fried, and topped with the toppings of your choice.

What kind of bread do you use?

I LOVE LOVE LOVE me some good old Komoda sliced bread. Komoda a small mom and pop bakery on the island of Maui that is over a century old. They are famous for their stick doughnuts and cream puffs. Growing up the sliced bread was the only bread I wanted to eat. I’ve done some growing up and have ventured to try other types of bread. Haha. You can use any sliced bread of your choosing.

fried ice cream on a table display

Komoda’s slice bread reminds me of more of a sweet bread taste. I like using this bread to envelope my frozen ice cream, well one because it’s my all time childhood favorite, but also because it sweet taste pairs well with the ice cream.

Let’s talk about toppings. Some toppings that go well with fried ice cream include

  • Chocolate syrup
  • Strawberry syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Cherries
  • Powdered sugar
fried ice cream with chocolate syrup whip cream and a cherry

How to make fried ice cream?

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Scoop the ice cream flavor of your choice onto a piece of saran wrap. Wrap up the ice cream ball and place back in the freezer for a few hours to harden. Heat oil to medium high heat. Slice the crust off of your choice of bread. Sandwich the frozen ice cream ball in between two pieces of bread and seal the edges to ensure the ice cream does not leak out. Quickly flash fry the ice cream until golden brown, about 15-20 seconds on each side. Remove and place on a napkin to drain. Roll in cinnamon sugar and top with the toppings of your choice.

close up fried ice cream

Fried Ice Cream

Relle
Warm crunchy outer shell stuffed with creamy, cold ice cream, deep fried to perfection and topped with all the good stuff. Fried ice cream is a favorite amongst all.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 3 hrs
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 2 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 327 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 8 slices of bread
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Scoop the ice cream flavor of your choice onto a piece of saran wrap. Wrap up the ice cream ball and place back in the freezer for a few hours to harden.
  • Heat oil to medium high heat.
  • Slice the crust off of your choice of bread. Sandwich the frozen ice cream ball in between two pieces of bread and seal the edges to ensure the ice cream does not leak out.
  • Quickly flash fry the ice cream until golden brown, about 15-20 seconds on each side. Remove and place on a napkin to drain.
  • Roll in cinnamon sugar and top with the toppings of your choice.

Notes

*Optional toppings: chocolate/strawberry syrup, whipped cream, cherries

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 327kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 8gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 357mgFiber: 2gSugar: 24g
Keyword desserts, fried ice cream, ice cream, keeping it relle
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By on September 14th, 2019

About Relle

Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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