Frying ice cream just sounds stressful to us. So we opted to skip it. Instead, we coat ice cream in buttery, crunchy corn flakes that gets toasted separately so they taste fried without the drama. Are you ready for a slightly strange but at the same time delicious recipe?
1 pint ice cream (such as Breyers Delights Vanilla Cupcake Ice Cream)
1 1/2 tbsp. butter
1 1/4 c. corn cereal, crushed
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. granulated sugar
Whipped cream, for garnish
Sprinkles, for garnish
4 maraschino cherries, for garnish
1.Line a small sheet tray with parchment paper and place in freezer. Scoop ice cream into 4 balls and place on prepared sheet tray. Keep in freezer while making cereal mixture, at least 30 minutes.
2.In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add corn cereal and cinnamon and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cereal turns golden, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Place on a shallow bowl and let cool.
3.Remove ice cream balls from freezer and roll in cereal mixture. Top with whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry, and serve immediately.