Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Fiesta Staple

Non-fried, Fried Ice Cream

This recipe comes from Williams-Sonoma ('cept I threw in the cinnamon), back in the day I worked at a Mexican place called El Pollo Asado where I made this dessert in big baseball sized portions... That is a fun way to eat it. You basically ball the ice cream up and roll it in the cornflake mixture, wrap in Saran, then freeze. Perfect for your FiEsTa!

  • 4 C crushed corn flakes (put in a lg Ziploc bag and roll a soup can over them)
  • 1 C coconut
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2/3 C sugar
  • 1/2 C melted butter
  • 1/2 gal. softened vanilla ice cream
  • hot fudge and/or caramel topping
  • 1 can of whip cream and maraschino cherries (for the top!)

Mix first 5 ingredients together. Press half of the mixture into a 9 x 13 pan. Add softened ice cream on top of mixture (in dollops...if you spread too harshly the bottom gets disturbed). Spoon the rest of the mixture on top, evenly. Cover and freeze. When ready to serve, cut into squares and top with fudge, caramel, whipped topping and cherries...add your favorite toppings if not listed here...


  1. Sounds yummy! Do you have the recipe for that lemonade, ice cream, cornflake thing your mom used to make when we were kids?

  2. Angeline, the lemon one is easy. 1/2 gallon softened vanilla icecream mixed with lemonade concentrate 1/2 - 1 can...depending on how strong you like it (I personally LOVE it strong, and with pink lemonade). Crush 2 cups of corn flakes, mix with 1/2 a stick of melted butter... Corn flakes go on the bottom only. Dollop melty ice cream mixture on top of cornflake mixture and carefully spread. AND you have to eat this with a FORK! That's the tradition. :)

  3. Just made my big pan of non-fried fried ice cream. I decided to jazz it up a bit by doubling the topping (but only 6 cups of flakes)to make it REALLY flavorful and crunchy. I'm in the mood for texture! I really can't wait.... I've got redi whip and fudge and caramel and cherries in the fridge...drool. :-) And thanks for the low-down on the lemonade one -- I didn't have that recipe. I'm thinking Mother's Day would be a good day for that, or any other summer day for that matter!

  4. That recipe rocks!! Remember ERik's baptism? WE had so much leftover but we sure loved eating it all!! Thanks for the great recipe!! (I also tried your C3 cookies and of course, they rocked.)

  5. seriously i'm drooling over here right now....its ALMOST worth throwing all allergen caution to the wind!! hope you're having an amazing mother's day!! love you!

  6. Perhaps I am the only one who doesn't mix cornflakes with my ice cream, but I have always been a little different. I may have to sample this sometime at your house...