Summer has officially begun in my book. We were soaring high in 106 degree temperatures over the weekend, so I thought I was going to die of heat stroke…. or sweat to death. Looks like we’ll be spending a lot more time at the lake this year 🙂 With all the heat, I thought an ice cream treat was in order. Luckily, I had all the ingredients to make this amazing Fried Ice Cream Dessert. It mimicks the regular deep-fried ice cream that is served at Mexican restaurants. It is one of my favorite desserts ever! There’s no deep-frying involved with this version, just a quick pan-fry to make the amazing crust that coats a dreamy, cinnamon ice cream combo! Gah! SO. GOOD! Serve it with drizzles of chocolate syrup and caramel sauce, and you’ll be transported to heaven 😉


The traditional Mexican fried ice cream, but without the deep fry!


  1. 3 cups crushed Corn Flakes cereal
  2. 3/4 cup sugar
  3. 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  4. 1 (1.75 quart) container Vanilla ice cream
  5. 1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip
  6. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  7. 1/4 cup honey
  8. Chocolate syrup
  9. Caramel sauce


  1. Take the vanilla ice cream out of your freezer and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes or so, to soften.
  2. Melt butter in a medium skillet, over medium heat. Add the crushed corn flakes and sugar. Stir to combine. Fry mixture for 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until cereal is golden-brown. *Be careful not to burn. It may take less than 5 minutes*
  3. Take a 9×13 baking dish and spread 1/3 of the corn flakes mixture into the bottom of pan. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, add the softened vanilla ice cream and cool whip. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Using a spatula, stir and mix well to combine. Spread ice cream mixture over the top of the corn flake mixture in the bottom of the pan.
  5. Spread the remaining corn flake mixture evenly over the ice cream. Drizzle the honey over the top. Cover pan, and place in freezer. Freeze ice cream for at least 5 hours, or overnight.
  6. Cut into squares and serve with drizzles of chocolate syrup and caramel sauce (and if you’re feelin’ frisky add some whipped cream and a cherry on top) Enjoy! ♥
  7. Serves 12


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