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Sunday, April 26, 2020

No-fry Fried Ice Cream Bars

All of the fried ice cream flavor without the mess of frying. These fun fried ice cream bars are a great make ahead too. They are perfect for Cinco de Mayo, potlucks and BBQs too!


first piece being lifted out of a pan of fried ice cream bars


      Creamy ice cream coated in crunchy caramelized goodness. Fried ice cream is a staple dessert at Mexican restaurants in America. You can get the flavor easily at home and you don't have to break out a deep fryer. This recipe is simple and the results are delicious!


   I actually first posted this recipe a handful of years ago when the blog was in its infancy. I had maybe three readers at the time and they were probably all my mom, just on different devices!

  So I thought I should share it again so none of you miss out on the deliciousness! Plus it was a great time to spiff up the printable recipe card.

    Even better, Little Dude and I thought we'd make a video to show you how easy it is to make. As always we had fun doing it and he is a natural.

9x13" glass dish of fried ice cream bars fresh from the freezer and ready to eat


    MiMi made this recipe for us for first time quite a few years ago.  One of my sisters had suggested a girls night at MiMi's so all three of us sisters, MiMi and Grandma got together for a midweek fiesta.

    We had taquitos, guacamole and margaritas followed by these delicious fried ice cream bars.  They are the stuff of dreams.

    Since then every time somebody mentions fried ice cream, I tell them about these.  I know at least a several folks have tried the recipe and loved it as well.

two plates of fried ice cream bars, one with chocolate syrup drizzle, both with whipped cream and cherry



    So with Cinco de Mayo coming up, I knew this recipe needed to see the light of day again.  It has become a staple at our family dinners this time of year.

    Of course we can't have family dinner right now. We are all trying to stay healthy.

      Those of us who are essential workers don't want to risk bringing anything to those who have the option to stay home. So instead I'm taunting my family with pictures of sweets or dropping them off on the porches of those who live nearby.

close piece of fried ice cream bars with creamy ice cream center, golden cereal crust and drizzle of honey

    Little Dude mixed together the filling after caramelizing the corn flakes.  In a matter of a few minutes, it was headed to the freezer.

     I LOOOOOVE how easy this is.  You get the crunch and flavor of fried ice cream with none of the mess of frying.

    Plus you have the added bonus of being able to make them well in advance and serve when you are ready.  Try doing that with the real deal!

square of fried ice cream bars on plate

    Anyway, my family always goes crazy for this.  The pan is always decimated by the time we come home.

    If I'm lucky, there will still be a slice or two left.  I have to debate whether I should hide them or share them with the guys.

    If you like ice cream based desserts, try out my Oreo ice cream cake.  It's just like what you can get at Dairy Queen, but you can customize it to your tastes!  Or for another fun Tex-Mex inspired recipe try the sopapilla cheesecake bars I'm sharing later this week.

picture of cupcakes saying to click over to watch us make this recipe in video form


Do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo and if so how?



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dessert
American
Making No-Fry Fried Ice Cream Barshttps://youtu.be/-WI1gmrmbIMCreamy ice cream coated in crunchy caramelized goodness. Fried ice cream is a staple dessert at Mexican restaurants in America. You can get the flavor easily at home and you don't have to break out a deep fryer. This recipe is simple and the results are delicious!https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-43p9Ic5S2bk/XqWFwLZKZcI/AAAAAAAA9F8/T-pks1wvSDYnzC6gEdXZHf0H23wxX_clQCNcBGAsYHQ/s320/fried%2Bice%2Bcream%2Bthumbnail.jpg4/26/2020
Yield: 16 servings
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Fried Ice Cream Bars

Fried Ice Cream Bars

These Fried Ice Cream Bars take that favorite Mexican restaurant dessert and make it so easy to have at home. it is a great make ahead ending to your next fiesta!
Prep time: 2 H & 15 MCook time: 8 MTotal time: 2 H & 23 M

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups corn flakes, crushed
  • 2 quarts vanilla ice cream
  • 8 oz. whipped topping
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • honey or chocolate sauce for serving

Instructions:

  1. Pull out ice cream and let soften
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter. Add sugar and cook until butter and sugar are fully incorporated and starting to bubble.
  3. Stir in corn flakes and cook for another 5 minutes. You want the corn flakes to toast and caramelize a bit. Spoon about half (or slightly more than half) of the corn flakes into the bottom of a 9 x 13" pan and press to form a crust
  4. Mix together ice cream, whipped topping and cinnamon
  5. Spread ice cream mixture over corn flake crust
  6. Sprinkle remaining corn flakes over the ice cream.
  7. Cover and freeze for a minimum of two hours.
  8. Slice and serve drizzled with honey or chocolate sauce.
Calories
300.08
Fat (grams)
16.62
Sat. Fat (grams)
11.22
Carbs (grams)
35.89
Fiber (grams)
0.72
Net carbs
35.17
Sugar (grams)
30.25
Protein (grams)
2.95
Sodium (milligrams)
140.37
Cholesterol (grams)
44.29

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All of the fried ice cream flavor without the mess of frying. These fun fried ice cream bars are a great make ahead too. They are perfect for Cinco de Mayo, potlucks and BBQs too!


Shared at The Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday

51 comments:

  1. That was fun. I'm so glad Kristie suggested it. Laura's taquito recipe was a fun one to try. I love the recipes other family members have shared with your blog.

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    1. It really was a lot of fun! We should have another girls' night when Chloe is back in town!

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  2. I've had fried ice cream, but have never thought about making it before. This looks delicious. Stopping by from Wednesday's Wisdom.

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  3. Sounds like a good party dessert for a BBQ. - Margy

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    1. It would be great for a BBQ! A nice refreshing end to a yummy meal.

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  4. This looks so good! I have never tried fried ice cream before, but now I want some! Thanks for sharing at Idea Box. :)

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    1. Oh my goodness, it is really good! Just a hint of cinnamon and a crunch exterior all drizzled with yummy honey! MMMM!

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  5. These look really sweet... and delicious. Thank you for sharing this. :)

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    1. They are ;) They were a perfect end to our fiesta!

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  6. Wow, this sounds heavenly! I'm an ice cream fan and must try this soon!

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  7. I have never had anything like these. Sounds really yummy! Something I will have to try sometime.

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  8. These look and sound so good! I had a bad experience with really bad fried ice cream in a Mexican restaurant so I have to try these to see how it is really supposed to taste!

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    1. Oh no! I hope these redeem fried ice cream for you, they are really tasty!

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  9. Stopping by from the Home Matters Linky party! I think this is such a clever idea!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, we really enjoyed them!

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  10. These certainly caught my eye- how on earth do you fry ice cream?? Lol! It sounds fantastic! Thank you for sharing it with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! :)

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    1. I haven't tried, but I think they roll it in crunchies then deep freeze it followed by a quick flash fry. Sounds messy to me!

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  11. We will love your delicious Fried Ice Cream! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. It's definitely a quick and tasty dessert! See you Thursday!

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  12. oh i was thinking you really fried it and I was thinking hmmmm but OMG this recipe sounds totally DELISH!! I cannot wait to give this a try and I think it will be a fav. I love cinnamon in ice cream - adds such great flavor and adding the crust.....drool!

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    1. The corn flakes still have a really nice crunch, so you won't miss the fry! I love the subtle cinnamon and the honey together. So good!

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  13. I've had fried ice cream once, in a restaurant, would be interested to see how it tastes homemade. Congrats on your feature at Wednesdays Wisdom

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    1. Thank you! This came together easy and tasted so good! It is definitely worth a try.

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  14. Such a great idea! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us - you're featured this week on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! This is definitely a keeper! Have a great weekend.

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  15. Carlee, I think I just want to come and live at your house - have you thought about a BB for one, lol!! Seriously, your food just wows me and this is no exception!

    Mollie

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    1. We would have so much fun together!! Just imagine the things we could cook. I keep thinking it would be fun to have a "retreat" weekend with a few of my favorite bloggers and we could cook and gab and have fun! You would certainly have to come!

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  16. I cannot even tell you how happy you made me by showcasing this fine recipe again....so yummy sounding, one of those, I want it now kind of thing! Happy weekend friend!!

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    1. I want it now too! It didn't survive 24 hours after we cut the first piece, so I didn't have a chance to savor it properly! Oh well, there's always the next batch!

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  17. Doing these in bar form is brilliant!

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    1. I love that you went for the real deal, but these are easy and are a great make ahead. Both are great when I'm trying to feed the crowd at family dinner! Thanks, Jolene!

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  18. I love this non fried fried ice cream idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. It makes it much more foolproof, which is exactly what I need! Thanks, Wendy!

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  19. What a fun treat to pull out for a party!

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  20. These bars sounds so delicious! I don't know if I've ever had fried ice cream so I love that I can experience it without the work :). Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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    1. Thank you! I am not an experienced fry cook, so the idea of making the real deal at home is the stuff of nightmares! This way is definitely more my speed and skill level! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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  21. This is awesome. So much easier than the traditional Fried Ice Cream. Can't wait to try it this summer.

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    1. I don't ever fry at home, so starting with ice cream would scare me to death! This way is much more my speed and it is so popular with my family I can't imagine doing it any other way! I hope your gang enjoys it too!

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  22. You've had me craving Fried Ice Cream ever since this I saw this when I was scrolling through FB at work today. Oops, did I just admit to being on facebook at work? lol!!

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    1. Ha! That would never happen! I hope you give this a try sometime, it is definitely a popular one around here.

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  23. Hi Carlee, love the twist on this; fried ice cream without the frying! Perfect for anyone who hates frying. We don't celebrate Cinco de Mayo, in fact I'm not even sure what it's all about, but if a celebration can inspire people to come together and enjoy tasty food I love it regardless!

    xx

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    1. I think it is a celebration of the Mexican army beating the French army in a battle or something. From my understanding it is a minor holiday in Mexico, but we Americans have adopted it as a great time to eat Mexican food and drink margaritas. We don't like to pass up an excuse for a celebration! ;-)

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  24. This fried ice cream sounds delicious and so easy to make. I think that I am going to have to try it. It sounds wonderful on a hot day like today.

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    1. You definitely have to give it a go. It is so easy to make and one of our absolute favorites!

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  25. These look out of this world delicious and so much easier than I thought they would be. Yummo!

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    1. They are suuuuuuuuper easy and sooooo good!

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  26. We're going to have to make this soon. It looks amazing!!

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  27. Wow, Carlee...these ice cream bars are off the charts!

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