How to make deep fried ice cream

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I remember it very well. About 5 years ago I was invited for dinner at a friend’s house and she surprised everyone with the dessert. She said she would make deep fried ice cream. All guests were stunned… Deep fried ice cream?! That’s like burning water!

Fifteen minutes later she presented a delicious dessert which I will never forget for the rest of my life. The crunchy crust combined with the smooth and melting ice cream is a heavenly combination.

 In this article we’ll explain you how to make deep fried ice cream so you can surprise your family and friends.

Preparation time: 3 – 5 hours

Actual cooking time: 5 minutes


  • (Vanilla) ice cream
  • Breadcrumbs

 Optional ingredients

  • Eggs
  • Well crushed cereal
  • Chocolate topping, caramel strawberry topping or whipped cream


Step 1.
Place a metal tray in the freezer. This should be done about one hour before you’re heading to step 2.

 Step 2.
Scoop out ice cream into a ball. It’s also great to make a cubic shape. It’s most common to use vanilla ice cream but you are free to experiment.

 Step 3.
We are now applying the crust by rolling the ball or cubic in plain breadcrumbs or in well-crushed cereal flakes. Make sure the ice cream is completely covered!

 Step 4.
Place the well covered ice cream on the metal tray in the freezer. It should stay there for at least two hours.

(optional step 4b.)

Step 4b.
After two hours you can take out the balls and you can roll them in beaten eggs and back in the breadcrumbs again. This will create a more firm crust. You don’t want the crust to be too thick, because it will dominate the dessert too much. You’ll learn this by experience. Place the balls back on the metal tray and in the freezer again for 2 more hours.

 Step 5.
Heat up the frying pan. It should be nice and hot. Place the balls very gently in the frying pan. Watch out for hot splatters during this step. Remove the ice cream from the deep fryer when the coating is golden brown. This usually only takes 10 to 15 seconds. That’s why I suggest you don’t place two balls in the fryer at the same time.

 To finish it you can add chocolate topping, caramel strawberry topping or whipped cream.

 Author Bio:

Jane Hunt loves everything that has to do with fashion and cooking. She likes to experiment with all kind of extraordinary food combinations. She likes to present dinner as a banquet with products from her favorite brands bought at discount stores like Le Creuset outlet, Pfaltzgraff outlet, Corningware outlet.


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  1. Hey,

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  2. Wow!! This sounds so good! I definitely am going to try this. I was wondering, though, in step 5 it starts off using a frying pan but then reads deep fryer. I have a deep fryer but I want to make sure I do this right. So, am I to use a frying pan or a deep fryer? Thanks so much for posting this, look forward to hearing back and as soon as I make them I will let you know how they turned out. I know my kids will love them. 🙂

    • Hi, Nikki,

      We will contact the writer to come in and tell us what she uses, but I would use the deep fryer so that the ice cream ball is completely covered in the cooking process.

  3. Hi Nikki,

    You have to use a deepfryer like Wanda says. It has to heat up quickly from all sides. Have fun making it, you will love it.

  4. Wow, I have been dreaming about deep-fried ice cream. I often make hot brownies as a base for my ice cream, as I love the combination of hot and cold in a sweet dessert. This looks awesome!