Mexican “Fried” Ice Cream and other DIY Fair Foods

This Mexican “Fried” Ice Cream doesn’t require any frying, but the crunchy cinnamon coating gives the sensation of a fried dessert.
photo of Mexican "Fried" Ice Cream
Summer is here and the Fair is in full effect in San Diego. This is something I briefly forgot about when driving to meet a friend for lunch and getting stuck in standstill traffic since the restaurant was located off of the same exit as the fair.

It did remind me that I haven’t yet done my annual DIY Fair Food recipes round-up. Whether you’re trying to save money, won’t be attending the fair, or have no fair event nearby, I’ve compiled some common fair food recipes I’ve made in my own home.
close-up photo of Mexican "Fried" Ice Cream
But first, let’s get back to this ice cream. I’ve had real fried ice cream before, but honestly it tastes pretty much the same as this non-fried version since you really can’t fry the ice cream for long without it melting. The ice cream is coated in cinnamon dusted crushed cornflakes, giving the ice cream exterior a crunchy coating, as if it were fried. It’s a delicious and ridiculously easy summer treat.

I lined my ice cream bowls with fresh whipped cream, drizzled chocolate syrup on the fried ice cream ball and put a cherry on top. This is seriously yummy.

You can find my other fair food recipes at the bottom of this post (after the recipe).
Mexican "Fried" Ice cream in a bowl

Mexican "Fried" Ice Cream

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
This Mexican "Fried" Ice Cream doesn't require any frying, but the crunchy cinnamon coating gives the sensation of a fried dessert.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 2 cups crushed corn flakes I pulsed mine through a food processor
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Combine crushed cornflakes and cinnamon in a medium bowl, stirring to combine. Using ice cream scoop, scoop out round balls of ice cream. Drop into crushed cornflakes and roll around until fully coated. Top with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, or cherries if desired.
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Other Fair Food Recipes:

Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries
Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries

Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings
Sriracha Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings

Blooming Nutella S’more Bread
Blooming Nutella S'more Bread

Chocolate Covered Bacon
Chocolate Covered Bacon

Fried Avocados
Fried Avocados

Fried Cookie Dough
Fried Cookie Dough

Fried Oreos
Fried Oreos

Fried Pickles
Fried Pickles

Fried Thin Mints
Fried Thin Mints

Homemade Potato Chips
Homemade Potato Chips

Pizza Fries
Pizza Fries

Soft Pretzels
Soft Pretzels

 

2 comments on “Mexican “Fried” Ice Cream and other DIY Fair Foods”

  1. this looks delicious!

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