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.
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.
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).
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream
- 2 cups crushed corn flakes I pulsed mine through a food processor
- 1 tsp cinnamon
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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.
Other Fair Food Recipes:
Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries
Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings
Blooming Nutella S’more Bread
Chocolate Covered Bacon
Fried Cookie Dough
Fried Thin Mints
Homemade Potato Chips