Easy Mexican Fried Ice Cream

  • Author: Serene @ House of Yumm
  • Prep Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x


An easy to make Mexican Fried Ice Cream. All the flavors of the classic without the actual frying!! Perfect individual desserts for summer!



  • 3 large scoops of vanilla ice cream (or frozen yogurt)
  • 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Fried Topping

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups corn flakes (crushed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Whipped Cream
  • Hot fudge sauce
  • cherries


  1. Scoop the ice cream and shape into a round ball. Place on a baking sheet or plate and put into the freezer for at least 3 hours.
  2. Crush the corn flakes, sprinkle with cinnamon. Heat the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the corn flakes and saute for about 5 minutes or until the corn flakes are toasted.
  3. In a small bowl combine the white sugar and remaining cinnamon.
  4. Take the ice cream from the freezer, roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture, then coat with the toasted corn flakes.
  5. Top with hot fudge, whipped cream and cherry
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Prep time includes time to freeze the ice cream into the ball shape.