Delicious Deep Fried Ice Cream Balls

"This is just scrumptious -- a real crowd pleaser if you want to do something fancy for a party. And oh so good...crunchy outside with frozen ice cream inside...yum! The cooking time, includes freezing time for the ice cream."
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Ready In:
9hrs 5mins


  • 2 liters vanilla ice cream
  • 1 box unsweetened corn flakes, finely crushed
  • 14 - 12 cup sugar, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 eggs, well beaten
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • ice cream topping (cherries, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, nuts)


  • The night before you want to make this, take the ice cream and scoop it into balls, making sure they are solid with no air pockets.
  • Place them in a shallow pan, lined with wax paper, that you can put into the freezer.
  • Freeze overnight or for at least 6 hours.
  • Next, combine the crushed cornflakes, sugar and cinnamon in a large ziplock bag.
  • Put the beaten eggs into a bowl.
  • Take the ice cream balls and coat them as best you can with the cornflake mixture.
  • Then dip the whole thing into the egg mixture and re-coat it with cornflakes, making sure the whole ball is well covered.
  • Return to the freezer for at least 2 hours.
  • When you are ready for the final step, use a good deep fryer, and heat it to a fairly high temperature.
  • Remove one ice cream ball from the freezer and drop into the hot vegetable oil for about 30 seconds, or until it just begins to brown.
  • Take it out of the oil and put in a bowl to serve.
  • You can top it with your favourite ingredients like chocolate sauce, whipped cream or cherries--or all three!
  • The shell should be cooked and crunchy, and the inside will still be frozen!

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