Fried Ice Cream Bowls
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More than 1 Hour

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More than 1 Hour

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Fried Ice Cream Bowls

Satisfry your sweet tooth. Hey, fried ice cream fanatics, here’s the scoop: enjoy cinnamon-covered balls of vanilla ice cream served up golden brown in a CHI-CHI’S® flour tortilla bowl.


2 cups vanilla ice cream

2 cups sweetened cornflake crumbs, lightly crushed

1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided

2 tablespoons sugar

1-2 quarts cooking oil for frying

4 CHI-CHI'S® Flour Tortillas, Soft Taco size

3 tablespoons butter, melted

Honey, whipped cream and maraschino cherries


1. Scoop ice cream into 4 (1/2 cup) sized balls.
2. In resealable plastic bag, combine sweetened cornflake crumbs and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Roll each ice cream ball into the cornflake mixture until coated on all sides and place in the freezer until very firm, about 2 hours. Meanwhile, combine the sugar and remaining cinnamon.
3. Heat waffle iron according to the manufacturer's directions, heat the cooking oil in a deep fryer or a heavy saucepan to 350°F.
4. Lightly brush both sides of each tortilla with melted butter. Place a tortilla shell in the waffle maker and heat until lightly toasted, about 1 minute.
5. Remove the tortilla from the waffle maker and sprinkle with ¼ of the cinnamon and sugar mixture. To form a waffle bowl, place each tortilla shell inside a large custard cup or ramekin; overlapping the edges to form a bowl. Repeat with the remaining tortilla shells and sugar mixture.
6. Using a basket or a metal slotted spoon, fry the hardened ice cream balls one at a time 8 to 10 seconds or until lightly browned. Drain on paper towels.
7. Place an ice cream ball in each tortilla shell. Drizzle with a little honey and top with whipped cream and a cherry. Serve immediately. Serves 4.