Three scoops of fried ice cream with fruit sauce and mint
The Zero-Oil Method For Producing Imitation Fried Ice Cream
Making fried ice cream at home can be challenging, to say the least. If you'd rather avoid the trouble, there's a no-frying way to make ice cream with a crispy, crunchy exterior.
Roll well-chilled scoops of ice cream in crunchy cereal for a no-cook "fried" treat. The cereal should be crushed finely to mimic the coating on actual fried ice cream.
Crush the cereal in a zip-loc bag, spread it out on a tray, roll scoops of ice cream in the crumbs until fully coated, and let the scoops sit in the freezer until dessert time.
If your cereal isn't sticking to the ice cream, cook the crumbs with melted butter in a pan, cool the mixture, and then coat the ice cream. The crumbs should be stickier this way.
Experiment with different flavors of ice cream and cereal. Chocolate, peanut butter, and cinnamon cereals all work deliciously with most ice creams.
To make this "fried" ice cream even more like a fancy restaurant dessert, garnish it with drizzles of caramel, chocolate, or fruit sauce and top with nuts or cherries.