Fried Ice Cream is one of my family's favorite desserts to order out at restaurants...if I'd known how easy it was to make at home, I would have done it years ago! Thankfully, a neighbor shared her recipe with me last week, and now I'm sharing it with all of you.
First, take scoops of ice cream and shape them into balls with your hands. Any size you like is fine. My neighbor likes hers little like donut holes while I prefer mine bigger, almost tennis-ball sized, but not quite. Honestly, this is the worst part of the recipe. You hands will get cold. REALLY cold. And they will hurt. a lot. Make as many ice cream balls as you can stand. If you're a baby like me, it won't be many.
Stick the ice cream balls on a platter and then put them in the freezer for at least an hour. At least. It will be tempting to pull them out sooner, but don't do it. They will not harden completely and it will make future steps very difficult for you. Go fold a few loads of laundry while you wait.
Right before you take the ice cream balls out of the freezer, take about 3 cups of frosted flakes cereal & crunch it up into a pretty fine powder. Add a tablespoon (yes, TABLEspoon) of cinnamon to the cereal and mix well.
Take your ice cream balls and roll them around in the crushed cereal until fully & completely covered. Return covered ice cream balls to the platter and then freeze for at least two hours. Overnight is better. The more time they have to freeze the less likely the yummy-cinnamon-frosted-flake-goodness will come off during the frying.
Once you've waited AT LEAST 2 hours, fill a small saucepan 3/4 full with oil and heat on med-hi heat until very hot. While you're waiting on the oil to heat up, squirt some chocolate sauce into your bowls. You won't have time to do this when frying the ice cream.
Once the oil is hot, lower an ice cream ball into it using a slotted spoon. Don't drop it in with your hands. Dropping causes oil to splash. Splashing oil causes burns. Trust me. I know. Allow the ball to fry for about 10 seconds, and then flip it over with the spoon, allowing it to fry another 10 seconds or so. Remove from oil and give a few shakes to get rid of excess oil before placing it in your chocolate covered bowl.
Eat immediately. While standing at the stove if you have to. Trust me, you'll want to!
Blessings from my home to yours!