We celebrated our son Landon’s birthday last weekend. When I texted him to ask what he wanted for “dessert” …his reply was “I think you know what I want?” (Panic…I do?! Yikes!) Total Mom Senior moment… (I’m a grandma…I’m allowed Senior moments now. It’s in the handbook!) I honestly couldn’t remember for a few minutes and then…Wham… It hit me! Fried Ice Cream Cake! Landon loves fried Ice Cream!
I used to make traditional fried ice cream. Last year I got to thinking (it happens sometimes) that there just HAD to be an easier way to make this dessert. THERE. HAD. TO. BE! One that didn’t require frost bite or major burns from splattered grease! I searched and found this amazing…let me say this again…AMAZING…super EASY fried Ice Cream Cake! It’s the Bombdiggity! You gotta try this …
The first thing you need to do is take your ice cream out of the freezer and let it soften… next you toast the crushed corn flakes…”Here’s to you Corn Flakes!” (Sorry it’s late, long day, long day…) and cinnamon sugar in a half cup or, one stick of glorious butter! I did this in a pan on top of the stove. I just kept stirring and toasting until I wanted to jump in that pan and suck up every last morsel! (It’s like corn flake crack! Not that I’m familiar with crack but…you get the gist!) Once those crumbs are nice and golden and toasted you remove them from the pan and
wallow in them oops! I mean…allow them to cool.
Next you mix your quart of softened vanilla ice cream with one package of cool whip. Throw some muscle behind it…come on…you can do it! Mix, mix, mix! Once you have that well blended you are going to take a 9 x 13 glass casserole dish and spread half of the sugar high, butter drenched, crack corn flakes into the bottom of the pan. Next spread your ice cream mixture on top of that. Just like the picture. (Why do I suddenly want a spoon?)
See…easy-peasy! Take the remaining corn flakes and sprinkle that all over the top. Lightly press it into the ice cream and then drizzle with honey. (Sorry, I forgot to take a photo of that last step…Cut a girl some slack…I was dealing with melting Ice Cream and Corn Flake Crack!) Cover with foil and pop it into the freezer! Let it freeze for 4-5 hours. Tick-tock…tick-tock…don’t do it…ya gotta wait!
Before serving, set the cake out for about 20 minutes. With a sharp knife cut the cake into squares. I like to finish mine with a drizzle of caramel and chocolate…then I add a squirt of my fluffy friend whip cream and if you’ve gone this far… I say go ALL THE WAY and finish with a cherry on top! Ta-DA! Fried Ice Cream Cake!
Say it with me….Mmmmmmmm! Both my son and son-in-law declared it better than original fried ice cream! WOWZA! (I happen to agree with them and… they are the experts!) The big bonus is the ease of this recipe. No more dealing with hot oil and atomic ice bombs! As the hostess you can serve everyone, including #1…Yo-self, and you are not stuck in the kitchen trying to juggle frying up 8 ice cream balls all at once. (It never works…trust me!)
There it is. Fried Ice Cream Cake! It’s great any time, but during the blazing hot summer… it’s the best! Maybe someone at your nest would like this for their birthday? I hope you like this recipe. If you do… remember to share it with a friend! Have a Great weekend Nesters! This amazing dessert is shared over on Friday Weekend Pot Luck over at Sweet Little Blue Bird.
Recipe adapted from life-in-the-lofthouse.com