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I love fried ice cream. When I go out to eat and see it on the menu, there’s no way I can resist. But making it at home can get kind of sloppy. I’ve found the perfect hack for ice cream that tastes just like it’s been fried (but shhh… it hasn’t!) This unfried ice cream is a great treat on a summer day. And, you can make it with any of your favorite Blue Bunny® ice cream flavors.
Any time I want to make an ice cream dessert at home, my first stop is the Ice Cream Freezer aisle of my local Walmart Neighborhood Market. They have a huge selection of Blue Bunny® Ice Cream. Plus they have other frozen treats like The Original Bomb Pop® so I can stock up for summer fun!
And, with Blue Bunny®’s new flavors, it’s hard to pick a favorite. Right now, I really lean towards Blue Bunny® Mint Cookie Crunch, but by tomorrow, I’ll be a Cherry Pickin’ Chocolate® kind of girl.
My son is a big fan of The Original Bomb Pop®, too!
A traditional fried ice cream coating and a chocolate fried ice cream coating are both easy to make. Both pair really well with any of the the wide variety of flavor options of Blue Bunny® ice cream. The wide variety of flavors lend themselves well to a pairing with either a traditional fried ice cream coating or a chocolate fried ice cream coating. I went with chocolate coating for Mint Cookie Crunch and Monster Cookie Mash, and traditional coating for PB ‘N Cone™ and Toffee Brownie Twist™ but you can’t go wrong!
For over 80 years, Blue Bunny® has been churning out some incredible flavors, and these new delicious flavors are no different. I was raised eating Blue Bunny® ice cream. I love that I can share the unique twists that they’re bringing to the table with my son now!
Right now, I love how great the swirls of fudge are in the Mint Cookie Crunch. Don’t even get me started on those delicious little chocolate cookie balls inside!
To make unfried ice cream that tastes just like the real deal, you’ll need to start by making some ice cream balls to roll in the topping. Place large scoops of your favorite Blue Bunny® ice cream flavors on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Then, place it in the freezer for around 2 hours, until it’s very solid.
To make the original coating, you’ll need to start with crushed corn flake cereal, graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and cinnamon. I personally love to just go ahead and buy the pre-crushed graham crackers because it makes things a little bit easier, but if you’re crushing them yourself, you’ll want to be sure they’re very fine. The corn flake cereal can be more coarse, to give it a variety of textures.
If you’re making the chocolate coating, you’ll want to run some chocolate sandwich cookies through a food processor or give them some whacks with a rolling pin to get them to a nice, fine consistency.
To give the coating that fried flavor and caramelize the sugar in it a little bit, you’ll want to cook it on the stovetop in some butter for 5-6 minutes over medium heat. Stir it regularly and remove when it’s all heated thoroughly and well-mixed.
Do the same for the chocolate coating, cooking it in butter for 5-6 minutes until it’s nice and heated and well-mixed.
When you remove the chocolate coating from the stove top, stir in some chocolate sprinkles to add a little bit of fun.
Remove your ice cream from the freezer. Working quickly, roll the ice cream balls in the coating of your choice, packing it firmly against the ice cream and returning it to the freezer until you’re ready to serve. You may want to use gloves if you’re needing to pack it a little more.
Repeat with all of the remaining ice cream, making sure to keep it frozen until you’re ready to work with it and returning it to the freezer immediately after. I found that it was best to only work with 3-4 pieces at a time. Keep popping everything back into the freezer between!
Once they’re frozen, you can serve them with your favorite toppings, and they’re delicious in waffle bowls! Drizzle them with peanut butter or hot fudge, add a little whipped topping! They’re perfect treats for the entire family.
I’ll be honest, I’ve always been afraid to make fried ice cream because of the mess involved. Every time I’ve tried, I just haven’t been able to get the timing quite right. These taste just like deliciously fried ice cream, but with so much less effort.
Every bite tastes just like the real-deal that you’d get from your favorite restaurant, and since there are a ton of great flavors of Blue Bunny® ice cream, you can experiment with your favorite flavor combinations again and again!
These are great on their own or in a waffle bowl. You can also make them perfectly sized to whatever your favorite cone is and enjoy them atop that, too! I keep the extra ones in a freezer bag. They’re a perfect snack to grab out of the freezer at the end of a water balloon fight or trip to the pool.
As I mentioned, though, my son is a big fan of the Original Bomb Pop®! And did you know that National Bomb Pop Day is coming up in just two days (June 29!). Make sure you open up your Snapchat app that day to check out the custom Original Bomb Pop® lens!
What flavor pairing would you most want to try in this unfried ice cream?
And how will you be celebrating National Bomb Pop day? Let me know in the comments below. Be sure to tag me on Instagram (@mamaplus1) if you make this unfried ice cream yourself! You can get more information about all the great new Blue Bunny® flavors here or The Original Bomb Pop® here. Get more inspiration from around the web on delicious treats you can make with Blue Bunny® ice cream right here, and don’t forget to scroll down to see the full printable recipe for Unfried Ice Cream!
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Unfried Ice Cream Recipe
- Blue Bunny® Ice Cream
- 2 C crushed corn flake cereal (about 4 cups uncrushed)
- 1 C graham cracker crumbs
- 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp butter
- Scoop ice cream onto parchment lined cookie sheet and freeze for 2 hours until solid.
- In bowl, combine corn flake cereal, graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon, and sugar.
- Melt butter in skillet over medium heat, then cook cereal mixture 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Set aside.
- Working 3-4 pieces at a time, carefully pat mixture onto ice cream balls.
- Freeze, then serve with favorite ice cream toppings.
- To make chocolate unfried ice cream topping, cook 2 cups chocolate sandwich cookies (around 20 cookies) in 1 Tbsp butter over medium heat for 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add in 1/2 cup chocolate sprinkles.