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Easy Fried Ice Cream Cake ~ vanilla ice cream with a crispy honey-cinnamon coating drizzled with fudge and topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries.
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5 from 3 votes

Easy Fried Ice Cream Cake

Classic Mexican dessert ~ vanilla ice cream with a crispy honey-cinnamon fake out "fried" coating drizzled with fudge and caramel, topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts French vanilla ice cream
  • 3 cups crushed Corn Flakes approx. 6 cups uncrushed
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey divided
  • Whipped cream topping
  • 3-4 tablespoons Caramel ice cream topping
  • 3-4 tablespoons Chocolate Fudge ice cream topping
  • 1 pound strawberries optional

Instructions

  • Take the ice cream out of the freezer to soften 25-30 minutes.
  • In a deep skillet or pot, melt the butter over medium low heat. Once the butter has melted, add the brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and a small pinch of salt. Simmer 2 minutes then remove the skillet from the heat.
  • Add the Corn Flakes to a large zip top bag and crush using a rolling pin or mallet.
  • Fold the crushed Corn Flakes into the butter mixture and stir it until it’s completely combined and all the crushed Corn Flakes are coated.
  • Next press half of the Corn Flake mixture evenly over the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish, gently press with the back of a spoon to compact, then drizzle one tablespoon of honey over the top.
  • Transfer the ice cream to a large bowl and stir until it’s smooth then add it by heaping spoons to the Corn Flake crust into an even layer.
  • Top with the remaining Corn Flake mixture and again press gently with the back of a spoon.
  • Drizzle the remaining tablespoon of honey over the top then add a drizzle (or as much as you’d like) of caramel and chocolate fudge topping.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and freeze 3-4 hours or until it’s well set before serving (can be made the day before).
  • To serve, cut the cake into squares, add whipped topping and if you’d like, strawberries.