Air Fried Ice Cream

Air Fried Ice Cream

This recipe for Air Fried Ice Cream is not actually fried at all!

I created a crispy, sweet coating just like the fried ice cream that we get at our favorite Mexican restaurant.

Then I toasted it in the air fryer and rolled it around some scoops of vanilla ice cream.

Super simple, but quite an amazing treat to enjoy at home!

How to Make Air Fried Ice Cream

Planning ahead is key here.

A few hours before serving, scoop some vanilla ice cream and place on a tray or plate.

It helps if the ice cream is slightly softened.

I went for some very large scoops.

Place the scoops in the freezer for at least an hour.

scoops of vanilla ice cream

For the crunchy coating, put 2 1/2 cups of cornflake cereal in a gallon size plastic bag.

ingredients for coating

Use a rolling pin or cup to crush the cereal.

Then add in a tablespoon each sugar and brown sugar, half tablespoon ground cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons melted butter.

crushed corn flakes with a rolling pin in a bag

Toss the bag to make sure everything is evenly combined.

Then create a little bowl out of a sheet of foil, just fold and scrunch the sides in a bit.

Put the cereal mixture in the foil in the air fryer basket.

ice cream coating in foil in the air fryer

Set the air fryer to 400 degrees for 3 to 4 minutes.

Toss it a few times with a spoon so all sides get nice and toasted.

close up of toasted ice cream coating

Let the coating cool completely.

Then roll the ice cream scoops on the coating, pressing so the coating sticks well.

ice cream coating station

I had a little of the coating left in the foil so I sprinkled it over top.

Back into the freezer for another hour and then these are ready to serve!

coated scoops of ice cream

Serve Air Fried Ice Cream with toppings of choice like whipped cream and chocolate sauce 🙂

Air Fried Ice Cream

Caramel and sprinkles would be great too!

Air Fried Ice Cream

The bits of coating that were still on the tray I sprinkled over top as well.

Air Fried Ice Cream

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Air Fried Ice Cream
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Air Fried Ice Cream

Air Fried Ice Cream has a sweet, crunchy mixture toasted in the air fryer and then coated around scoops of vanilla ice cream

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Air Fryer, Dessert, Fried, Fried Ice Cream, Ice Cream, Recipe, Summer Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 304 kcal
Author Cheri Renee

Ingredients

  • 4 large scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 2 1/2 cups cornflake cereal
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsps melted butter
  • Topping of choice such as chocolate sauce, caramel, sprinkles, and/ or whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Let the ice cream soften slightly and scoop four large scoops and place them on a plate or tray. Put them in the freezer for an hour.

  2. Put the cornflake cereal in a gallon size plastic bag. Use a rolling pin or cup to crush them. Add the sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter in the bag and toss until evenly mixed.

  3. Take a piece of foil and fold the sides up like a shallow bowl. Put the cornflake mixture in the foil "bowl". Set the air fryer to 400 degrees for 3 to 4 minutes, stir/ mix a few times.

  4. Let the cornflake mixture cool completely. Roll the ice cream scoops in the cornflake mixture, coating all sides well, pressing into the ice cream. Sprinkle any extras over top of the ice cream and place back in the freezer for another hour.

  5. Serve with topping of choice such as chocolate sauce, caramel, sprinkles, and/ or whipped cream.

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