Fried Ice Cream, a dessert made from a breaded scoop of ice cream that is typically quickly deep-fried, creating a crispy shell around a cold scoop of ice cream. This lighter version isn't fried, but oh-my-word, I can't tell you how good this is!
Yield: 4 servings

Mexican "Unfried" Ice Cream

Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Fried Ice Cream, a dessert made from a breaded scoop of ice cream that is typically quickly deep-fried, creating a crispy shell around a cold scoop of ice cream. This lighter version isn't fried, but oh-my-word, I can't tell you how good this is!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups low calorie dairy or dairy-free ice cream (Halo Top or Enlightened)
  • 2 cups Special K Cereal (crushed (or gf cereal))
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 tsp Hershey's chocolate syrup
  • cherry for topping (optional)
  • Truwhip for topping (optional)

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • With an ice cream scooper, scoop out 4 balls of ice cream 1/2 cup in size and place on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Freeze for 2 hours, or overnight, until the ice cream is very hard.
  • Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, combine the crushed cereal and cinnamon.
  • Using rubber gloves, roll the balls of ice cream in the cereal coating, packing them together into a smooth ball.
  • Return the coated ice cream to the baking sheet and freeze until ready to serve.
  • To serve, drizzle with chocolate syrup on top with whipped cream and cherry, if desired.

Notes

To make it gluten-free: The topping is made with crushed Special K as the crust tossed with some cinnamon. If you are gluten free, I would use a gluten-free cereal instead.
To make it dairy-free: swap the ice cream for your favorite dairy-free ice cream.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ball, Calories: 149.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 7.5g, Fat: 2.5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 45mg, Sodium: 248mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 11.5g
Blue Smart Points: 5
Points +: 2