Fried ice cream is a fun and delicious dessert, but a little difficult to make at home. Here’s a shortcut version of this classic Mexican dessert. It’s made with (surprise!) toasted Cream of Wheat that gives you the flavor of fried ice cream complete with the crunch. An easy ice cream dessert that is a perfect partner for all of the beautiful summer berries that are so plentiful right now. So simple to make you don’t even need to wait for a special occasion…go ahead and make it tonight!
“Un-Fried” Ice Cream
- 1 cup uncooked Cream of Wheat Maple Brown Sugar Hot Cereal
- 3 cups vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
- Caramel sauce
- Fresh berries
Preheat oven to 400°F. Spread Cream of Wheat in an even layer on baking sheet and bake 5 to 8 minutes or until golden, stirring twice. Remove from baking sheet and cool completely.
Shape ice cream into 12 1/4-cup balls, then freeze 1 hour or until firm. Roll ice cream balls in Cream of Wheat until evenly coated. Freeze until ready to serve.
Arrange ice cream on serving plates. Drizzle with caramel sauce, and arrange berries on the plate. Garnish, if desired, with whipped cream.