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I have a thing for fair food. I love it. Corn dogs, funnel cake, fried Oreos, fried ice cream, pass the junk and I am a happy girl. But sadly, because I have no will zero will power, I have to be careful. I over indulge and then feel lousy. Since I have learned to make a few fair favorites at home, I am learning that I can have my treats without being at the fair.
Surprisingly Easy “Fried” Ice Cream
Honey Bunches of Oats recently shared their version of fried ice cream with me and not only is it so simple to make at home, it is healthier too.
“Fried” Ice Cream with Cinnamon-Chocolate Sauce
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Serves 4, 1 ice cream ball each
“Fried” Ice cream:
1 cup Honey Bunches of Oats Almond cereal
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 Tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1. Place the cereal in a bowl and crush it up. It works well using the back of a spoon or your hands. Add in the coconut and chili powder.
2. In a skillet, heat up the oil. Toast the cereal mixture until golden brown, which takes about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, and let it cool completely.
3. Scoop out 4 servings, about a 1/2 cup each. Form into balls, place on a tray or plate and put back into the freezer for 30 minutes.
4. Take the ice cream balls out of the freezer and roll it into the Honey Bunches of Oats mixture.Then place them back in the freezer for 30 more minutes
5. When you are ready to serve, make the chocolate sauce. To make the sauce add the chocolate chips, cinnamon and heavy cream into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir to combine.
6. Drizzle the chocolate sauce over the ice cream, add whipped cream if desired, and enjoy.
Let’s just say these ice cream balls never stood a chance. The girls and I devoured them while having a movie day at the house. Also, if you don’t have the patience to wait for everything to freeze, the cereal coating makes a great ice cream topping sprinkled on top.