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Fried Ice Cream Bars

Have you ever had fried ice cream?  It's one of my favorite desserts to order when we visit our local Mexican food chain and I've even made it at home before. 

First you make the "fried" coating by combining butter, cornflakes, cinnamon and sugar in a skillet.  Cook and stir them until they are golden brown.  Cool them completely.

Next up, you beat together heavy cream, evaporated milk and salt.  Add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla and beat until thickened.

Half  of the cornflake mixture goes in to the bottom of your greased pan.  Gently pour in the cream mixture. Then sprinkle the remaining cornflake mixture over the top.  Pop it in the freezer for at least 8 hours, overnight is better.

Cut into bars.  I used a metal spatula that I dipped into hot water and then wiped with a towel.  This gave me nice clean squares. 

They are good as is, but most places serve them with either a honey or chocolate syrup drizzle, then some whipped cream and a cherry. 

These were a huge hit here, it's a perfect dessert when you want something sweet but don't want to bake.  I hope you've enjoyed #DairyMonth as much as I have! Many thanks to my blogging friends for sharing all of their awesome recipes, be sure to go and check them out down below! 

Fried Ice Cream Bars

Fried Ice Cream Dessert Bars
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups crushed cornflakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Optional: Honey, chocolate syrup, whipped cream and maraschino cherries


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add cornflakes, cinnamon and sugar, cook and stir until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Cool completely.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream, evaporated milk and salt until the mixture begins to thicken. Gradually beat in condensed milk and vanilla until thickened.
  3. Sprinkle half the cornflakes onto bottom of a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Pour creamy filling over crust; sprinkle with remaining cornflakes.
  4. Cover and freeze overnight. Cut into bars. If desired, serve with honey, chocolate syrup, whipped cream and cherries.
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Friday #DairyMonth Recipes

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  • Tropical Milkshake by A Day in the Life on the Farm
  • Cheesy Potato Casserole by Hostess At Heart
  • Cheddar Cheese Crisps by Cheese Curd In Paradise
  • Cheesy Chive, Onion and Bacon Rolls Ups by A Little Fish in the Kitchen
  • Easy Cheesy Corn Dip by The Spiffy Cookie
  • Fried Cauliflower Feta Balls by Magical Ingredients
  • Fried Ice Cream Bars by Jolene's Recipe Journal
  • Easy Alfredo Sauce by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
  • Marinated Boccancini Salad by Palatable Pastime
  • Smoked Fish Dip by Art of Natural Living
  • Texas Roadhouse Cinnamon Honey Butter by Jen Around the World
  • Three Cheese Garlic Grilled Cheese by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
  • Vegetable and Cheddar Tarts by Karen's Kitchen Stories

  • Comments

    These look delicious and we are having a fiesta for the Teen's 18th. Perhaps these will be on the dessert menu.
    Karen said…
    I've never had fried ice cream! I'm so happy to find your recipe!!
    Anonymous said…
    Oh I cannot WAIT to make these! They look so good and I haven't had fried ice cream in years
    Teri said…
    Oh my goodness, I can not wait to make your recipe! It looks awesome!
    Anonymous said…
    I’ve never had fried ice cream before but this makes me wanna try it! It looks so good.
    Lisa said…
    This will be so perfect to make this summer for our family get togethers
    Inger said…
    This is such a practical way so make fried ice cream! Genius!
    We make a similar fried ice cream cake at home and it is always a hit!
    Radha said…
    This is fun! and delicious too! I would love to have this everyday!
    Chris said…
    I am totally making this! I miss fried ice cream from Chi Chi's. It was the only thing I wanted for birthday dessert.

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