This is a partnered post.
Ok, so I actually love fried ice cream and thought it was this impossible treat and could never ever be made at home. It’s just this delicious combination of flavors and texture. Two months ago, Honey Bunches of Oats sent me a special recipe using their cereal to make Fried Ice Cream at home. However, my son kept eating all the cereal before I got to taking a photo of the ice cream creation. So today I finally was able to secure a photo before he even opened the box. He was so relieved that I took my photo so that he could dive into another box of Honey Bunches of Oats as his breakfast. Here is the amazing recipe that includes an optional cinnamon chocolate sauce. We didn’t use the sauce but we did use Tillamook’s cinnamon horchata ice cream flavor and it was the perfect combination to the Honey Bunches of Oats.
“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
Place cereal in a medium bowl and lightly crush with your hands or the back of a wooden spoon. Add coconut and chili powder and combine.
In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil. Add cereal and coconut mixture and fry until it is golden brown and toasted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely
Using a 1/2 cup measure, scoop ice cream and quickly form balls with your hands. Place on a small try and immediately return to the freezer for at least 30 minutes or until the balls are firm.
Remove ice cream balls from freezer and quickly roll each ball in the cereal and coconut mixture. Return to freezer for at least another 30 minutes or until the balls are firm again.
When ready to serve, combine the chocolate chips, cream and cinnamon in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. If the chips are not completely melted, stir and microwave for an additional 30 seconds.
Serve each fried ice cream ball with a drizzle of cinnamon-chocolate.