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Mexican Fried Ice Cream

Mexican Fried Ice Cream Recipe

Who wouldn't love this Mexican fried ice cream with cornflakes? It is made with creamy cinnamon ice cream that is topped with a sweet, crunchy, buttery cornflake crust.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 402kcal


  • 3 ½ cups crushed cornflakes measure after crushed
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter or ½ cup
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 16 oz cool whip
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup honey
  • chocolate syrup caramel syrup, whipped cream, and cherries for garnishing (optional)


  • Set 1 quart of vanilla ice cream out to lightly soften.
  • Meanwhile, melt ½ cup butter in frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add crushed 3 ½ cups cornflakes and ¾ cup sugar, mixing and stirring continuously. Be careful not to burn. Cook until crispy.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Spread half of cornflakes on 9x13 baking dish.
  • Mix ice cream, 16 oz cool whip, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
  • Spread ice cream mixture over cornflakes.
  • Spread remaining cornflakes over ice cream.
  • Drizzle honey over cornflakes.
  • Cover pan and freeze 5 hour or overnight.
  • Cut in squares to serve.



Note: Measure corn flakes after they have been crushed.
*Optional: Garnish by drizzling chocolate and caramel syrup. Top with whipped cream and a cherry.


Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 445mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 1225IU | Vitamin C: 11.2mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 15mg