Cocoa Krispies Fried Ice Cream

August 24, 2015
Cocoa Krispies Fried Ice Cream is a chocolaty version of a classic.  Enjoy this perfect combination of crunchy-on-the-outside and cool-and-creamy on the inside whipped up right at home.

Cocoa Krispies Fried Ice Cream

I recently shared a post about my first experience with Classic Fried Ice Cream ... I remember well enjoying it for the first time at a favorite Mexican restaurant chain.  Fried Ice Cream is just the perfect combination of crunchy-on-the-outside and cool-and-creamy on the inside, don't you think?

Well, when I decided to try my hand at making classic Fried Ice Cream at home, I decided to experiment, too ... Like I always love to do!
As you probably know, 'regular' fried ice cream is coated in cornflakes cereal before it's fried.  When I opened my pantry to grab the box of cornflakes, my eyes landed on another box of cereal perched there on the cereal shelf.

Yes, I spied a box of chocolaty Cocoa Krispies.

I thought to myself, "Hmmm, I wonder if Cocoa Krispies would be good as the coating on fried ice cream?"  And, of course ... I just had to give it a try.

And guess what?  Cocoa Krispies are  good as the coating on fried ice cream!  In fact, I like Cocoa Krispies Fried Ice Cream even better than I like the original.

The process for making Cocoa Krispies Fried Ice Cream is the same as the original ... coat balls of vanilla ice cream in egg wash and crushed cereal ...

Cocoa Krispies Fried Ice Cream

... fry it up ...

Cocoa Krispies Fried Ice Cream

... and dig in to enjoy!

Cocoa Krispies Fried Ice Cream

Mmmmmm ~ chocolate-and-vanilla goodness.

I think you'll enjoy this combination of chocolaty crunchy-on-the-outside and cool-and-creamy on the inside as much ... if not more  ... than the original.

What would you try as your fried ice cream coating?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Cocoa Krispies Fried Ice Cream

Cocoa Krispies Fried Ice Cream
Source:  A Tracey creation
(Printable recipe)
For 4 servings:
  • 2 to 3 c. vanilla ice cream
  • 2 1/2 c. lightly crushed Cocoa Krispies cereal
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • vegetable or peanut oil, for frying
  • chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and cherries for serving
  1. Lay four pieces of plastic wrap out on the counter top. Scoop 1/2 to 1/3 cup ice cream into the center of each. Pull plastic wrap up around each ice cream scoop, twisting closed at the top. Use your hands to form each into a ball shape. Freeze until firm, about one hour.
  2. Place crushed Cocoa Krispies in a shallow bowl. In a second bowl, combine beaten eggs and vanilla extract.
  3. Remove one ice cream ball from the freezer at a time. Unwrap and roll in egg mixture, and then in Cocoa Krispies. {Note ~ Be sure to completely coat each ice cream ball with egg mixture. As the ice cream fries, the egg mixture seals it and prevents melting and dripping.} Repeat with remaining ice cream balls. Place coated ice cream balls on a pan and return to the freezer. Freeze at least one hour until very firm. {Ice cream balls may be prepared to this point up to two days in advance. Store covered with plastic wrap in the freezer until you are ready to fry and enjoy.}
  4. Fill a deep fat fryer or heavy saucepan with enough vegetable or peanut oil to cover the ice cream. Heat oil to 375 degrees. Once oil is hot, fry two ice cream balls at a time until coating is light golden brown, about 15 seconds. Quickly remove from oil and place on paper towels to drain for a few seconds. Return fried ice cream to the freezer while you fry the remaining ice cream balls.
  5. To serve, place a dollop of whipped cream in the bottom of four ice cream dishes or on small serving plates. Place fried ice cream on top. Drizzle with chocolate sauce and top with whipped cream and a cherry. Serve immediately.

Please enjoy these other yummy ice cream creations from The Kitchen is My Playground ...


  1. What an awesome idea....I can almost taste it. So glad you shared with us at Weekend Potluck. Have a delicious weekend! (At your doubt you will. =)

  2. Your Cocoa Krispies Fried Ice Cream will be a special treat. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. OMGoodness! Looks so yummy. A definite TO DO when the grandchildren next visit. (Thank you) -Brenda-

  4. Oh my goodness Tracey, this looks beyond amazing! Pinned! I have to try this out! Thanks so much for sharing on Making Memories Mondays!

    1. This is so delicious that I just had to feature it on this week's MMM!!! Yum! Thanks so much Tracey for sharing! :-)


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