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Today’s introduction is gonna be on the short side but I know y’all will understand. My two kids are busy laughing and growing up in the other room so I’m anxious to get in there and laugh with them and maybe try to get them to stay kids a little bit longer. ~sighs~ Being a parent is such an odd experience. Some days seem to go on forever and then just when you least expect it they hit the fast forward button on you and threaten to leave you in the dust if you don’t hurry after them! They may be destined to outrun me in the long haul, but I sure can keep them my babies for a few more years. Alright, enough of my Mama ramblings, on to the ice cream…
I’ve never had honest to goodness fried ice cream, but my mother has and raves about it. Good news is, she raves about my unfried fried ice cream just as much! Although different (and definitely not fried) this is an easy way to prepare a yummy dessert with a delicious crunchy topping. I like to serve it topped with whipped cream, drizzled in honey, and with a little cherry for effect.
This is easy as pie to make and oh so good. I hope you get to try it soon. I served it to my Mother and Father in law on their last visit and my Mother in Law has been anxiously waiting on me to post this recipe. Here ya go, Linda!
You’ll need: Cereal, Vanilla Ice Cream, Cinnamon, Butter, and a little Sugar.
I like to use one of those Honey, Oats, and Almond cereals for this, like Honey Bunches of Oats. I’m using Mom’s Best Brand because I am madly, ravingly in love with these cereals. I buy them at Krogers in the natural foods section. The kids like Mom’s Best version of Lucky Charms and I LOVE their version of frosted mini wheats. Just so ya know, they are not sponsoring this post and have no idea I am posting about them. I just wanted to let ya know that it’s a great new product that my family loves.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with different cereals and flavors here. Have a little faith in yourself and your own creativity. There is a great quote from a Winnie the Pooh story that reads “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
That applies double to you .
Scoop out your ice cream and place it on waxed paper lined baking sheets.
Place these scoops back into the freezer for about an hour, or until very hard.
Melt your butter and add in cinnamon and sugar
Stir that up well.
Place your cereal in a gallon sized zipper bag.
and crush it.
I just used my hands to crush this. You can use a glass or rolling pin if you like but my hands are the one kitchen tool I never have to look for so why bother using something else?
Most days, life is so much simpler than we would have ourselves believe.
Pour your butter blend into the bag with the crushed cereal.
Seal the bag and mix it up good with your hands.
I am destined to always have little paint splatters on my dining room table (yellow paint on top left).
I can complain about having paint on my table or I can be happy that:
1. I have kids
2. I have a table
3. They are having a fun childhood.
Two sides to every coin. It’s all in what we choose to focus on.
I line mine with aluminum foil to have easier cleanup. Place this in the oven at 350 just until toasted. This won’t take but five minutes or so. YOU HAVE TO KEEP AN EYE ON IT
or this will happen.
Hey, I got busy.
Toasting cereal take 2…
This is the cereal toasted like it is supposed to be.
Now get your hardened ice cream balls from the freezer.
Using your hands, roll each one around while pressing into the cereal mixture.
oh goodness! I wish you could taste this!!!
Cover that and return to the freezer.
Top each serving with whipped cream, a cherry, and honey drizzled over.
Best if served same day as cereal won’t be as crunchy a day or two later.
You can count the seeds in an apple,
but you can’t count the apples in a seed.
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