Combine the crunchy deliciousness of deep-fried ice cream with the creamy deliciousness of a milkshake for a homemade version of those over-top milkshakes that are all the rage these days… or as I call them, deep-fried ice cream milkshakes.
Have you tried fried ice cream before? It involves ice cream being coated in a batter and immediately deep-fried. The combination of the warm crispy coating and the cold ice cream is so tasty!
Today I’m using the crunchy deliciousness of fried ice cream as inspiration for these over-the-top fried ice cream milkshakes. This is my take on those whimsical freak shakes taking over the world these days and I know they’ll help you get through the heat of summer.
Instead of actually deep frying the ice cream, I’m deep-frying the coating only and adding this to the edge of my milkshake glass and sprinkling it on top as well. It includes a crispy combination of graham cracker crumbs, cornflakes, and cinnamon sugar. Many Mexican fried ice cream recipes include cinnamon sugar in the batter, which is where I got my inspiration! Then we need to make our milkshakes, which are a creamy combination of vanilla ice cream, cinnamon sugar, and milk.
The final touch is adding chocolate syrup to the serving glass and on top with a dollop of whipped cream. Oh yes, these fried ice cream milkshakes are so sweet, rich, and flavorful. Impress your family by going a few steps beyond just throwing ice cream in a blender and get ready for huge smiles of appreciation! After all, if anyone in your life is worth a little star treatment it’s them!
If you want to give fried ice cream a go, I have a no-fry fried ice cream recipe you should try (we bake the ice cream instead of deep-frying, but it’s just as good, trust me).
- Graham cracker crumbs
- Corn flakes (plain)
- Cinnamon sugar (ground cinnamon and granulated sugar)
- Good quality vanilla ice cream
- Whipped cream
- Chocolate syrup
How to Make Deep Fried Ice Cream Milkshakes
In a large bowl, add the dry ingredients: crushed corn flakes, graham cracker crumbs, and 1/4 cup of cinnamon sugar. Stir to mix. Do not crush cornflakes in a food processor. Instead, slightly crush them with your hands.
Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat.
Add the cornflake mixture to the frying pan and fry for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from stove and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes.
Pour honey on a plate and dip the rims of each serving glass in it. Immediately place each rim in the fried cornflakes to coat and then set aside.
Add the ice cream, milk, and the remaining cinnamon sugar to a blender and blend until desired consistency is achieved.
Drizzle chocolate syrup inside your serving glasses (on the sides).
Pour the milkshake into each serving glass. Add whipped cream and drizzle more chocolate syrup on top.
Generously spoon the fried cornflake mixture all over the whipped cream. ENJOY!
It’s best to serve immediately.
- While I recommend vanilla ice cream, if you like you can use chocolate ice cream instead.
- Substitute the chocolate sauce for caramel sauce instead.
- Add a maraschino cherry on top for the perfect finishing touch!
What is fried ice cream?
Fried ice cream is a dessert that includes a scoop of frozen ice cream coated in a batter and quickly deep fried. The ice cream remains cold but now has a warm and crispy outer layer. I use this as inspiration for this recipe, which includes the deep-fried ice cream coating placed on top of the milkshake.
Is fried ice cream of Asian origin?
There are conflicting stories about the origin of deep-fried ice cream. Some believe it first appeared at the Chicago World Fair, while it’s also been associated with Asian cuisine in America since the 1970s. It’s also become associated with Mexican cuisine since Chi-Chi’s created a signature dessert in the 1980s that includes fried ice cream made with tortillas and cinnamon.
You may also like these other irresistible ice cream recipes:
- 1/2 stick unsalted butter
- 2 cups Kellogg's Cornflakes cereal, slightly crushed
- 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup cinnamon sugar mixture, divided
- 4 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup milk
- honey to garnish
- chocolate syrup to garnish
- whipped cream to garnish
- In a large bowl, add the dry ingredients: crushed corn flakes, graham cracker crumbs, and 1/4 cup of cinnamon sugar. Stir to mix. Do not crush cornflakes in a food processor. Instead, slightly crush them with your hands.2 cups Kellogg's Cornflakes cereal, slightly crushed, 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup cinnamon sugar mixture, divided
- Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat.1/2 stick unsalted butter
- Add the cornflake mixture to the frying pan and fry for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from stove and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes.
- Pour honey on a plate and dip the rims of each serving glass in it. Immediately place each rim in the fried cornflakes to coat and then set aside.honey to garnish
- Add the ice cream, milk, and the remaining cinnamon sugar to a blender and blend until desired consistency is achieved.4 cups vanilla ice cream, 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup cinnamon sugar mixture, divided
- Drizzle chocolate syrup inside your serving glasses (on the sides).chocolate syrup to garnish
- Pour the milkshake into each serving glass. Add whipped cream and drizzle more chocolate syrup on top.whipped cream to garnish
- Generously spoon the fried cornflake mixture all over the whipped cream. ENJOY!
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