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Fried Ice Cream

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + freezing


8 servings

Refrigerated pie crust sprinkled with cinnamon sugar makes short work of this eye-catching, mouthwatering treat from our Test Kitchen. TIP: Keep a batch of these in your freezer for impromptu entertaining all year long.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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  • 1 sheet refrigerated pie pastry
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 1/2 cup honey


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Unroll pastry onto an ungreased baking sheet. Mix sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over pastry. Prick thoroughly with a fork. Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  2. Place crust in a large resealable plastic bag; crush to form coarse crumbs. Transfer to a shallow bowl. Using a 1/2-cup ice cream scoop, drop a scoop of ice cream into crumbs; roll quickly to coat and shape into a ball. Transfer to a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; place in freezer. Repeat 7 times; freeze until firm, 1-2 hours.
  3. To serve, heat oil to 375° in an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer. Fry ice cream balls until golden, 8-10 seconds. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately in chilled dishes. Drizzle with honey.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 423 calories, 25g fat (8g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 154mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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