Happy National Ice Cream Day! This No Fry Fried Ice Cream is the perfect way to celebrate and it’s totally kid friendly because there is no frying involved.
Did you know there was a National Ice Cream Day? Well, at our house we like to think of every day as National Ice Cream Day!
So in honor one of my favorite holidays, I have a fun post for you today. I invited my little friend Addy to come over and help me make some kid friendly no fry fried ice cream. One of my favorite desserts at a Mexican restaurant is fried ice cream but making it at home just seems a little overwhelming – how do you fry ice cream?
Well today I have a fun no fry version that the kids are going to love making and eating because it involves two of their favorite food groups – ice cream and sugar cereal! Truth be told, the adults are going to love this too. What’s your favorite cereal?? I had a few cereals to choose from – Rice Krispies, Cocoa Krispies, Fruity Pebbles, Captain Crunch and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. You will need to smash up the larger cereals like the Captain Crunch and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
This is a fun activity for the kids to do in the kitchen. They can choose their favorite cereal and make their own serving of no fry fried ice cream. I prescooped the ice cream ahead of time and then put them in the freezer so they were nice and firm.
The next step is to choose your favorite cereal – fruity pebbles anyone?
Place a 1/2 cup of cereal along with a tablespoon of melted butter and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar in a bowl and stir to combine.
Make sure your hands are clean because it is much easier to do this next step with your hands versus a spoon. Put the ice cream into the cereal and turn to coat. Push in on the cereal so it sticks good.
You can put the ice cream back in the freezer at this point to firm up a bit if you want but if your ice cream was nice and hard it probably won’t be necessary. It will be ready to eat so just place the cereal covered ice cream on a plate and then you are ready to garnish!
We added some whipped cream and some strawberry syrup to our Fruity Pebble No Fry Fried Ice Cream! Just watch for the smiles!
Another favorite combo was Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal with caramel syrup.
And truth be told, I’m a big fan of Captain Crunch too! My newphew introduced me to a Captain Crunch milkshake when we were in Bear Lake and it is quite tasty!
When Addy’s family came to pick her up we shared with her brothers. They were pretty excited about the whipped cream!
Making kid friendly no fry fried ice cream is the perfect way to celebrate just about anything, especially National Ice Cream Day!
- 1 scoop ice cream vanilla or flavor of choice
- 1/2 cup favorite cereal crushed if needed
- 1 Tbsp butter melted
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- whipped cream
- chocolate strawberry and/or caramel topping
- Scoop ice cream and place on baking sheet and place in freezer to firm up.
- Put 1/2 cup of cereal, melted butter and brown sugar into a bowl and stir to combine
- Coat frozen ice cream ball with cereal mixture.
- Refreeze if needed
- Garnish with whipped cream and syrup of choice.
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