Mini Monets and Mommies: Candy Corn Fried Ice Cream Halloween Dessert

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Candy Corn Fried Ice Cream Halloween Dessert

What does fried ice cream have to do with Halloween, fall treats or candy corn? Usually nothing. But, in this case I’m putting the super-sweet dessert ideas together into one recipe.

Candy corn

Ok, so I kind have a thing for ‘fried ice cream’. Technically, this isn’t really fried. It’s more breaded, but still quite tasty. When I was in high school the ‘cool’ math teacher was obsessed with Chi Chi’s fried ice cream. As an educational pioneer of the time, he put us into work groups to study with, do classwork with and take tests with. Before a big exam he would always say, “I want you all to get together the night before the test, go to Chi Chi’s for fried ice cream, and study there.” As you can imagine, I was totally excited when (fast-forward a few decades) my son came home from his middle school cooking class telling me that he had learned how to make none other than – fried ice cream!

Deciding not to make the ICE CREAM completely unhealthy, his teacher had them ‘bread’ them frozen stuff with corn flakes. I used that technique in this dessert as well. This method also works well if you have your kids helping. They can do most of the prep-work. Not wanting to miss out on the opportunity to carry the corn them on, I figured, “Why not add in some candy corn and make a Halloween fall treat?”

And here’s what happened…

Here’s What You’ll Need:

·        Vanilla ice cream

·        Corn flakes cereal

·        Candy corn

·        A tortilla

·        Cinnamon

·        Vegetable oil

·        Sugar

·        Optional: Honey

Here’s What to Do:

1.     The actual fried part – Fry the tortilla. Coat a frying pan with oil, put the tortilla on and fry it. Flip it and fry the other side.

2.     Mix a tablespoon of sugar with a pinch of cinnamon. Sprinkle the mix over the tortilla.
Sugar tortilla

3.     Crush the corn flakes. Put them into a bowl and use your freshly washed hands to smoosh them (as a bonus, this action is quite exfoliating and leaves your hands super-soft).
Crushed cereal

4.     Scoop the ice cream into a ball. Honestly, I don’t own an ice cream scoop. My solution was to use my hands (ala snow ball-making style) to form the sphere. The kids will get a kick out of ‘playing’ with their food while making an ice cream ball.
Dessert scoop

5.     Roll the ice cream in the corn flakes, coating it.
Corn flakes

6.     Press a few candy corns onto the outside of the ice cream where the corn flakes didn’t stick.

Halloween treat

7.     Set the finished product onto the fried tortilla.
Ice cream

8.     Optional: Add a drizzle of honey, a pinch more of cinnamon sugar or even garnish with festive gummies.

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  1. These looks really yummy! I love adding cookies and candy to my ice cream, but have never tried candy corn. I would love for you to link this up at Made for Kids link party

  2. Fried ice cream did you say??? LOVE IT!! And candy corns on top? What a great idea! Thanks for thinking of it, so I didn't have to! ;)
    Here from Inspire Me Monday.

  3. What a delicious idea, and how fun for the kids to make. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesdays link up. Hope to see you back next week.

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