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Corn Flaked Ice Cream Balls

Corn Flaked Ice Cream Balls

The following recipe and photography was provided by recipe developer and food photographer, Ashley Durand of Plate & Pen.

Many of us probably have fond summer memories of carnivals, and if there’s one thing these seasonal excursions are known for, it’s fried food!

From pickles and Oreos to corn dogs and Twinkies, we’ve somehow figured out a way to fry just about anything, including frozen favorites like ice cream!

Corn Flaked Ice Cream Balls

If you’ve ever had fried ice cream, you know that nothing compares to the contrast of the crunchy, warm exterior and creamy, cold center. It’s heaven!

Making fried ice cream at home can be a bit of a messy bear, so I decided to make things easier, and a little healthier, by rolling frozen balls of ice cream in Heinen’s cornflake cereal, which creates the same flavor and texture we know and love without all of the effort and calories!

These are about to become your new favorite summer dessert!

Let’s roll!

Corn Flaked Ice Cream Balls
Corn Flaked Ice Cream Balls
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  • Heinen's corn flake cereal
  • Heinen's vanilla ice cream
  • Dark chocolate syrup
  • 2 tsp. Heinen's ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • Cherries, for topping


  1. Pour half of a box of corn flake cereal into a sauté pan. Add the melted butter and cinnamon and sauté until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Set aside on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb the extra butter.
  2. Cool for about 30 minutes in the fridge.
  3. With clean hands, mold a few scoops of vanilla ice cream into a big ball.
  4. Quickly roll the ball into the plate of corn flakes. If there are empty spots on the ice cream, take handfuls of the flakes, crumble them in your hands and push them lightly onto the ice cream.
  5. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and top with a cherry! Enjoy immediately.

Corn Flaked Ice Cream Balls

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