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Fried Ice Cream Balls – The Easiest Recipe For Fiesta Fun

With summer in full swing hosting a fiesta party and serving up fried ice cream seems like a great idea. These fiesta fried ice cream balls are both refreshing and crispy fried goodness at the same time. WIN! Topped with sprinkles & whip cream the easy recipe will come together in minutes and leave your party filled with the best kind of summer fun.

Fiesta Fried Ice Cream Balls

Why I love Fried Ice Cream

No summer siestas here, it’s time for a fiesta with our favorite fried ice cream recipe! I adore fried ice cream because of it’s wonderful combination of comforting and refreshingly cold. This delicious vanilla breading and cool ice cream, makes this twist on the Mexican dessert a perfect summer staple.

And while you have the ice cream out here are a few other fiesta style ways to eat it:

Fried Ice Cream Recipe

Which Fryer Is The Best For Making Fried Ice Cream

The one thing that is hard to get by needing when it comes to fried ice cream is a fryer. I go back and forth on my love/hate relationship with personal friers at home. This fryer is the best I’ve found to keep stored and pull out for the occasional fried ice cream recipe needs.

Fried Ice Cream

An easy fried ice cream recipe to make for summer parties that looks as festive as it tastes.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy fried ice cream, fried ice cream, Fried ice cream recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Frezzing time 30 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 1 fried ice cream ball
Calories 335 kcal


  • Ice Cream
  • Ice Cream Scoop
  • Pound Cake
  • Egg
  • ¼ Cup Milk
  • Vanilla Cookie
  • Oil
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Cupcake Pan/ Cookie Sheet
  • Rolling Pin
  • Food Processor
  • Fryer/Pan


  1. Scoop out desired amount of ice cream scoops, freeze for at least 2 hours. .
  2. Take your premade pound cake and cut into slices.
  3. Lay out a piece of plastic wrap and 3 pieces of pound cake.
  4. Use your rolling pin and roll out our pieces of pound cake. Make sure you flour your rolling pin to avoid the cake sticking to your pin.

  5. Take your frozen ice cream scoop and place it in the middle of your rolled pound cake.
  6. Using your plastic wrap, wrap the pound cake tightly around the ice cream scoop. Make sure your cover your ice cream completely. If you have any holes just pack on a little more cake.

  7. Leave the plastic wrap around your ice cream and freeze for at least 2 hours.
  8. Grab your vanilla cookies and mince them finely.
  9. Mix 1 egg and ¼ cup of milk thoroughly.
  10. Dip the frozen ice cream ball into the egg/milk mixture then into your minced cookie.

  11. Drop in your breaded ice cream ball into your hot oil for about 15 - 20 seconds. 

Recipe Notes

Helpful Tip: Use one hand for your liquid ingredients and the other for your dry ingredients. This cuts down on the breading for sticking to your fingers and removing it from your ice cream ball.

Easy Fried Ice Cream

Serve the ice cream balls immediately with whip cream and sprinkles for a fiesta fun summer party that tastes as great as it looks.

(Photos & video @ASubtleRevelry created for us by Whitney Gray)

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