Fried Ice Cream

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 1 large sundae, or 3 small sundaes
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2 tablespoons salted butter

1 cup cornflakes cereal, crushed 

1 tablespoon sugar 

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

Pinch kosher salt 

3 scoops ice cream of your choice (vanilla, strawberry, pistachio) 

Canned whipped cream, for serving 

1 tablespoon rainbow sprinkles 

3 maraschino cherries with stems 


  1. Melt the butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the crushed cornflakes and toast until golden, about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the sugar, cinnamon and salt. Allow to cool slightly.
  3. Scoop the ice cream into a bowl or bowls, and spoon over generous quantities of the fried cornflake crumbs. Top with some whipped cream, sprinkles and maraschino cherries.