Mock Fried Ice Cream #Recipe Made With Honey Bunches of Oats

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Honey Bunches Of Oats is a cereal you’ll find in my kitchen frequently. The strawberry variety is my favorite, I love the subtle sweetness mixed with the crunch. I never really gave a ton of thought as to how Honey Bunches Of Oats could be incorporated into many dishes. I’m talking about perfect summertime foods fit for family, barbeque and picnics. I’m talking about dinner foods like crab cakes, and sides like sweet potato fries. I was super intrigued when I saw the cereal used to create a homemade rendition “fried ice cream”. I’ve only tried fried ice cream twice, and have never tried making a version of it at home myself. Time to change that!

Before I share my recipe, let me share the recipe that I used for inspiration.

“Fried” Ice cream with Cinnamon Chocolate Sauce

“Fried” Ice cream with Cinnamon Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds Cereal
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream

Cinnamon-Chocolate Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

Place cereal in a medium bowl and lightly crush with your hands or the back of a wooden spoon. Add coconut and chili powder and combine.

In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil. Add cereal and coconut mixture and fry until it is golden brown and toasted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.

Using a 1/2 cup measure, scoop ice cream and quickly form balls with your hands. Place on a small tray and immediately return to the freezer for at least 30 minutes or until the balls are firm.

Remove ice cream balls from freezer and quickly roll each ball in the cereal and coconut mixture. Return to freezer for at least another 30 minutes or until the balls are firm again.

When ready to serve, combine the chocolate chips, cream and cinnamon in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. If the chips are not completely melted, stir and microwave for an additional 30 seconds.

Serve each fried ice cream ball with a drizzle of cinnamon-chocolate.

Tips and Suggestions

Topping Substitute: Substitute 1/2 cup chocolate sauce for chocolate chips and heavy cream.

Mock Fried Ice cream with Chocolate Sauce recipe

Now I’m going to share my recipe with you. Coconut, nuts, and heat in my food are just not things I rush to have so I decided to go in a slightly different direction. I decided to combine some of my favorite flavors – strawberries and chocolate – together. Basically I did follow the original recipe but modified it with direct ingredient swaps. The resulting dish did remind me of fried ice cream. I loved that the crunch of the cereal provided some texture and some additional flavor. Here’s how I made it.

Mock Fried Ice cream with Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Honey Bunches of Oats with Strawberries Cereal
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon graham crackers
  • 2 cups strawberry ice cream
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil

Chocolate Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy cream

Directions

Using a 1/2 cup measure, scoop ice cream and quickly form balls with your hands. Place on a small tray and immediately return to the freezer for at least 30 minutes or until the balls are firm.

Place cereal in a plastic bag and lightly crush with your hands or the back of a wooden spoon. Do the same with the graham cracker. Combine the two items together in a bowl and mix well.

In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil. Add the cereal mixture and fry until it is golden brown and toasted, which takes about 3-5 minutes. Remove the mixture from the heat and cool completely.

Mock Fried Ice cream with Chocolate Sauce recipe

Remove ice cream balls from freezer and quickly roll each ball in the cereal mixture. Return to freezer for at least another 30 minutes or until the balls are firm again.

When ready to serve, combine the chocolate chips, cream and cinnamon in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. If the chips are not completely melted, stir and microwave for an additional 30 seconds.

Serve each fried ice cream ball with a drizzle of chocolate.

Tips and Suggestions

Topping Substitute: Substitute 1/2 cup chocolate sauce for chocolate chips and heavy cream.

What dish could you incorporate Honey Bunches of Oats cereal into?

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21 comments

Joanne T Ferguson June 29, 2015 - 3:27 am

I love this idea for fried ice cream! Let’s just say previous attempts to make the real thing did not work just as I had it planned!

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Denise June 29, 2015 - 10:48 am

This is great learning how to make fried ice cream and use honey bunches. I am going to give it a try

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Ourfamilyworld June 29, 2015 - 1:25 pm

That fried ice cream looks so good! I think it would be great to use in apple or berry crumble, too.

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Michele June 29, 2015 - 3:40 pm

I definitely like your recipe better then the “hot” one!! I would love to try to make this. I never thought about using Honey Bunches of Oats in recipes-but could definitely see using it as a coating for chicken.

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tammileetips June 29, 2015 - 3:52 pm

I love this way of making fried ice cream! This looks like it would be an amazing treat to have with our heat wave right now.

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Liz Mays June 29, 2015 - 4:28 pm

This is just a clever way to use Honey Bunches of Oats. I have to try this with my gelato!

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coolchillmom June 29, 2015 - 6:26 pm

What a great idea! I will be the coolest mom serving this

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Jacob Fu June 29, 2015 - 7:28 pm

Yum! This looks so good! I love fried icecream and this looks a lot easier to do.

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Jaime Nicole June 29, 2015 - 7:59 pm

This is a really creative recipe. It looks delicious and the sauce sounds great! Thank you for sharing this one – we will try it soon!

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Angie June 29, 2015 - 9:05 pm

Oh boy, this looks sinfully good! I really like Honey Bunches of oats as well (although I don’t think I’ve had the strawberry kind) but this definitely takes it up a notch :-). This will be going on my sweet treat Pinterest board for sure.

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Franc Ramon June 29, 2015 - 9:58 pm

I love Ice Cream! Adding honey bunches of oats, would give it a more unique taste and presentation.

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Angelic Sinova June 29, 2015 - 11:11 pm

Fried ice cream?! SIGN ME UP! I can’t wait to try this recipe soon, it looks amazing <3

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Stefany June 29, 2015 - 11:46 pm

This may be my new favorite recipe. I LOVE fried ice cream but it is so hard to make. This is a great way to get the same flavors!

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Sandy a la Mode June 30, 2015 - 12:44 am

this seriously looks amazing!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

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Crystal | The Poor Explorer June 30, 2015 - 2:06 am

Oh my! That looks amazing! I would use honey bunches of oats like gremolata. Or on yoghurt. Or just eat them straight from the box cause they’re so tasty, mmmm.

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Annemarie LeBlanc June 30, 2015 - 3:30 am

This is wonderful. I tried fried ice cream once years ago but never thought to try and make it. I was frightened it was complicated. You have inspired me I am going to make your recipe. Thanks so much for sharing my family is going to be very happy!

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patricia Marsden June 30, 2015 - 9:42 am

In traveling out and about America, I have tried french fried ice cream many times–almost all disappointing. However, I did find a fried ice cream in a Mexican restaurant in Tucson. My gold standard remains the old WDW resort one at the Disney Inn (eventual Shades of Green.) Microwave? Chocolate? However, I did find a fried ice cream in a Mexican restaurant in Tucson.

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Krystal June 30, 2015 - 11:43 pm

I have never had fried ice cream let alone mock fried ice cream! I need to get started since I love desserts!

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Rebecca Swenor July 1, 2015 - 7:47 am

I am so going to be making these this summer. I love fried ice cream but I never thought there was chili powder in it. This sound delicious and I am going to be trying this this weekend for the fourth. Thanks for sharing.

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Alison July 2, 2015 - 10:51 am

I never would have thought about using Honey Bunches of Oats in this manner – but it definitely sounds interesting enough to try. I really love your version of it – it sounds great!

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Aisha Kristine Chong July 3, 2015 - 11:46 pm

Ohh and I honestly never had anything like this before. Makes me want to try.

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