Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Monday, August 18, 2014

"Fried" Ice Cream Pie #IceCreamWeek

Here on RKA, we are starting off #IceCreamWeek with a fantastic recipe for "Fried" Ice Cream Pie!!  Did you know today is National Ice Cream Pie Day?  How lucky for me (and YOU!), This easy recipe is one of my very favorite things to order at my local Mexican restaurant!

The ice cream is not actually fried in oil...but you know, that "fried" sweet, crispy crunchy topping they put on a big ball of vanilla ice cream and then drizzle with honey or chocolate syrup (or both!), and top with whipped cream, and a cherry?  If you have never had the pleasure of indulging in this amazing must try this recipe!! If you are familiar with the kind of "fried" ice cream I am talking about...then YOU MUST TRY THIS RECIPE!  :)

"Fried" Ice Cream Pie #IceCreamWeek  Easy restuarant food at home!

Because this pie uses store bought ice cream and non-dairy whipped's actually pretty easy to make more diet friendly.  By choosing reduced fat or non fat products, you can help control the calories in this pie.  You can also top this pie however you like or not at all.  The choice is yours!

"Fried" Ice Cream Pie #IceCreamWeek  Easy restaurant food at home!

My family LOVED this dessert...and so did I!  It's so easy to make as well.  The hardest part is waiting for it to freeze.

"Fried" Ice Cream Pie #IceCreamWeek Restuarant food at home!

So what are you waiting for?  Go out and get the ingredients you need to make this today...and make your mouth and tummy happy!  Don't forget to scroll down and enter to win the amazing giveaway too!

"Fried" Ice Cream Pie

"Fried" Ice Cream Pie #IceCreamWeek  Easy restaurant food at home!
Just like the "fried" ice cream at my favorite Mexican restaurant! Easy and delicious!


  • 1/2 container of 1.5 quart reduced calorie vanilla ice cream
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip® Free, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups crushed corn flakes
  • 4 TBS. butter
  • 3 TBS. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 8 maraschino cherries, optional
  • chocolate syrup or honey, optional


  1. In a small skillet, melt the butter over med heat. Add in the crushed cornflakes, almonds, sugar and salt. Mix well to combine. Allow to cool to room temp.
  2. Set out ice cream and allow to soften. When soft enough, fold in 1/2 of the container of Cool Whip and cinnamon.
  3. In a deep dish 9" pie plate, put half the crumb mixture on the bottom. Pat to an even layer. Spread the ice cream mixture over the crumbs. Top the ice cream mixture with the remaining crumbs.
  4. Cover pie with plastic wrap and put the pie in freezer until frozen. (About 2 hours or longer)
  5. Before serving, cut pie into 8 slices. Garnish each slice with the remaining Cool Whip and a maraschino cherry. Drizzle with chocolate syrup or honey, if desired.
Yield: 1- 9" pie, 8 slices
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Cook time: 02 hrs. 00 mins.
Total time: 2 hrs. 15 mins.
Tags: ice cream, fried, cinnamon, dessert, frozen

Adapted from Growing Up Gabel 

*I am not going to furnish nutrition information for this dessert, as it will vary according to the brand of ice cream you use.  I used Edy's Slow Churned Vanilla for my pie.  

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  1. I love the crunchy topping combined with the creamy ice cream!

    1. the crunchy topping is so good. I could eat just that. But then it wouldn't be an ice cream pie! lol thanks for stopping by Tonia!

  2. What a concept! Your post has left me speechless, and hungry!! Would love to try just one slice... :-)

    1. I'll bring you a slice my next trip to WI! lol

  3. I love the faux fried topping. Will definitely have to try it out soon.

    1. the faux topping is m favorite part! thanks for stopping by Terri!

  4. How fun to make fried ice cream in pie form! My family would love it!!!

  5. I love Dark Sweet Cherry ice cream! This fried ice cream pie looks fabulous!! Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. thanks Sheena! Good luck with the giveaway!

  6. I love your ice cream pie. Would you believe I've never had the "fried" ice cream? Justin loves it and always orders it for dessert at the local Mexican place. I will have to give your recipe a try soon!

    1. My boys said this tastes just like the kind we get in the restaurant! You def should give it a try!

  7. Your Fried Ice Cream looks like a fun dessert for a BBQ crowd. Thanks Renee. Pinned!

    1. Yes! You could definitely make this for a crowd. Double the ingredients and you can make in a 9x13 pan! Thanks for stopping by KC!

  8. This is so clever and crunch is essential to ice cream cakes and pies!

  9. I want it, I need it, I have to have it. This is fabulous Renee. I can't wait to try it.

    Thanks so much for joining us for this event. It's so nice to have you along for the ice cream ride.

  10. Great dessert for summer! I would skip cherries on top ;)

  11. Someone is going to be in ice cream heaven! :)

  12. My favorite is homemade vanilla. I need to try this pie. Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck everyone.

  13. I'm pretty plain vanilla bean for me.

  14. Very cool idea to make a "fried" ice cream pie! Need to try this recipe.

  15. I have never had one of these beautiful pies! It looks so easy to make and amazingly delish! I can't wait to try it. I know the fam will love this! thanks for sharing, Renee!

  16. Banana is my favorite ice cream flavor!

  17. I forget the cinnamon due to chaos but still good


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