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Almost-Fried Ice Cream Cups!

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Fried Ice cream

Crispy baked cinnamon shells make a delicious little bowl for a scoop of ice cream. It’s all the flavor of fried ice cream without the frying part!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!! I love celebrating all things Mexico. I spent many years of my life taking teams down to a tiny town in Sinoloa to partner with a church there in reaching out to their community. I remember those trips, the dear people we met, and the unbelievably delicious food they made, often. Makes me smile!

We never actually had fried ice cream there, but it seems a staple in all American Mexican restaurants. I’ve made these little cinnamon cups before, in my Cinnamon Cheesecake Cups recipe, and I love the re-purposing of wonton wraps as crispy sweet cups for desserts!

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Here’s how we made these yummy desserts: (printable recipe)


  • 24 wonton wraps
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups finely crushed frosted flakes
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Toppings as desired


  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees
  • In a small bowl, combine crushed corn flakes and cinnamon.
  • Lightly spray the front and back of a wonton wrap and place into corn flake/ cinnamon mixture to coat both sides.
  • Place into a whoopie pie pan (you can use a muffin tin instead, but cups will hold a little less ice cream).
  • Bake at 350F degrees for 8 minutes (until crispy and golden brown)

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  • Remove from oven and cool completely.
  • Place a scoop of ice cream into each cooled “bowl” , sprinkle with remaining corn flake and cinnamon mixture, add toppings as desired and….ENJOY!!!!!
    Fried Ice Cream3My thoughts : These are truly delicious. I kept my leftover “bowls” in a zip-top bags for several days without losing that “crunch”, so these are even good to make a little ahead and just pull out with ice cream to serve later. YUM!!!  I hope you get a chance to try them! Enjoy!!! ~r

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Other fun recipes for Cinco de Mayo: (just click on a photo to see the recipe)

Mexican Chocolate MilkTres Leches Cake with caramel and fruitCreamy Mango Pops!Dulce de Leche caramel sauce form a can


About Ruthanne

Ruthanne is a scientist with a passion for baking and food photography. Using her kitchen as a lab, she loves experimenting with a variety of flavors and ingredients to create unique, fun and ultimately tasty delights! Thus she created EasyBaked, a website where sugar and chocolate overflow in fun and easy recipes. Her Motto: Money can’t buy happiness -- but it can buy marshmallows, and that’s nearly the same thing!

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  1. Reblogged this on straykatstrut and commented:
    This would certainly hit the spot right now. Yum!


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