Air Fryer Fried Ice Cream Recipe

Can I make a restaurant-style air fryer fried ice cream recipe?

You certainly can. There’s no oil and no mess! With this simple Air Fryer Fried Ice Cream recipe, you can make this restaurant-style treat at home! Soft vanilla ice cream with a crunchy cinnamon sugar covering – a delectable treat for the whole family! We’ll teach you how to do it the traditional way.

It has the same delightful crunchy-creamy, over-the-top goodness as your favorite deep-fried ice cream, but it’s created in an air fryer, which makes it easier and healthier to make.

Air Fryer Ice Cream is a wonderful dish to create for and with children, but let me tell you, even adults will like it. If you mention deep-fried ice cream to almost anyone, I guarantee you’ll receive a positive response.


  • 1-gallon vanilla ice cream
  • 3 cups crumbled Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
  • Optional topping: chocolate syrup
  • Optional topping: whipped cream
  • Optional topping: maraschino cherries

How to make an air fryer fried ice cream recipe

  • Using parchment paper, line a baking sheet.
  • Place the Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal in a zip lock bag and smash it with a rolling pin.
  • Put the crumbled cereal on a big platter.
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  • Scoop out the ice cream and roll it into big balls using your palms.
  • Each ball should contain about 1 cup of ice cream.
  • Roll each ice cream ball in the crushed cereal one at a time, pushing the cereal firmly into the ice cream and refining the spherical shape of each ice cream ball.
  • Roll the ice cream in the grains as required until thoroughly covered.
  • Place the ice cream balls on a baking sheet coated with parchment paper and freeze for 3-4 hours.
  • Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 400 degrees F. I made this in a COSORI Air Fryer, but you may use any air fryer you have on hand.
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  • Take the ice cream out of the freezer and place it in the air fryer.
  • Two minutes in an air fryer at 400 degrees F.
  • Serve immediately with your preferred garnishes.
serve Air Fryer Fried Ice Cream

Time & Servings

  • Total Time: 3 Hour
  • Servings: 4-5

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 650kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 94g
  • Protein: 13g
  • Fat: 27g
  • Cholesterol: 104mg
  • Sodium: 454mg
  • Potassium: 642mg
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Sugar: 55g
  • Calcium: 402mg
  • Iron: 14mg

Questions and Answers about Air Fryer Fried Ice Cream Recipe

How do you fry ice cream without it melting?

In a pan, heat the oil. Bring the oil temperature to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Fry the ice cream ball in the oil for about 15 to 20 seconds.

Can you put raw batter in an air fryer?

Battered Foods – An air fryer will not properly cook an extremely wet batter, such as the cornmeal batter on a corndog. Any thick or wet coating will leak through the perforated basket before it has a chance to crisp. The heated oil bath in a classic deep fryer is essential for preparing battered food.

Which milk is used in ice cream rolls?

Whole milk – For the finest results, you must use whole milk. White granulated sugar – The sugar will be the primary sweetener in the rolled ice cream.

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I am Chef Harunur Rashid Azim. I inherited my family's love of cooking at a young age. I graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in London, UK, with determination and passion to become a chef. Follow me on Twitter: @RashidIsChef, FB: Azim

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