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Gluten Free Fried Ice Cream

Have you ever had gluten free fried ice cream, or fried ice cream before? If not, you’re in for a fun and delicious treat. I love making this for guests. It is a real conversation maker. Traditionally, they are made with ground corn flakes, but if you cannot find any such as Glutino Corn Rice Flakes, you can use your favorite cereal such as Gluten Free Rice Krispies and others. Even ground gluten free graham crackers will work. You have a choice of either grinding the cereal finely or crushing them so they are left in little pieces. For a thicker batter, I have provided a link to my Gluten Free Churros batter, if you’re up for experimenting. Meanwhile, enjoy this delicious Mexican treat.

Gluten Free Deep Fried Ice Cream

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: Makes 6 servings.

Gluten Free Deep Fried Ice Cream

An easy and delicious gluten free fried ice cream recipe, a Mexican favorite. Impress your guests or family with very little effort.


  • 6 rounded scoops of gluten free vanilla ice cream (or French vanilla or other flavor) (dairy-free, if needed)
  • 1 cup ground (or crushed) Glutino Corn Rice Flakes* (or Gluten Free Churro batter
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/2 cup corn flour (not cornstarch) (or rice flour or all-purpose gluten-free flour)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • Cooking oil, for frying


  1. Place a baking sheet in your freezer for about 1 hour to chill.
  2. Using a spring action ice cream scooper, scoop single scoops of ice cream scoops onto the chilled baking sheet and freeze them until they are super hard, about 2 - 3 hours.
  3. In a shallow bowl, mix the corn rice crumbs, sugar, and if using, cinnamon, together, and set it aside. Add the flour to a separate bowl and set it aside. Beat the eggs in another bowl and set it aside.
  4. Once the ice cream is frozen, roll the ice cream scoops in your flour of choice (brown rice flour works perfectly); roll them in the beaten egg. Then, roll them in the crumbs. (Keep the ice cream in the freezer and work with one at a time, placing them back in the freezer until needed.)
  5. Preheat enough oil to cover the scoops of ice cream in a deep-fryer, deep saucepan, or Dutch oven to 375°F. If you do not have enough oil to cover the scoops completely, you can just roll them around as the fry.
  6. Fry them for only a few seconds and serve immediately in glass ice cream dishes. Then top them with your favorite sauces or eat plain.
  7. Suggested Sauces:
  8. Chocolate Gluten Free Caramel Sauce
  9. Gluten Free Dulce de Leche
  10. Dairy-Free Corn- Free Gluten-Free Caramel Sauce
  11. Gluten Free Chocolate Ganache
  12. Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Raw Ganache
  13. Strawberry Sauce
  14. Honey


*For those allergic to soy, tree nuts or sesame, use a substitute for the Glutino Corn Rice Flakes such as gluten free crispy brown rice cereal or crushed cornflakes.

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