Cheater Fried Ice Cream

Vanilla Ice Cream
Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal (I use almond flavor)
Caramel Sauce
Cinnamon Sugar
Whipped Topping (Reddi Wip)


Pour cereal in a large storage bag that closes - use enough cereal to coat the amount of "fried" ice cream desserts you plan to make.  In the bag, crush the cereal into tiny pieces.  Next, scoop ice cream into a round ball- make whatever size you like.   Place the ball of ice cream in the bag, close it and pack the cereal onto the ice cream, like you are making a snowball.   Place ice cream in bowl and top with desired toppings - caramel, fudge, reddi whip, cherries, strawberries...have fun!  I always sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar on top!   Enjoy!


For Parties, you can make the ice cream balls ahead of time.  Just place them in a plastic bag and pop them in the freezer...just wait to coat them in cereal right before serving, so they will be crunchy.    

If your are planning on using the baked cinnamon sugar tortilla bowls, make the bowls first.  This way you can see what size to make the fried ice cream balls, so they fit in the bowls.