Source: Post Foods

"Fried" Ice Cream with Cinnamon-Chocolate Sauce
This treat creates a warm, crispy shell around still-cold ice cream for a paradoxical paradise.
Serves: 4 (one ice cream ball each)
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 (plus 1 hour freezer time)


1 cup Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds Cereal
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Place the cereal in a medium bowl and lightly crush with your hands or the back of a wooden spoon. Add the coconut and chili powder and combine.

In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil. Add the cereal and coconut mixture and fry until it is golden brown and toasted, about 5 minutes. Remove the mixture from the heat and cool completely.

Using a 1/2 cup measure, scoop the ice cream and quickly form balls with your hands. Place the ice cream balls on a small tray and immediately return them to the freezer for at least 30 minutes or until the balls are firm.
Remove the ice cream balls from the freezer and quickly roll each ball in the cereal and coconut mixture. Return to the freezer for at least another 30 minutes or until the balls are firm again.

When ready to serve, combine the chocolate chips, cream and cinnamon in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. If the chips are not completely melted, stir and microwave for an additional 30 seconds.

Serve each fried ice cream ball with a drizzle of the cinnamon-chocolate sauce.

Topping Substitute: Substitute 1/2 cup chocolate sauce for chocolate chips and heavy cream.