Mexican "Fried" Ice Cream


Roll scoops of velvety ice cream in browned panko and drizzle with honey for a lighter version of this classic treat.

Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 serves


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • cup panko

  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for serving

  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream

  • Honey


  1. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium. Add panko; cook, stirring constantly, until panko is golden brown, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Let cool completely, about 20 minutes.

  2. Roll 8 scoops of ice cream in panko mixture and place on a serving platter.

  3. Drizzle ice cream with honey. Dust with cinnamon, if desired. Serve immediately.

    Jen Causey
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