Fried Ice Cream Dessert Squares – Hiland Dairy

Fried Ice Cream Dessert Squares

You can forgo the hot grease and hassle with this simple version of fried ice cream. What’s even better? I have a trick to working with the Hiland Dairy Ice Cream to make building these decadent dessert squares simple and easy. This recipe gives you the same delicious flavor of the authentic fried treat but without the mess.

Fried Ice Cream Dessert Squares


  • 1/2 cup Hiland Dairy Butter
  • 6 cups corn flakes, crushed
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 square Hiland Dairy Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Whipped topping, honey and Maraschino cherries, optional


  • Soften the ice cream at room temperature for about 5-6 minutes.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add crushed cornflakes and cinnamon; stir until golden and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  • Stir in the sugar until completely blended.
  • Layer half of the corn flake mixture on the bottom of a greased 7" X 11" baking dish and slightly press down.
  • Unfold the ice cream square carton sides until flat. Cut the ice cream into equal thick slices and flatten to fit the size of the dish.
  • Place the slices evenly on top of the corn flake bottom until completely covered.
  • Sprinkle the remaining corn flake mixture over top.
  • Cover and freeze overnight.
  • Cut into squares. Top with whipped cream, honey and a cherry on top.
  • Diva’s Tip: Drizzle chocolate or caramel on top if you’re not a fan of honey.

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