Chinese Fried Ice Cream Recipe

Mums like me have always tension in mind, what snack to make for today? Trust me, meals can’t give me so much headache that snacks give me. Where to find new new snacks every day? On top of that, it takes a long time to make delicious snacks. So I was looking for a recipe that is simple to make and delicious as well. And I found one in a Chinese recipe. The easy-to-follow Chinese fried ice cream recipe.

Chinese fried ice cream is one of the most loved Chinese cuisines. This mouthwatering dessert is cold inside and hot outside. Be it, kids or adults, everyone will love and appreciate this dish. You will need only a few ingredients and a few minutes in hand and it will be ready in minutes. Additionally,  you can make and store some for later use as well.

Let’s scroll down and make the Chinese fried ice cream balls at home and make our family happy.

Chinese Fried Ice Cream Recipe

Chinese Fried Ice Cream Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Easy


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If you’re a fan of sweet and savory flavors, you’ll love Chinese Fried Ice Cream. 
Making Chinese fried ice cream is so simple you can’t even imagine. You just need to put the ice cream inside of bread or cake, dip it in egg, and coat it with bread crumbs,  that’s it, it’s ready to fry. The resulting balls are both crunchy and sweet and are perfect for satisfying your cravings on a hot summer day.  Serve these ice cream balls with various types of toppings, such as condensed milk, nuts, or syrup. Let’s explore the full recipe below..


  • 1 sponge Cake or Bread 

  • 1-liter vanilla ice cream

  • 2 cups of breadcrumbs or cookie crumbs

  • 4 eggs

  • ½ cup of cream

  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence

  • ⅓ cup of butter

  • 1 cup of brown sugar

  • Tools
  • Refrigerator

  • Non-stick pan

  • Non-stick in-depth pan for deep frying

  • Serving bowls

  • Almonds for garnishing

how to make Chinese Fried Ice Cream

  • Make Ice Cream Ball: Cut the cake or bread into ½ cm slices. Take one slice of cake in hand, fill it with one scoop of ice cream, then cover it with another slice of cake/bread. Give it a round shape by using your hand. 
    Make Ice Cream Bal
  •  Dip it In Beaten Egg and coat with Breadcrumbs: Take the eggs beat and whisk to remove the lumps. Now dip the ice cream balls in eggs, take them out, and roll in bread crumbs or cookie crumbs. Ensure the ice cream balls are coated finely with breadcrumbs, no gap should be there. Now refrigerate the balls in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours, it’s best if you can keep them in the fridge overnight.
    Dip it In Beaten Egg and coat with Breadcrumbs
  •  Make The Caramel: Turn on the stove, put a nonstick pan, pour the cream, and heat it on low flame. Add butter, brown sugar, and vanilla essence. Increase the heat and set it on medium-low heat. Keep stirring until the brown sugar melts and the cream turns into a thick caramel. It will take 5-8 minutes. Once done, keep it aside to cool down.
     Make The Caramel
  • Deep Fry The Ice Cream Ball: Change and put in a long depth pot, fill more than half of it with oil, set the heat at medium-high, and let the oil heat perfectly. Take out the ice cream balls, put them in the oil and fry until golden brown. It will take 2-3 minutes to fry perfectly.
    Deep Fry The Ice Cream Ball
  • Serve: Take little serving bowls, serve the ice cream ballas with one scoop of ice cream and garnish by drizzling some caramel on top of them. You can also sprinkle some chopped almonds for a crunchy taste.

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Why Should You Try Chinese Fried Ice Cream

 Chinese fried ice cream is definitely a dessert you should try. Whether you want to celebrate a special occasion or a unique dessert after a meal or just as a snack, this fried ice cream is just perfect. These deep-fried balls are sweet and savory and are a great way to cool down on a hot day or perfect to serve as a quick snack or a dessert.  But remember, these ice cream balls are not something healthy that you should add to your menu on regular basis. Fried food contains high levels of unhealthy fats which are bad for your cardiovascular system. Additionally, conventionally prepared fried dishes often contain MSG which can cause negative side effects like headaches and nausea among other conditions. So, offer these to your family not so often, just when you are in a hurry or in the mood.

How To Store Chinese Fried Ice Cream

If you want to store fried ice cream, just keep them in an air-tight container and keep it in the refrigerator. Or if you want to store them for more days, store them without frying. After coating them in breadcrumbs leave them in the fridge for one hour. Then take them out and place them in an air-sealed bag and store them in the fridge for upto one month. Whenever you want to eat fried ice cream, just take them out and deep fry it. And the delicious Chinese fried ice cream is ready to serve. 

Tips And Tricks

  • It’s better to use bread slices instead of cake. Cake is a little rough than bread, so sometimes they break down and also taste sweeter. So using moist bread is more comfortable.
  • If you have time in hand, leave the ice cream ball in the fridge before dipping it in the egg mixture for a minimum of 15 minutes. It will make the balls stronger, and no fear of leaking the ice cream into the egg. 
  • If somehow the balls get leaked, make a thick mixture of flour and water and seal the leaked ball with it. 
  • Be careful while frying put the balls in a spoon first and then add them into the oil. This way your hand and ice cream balls both will be safe.
  • Don’t add too many balls at a time for frying, fry them in several batches. Having enough space will make it easier to flip and not crash with each other.

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There’s no denying that Chinese fried ice cream is a delicious and unique dessert! 

Whether it’s an occasion, a party, or a mid-day snack, you can surely give this dessert a try. It’s made with ice cream inside, crispy coating outside, and finally, drizzle with some sweet syrup and serve with a scoop of ice cream. Doesn’t it already sound delicious? If yes then don’t think any longer and just make this simple savory dessert that will satisfy your taste buds. 

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