Fiesta approved dessert

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176984247Searching for an easy make-ahead dessert perfect for summer fiestas? Then look no further! From the soft creamy frozen center to the crunchy caramelized bits, we’ve got a fried ice cream dish that your family and friends will love. Serves 12.

6 c crushed corn flakes cereal
1 1/2 c sugar
1 c (1 stick butter)
1 (1.75 qt) container vanilla ice cream
1 (8 oz) container whipped cream topping
1 1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/4 c honey

Step 1: Take the vanilla ice cream and whipped cream topping out of the freezer and let them sit out at room temperature for at least a half hour to soften a bit.

Step 2: Melt 1/2 c butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add 3c of crushed corn flakes (I crush in a sealed, large ziplock bag by rolling a rolling pin over the top), 1/2 t cinnamon and 3/4 c sugar. Stir to combine. Fry mixture for 5 minutes while stirring constantly until the cereal is golden brown. *This may take less than 5 minutes, depending on your stove, so be sure not to burn.

Step 3: Take a 9×13 glass baking dish and spread the corn flakes mixture into the bottom. Set aside.

Step 4: In a large bowl, add the softened ice cream and whipped topping and 1/2 t of cinnamon. Using a soft spatula, stir and mix well to combine. Spread the mixture over the top of the corn flake mixture in the bottom of the pan.

Step 5: Now, repeat Step 2 completely over again. When finished, spread the corn flake mixture on the top of the ice cream mixture. Drizzle the honey over the top.

Step 6: Cover and place in freezer for at least 5 hours or overnight. When you’re ready to serve, cut into squares. You could even add chocolate syrup and a cherry on top!

Step 7: Enjoy!


Since Sarah & Coley first met, they have enjoyed sharing their love of food--cooking, baking, and culinary exploration. Random fact: when vacationing, they won't eat at any national chain restaurants. For their day jobs, Coley is a Financial Advisor with Investment Centers of America and Sarah is Adjunct Faculty at two local universities and CEO/Social Media Strategist at SociallySeasoned, LLC.
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