Fried Ice Cream Bowls

Sooooo… I’ve got something really naughty to share with you today. Hope you don’t mind. I’m serving up Sweet Lime Fried Ice Cream Bowls with Coconut Ice Cream and Grilled Pineapple, to ensure we end the summer with a little excitement. 

Fried Ice Cream Bowls with Coconut Ice Cream and Grilled Pineapple #fried #icecream

I’ve posted healthy recipes here on A Spicy Perspective.

Lots and lots of healthy recipes.

So I’m not going to allow myself to feel one stitch of guilt over serving up deep fried ice cream bowls coated in tangy-sweet lime sugar.

We need to live a little, you know?

Making Fried Ice Cream Bowls with Coconut Ice Cream and Grilled Pineapple #fried #icecream


I mean what could possibly satisfy a sweet tooth better than creamy tropical ice cream, topped with sweet fresh fruit, served in a bubbly crunchy sugared bowl?

I can’t think of a single thing…

Deep Fried Ice Cream Bowls with Coconut Ice Cream and Grilled Pineapple #fried #icecream

This concept started back in June when I visited my friends at Old El Paso in Austin, Texas. We had a cooking challenge one night, and on a whim I took Old El Paso Stand ‘n Stuff Tortillas and deep fried them to hold ice cream.

Now I don’t deep fry very often, but this was one of those situations when a little hot oil made all the difference.

Easy Fried Ice Cream Bowls with Coconut Ice Cream and Grilled Pineapple #fried #icecream

Old El Paso Stand ‘n Stuff Tortillas are tasty and practical for all sorts of tacos and savory dishes, but who knew they were so fabulous in dessert?!

Just look at that crispy goodness coated in fresh lime sugar.

Sweet Lime Fried Ice Cream Bowls with Coconut Ice Cream and Grilled Pineapple #fried #icecream

The limey sugar gives the fried ice cream bowls a tropical quality, so they are perfect to serve with your favorite tropical ice cream… Mine is coconut.

But of course you could substitute cinnamon for the lime zest to make cinnamon-sugar fried ice cream bowls.

Or you could get really crazy and make a cayenne sugar to spice things up!

Sugar Fried Ice Cream Bowls with Coconut Ice Cream and Grilled Pineapple #fried #icecream

Top the fried ice cream bowls with sweet grilled pineapple and you have a treat that tastes like it could be served in paradise.

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20 comments on “Fried Ice Cream Bowls

  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugarposted August 13, 2014 at 5:52 am Reply

    Oh man!! Such a great way to eat ice cream! This looks great!

  2. Heather Christoposted August 13, 2014 at 6:34 am Reply

    Sommer- we totally do this at our house!! It is a such a great GF solution to my kids having an ice cream cone- I love that you put lime zest in there too- brilliant!

  3. Naomiposted August 13, 2014 at 6:40 am Reply

    Nope, no gilt here! I’ll take two or a few servings.

  4. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted August 13, 2014 at 6:52 am Reply

    Those look so good and what a great flavour combo!

  5. Tieghanposted August 13, 2014 at 6:55 am Reply

    These are just genius and I too would not have an once of guilt! just Yum!

  6. Ali | Gimme Some Ovenposted August 13, 2014 at 6:57 am Reply

    Hey, I recognize these guys! ;) SO GOOD!

  7. Mariaposted August 13, 2014 at 7:20 am Reply

    What a fun dessert!

  8. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted August 13, 2014 at 8:03 am Reply

    Now, this is what I call a dessert! I’ll be over in 5!

  9. Liz @ Floating Kitchenposted August 13, 2014 at 8:52 am Reply

    Absolutely in love with this, Sommer! What a fun idea. I bet this would be so great for a party!

  10. Gabyposted August 13, 2014 at 9:10 am Reply

    What a fun summer dessert!

  11. Chelsea @ A Duck's Ovenposted August 13, 2014 at 11:09 am Reply

    This is absolutely BRILLIANT! I never ever would have thought to do this, and it’s a much easier alternative than fried ice cream! I also love the idea of your lime sugar. Thank you!

  12. Amandaposted August 13, 2014 at 11:25 am Reply

    What a fun recipe!

  13. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addictionposted August 13, 2014 at 12:43 pm Reply

    What a great idea! Perfect way to serve ice cream!

  14. Jennaposted August 13, 2014 at 6:20 pm Reply

    Naughty indeed! these look like such a fun treat! I know my daughter will love this idea.

  15. Beth @ bethcakesposted August 14, 2014 at 8:49 am Reply

    Wow! What a fun ice cream bowl. :) I love all these flavors together. I bet that coconut ice cream is perfect with the lime sugar and grilled pineapple!

  16. Nicole Lindstrom | Simply Happenstanceposted August 14, 2014 at 2:28 pm Reply

    Holy yumminess this sounds amazing! It looks very restaurant style, I want!

  17. Annposted August 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm Reply

    I like it, what an original idea!

  18. Barbara @ Barbara Bakesposted August 18, 2014 at 5:25 am Reply

    Such a fun idea. I’ll have to look for the Stand and Stuff tortillas.

  19. Opalposted September 28, 2014 at 5:19 pm Reply

    This looks so fun to do Im going to try this too! Ty

  20. Shirleyposted March 31, 2015 at 10:06 pm Reply

    looks yummy, can the bowls be made in advance?