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This is a super easy (no frying involved) hack on “fried” ice cream. It’s buttery, crunchy, beautiful, and crazy delicious!
“Fried” Ice Cream Monkey Bread
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I was really struggling as I tried to name this dish. It’s kind of monkey bread: but with a buttery crunchy topping twist! And it’s kind of like fried ice cream but with a soft caramely covered cloud-like bottom… Do you see my conundrum here? How does one even name something so delicious?!
Monkey Fried Ice Cream Bread? Not fried fried ice cream rolls? Crunchy monkey bread? Whatever the name: this is incredible!!!
Frozen Rolls Monkey Bread
The work for this dish is very minimal. I use Rhodes© Bake-N-Serve frozen dinner rolls. At night, about thirty mins or so before bed: I pull them from the freezer and put them in a greased dish.
Then once they’ve softened just enough to cut them (again that only takes about thirty minutes). I cut them into quarters, and lay them in a shallow, spread out layer in the dish.
Then cover the dish and let the rolls defrost and rise in the fridge overnight. So simple!
Quick pause to say if you love semi-homemade desserts as much as I do, and you love Rhodes© Bake-N-Serve as much as I do, then you’re in luck today! I’ve been cooking with Rhodes© Bake-N-Serve since I was a kid and I’ve been working with the company since I started recipe blogging. You should definitely checkout the following recipes:
RASPBERRY LEMON ROLLS WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE (ohmigosh y’all these are divine!!!)
Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls (These are gorgeous and so yummy and taste like Christmas!)
- French Dip Sliders (My whole family goes NUTSO over these!!!)
- Brown Butter and Sage Breadsticks (don’t over-rise and they’re perfection in a bite!)
Cinnamon Roll Bread
Do you want to know the secret to amazing cinnamon rolls? They can be homemade or frozen, store bought, take and bake and still turn out SOOOO divine. The trick is to make this sauce and pour it on top right before baking. Trust me on this and try it, it’s gonna change your life.
When I was deciding the best way to make this recipe, I knew what I wanted the end result to be, but it took some testing and failing to figure out the best way to do it.
The game changer was this ooey-gooey-cinnamon-cream-syrup-sauce (I just made that name up! It’s very descriptive). Oh my word! It took this dish next level.
Baked Fried Ice Cream
Have you ever had fried ice cream? It’s delicious.
What is fried ice cream?
Fried Ice Cream is a dessert made from ice cream that is breaded and then quickly deep-fried creating a warm, crispy shell around the still-cold ice cream.
Baked “fried” ice cream recipes usually only include baking the coating and then rolling the ice cream balls in the coating.
In this case, we are baking the coating atop a pile of fluffy gooey rolls and then serving that warm yumminess with delicious scoops of ice cream.
It’s the perfect combination!
Best Ice Cream Dessert Recipe
Okay y’all, one last note and then it’s time to eat.
Note: This dessert is INCREDIBLE when it’s fresh. It’s really good a couple hours old. However, It’s not the best next day because the cornflakes don’t stay crisp. So, take that into account then you’re making this.
I make it in smaller batches and we lick that 8×8″ casserole dish clean.
Enough talk, let’s eat!
Recipe for Baked Fried Ice Cream:
- 6 frozen Rhodes Dinner Rolls
- 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/3 cup of brown sugar
- 1/2tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 TBS butter
- 1 heaping cup Cornflakes
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 1/2tsp Cinnamon
- Dash of salt
- 1 TBS melted butter
- Let frozen rolls defrost long enough til you can safely cut them into fourths. (about 30+ mins).
- Cut all rolls into fourths and place into a greased 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan. Add more rolls if needed for bigger pan. Roll pieces should be spread a little less than one centimeter apart from each other.
- Let rolls defrost and slightly rise in fridge overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
- Combine all sauce ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a simmer.
- Pour over risen rolls.
- In a plastic baggie combine all topping ingredients and shake together.
- Smash it cup a little to crumble the cornflakes in smaller pieces.
- Pour topping over the rolls and cinnamon cream.
- Bake at 350F degrees for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and baked through.
- Serve with ice cream.