No Fry “Fried” Banana Pudding Ice Cream - Carolina Country

No Fry “Fried” Banana Pudding Ice Cream

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No Fry “Fried” Banana Pudding Ice Cream

Remember when Chi-Chi’s introduced us to fried ice cream long ago? Simply scrumptious. We created our own version with a twist — the crispy cereal provides crunch without frying.


  • ½ gallon vanilla ice cream

  • 8 cups banana nut crunch cereal

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 4 bananas

  • 1 jar caramel sauce

  • Whipped cream, optional

  • Cherries with stems, optional


  1. Use scoop to make balls of ice cream and put into muffin tin lined with cupcake papers. Freeze until hard.

  2. Crush cereal in zippered bag. Melt butter with sugar over medium heat. Add cereal and toss to coat. Toast while stirring for about 6 minutes. Remove to a bowl to cool.

  3. Place ice cream balls into bowl of cereal and press onto balls. (Gloves help keep cream from melting as fast from heat on your hands when coating.) Keep frozen until ready to eat.

  4. Smear plate with caramel sauce and top with coated ice cream ball, banana slices, a dollop of whipped cream and a cherry.

Recipe courtesy of

Wendy Perry, a culinary adventurist and blogger, chats about goodness around NC on her blog at

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Comments (2)

  • I would love to try this look delicious

    Gregory Flythe |
    January 26, 2023 |

  • Great combination of flavors and textures! Nothing better than bananas, ice cream, caramel and whipped cream! A simple tasty dessert.

    G Wheeler |
    January 29, 2023 |

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