Beat the summer heat with this ultimate sweet and salty treat! Gluten and Dairy Free Not Fried-Fried Ice Cream is one of those creations that is so good it should come with a warning!
Who doesn’t adore ice cream? It’s the ultimate dessert, like my Dairy Free Cookie Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie. It’s fun to play with food and this sweet and cool treat brings all of the joy. The best part, it’s just as easy as it is delicious!
Sweet and Salty
Is there any combination better than sweet and salty? Gluten and Dairy Free Not Fried-Fried Ice Cream satisfies all of your snacking dreams.
Whether you grew up with fried ice cream as a treat at your favorite Mexican restaurant or it was something to look forward to at the end of an Asian feast, it was usually something you ordered out. The combination of flash frozen balls of ice cream either battered or rolled into cinnamon laced corn flakes and then deep fried was always an event.
There’s no need to dirty up the kitchen and risk the burn of splattered oil. Skip the deep frying and with an easy and delicious hack, you will get that balance of crispy crust and cool dreamy ice cream.
The salty portion of this confection comes from Go Free Potato Chips. Not only is this dessert not fried, neither are the chips. Go Free cooks their potato chips with a Water-Air fried method. They’re preservative free and made with real potato slices. It’s totally okay to steal a few chips in the process of making this.
How to Make Gluten and Dairy Free Not Fried-Fried Ice Cream
Armed with a skillet and bag of potato chips you can easily recreate this nostalgic classic.
Time needed: 25 minutes
Once you discover how easy it is to have the fried ice cream experience at home, you’ll never order it out again!
Have fun taking out your day’s stress on the potato chips. Crush them up. You don’t want them powdery, but you do want them about the size of panko bread crumbs.
- The Heat is On
Heat a skillet over medium-low heat and add your Dairy Free butter and sugar. Stir until the butter is melted and the sugar is mostly dissolved. Add your potato chips and toss to fully coat them.
- Cool Down
Pour the potato chip mixture into a bowl and allow it to cool.
- The Scoop
Use an ice cream scoop to create 3″4″ balls. Roll the balls of ice cream into the potato chip mixture.
- Finishing Touch
Drizzle Dairy Free chocolate hazelnut spread over the top. Finish with Dairy Free whipped cream and a cherry.
All of the components of this dessert can be prepared as early as the day before! Your potato chip mixture can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container until you’re ready to make your not fried-fried ice cream. For the ice cream, scoop and roll your balls ahead of time and keep them on a cookie sheet in the freezer until you’re ready to make them.
Gluten and Dairy Free Not Fried-Fried Ice Cream
- 1 Skillet
- 1 ice cream scoop
- Dairy Free vanilla ice cream You can also use dairy ice cream for this
- 6 oz plain potato chips
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 4 tbsp Dairy Free butter
- Dairy Free hazelnut chocolate spread, or favorite fudge topping
- Dairy Free whipped cream for topping, optional
- Cherries for topping, optional
- Crush the potato chips.
- Heat a skillet over medium-low heat. Add the butter and sugar.
- Stir until the butter is melted and the sugar mostly dissolved.
- Add the crushed potato chips. Toss to coat.
- Pour the potato chip mixture and allow to cool completely.
- Use an ice cream scoop to roll 3" to 4" balls.
- Roll the ice cream into the cooled potato chips.
- Top with chocolate hazelnut toppings and whipped cream. Don't forget the cherry!