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Fried Ice Cream Pie

Kelsey
It's like the fried ice cream you get at your local Mexican restaurant....but in pie form and without all that oil!  

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 c butter
  • 1 1/2 c crushed corn flakes measure after crushed
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 qt vanilla ice cream
  • 1 8 oz container whipped topping
  • honey and/or chocolate syrup optional
  • maraschino cherries optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet, melt the butter on medium heat.
  • When the butter is completely melted, stir in the crushed corn flakes, sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Keep the burner on medium heat and stir continuously for 4-5 minutes, or until the cornflakes begin to brown.  As soon as you begin to see color, remove from the heat.
  • While the corn flake mixture cools for awhile, put the ice cream and half of the whipped topping into a mixing bowl.  When the ice cream is soft, stir until combined.
  • Press 2/3 of the corn flake mixture into the bottom of a pie plate or tart pan.  Don't worry if it's not perfect!  We'll say it's a more "rustic" looking pie ;)
  • Spoon the softened ice cream and whipped cream mixture over the bottom crust and smooth out the top.
  • Sprinkle the remaining corn flakes on top, cover with foil, and freeze for at least 6 hours.
  • When ready to serve, drizzle with honey, dollop the remaining whipped topping on top, garnish with the cherries and serve with chocolate syrup (if desired)!  Enjoy!!

Notes

You can make this in either a pie pan or a tart pan.
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