Fried ice-cream ball made with gluten-free rice crackers in a bowl with a chocolate drizzle and meringue.

Crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. There’s a lot to love about fried ice cream and now, thanks to our friends at Fantastic Snacks you don’t have to miss out just because you’re following a gluten-free diet.

Gluten-Free Fried Ice Cream

Fantastic Snacks
Prep Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 6


  • 1 litre vanilla bean ice-cream gluten-free, best quality you can find
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 packets Fantastic Rice Crackers Original
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup cream
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 200 g gluten-free dark chocolate broken into small pieces
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Remove the ice-cream from the freezer and place into a large mixing bowl. Allow the ice cream to soften but not melt.
  • Using a large spoon mix through the spice and orange and lemon zest. Return to the freezer until it has firmed up.
  • Using an ice-cream scoop take 6 large scoops and place on a tray lined with baking paper, return to the freezer for 2 hours.
  • Crush the rice crackers in a food processor to make a fine crumb and place in a shallow bowl.
  • Working quickly, roll the ice-cream balls in the crumbs to coat, then return to the freezer for 1 hour.
  • Lightly beat the eggs, then quickly coat the ice cream balls in egg and roll again in the rice cracker crumbs, making sure to completely cover with the second layer of crumbs. Return to the freezer until ready to fry.
  • When ready to serve, make the ganache by heating the cream and zest to boiling point. Remove from heat, add the chocolate to the hot cream and allow to sit for 2-3 minutes then stir to make a smooth, glossy sauce.
  • Heat the oil in a deep fryer or a large saucepan to 190°C.
  • Fry the balls one or two at a time, don’t overcrowd the fryer, until golden, approx. 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove and drain on paper towel.
  • Serve immediately drizzled with the chocolate and orange ganache.
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SERVING SUGGESTION: Crumble some gluten-free meringue onto the base of the serving dish and decorate with some extra meringues and either dried or fresh orange segments.

Thanks to our friends at Fantastic Snacks for sharing this recipe for Gluten-Free Fried Ice Cream. Visit their website for more recipe ideas.