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Macadamia Mango Fried Ice Cream

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Tropical mango fried ice cream with a macadamia crust and white chocolate coconut sauce

How Does Fried Ice Cream Not Melt?

It is simple.

Generally, fried ice cream are small balls of ice cream which are frozen at a very low temperature and then rolled in a batter or either eggs, cornflakes or tempura and then deep fried.

The coating generally acts as an insulating agent and the ice cream does not melt inside.

Macadamia Mango Fried Ice Cream with white chocolate coconut sauce! Phew! That was a mouthful. Really I wanted to make mango macadamia lace sandwiches but let’s be honest, that totally did not work out. The cookies crumbled but I took a bite and it was so good I had to do something with it. Then it hit me, tropical fried ice cream. HECK YES. It was not a flop unlike the police officer that helped my sister when her workplace was broken into. He was a bit of a flop.

Are Macadamia Nuts Healthy?

Macadamia nuts have had a bad reputation for a long time, mostly because they are high in fat.

However, between 78 to 86 percent of the fat is monounsaturated (the good for you, heart-healthy kind of fat).

Monounsaturated fat helps lower cholesterol and decreases your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Tropical mango fried ice cream with a macadamia crust and white chocolate coconut sauce

She called to tell me about it months ago. It was Idaho Falls in December so it was -20. Literally. She arrived to find the front door bashed in and her desk rifled through. When the police arrived he became obsessed with the fact that the stamps hadn’t been taken off of her desk, “but the real question is, why would they take the deposits but leave the stamps?”

Ummmm, no one cares about stamps. I bet people go years without even using one. I still do. I love getting mail. Since I was little I loved checking the mailbox every day and I still get the mail every day. Every. Day.

Tropical mango fried ice cream with a macadamia crust and white chocolate coconut sauce

Gosh, I have issues don’t I? Let’s get back to the dessert. We had half a container of these roasted salted macadamia nuts leftover from this killer Polynesian salad and when there’s half of anything left in my house I obsess about what recipe I can turn it into. I was watching an episode of America’s Test Kitchen (I love you!! I’m so visiting one day!!!) and they were talking about lace cookies. I immediately knew I could make a macadamia version and thanks to this Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi I knew mango would be perfect with it. Actually that salad uses it too. But anyway, as I said, the cookies couldn’t hold the mango sorbet, but scoop a ball and roll it in the crushed cookies and you’ve got what tastes like fried ice cream.

Tropical mango fried ice cream with a macadamia crust and white chocolate coconut sauce

Cade cried a little that it wasn’t his beloved chocolate chip but good golly, man pull yourself together! Everything doesn’t have to be chocolate! Plus, wouldn’t these be so pretty to serve up to dinner guests or for a summer baby shower? Our little girl wanted a white chocolate sauce (no really, she actually asked for it) and I used coconut milk to keep up the flavor profile. Just a glass bowl on a simmering pot of water and slowly melt the chocolate and coconut milk while whisking then pour over the top!

Macadamia Mango Fried Ice Cream

Raised in the Kitchen - Carrian Cheney
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so easy!! mango fried ice cream with a macadamia crust and white chocolate coconut sauce

Macadamia Mango Fried Ice Cream

4 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Macadamia Mango Fried Ice Cream with white chocolate coconut sauce! Phew! That was a mouthful.


For the Cookies

  • 1/2 Cup Butter unsalted
  • 1 Cup Macadamia Nuts roasted, salted and crushed into fine pieces
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Large Egg lightly whisked

For the Sauce

  • 1 Cup White chocolate chips
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Milk not from a can


  • Mango Sorbet


  • For the Cookies
  • Heat the oven to 350 and line 2 baking sheets with parchment or silpats.
  • Over medium heat, in a small saucepan, melt the butter until just starting to turn golden .
  • Remove to a bowl to cool.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the nuts, sugar, vanilla and egg.
  • Stir into the cooled butter and set in the fridge to cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • Scoop rounded tablespoons onto the cookie sheet and bake 7 minutes.
  • Remove to cool.
  • Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Once cool, crumble the cookies into a bowl.
  • For the sauce
  • Fill a small pan with a little water and bring to a simmer.
  • Place a glass bowl over the saucepan and add the chocolate chips and coconut milk.
  • Whisk until smooth.
  • Set aside.
  • To assemble
  • Scoop the sorbet into round balls and roll in the cookies.
  • Place in bowls and serve with sauce.
  • You can also freeze them at this point for up to 3 days.


fried ice cream can be kept in the freezer for 3 days
Nutrition Facts
Macadamia Mango Fried Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 606 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 165mg7%
Potassium 189mg5%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 52g58%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 482IU10%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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  • Looks yummy….. You need to share gulab jamun recipe

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  • mango fried ice-cream recipe with easy and delicious way of making looks so delicious and tasty. I’ll must try this. This is a great base recipe to use

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  • Hi! question…what can I substitute macadamians nuts with? my kids are allergic to nuts. Thanks!!

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    • You could always use corn flakes, crushed!

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  • Chi Chi’s used to serve fried ice cream – vanilla with cinnamon-sugar coating. Delicious! Yours looks even better.

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    • I love fried ice cream!

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