Thursday, March 4, 2010

Cereal Milk Ice Cream: Frosted Flakes Sundae

I think the first time I had cornflakes on my ice cream was in Japan in 2002. On that trip, any time I saw green tea "soft cream" (soft serve ice cream) I would get it. And it happened to be everywhere! I knew I would never have it this good for a long, long time (being the soft serve fanatic and a green tea ice cream maniac that I am). So, like, every day I would get a green tea soft cream cone.

In Japan I also had my first Asian-y sundae. The light and corny crunch of corn flakes or frosted flakes on ice cream is unbeatable. Add some mochi, some sweet red bean and you have an Asian sundae straight from the doors of Ice Cream Heaven.

Speaking of travel: It's been four years since my last visit to New York and I am dying to go back, to eat my way through the streets and to try all the places I've been reading about over the last few years... Momofuku for one! Momofuku Milk Bar has the best-sounding crazy person menu, and one of their feature items is their trademarked Cereal Milk ice cream! Yes!! I love cereal so hard--I can't even buy cereal because I will vaporize it in like two days. That's how much I love cereal.

Cereal milk ice cream, eh? I have fond memories of eating cereal as a kid. When we were kids, we rarely got the special cereals, ie the ones with loads of sugar. When we would go down to Seattle on special occasions, we could get to bring back the crazy "American" cereals-- Count Chocula, Fruity Pebbles, Cinnamon Toast Crunch... but in Burnaby, BC, it was Red River cereal on the stovetop for us! And sometimes Honey Nut Corn Flakes, or "Just Right." But the sugary ones were the ones to turn your milk pink, or chocolatey, leaving their sugar behind ready to be spooned up or drunk back with a tip of the bowl.

So back to the ice cream recipe. A few googles later, I found this blog and her take on the Momofuku cereal milk ice cream. A few modifications later and here it is, with the addition of Frosted Flakes sprinkled on top, it's a perfect little crunchy and creamy sundae.


You will need:

1 cup heavy cream 2 cups whole milk 2.5 c FROSTED FLAKES 3 egg yolks 1/4 c sugar (or less... I used slightly less than this). Ice cream maker!

1. In a medium bowl, combine cream and milk with Frosted Flakes. Refrigerate for up to 30 minutes.

2. Strain cereal out and discard. Put mixture in saucepan with sugar (to taste) and bring to a simmer on Medium Low heat. Meanwhile, whisk egg yolks in another bowl.

3. Once sugar is melted into milk, remove from heat. Slowly whisk milk mixture into egg yolk mixture until combined. Be careful not to scramble your egg yolks with this step!

4. Place saucepan back on burner on medium-high heat, add mixture. Continuously stir until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon. Watch carefully!

5. Remove from heat, pour into bowl, cover with plastic wrap so the wrap touches the surface of the mix so no milky skin thing forms, and place in freezer for 2 hours, or refrigerate overnight. Mix must be cold before hitting the ice cream maker.

6. Place in ice cream maker and make according to machine's instructions. I mixed for about 22 minutes, it seemed about right... !

You can now eat this deliciousness right away or pack it into an airtight container, such as a yogurt container, to harden up. When you want to eat it, place on counter for 5-10 minutes to soften it up before scooping.

Scoop into a cute bowl, sprinkle generously with more Frosted Flakes, and enjoy a TRUE DELIGHT!!!

'til next time Ice Cream Land,

xo Lyndsay


cArLa said...

wow lyndsay! i love this, because i used to eat vanilla ice cream with frosted flakes too... guess what i'm having for dessert tonight?

Coco Cake Land said...

carla! awesome! thanks for stopping by, enjoy your dessert! :)

lyndsay :)

benbes said...

nice combination, looks delecious.
cuisinart ice cream maker

Dot said...

very clever idea! I'll be linking to it on in the future... :)

Coco Cake Land said...

thanks benbes.

thanks Dot!! looking forward to seeing it on foodwhirl, cool site! irish car bomb sundae! :)

Gala said...

I've heard of this ice cream,
Would love to try this sometime!

Rich Trawick said...


Coco Cake Land said...

purple cookie! you should definitely try!

heh heh. thanks, rich!! derishush indeed!

Anonymous said...

Frosted Flakes is my all-time favorite cereal. I never thought of putting it with ice cream. What a great idea. Thanks for posting this.

Coco Cake Land said...

hi des! thanks for visiting, and for commenting! oooh it's terrible how quickly i can eat a box of frosted flakes... :)

Lydia said...

I tried the cereal milk soft serve at Momofuku Milk Bar when we went to NYC for our honeymoon in October, and neither my husband or I really liked it. It's hard to say why. If I remember correctly, I saw jugs of milk with the cereal steeping in it, with a note reminding staff to strain it.

Your version seems more appealing to me. I love soft serve too! They had really great soft serve in Iceland. Do you know where they have good soft serve in Vancouver? There's a place in New West that has maple flavour, but I haven't tried it yet.

Coco Cake Land said...

hi lydia!! thanks for the memory jog, cool to hear about steeping jugs of milk... yes, i am looking forward to trying it on my next visit to NY...

oooh soft serve world tour!! did you get any pictures of iceland soft serve, or was there any crazy flavours??

my good friend lives in new west and she has told me about this maple flavoured soft serve! definitely worth an investigative visit!!!

thanks for stopping by!

Lydia said...

Hmm, I think we were too busy eating the ice cream to take pictures of it. They just had plain flavours, like vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate, but they had a wide variety of toppings and ways to serve it. Very creative looking sundaes and such.

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Anonymous said...

We made North Pole sundae for our kids at school before Christmas vacation. North Pole sundae consists of scoop of vanilla ice cream an topped with crushed Frosted Flakes. Easy peasy! And the kids loved it!!!!

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