Fried ice cream is the perfect marriage of dichotomies. It's crunchy and creamy, hot and cold, and utterly delicious, but it's not really something I want to mess with at home. Luckily, you can get a crunchy outer shell around orbs of ice cream, no frying required.
Photo by Mark Weinberg.
You really only need two ingredients: ice cream, and whatever crunchy nonsense you want to coat your ice cream with. (The link below is full of suggestions, but my impulse is to go with a mixture of crushed pretzels and Oreo crumbs.) Scoop your frozen dairy onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and pop it back in the freezer to firm everything up. Next, crush your crunchies and dump them in a shallow bowl. Place your ice cream spheres in the bowl of toppings, and roll 'em around until coated. Pop 'em back in the freezer one more time, until they're fully set, and enjoy your crunchy and creamy "not-fried" ice cream.