Ice Cream Tacos with Cinnamon Sugar Wonton Shells

February 12, 2013 • Alaska from Scratch, Desserts, Recipes, Seasons, Summer

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The evening that I made the BBQ Chicken Wonton Tacos, I had some leftover baked wonton taco shells. Time for dessert!


What goes well with a crispy, warm shell filled with vanilla ice cream? Cinnamon sugar, no doubt! So, I dusted the shells with cinnamon sugar, filled them with ice cream and handed them to the kids for dessert. They were over the moon about their ice cream tacos.

IMG_3781To dress this dessert up a bit for the adults, we put the tacos on a plate and topped them with a little chocolate syrup. Forks optional. This whimsical dessert comes together quickly and tastes amazing – cold, creamy ice cream meets crunchy, warm wonton shell, sprinkled with comforting cinnamon sugar and drizzled with chocolate. Oh baby.

Ice Cream Tacos with Cinnamon Sugar Wonton Shells

Yields: 6 mini tacos

  • 6 wonton wrappers
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream, lightly softened
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup (optional)
  • Cinnamon Sugar:
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 400. Using a deep, high-sided baking dish (or taco rack), lay the wonton wrappers on the diagonal over the sides of the pan. It's ok if they overlap a little bit. Spray the wrappers with cooking spray. Bake for 4-5 minutes, until lightly golden. Remove from pan and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.

Using a small spoon, scoop the softened ice cream carefully into the taco shells. It's best to do this while they are still warm, because they crisp up more as they cool which makes them more fragile. Drizzle with chocolate syrup, if using, and serve promptly.