Recipe Review

I Tried the Fruit Roll-Ups and Ice Cream Snack That Everyone Is Obsessed with and I Totally Understand the Hype

published Mar 16, 2023
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Packages of Fruit Roll Ups and Ice Cream on plate with spoon on the side.
Credit: Kenn Bivins

If there’s one thing you can count on, it’s TikTok University teaching you things you never knew you needed (or wanted) to know. From viral life hacks to no-fuss recipes, you can always count on the acclaimed video app as a much-needed source of inspiration, education, and entertainment. And the most recent trend to go viral on the app is a simple one you can make at home with just two ingredients you may already have.

TikToker @golisdream set the internet ablaze with her simple late-night snack that mixes nostalgic childhood treats into one easy, satisfying dessert. The ingredient list is short: Fruit Roll-Ups and ice cream. No, seriously — that’s it. As they are both favorites of mine, I immediately knew I had to give the hack a try. You know, for scientific purposes, that is. The result? A new duo I did not expect to love.

Get the recipe: Fruit Roll-Ups and Ice Cream

Credit: Kenn Bivins

How to Make the Fruit Roll-Ups and Ice Cream Treat

After gathering your materials, unroll a Fruit Roll-Up and scoop a healthy spoonful of the ice cream of your choice into the center of the fruit snack before wrapping it around the cool dessert. It’s really that easy! And now, you have a new snack that the child in you will love.

Credit: Kenn Bivins

My Honest Review of the Fruit Roll-Ups and Ice Cream Treat

The secret to this hack is the unexpected — a satisfying and headphone-shattering crunch! Crunch aside, however, it tastes delicious. I opted for a blue raspberry-flavored Fruit Roll-Up and chose Blueberry Cheesecake ice cream by Favorite Day from my local Target. The ice cream was creamy and smooth, and the Fruit Roll-Up became a sweet, crunchy exterior for the treat.

Since this is such a simple recipe, the options are truly limitless and you can even prepare a couple and freeze them for when that late-night craving strikes. While this might not be the most gourmet of desserts, this is an easy go-to when you have time, but would rather spend it catching up on Taste the Nation.

A Tip if You’re Making the Fruit Roll-Ups and Ice Cream Treat

Don’t be afraid to try unlikely flavor combinations. Since this is already a surprising combination to have, don’t be afraid to test the waters when it comes to the Fruit Roll-Up and ice cream flavors. The options are truly endless, so why not try them all?