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Can You Really Make Bread Using Ice Cream?

In recent weeks, several of my Facebook friends have shared a recipe that they call ice cream bread. The recipe calls for the use of only two ingredients - ice cream and self-rising flour.

According to the recipe, you combine two cups of the full-fat ice cream of your choice with one and a half cups of self-rising flour, then place the mixture into a greased and floured loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes and you should be good to go.

Being on the skeptical side, I decided to put this recipe to the test. Since I don't keep ice cream on hand, the project called for a quick run to a neighborhood convenience store. After looking over the choices, I settled on cooked and cream.

Back home, I allowed the product to soften enough to scoop out the two cups of ice cream needed for my test batch. Next in was the flour. It didn't take long to blend the two ingredients and come up with a mixture that really did look a bit like thickened cake batter.

After placing the mixture in a loaf pan and smoothing out the top using a wooden spoon, I slid it into my pre-heated oven and set the timer.

So how did things turn out? Pretty good actually.

The bread had a sweet taste enhanced with a hint of chocolate. After setting aside a couple of slices for myself, I gave the rest to a neighbor. She decided to slice the rest of the loaf and top the pieces with fresh strawberries and some whipped cream. As it turns out, the dessert was a big hit at the dinner party she was having that night.

I plan on trying this recipe with some different flavors of ice cream in the future. Wonder what lemon would taste like? Maybe black walnut? I might even try vanilla and add some nuts or some chunks of candy bars just to see what happens.


Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/bread-making-challa-hafrashat-challa-1039261/ by hadevora

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Comments

vanGogh wrote on January 24, 2016, 9:16 PM

great idea; was thinking; if you made several batches of different flavors; you can cut them into sticks and re-bake them; guess you have ice cream cake sticks

cheri wrote on January 24, 2016, 9:41 PM

This is great. First time I heard about it.

CoralLevang wrote on January 24, 2016, 11:59 PM

so, does it have the consistency of pound cake? or is it a little softer like banana nut bread or pumpkin bread? I have to admit that I would be a skeptic too and would have done exactly what you've done. I am going to make some of these now and this is what I'm bringing to the Super Bowl party