What's Ice Cream Bread, you asked? Bread made with your favorite flavor of ice cream!
A loaf of moist and tender bread with just the right sweetness and flavor, plus perfect texture, was done with few ingredients and minimal effort.
What You Should Know About This Recipe
Ice cream bread? Ice cream in the oven? A loaf of quick bread made with just ice cream and flour?! Can’t quite wrap your head around it yet? I kid you not; this recipe is 100% legit! A two-ingredient ice cream bread recipe that sounds- and tastes- too good to be true! This can possibly be one of the coolest and easiest bread recipes out there.
There's something so satisfying about quick bread recipes, and when I saw this idea circulating on social media, it piqued my interest. And I quickly added it to my summer dessert bucket list.
Heck, it was so easy to do that I thought it was worth a try.
So I did, and my family and I loved it so much that I made one using pineapple and coconut ice cream and another using chocolate ice cream!
Making them was so much fun that I am still deciding whether to make another batch using butter pecan or strawberry; they sound deliciously dreamy.
Hmm, maybe I’ll do both. Oh, my mind is racing with boundless possibilities!
Why You'll Love This TikTok Ice Cream Bread
LIMITED INGREDIENTS - Use only 2 ingredients, saving time and money.
FUN - Use your favorite ice cream flavors to turn a frozen treat into a delicious baked treat; your kids will love it!
CUSTOMIZABLE- Pick whatever flavor of ice cream you fancy. There are so many different flavors you can try. Go chocolaty, fruity, coffee-based, buttery, nutty, or minty. And, of course, you can choose sugar-free or dairy-free ice cream, too. Don’t get me started on the mix-ins, add-ins, and topping selections!
Please check the recipe card below for a detailed, printable ingredient list.
ICE CREAM - This recipe calls for a pint of full-fat ice cream that is softened. Any ice cream flavor will go! The flavor possibilities are quite endless. You can use strawberry ice cream, a classic, or try something using flavor like Butter Pecan Ice Cream!
Any ice cream flavor will go! I've recently made this recipe with Butter Pecan Ice Cream!
Tip: Use ice cream with bits of chocolate or small chunks of fruit; they will add texture and more flavor to the bread!
SELF-RISING FLOUR - You can easily find this in your local grocery in the baking aisle. However, homemade ones will also work.
Variations and Substitutions
FLOUR - it is easy enough to make your own self-rising flour at home. All you will need are all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Add 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder and ¼ teaspoon of salt per one cup of all-purpose flour. Mix them well together.
TOPPINGS - Make your bread more fun and colorful by topping it with rainbow sprinkles, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, or crushed nuts or seeds.
USE A MUFFIN PAN – make instant mini cakes by baking the batter into muffins instead! They will look adorable, especially if you add whipped cream and sprinkles on top!
How To Make Ice Cream Bread
- Mix melted ice cream and flour in a bowl with an electric mixer.
- Pour into a prepared loaf pan and bake in a preheated oven at 350º Fahrenheit for 40 minutes.
- Check for doneness with a toothpick. Cool before removing from the pan.
STORE - Keep your leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If refrigerated, it will last for 3-5 days.
FREEZE - Preserve leftovers by freezing them in freezer-safe containers or bags. When properly stored in the freezer, leftovers can be kept for up to 3 months.
What To Serve With This Recipe
Freshly baked ice cream bread is perfect for breakfast with a tall glass of smoothie or as an afternoon snack with your favorite hot drink.
Depending on the flavor of the bread, you can spruce it up by smearing your favorite spread on it.
A spoonful of Nutella on chocolate ice cream bread sounds decadent! Peanut butter with jelly on a slice of vanilla ice cream bread sounds great too!
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Ice Cream Bread
- Preheat oven 350º Fahrenheit. Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with baking spray. Pour the batter into the pan.
- In a large bowl combine melted ice cream and self-rising flour. Beat with an electric mixer until well combined. Pour batter into loaf pan.
- Bake 40 minutes. Insert a wooden toothpick in the center to check for doneness. Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes and remove it from the loaf pan. Serve and enjoy.