Ice Cream Bread is a fun and crazy simple bread to make that you can slice and serve up for any and every occasion. Self-rising flour and ice cream join together to make a fun and tasty quick bread.
Ice cream and flour turn to bread? Yes, you read that right! This recipe is one of those magical recipes that makes you scratch your head at how this is done. But, it works and it is so tasty.
Ice Cream Bread
I know for me when I was little anything with sprinkles was always a treat. Well, even though my boys are getting older, I wanted to serve up a fun sprinkled dessert.
So I grabbed my flour and ice cream and got at it.
What Is Ice Cream Bread
Ice cream bread is generally a 2 ingredient recipe that uses flour and ice cream. Mix the two items, pour into a pan, and bake. Top with sprinkles like me, or leave it plain.
Then you can slice and serve a slightly sweet ice cream bread to all your loved ones.
Can You Swap Out Ice Cream Flavors
Traditionally you will find many recipes for vanilla ice cream. But you can get creative and reach for other flavors of ice cream if you would like. It will add a bit more flavor to your bread.
A pecan praline, strawberry, or even chocolate ice cream could be a fun alternative. You just want to make sure the ice cream you get will not melt up weird with the add-in ingredients. Like a bubblegum ice cream would not be great to have. So just think how will this bake up in the oven.
What If I Don’t Have Self Rising Flour
If you do not have self rising flour, you can reach for all purpose flour. Add a tablespoon of baking powder and ½ teaspoon of salt to the flour mixture.
This will help the flour mix well with the ice cream and then rise up and bake properly. Without the baking powder, your recipe will fall flat.
Can I Use A Low Fat Or Sugar Free Ice Cream
No, unfortunately, you need regular ice cream. If you reach for a low fat or sugar free you will find it can negatively affect the outcome of your bread.
So if you take the risk in making it with a variance of ice cream, do so at your own risk. It will not turn out how you are hoping for.
Can You Freeze Leftover Bread
Of course. If you have extra bread on hand that you don’t plan to eat right away, feel free to freeze. Just wrap tightly in aluminum foil and then place in a freezer bag. Or use an airtight container.
Store for up to three months. Thaw on the counter or in the fridge the night before you plan to serve it up.
Add Ins To Ice Cream Bread
- Mix in some chopped nuts
- Add your favorite chocolate chips
- Mix in sprinkles into the batter for a Funfetti style bread
- Fold in some fruit if you would like
You can add in different items to help give this bread more flavor. It is a mild flavored bread so don’t expect it to be overly sweet.
Ice Cream Bread is a fun and crazy simple bread to make that you can slice and serve up for any and every occasion. Self rising flour and ice cream join together to make a fun and tasty quick bread.
- 2 Cups Full Fat Ice Cream, low-fat and dairy-free ice cream do not work well. Melted
- 1 1/2 Cups Self-rising Flour *
- Rainbow Sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 X 5 loaf pan with non stick spray.
- Place 2 Cups of Ice Cream (i used vanilla) into a large bowl. Allow it to melt until very softened and you can mix it easily with a spoon.
- Add in the flour and stir until well combined but not over stir.
- Pour batter into your sprayed loaf pan.
- Add sprinkles on top. Cover the whole top.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes. Remove once a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
* You can use all purpose flour, just add 1 TBSP Baking Powder & 3/4 TSP Salt to your flour.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 312mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 4g