Ice Cream Bread


What do you get when you combine two pints of ice cream with three cups of flour? Bread! That’s right, you read correctly. I have stumbled upon something that will blow your mind. A recipe for bread, that only contains two ingredients. I found this recipe when I was perusing Pinterest for baking inspiration.

I was visiting Matt when I stumbled upon this recipe. Since he doesn’t have quite the stockpile of baking ingredients as I do in his kitchen, I’m always looking for an easy recipe that I can make at his house. Enter the idea of two-ingredient bread which gives a totally new meaning to the concept “quick bread”.

Now, before I go any further, it’s time for some real talk. Although this recipe blew my mind with the awesome idea of only two ingredients, I found it a little bit lacking. The texture seemed a little off, almost like it wasn’t quite moist enough. However, considering the fact that you only need two ingredients, I would recommend this for anyone that was looking for a creative project in the kitchen. I would suggest adding a chocolate ganache topping to the bread to give it some additional flavor and moisture.

Chunky Monkey Ice Cream Bread Recipe


2 pints Chunky Monkey ice cream, softened
3 cups self-rising flour

Optional Add-Ins
1 very ripe banana
1 chocolate bar, chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour bread pan. Mix melted ice cream and flour until well combined. Add optional mix-ins. Pour into prepared bread pan. Bake for approximately 75 minutes, check for doneness after 60 minutes. If the top starts to brown too much, cover it with aluminum foil and continue to bake. Bread is done when a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Heather’s Helpful Hints
For once I can say this recipe is pretty fool proof. With only two ingredients, it’s hard to go wrong with this one! Enjoy experimenting with your favorite ice cream!



11 thoughts on “Ice Cream Bread

  1. What a great idea, Heather! Especially if you are about to spend sometime in a no baking house. I’m going to visit my mom and she sure isn’t a baker! :-) I’m sure the little ones will have some fun with it. :-)


  2. Well. For a non kitchen person like your mother…..this sounds grand. Thanks for the research and post. I’ll have to steal a bit of your father’s ice cream:)


  3. Oh those add ins sound FABULOUS. Did you like it? Was yours pretty sweet? My roommate made ice cream bread one time with coffee ice cream and I wasn’t really a fan…it wasn’t really that sweet, but it wasn’t sandwich bread either. I was confused. But this looks so promising! :)


    • I totally know what you mean! I figured that with 2 pints of ice cream the bread would be extra sweet. But I would definitely agree that the bread was somewhat lacking in that respect. I think the banana and chocolate added some extra (much needed) umph to the recipe. At the end of the day I would probably defer back to a normal banana bread recipe, but I was a fun baking adventure!


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