When I think of fun ideas to do with my grandchildren, this is one of them. They are always so surprised to take 2 ingredients and turn it into something like flavored bread. This recipe is included in the book Southern Living 1,001 Ways to Cook Southern: The Ultimate Treasury of Southern Classics . I was fortunate to find a used copy of it at Amazon for a fair price. It has turned out to be one of my favorite cook books.
This recipe is so easy I can’t believe it. Ice cream only slightly flavors the bread, but the excitement for the kids when it is done is a good feeling. Hope you try it.
The recipe calls for self rising flour. I don’t like to keep a lot of different flours in my kitchen as it takes too long to use them up. And, if you have ever experienced bugs in your flour, you will know what I mean. It is easy enough to make your own self-rising flour with this recipe:
1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
I will usually make about 2 cups at a time if I am only going to need 1 cup.
Back to the Ice Cream Bread
1 8×4 loaf pan sprayed and floured or lined with parchment paper
preheat oven to 350 degrees
2 scoops any flavor softened ice cream
1 1/2 cups self rising flour
Mix the flour and softened ice cream until combined
Scoop into the pan and smooth out
Bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with just a few crumbs
Let cool and enjoy
This is NOT meant to be anything but tasteful, so don’t even try using anything except full fat ice cream!