Ice Cream bread is a 2 ingredient recipe that takes your favorite ice cream and self rising flour and turns it into a simple dessert bread. This recipe is one of those ” I cant believe I didn’t think of that” recipes that will be fun to make over and over again with new ice creams. Plus, if you have left over sin the bottom of a gallon and not sure what to do with them, this ice cream bread is a great way to clear out a few extra “frozens” in the freezer.
2 Ingredient Ice Cream Bread
✔ Fun Idea ✔ Viral Recipe ✔ Holiday Fun
Ice cream bread is a fun 2 ingredient dessert bread that is SO inspiring for kids to make and create a deep dense bread that can be altered per ice cream. The consistency is quite like a pound cake and less like a light fluffy bread. Add sprinkles, peppermint, or chocolate chips for some extra sugary fun. Because this recipe is flavored by the ice cream flavor, its an easy to customize with a holiday flavor like peppermint or some of the fun flavors that the stores have like Pumpkin Pie or Eggnog. As a side note, 2 ingredient recipes are all the rage lately – make sure you also try Greek Yogurt Bagels, which also only needs 2 easy ingredients!
As a side note, this ice cream bread does not need cornstarch.
2 cups peppermint ice cream
1-1/4 cups self rising flour
12 peppermint candies, crushed
How to make TikTok Ice Cream Bread
Add 2 cups of ice cream to a bowl.
Microwave for about 10 seconds to soften but not melt.
Combine with self rising flour and fold together with a spatula.
Do not bother using hand mixers because the ice cream gets caught in the middle too easily.
Once mixed, which just takes a few minutes, pour into prepared loaf pan (spray down well with non stick cooking spray).
Sprinkle top with optional crushed peppermint pieces.
Place in pre-heated oven, 350 degrees, for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
Please remember that oven times vary depending on the type of oven you have and even the location that you live, so I always start checking baking times at 30-35 minutes to prevent over baking.
Once baked, remove carefully from loaf pan, cool, and slice!
Which Sprinkles to use for Ice Cream Bread
Another option to making bread is to mix sprinkles or jimmies INTO the dough.
Once mixed add 1/3rd cup sprinkles to the dough and fold in softly with a spatula, careful not to overmix. Then proceed with recipe as listed.
Nonpareils – Nonpareils are one of my very favorite sprinkles but they release the dye VERY easily (as shown in this ice cream bread) so the minute you add them and fold, they start streaking, which could change the color of your bread very quickly to something dark. These are better off used sprinkled on TOP of the dough versus folded in like we did.
Jimmies – Jimmies are a great choice which are little pieces of sugar and cornstarch that work great for baking.
Ice Cream Bread Topping Ideas
- Peppermint pieces or crunched up candy canes – Break into bite sized pieces and press slightly into top of the dough
- Sprinkles – Use sprinkles right on the top of the dough
How to Store Ice Cream Bread
I store ice cream bread the same way I store ALL bread.
Once cooled, wrap bread in cling wrap and then in a second wrapping of foil. This keeps the bread moist between slices.
Common Ice Cream Bread Questions
What is the difference in Self Rising Flour and All Purpose Flour? Self rising flour already has baking soda in it.
Can any ice cream type be used? Absolutely! Any regular ice cream can be used, but we have not tested frozen yogurt or sherbet yet.
What ice cream for what holiday? Try Peppermint for Christmas, Pumpkin for fall, Strawberry for Valentines Day. There are so many great ice creams out there to make bread with!
What does ice cream bread taste like? Ice cream bread is dense and a thick bread, like a pound cake, and flavored with the ice cream you use.
Fun TikTok Recipes We Tested
Here are our results for tested tried and true viral tiktok recipes that make the mark:
TikTok Oreo Mug Cake – This mug cake was surprisingly delicious and so easy to make for that “I wish I had some chocolate” moment. Tasted quite like a fudgy dense brownie!
TikTok Slow Cooker Olive Garden Chicken – Everyone loves an easy to make slow cooker meal and this olive garden chicken IS that.
TikTok Whipped Coffee – Also called “Dalgona” coffee this one made the rounds for quite some time before we gave it a shot. Guess what? Its better than Starbucks – no, really!
TikTok Mini Cookies – Less of a recipe and more of a trend, making mini everything is addicting! Learn how to make itty bitty mini cookies for the win.
TikTok Booty Dip – I love that this super simple dessert dip went viral because every party I ever had it was eaten right to the bottom of the bowl.
- 2 cups peppermint ice cream
- 1-1/4 cups self rising flour
- 12 peppermint candies, crushed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Generously spray loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Crush peppermint candies to bite sized bits.
- Add 2 cups of ice cream to a bowl. Microwave for about 10 seconds to soften but not melt.
- Combine with self rising flour and fold together with a spatula. Do not bother using hand mixers because the ice cream gets caught in the middle too easily.
- Pour ice cream bread dough into prepared pan.
- Sprinkle top with crushed peppermint.
- Place in oven, 350 degrees, for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Please remember that oven times vary depending on the type of oven you have and even the location that you live, so I always start checking baking times at 30-35 minutes.
- Once baked, let cool and serve.
Please note that you can substitute any ice cream flavor you want or trade peppermint for Sprinkles. Peppermint Ice cream bread is a great fun dessert recipe idea for the holidays!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 293mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.