Two Ingredient Ice Cream Bread

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I prepped this Ice Cream Bread recipe this morning in two minutes. All you need is softened ice cream and flour and you can make bread! It’s like some kind of crazy magic!

Slices of ice cream bread
It’s so easy to make this tasty bread from ice cream and self-rising flour!

Why You’ll Love this Quick Bread from Ice Cream

First off, let’s talk about what this bread tastes like. It will, of course, vary based on the flavor of ice cream that you choose. But, I would call it a breakfast bread – falling into the same category as banana bread or zucchini bread.

It’s sweet, but not sweet enough to be called cake. It definitely has more of a bread-like texture.

Loaf of ice cream bread
Use different ice cream flavors or additional mix-ins to customize your bread made from ice cream!

This Ice Cream Bread is made with self-rising flour, but please don’t run to to the store to buy it if it’s not something that you have in the house.

You can easily replace the 1 1/2 cups of self-rising flour in the recipe with 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour plus 2 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

You can use any ice cream flavor, but I’ve read that the recipe works best if you use full-fat ice cream. I haven’t personally tested this recipe with light ice cream, but it makes sense that having the fat helps. You need the fat to get the correct texture in the bread.

Ice cream and flour
I recommend starting with simple vanilla for this ice cream bread recipe, then branching out into other ice cream flavors!

How to Customize Your Bread

While it’s not at all required, this tasty bread benefits from mix-ins! If your ice cream doesn’t already have mix-ins, you can add any classic ice cream mix-ins (think chocolate chips, chopped Oreos, or dried fruit).

The bread you see here used vanilla ice cream with 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon and 1/2 cup of pecans (that I then roughly chopped).

Ice cream bread dough
Making bread from ice cream is a 2-ingredient and 2-minute process. You’ll love this slightly sweet and summery quick bread as a breakfast treat or dessert!


Is self-rising flour the same as bread flour?

No, there are differences between the two. Self-rising flour is essentially the same as all purpose flour with the addition of salt and a leavening agent like baking powder. Bread flour has a higher protein and gluten content which makes it good for baking yeasted breads, but it may not yield the desired results for this bread from ice cream.

What are the best mix-ins for ice cream cake bread?

The possibilities are endless! Mix in some rainbow sprinkles, chocolate or peanut butter chips, your favorite kind of nuts, dried or fresh fruit, or crumbled cookies. You can also use an ice cream flavor like butter pecan or peanut butter cup so the mix-ins are included already.

Can you bake ice cream?

Absolutely! Some desserts call for a baked treat with ice cream in the center and there are ways to bake and still have the ice cream come out frozen. For this bread from ice cream, there’s no need to worry about keeping it frozen. In fact, using ice cream that’s slightly softened will make it easier to combine with the flour.

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Ice Cream Bread

Ice Cream Bread is a super easy recipe made with just two ingredients and a couple minutes of your time!
Course Bread, Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 102kcal
Author Stefani


  • 2 cups full-fat ice cream melted, any flavor
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour see substitution option in the notes


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Mix ice cream and flour until smooth.
  • Pour into greased bread pan.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.


  • You can easily replace the 1 1/2 cups of self-rising flour with 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour plus 2 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • If your ice cream doesn’t already have mix-ins or a bold flavor, I suggest adding some. Try vanilla ice cream with 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon and 1/2 cup of pecans (roughly chopped) or mix in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips!


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 93IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
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Special thanks to Olivia Dugas for giving me this wonderful recipe suggestion!