There is nothing more exciting than taking a bite out of a great sandwich or that first forkful of french toast. What brings those amazing moments together? Bread.
There are fewer foods more versatile than bread, whether it be used to make a game-changing avocado toast or the vehicle for the perfect runny egg.
But, most people think that your typical bread recipe isn’t so easy or quick for a college student to make.
Newsflash: you can be a college student and make your own bread in less than an hour, with less than five ingredients.
The best part? One of these ingredients is ice cream.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes
1 pint full-fat ice cream, softened
1 ½ cups self-rising flour
Add-ins like Oreos, sprinkles or chocolate chips (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
3. Soften your ice cream: either microwave for 45 seconds, or leave out for ~20 minutes. Combine with flour in a large mixing bowl.
4. Stir until blended.
5. Transfer to loaf pan. Bake about 45 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
6. Let cool for 10 minutes, then enjoy! Keeps well for 2-3 days.
1. Use only full-fat/premium ice cream. Low fat or fat-free ice cream will result in bread that is crumbly and won’t hold together.
2. This bread is great for French toast, ice cream sandwiches or a cool way to upgrade your average PB&J.
3. Go crazy with flavor and mix-in combinations! Some suggestions:
- Chocolate Peanut Butter (chocolate ice cream + peanut butter chips)
- Mint Oreo (mint chocolate chip ice cream + crushed Oreos)
- Strawberry Cheesecake (strawberry ice cream + white chocolate chips + graham cracker crumbs)
- Brunch (coffee ice cream + maple syrup + bacon pieces
It’s time to move out of the 18th century. Enjoy!
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