What’s better than ice cream? ICE CREAM BREAD!!! Only a handful of ingredients and ice cream is all it takes to make a delicious ice cream bread loaf.
Chocolate Ice Cream Bread is an easy and fun way to use ice cream using just a few common kitchen ingredients. Add cookie frosting and colorful sprinkles for a surprisingly good munchie.
First thing is first, let’s get it out of the way. This is a recipe for chocolate ice cream bread. Not chocolate ice cream cake.
Make sure you PIN Chocolate Ice Cream Bread!
I’ve had this recipe on my “to make list” for a really long time. I’d tell you how long, but I’m embarrassed to say that I have zero concept of time and what feels like years might only be a few months.
Anyhow, I originally saw it in Taste of Home magazine and in Googling for the recipe, I also found In Katrina’s Kitchen version. I loved her idea of making ice cream bread in a bundt pan instead of a loaf. So much more festive!
So I took the two and made my own version, but without the whole self rising flour. How many people really have self rising flour lying around? Not me!
So this 2 ingredient ice cream bread turned into a 4 ingredient cake, not counting icing and sprinkles. Still not bad, comparatively.
If you are like me and need and a substitution for self rising flour here ya go: for every 1 cup all-purpose flour, add 1½ teaspoons baking powder and ½ teaspoon salt. For totals for this recipe, see the notes section.
I really do enjoy ice cream, but as I get older, the darn stuff hurts my teeth. I end up sucking it down, not able to savor it on my tongue before wincing.
PRO TIP: Serve ice cream bread… with a side of ice cream!
With ice cream bread, I get all the flavor and deliciousness of ice cream but with none of the tooth sensitivity.
And who doesn’t love icing and sprinkles??? No one. Well, I suppose some people do, but I don’t trust them. Wink, wink.
So other than top your chocolate ice cream bread with whipped cream and enjoy it plain, you can also do these fabulous things with it:
- Make French toast! Add some cocoa to your egg batter and fry it up for breakfast!
- Ice Cream Sandwiches- what better to make ice cream sandwiches than ice cream bread?
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches- Oh yes. Chocolate ice cream bread slathered with peanut butter and raspberry jelly. Pure heaven.
Before you leave, make sure to scroll down and check out my friend’s fabulous chocolate ice cream recipes, or creative takes, like mine.
Or my homemade ice cream recipes, all of which can be substituted for the chocolate ice cream in this recipe.
- Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
- Salted Caramel Ice Cream
- Butter Ice Cream
- Pina Colada Ice Cream
- Strawberry Ice Cream
Please note that we have never tried this recipe with NO CHURN ice cream, only with old fashioned, cream based, so we can’t tell ya if it works or not.
What is the difference between no churn ice cream and traditional ice cream? No churn is made with sweetened condensed milk and whipped cream versus traditional that is made with heavy cream and milk.
Chocolate Ice Cream Bread
- 1.5 quarts chocolate ice cream , softened for 15-20 minutes
- 3 cups self-rising flour*
- 4 tablespoons Cookie Icing
- 4 tablespoons Rainbow Sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a standard bundt pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment or a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, or by hand if you are a strong man, combine softened ice cream with self-rising flour until just incorporated.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.
- Place on a cooling rack. Invert after cooling for 10-15 minutes, tapping the top to loosen.
- After fully cooled, drizzle with cookie icing and top with rainbow sprinkles while still tacky.
- If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!
Check out chocolate ice cream recipes for National Chocolate Ice Cream Day from all of my foodie friends!
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Dairy-Free Chocolate Ice-Cream in a Bag by Premeditated Leftovers
Strawberry Chocolate Ripple Ice Cream by An Italian in my Kitchen
Chocolate Ice Cream Cupcakes by Real Mom Kitchen
Blender Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream by 365 Days of Slow Cooking
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream by Simply Stacie
Is it possible to add a bit of stevia or maple syrup to sweeten it so it tastes more like a cake? Or will that mess up the texture.
Additionally, could I use a square pan instead? I unfortunately don’t own a bundt pan. Will I need to adjust the temperature/time?
You can add a little more sugar if you’d like but this will just make it sweeter, not change the texture. It does need to be made in a thick pan- bread pan or bundt pan. A square pan is possible, but I don’t even know where to start with cooking time. Probably too much batter for a 8×8 or 9×9.
Sounds yummy, I’ll try it for Father’s Day. Hubs loves chocolate ice cream. He also has trouble with cold things hurting his teeth. He has started using Sensodyne tooth paste and it has really helped. Don’t know if I can use name brand items but if not just look in the tooth paste aisle for sensitive teeth at a drug store. He is gonna love this cake! Dee
Hi Diann! Let me know what you think. Just remember it is much more of a bread than cake, so it isn’t terribly sweet (hence the frosting) however, I prefer it that way. I’ll give that toothpaste a try. Thank you for the suggestion!
Fabulous! A perfect recipe for this summer. Really a Inspired Stuff – Thanks!
This sounds like so much fun. My granddaughter will have so much fun making this! Thanks for sharing. And I agree, the Bundt pan is the way to go.
Wishes for tasty dishes,
Oh how interesting! I’ve never hear of this before but it sounds utterly delicious!
You got me craving Jessica!! This Icecream bread screams my name out!!
My mind is blown! I have never heard of ice cream bread but now I want some. My banana bread is paling in comparison.
Can I just say how fun and yummy this looks! It’s a birthday party on a plate! Woo hoo!
I love this unique recipe! I’m so trying it. I love the idea of french toast!!
Thank you! It is a fun recipe, I’ve wanted to try it try ver since I saw it in Taste of Home years ago. It didn’t disappoint.