Ice Cream Bread: Three Ingredients, Lots of Yum

Kate Donahue | Food Babbles

Hold on to your hats! Ice cream and 2 more ingredients make one fabulous bread.

Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Bread Photo

Remember that amazingly, awesome loaf of Rocky Road Bread? Moist, cake-like quick bread filled with toasted almonds, marshmallows and chocolate chips, inspired by that iconic ice cream flavor. Come on, ice cream in bread form is kind of awesome. So what about ice cream IN bread, like ice cream as the main ingredient?

I say, "Yes!" This Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Bread Recipe is by far the quickest, easiest quick bread going. Hold onto your hats people! I'm talking about three ingredients. Yep, three. That's it.

Somehow through the genius of baking science by combining only ice cream and self-rising flour you get bread. See? I told you it was going to be quick and easy. I wasn't kidding.

Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Bread Picture

I'm an equal opportunist when it comes to ice cream love, but cookies and cream happens to hold a very special place in my heart and ranks very high on my list of favorite flavors. So this flavor seemed like the perfect one for this ice cream bread.

You can use any flavor you like though, get creative! Next, I upped the cookie factor with Oreos on top for our third ingredient because what's not to love about more cookies?

This is a quick bread that takes nothing more than a quick stir with a spoon and viola, Bread!

Despite having a fair amount of ice cream in the bread, it is surprisingly not overly sweet. An extra scattering of cookies inside and on top makes this bread perfect for an afternoon treat or a weekday dessert just because. You deserve it.

    8 Servings


  • 2 cups cookies & cream ice cream, full fat, not light
  • 1 1/2 cups self rising flour
  • 10 oreos, or other preferred sandwich cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8" x 4" loaf pan with baking spray containing flour and line the bottom with a rectangle of parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together softened ice cream and self-rising flour until all the flour is evenly moistened. Stir in half of the cookie pieces. Scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth the top. Sprinkle top with remaining cookie pieces and gently press into the top.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, until a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and turn bread carefully out of the baking pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.


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Kate babbles about all things food on her own blog, Food Babbles, and about feeding her girls the best way. Here on Food Fanatic, she wows us with her commitment to homemade, fresh baking, week after week.

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    I would have never thought to use ice cream in baking. Awesome recipe!! Thanks (:


    Love the idea of putting oreos into bread!!!

    Kate-donahue @ Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

    Thanks! I figured what's not to love about cookies in bread, right?


    3 ingredient bread is right up my alley! My kids would go crazy for this, I think this would be perfect as their treat when they get home from the first day of school.

    Kate-donahue @ Mary Kay DeSola

    Definitely perfect for an after school treat! They'll love it.


    OMG I just made ice cream bread for the first time yesterday!!! LOVE your cookie's and cream version!!

    Kate-donahue @ Aimee Shugarman

    Thanks Aimee! I love how easy it is to make and the endless possibilities are wonderful.


    I can't wait to try this with Pecan, Pralines and Cream. My favorite ice cream flavor ever!

    Kate-donahue @ Amber Bracegirdle

    Oh my goodness! That sounds soooo good! I need to try it that way. Yum!

    Aimee-shugarman @ Amber Bracegirdle

    I knew I loved you! That's my fave flavor as well :)

    Amber @ Aimee Shugarman

    Haha! Could this southern girl love another flavor as much? I don't think so!

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