Ice Cream Time

What is your favorite flavor?

Ice Cream Bread that is!

I’ve been wanting to try this one out for a while. I tore the page out of a Southern Living then I couldn’t find it. After searching through my piles of recipes, it occurred to me that it might be in a cookbook. Sure enough! I found it on page 252  in the 2005 edition of the Southern Living Annual Recipes.

A recipe sure sounds easy when it only has TWO ingredients! I’ve tried some of those 2 ingredient recipes you might have seen floating around Pinterest. My family gave those attempts bad reviews, so I was skeptical.

I thought this one delivered! The Critics, however, had mixed reviews.

Ice Cream Bread

1 pint (2 cups) ice cream, softened

1 1/2 cups self-rising flour

  • Stir together ice cream and flour, stirring just until flour is moistened.
  • Spoon batter into a greased and floured loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350˚ for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.

I think my self-rising flour was a little too old. It didn’t rise quite like I thought it should.

Nothing’ wrong with the way it sliced…

…or tasted!

A little butter on that warm bread sure was yummy! A moist, dense bread with just a touch of sweetness.

I think I would like to try something like Butter Pecan or Strawberry. I also would like to try a premium brand of ice cream. I had just plain old generic Walmart vanilla ice cream in a blue box. May have to splurge next time.

Critics’ Corner

Chip: Pretty good! I’d like to try it à la mode.

Megan: ¡Es muy bueno!

Katie: Um…it was just okay. I didn’t care for it much.

Well, I wanted my next post to be about this wonderful ice cream that was available only for the summer.

I thought, “I just posted. I can wait.”

I woke up this morning to find out that Arkansas’ beloved Yarnell’s Ice Cream has closed its doors for good.

Click here to see the sad news on the Yarnell’s web page.

I went and hoarded all the Yarnell’s my tiny freezer would hold.

I will really miss “the down home goodness of Yarnell’s”.