Not familiar with ice cream bread? It's so easy and delicious. The ice cream replaces the fat and sugar. Only two steps and two ingredients. Be sure to use self-rising flour. Just add softened ice cream and bake!
You can use different flavors of ice cream, just be sure not to use sugar free or low fat. Go for the full fat ice cream. It's more flavorful, anyway! I've made this awesome loaf with Chocolate Ice Cream, Rocky Road, as well as Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia, but for today's Banana Lovers' Day holiday, I'm making it with Chunky Monkey. You can always use plain banana ice cream or chocolate ice cream, too, and add extra bits. Chunky Monkey already has extra bits of chocolate in it, but you can always add more. Experiment and have fun with this recipe!
CHUNKY MONKEY ICE CREAM BREAD
Makes a large loaf or two smaller loafs
2 pints Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey, softened or melted
3 cups self-rising flour
1 very ripe banana, chopped
1 dark chocolate bar, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour large bread pan or two small bread pans, or line with parchment paper.
Mix melted ice cream and flour until very well combined.
Fold in chopped chocolate, banana, and nuts.
Pour into prepared bread pan.
Bake 45 minutes per loaf or 60-90 minutes for big double loaf. If top starts to brown too much, cover it with aluminum foil and continue to bake.
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