Photo and recipe by Debra Hasbrouck 

After trying a batch of ice cream bread, I was a little disappointed in the mild, almost bland, taste.  I decided to add some cake mix and adjust the recipe to enhance the flavor.  The result was moist and delicious – a savory fusion of bread and cake.

Any flavor of regular (not low-fat) ice cream should work.  You can have fun adding candy bits, nuts, chocolate chips, sprinkles, or whatever appeals to you.


2 cups softened (almost melted) ice cream (I used chocolate/chocolate chip flavor)

3/4 cup flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 cup white cake mix (dry)

1 egg (beaten)

1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

2 Tblsp. sprinkles (optional

Combine dry ingredients, beaten egg and ice cream.  Mix well.  If desired, stir in nuts.  Pour mixture into greased loaf pan.  Spread sprinkles on top.

Bake in pre-heated 350° oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.