Strawberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bread

by Holly on June 9, 2013

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Sometimes, now matter how on the ball I think I might be for once, life likes to come up behind me, smack me upside the head and teach me otherwise. You know, I’m just going along, thinking I’m feeling so well adjusted and actually making some headway with things, then BAM! Reality hits. My kitchen is an absolute mess. There is no available clean surface on my kitchen table. Laundry piles are starting to multiply (mostly thanks to a certain 9YO that things he should have a wardrobe change every two hours!).

And all I want to do is get some sleep. Or sit in a corner and cry. Or just have 5 minutes to breathe without the million and one things I need to get done racing through my head. Summer has barely started and I just feel NO motivation. I just need a PAUSE button on life.

Life is what happened when I was so ready to make this recipe. Actually, I had it made and photographed within an hour. It was the part where I needed to find time to actually write and organize myself that went out the window.

I’ll term it my usual ‘organization defenestration’. True story.

First of all, yes. I am telling you that this bread is made from ice cream. In fact, it’s just strawberry ice cream, a touch of extra sugar, some self-rising flour and some mini chocolate chips.

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When I heard about this bread it was one of those, “I actually have the ingredients and HAVE to try this RIGHT NOW moments in life.” Literally.

I knew there was a new carton of strawberry ice cream in my freezer (though I do want to try the original butter pecan version for sure!). I decided to add the chocolate chips just because.

So, did it work? It did indeed! Will I make this kind of quick bread again? You bet? With about every flavor I can think of. I’ll also be trying to make ice cream into numerous other things that my friend Cath at A Blithe Palate and I were dreaming up on Facebook the other night.

See. This is where life smacked me. I kept Instagramming all kinds of sneak peek pics of the recipe, even hash tagging it with a #guessthesecretingredient – I thought I was going to be so on top of my game. I’d get up on Friday, write up a quick little post and actually have things up to date for once.

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Instead we were taking poor, sweet Benny in to have a *mass* removed from his side. He’s only 7 months old! The thing doubled in size in just two weeks so our fabulous vet clinic decided it needed to come off. Right then. So there went Friday, and Saturday for that matter. We cancelled all plans and stayed home to take care of our sweet, achy pup. That’s just the way priorities go around here. We’re still trying to catch up from that and get back some of the momentum we thought we were going to have before we hit this brick wall.

As for the mass, we have to wait a week to find out if there is anything more to it than that. But we are always hopeful! It has all kind of put me in a funk though that has just thrown that groove that I thought I was going to have/find this summer right on down the drain. Maybe I’ll just go eat some more ice cream.

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I’m pretty sure I jinxed myself with getting this posted anyway because I said I would have it done. I knew better than to say a word! At least it’s only a couple days later instead of never though! Hopefully that counts for something! Please let me know if you give this a try. I’d love to see what other combinations everyone comes up with.

 

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Jess June 12, 2013 at 9:24 pm

What? I have never heard of this, but I too feel that I must make it immediately. What a fun idea, Holly! Poor Benny – hope all is well. šŸ™

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Holly June 28, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Thank you Jess! It’s such a fun recipe idea with so much scope for imagination. Benny is doing well. It took a while for him to feel better but he is definitely back to his rambunctious self!

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Allie June 13, 2013 at 7:55 am

This looks so amazing!

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Tracy June 20, 2013 at 7:56 am

I went through the same thing with my puppy. We removed the mass and it was cancer, but there were no more signs of cancer after that… good luck.

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Holly June 28, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Thank you Tracy! Everything came back benign so he is doing great! I’m so glad your pup turned out on as well!

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Chaya June 26, 2013 at 9:57 am

I have to go to the store because I don’t have all the ingredients (ice cream) but this sounds so worth an extra trip.

I hope to hear good news about Benny.

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Holly June 28, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Thanks Chaya! I hope you had a chance to try this. And thank you for the well wishes for Benny. He is doing well and the test results came back with happy, healthy news!

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Heidi @foodiecrush June 28, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Poor Benny! Life is not fair, especially at just 7 mos., however your ice cream bread is nothing short of amazing. I can’t even wrap my head around how this works!

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Holly June 28, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Thanks Heidi! Benny is actually ok. We’ve had a wild recovery from his surgery but the tests came back all good. As for the ice cream bread, I’m still wrapping my head around it too! Can’t wait to play around with more ideas!

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hacques June 28, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Mmm, I plan to make this for sunday afternoon snack. Ah, wanna ask you something, the recipe calls for two cups of ice cream, is it in frozen state or should I measure it after I melt the ice cream first?

I will try the recipe with Oreo Ice Cream, and adding some chopped oreo cookies, btw XD

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Holly June 29, 2013 at 8:24 am

I LOVE Oreo! I measured the ice cream scooping it out slightly soft and packing it into the measuring cup. It wasn’t even melted all the way when I stirred it together. Good luck!

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