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August 28, 2014 5:45 PM   Subscribe

How to make 2 ingredient ice cream bread. Yes, ice cream bread. From the Simple Cooking Channel on you YouTube.
posted by ocherdraco (51 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
If the two ingredients are ice cream and bread I'm gonna go set fires, jsyk
posted by elizardbits at 5:57 PM on August 28 [21 favorites]


Brother should have added that black-ass banana on top of the fridge.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:04 PM on August 28 [7 favorites]


One of my favourite local restaurants does an excellent sourdough ice cream. I suspect that they make it rather differently though.
posted by the duck by the oboe at 6:15 PM on August 28 [2 favorites]


I say this as a man eating microwaved extra-spicy chef-boy-ar-dee raviolis: this is a travesty against ice cream, bread, cooking and toques.

elizardbits: "If the two ingredients are ice cream and bread I'm gonna go set fires, jsyk"

Ehhhh, not far off. Maybe flick a lighter in a menacing way on the corner.
posted by boo_radley at 6:15 PM on August 28 [6 favorites]


Spoiler: It's ice cream and self-rising flour.

I think it's actually a bit clever. You get dairy, sugar, and lots of fat in the ice cream and the quick bread structure from the self-rising flour. It's actually vaguely tempting to try it with something other than vanilla ice cream... maybe chocolate, or mint chocolate. Highly experimental cooking.

If you're tempted to look down on this, try to think of it as a gateway to help ease people who consider themselves as helpless in the kitchen into some basic cooking. Being able to cook reasonably healthy, basic meals is hugely important for a person's physical and economic health and if people can be eased in that direction with some simple, fun projects I'm all for it.
posted by LastOfHisKind at 6:28 PM on August 28 [5 favorites]


Hmmmm. Might make for an interesting dessert bread if you used a really high-grade chocolate ice cream with add-ins.
posted by thomas j wise at 6:34 PM on August 28


It looks somewhat like bread; how does it taste?

(My guess is "very sweet" -- ice cream takes a lot of sugar because the low temperature mutes the sweet flavor.)
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 6:42 PM on August 28 [1 favorite]


I did this a few months back.







I want my ice cream back.
posted by sourwookie at 6:46 PM on August 28 [7 favorites]


sourwookie: " I want my ice cream back."

That's not how ice cream works.
posted by boo_radley at 6:48 PM on August 28 [11 favorites]


It surprisingly not sweet for something that has as over 50% of its mass as ice cream--in fact a little bland (salt probably would have helped). It was also a little dry and crumbly, though toasting each slice helped. Missing from this equation usually found in quick breads is egg. Using one as a binder would probably make a world of difference.
posted by sourwookie at 7:06 PM on August 28


I agree with the surprisingly not sweet. When I tried it, I was expecting more of a tea bread and got a lightly flavored, slightly tinted (pale blue/green of all things, and I used black raspberry ice cream!) white bread. It made very good toast, though. Next time, as sourwookie suggests, I might add an egg and a bit of salt and see what happens.
posted by skye.dancer at 7:18 PM on August 28


I made this with chocolate ice cream last year and it was definitely not what I expected. Also not very good. I may give it another go, but yeah, not great.
posted by altopower at 7:23 PM on August 28


I don't know - that rotten banana in sitting in the upper left part of the frame isn't lending him any authority, IMHO.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 7:39 PM on August 28


Perhaps his next video is how to make banana nut bread.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 7:39 PM on August 28 [2 favorites]


or two banana ice cream

(made from bananas and cointreau)
posted by boo_radley at 7:41 PM on August 28


That's not how ice cream works.

Yep. Buying processed ice cream and letting it melt then adding self rising flour is...Gah.

Making Ice cream from an old family recipe custard then adding your own whatever before freezing is the way to go. I made a batch for a get together last weekend and the younger crowd was like..."WHAT! You can make ice cream!" It's like a parlor trick. I added vanilla bean to the custard... they were blown away.
posted by Benway at 7:50 PM on August 28


Yes but will it feed the masses?
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 8:01 PM on August 28 [23 favorites]


I imagine if you did this with ice cream containing actual egg and not guar gum filler as an emulsifier it might turn out pretty nice. Like, say, a decent French vanilla might work.
posted by caution live frogs at 8:15 PM on August 28


UPDATE BABABAN AND COINTAREU ICE CREAK IS PRETTY GREAT
posted by boo_radley at 8:17 PM on August 28 [1 favorite]


Yes but will it feed the masses?
posted by Ice Cream Socialist


Eponyperfect.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 8:20 PM on August 28 [28 favorites]


So I was initially thinking "Well, I know what I'm going to be making fifteen times this weekend", but then y'all reckon it tastes pretty ordinary, so now I just don't know what to do.
posted by turbid dahlia at 8:21 PM on August 28


I don't know - that rotten banana in sitting in the upper left part of the frame isn't lending him any authority, IMHO.

I agree in the sense that in my mind, the closer to green you get without tasting chalky is an ideal banana. I have a friend, though, who would not even consider that overripe banana as close to being ready. You hold it by the stem and it pretty much falls out of its skin, and it's done.
posted by SpacemanStix at 8:40 PM on August 28 [1 favorite]


Because regular bread made of water, yeast, flour, and salt has too many ingredients.
posted by zennie at 8:42 PM on August 28 [2 favorites]


If you've got a black banana and flour and ice cream, make banana bread and serve it with the ice cream. You're welcome.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:10 PM on August 28 [4 favorites]


A number of comments on the banana.

There's a bit in the PBS series The Mind of a Chef (episode "Rotten") where the Momofuku pastry chef shows a variety of bananas and says the one on the right end is "where you really start to taste a banana", and is the one you should use to cook with. It's put in the freezer for 3 days when it's in the state of the previous one on the line, though.

So don't write this guy off yet!
posted by dimejubes at 10:03 PM on August 28 [1 favorite]


Brown or even black bananas are perfectly cromulent for a variety of purposes.
posted by turbid dahlia at 10:29 PM on August 28


I don't know - that rotten banana in sitting in the upper left part of the frame isn't lending him any authority, IMHO.

It took me about three decades to learn that a black banana is not a sign of rottenness. It is a sign of perfection. All that sugar is crystallized to peak sweetness. Especially for cooking.
posted by zardoz at 12:08 AM on August 29 [1 favorite]


Pfft. We've had it in Ireland since forever.

The bananas are black, they've got flies in the back ...
posted by GallonOfAlan at 1:12 AM on August 29


There's a bit in the PBS series The Mind of a Chef (episode "Rotten") where the Momofuku pastry chef shows a variety of bananas and says the one on the right end is "where you really start to taste a banana", and is the one you should use to cook with.

i don't care if it was zombie reanimated Escoffier brought forth from his heavenly reward and serenaded by trumpeting cherubs to proclaim this from atop the temple mount

mushy old nasty rotting slimy bananas are revolting and must be stopped
posted by elizardbits at 1:29 AM on August 29 [1 favorite]


and really what would zombie reanimated escoffier be doing in jerusalem anyway
posted by elizardbits at 1:29 AM on August 29


If you're tempted to look down on this, try to think of it as a gateway to help ease people who consider themselves as helpless in the kitchen into some basic cooking.

The thing is that bread is relatively easy to make. A lot of stuff on TV and online confuses the issue because their focus is on making something new and exciting.

We make bread at home. Basic bread is just:
1) mix flour, water, yeast packet, dash of salt
2) Don't bother with kneading. Just do a bit of stretch and fold in the bowl.
3) Dump it in a tin and let it sit around for an hour
4) Throw it in the oven for 40 minutes.
5) A loaf of bread!
posted by vacapinta at 3:36 AM on August 29 [2 favorites]


I also made this, just for fun. I thought it tasted pretty good, and indeed, was not as sweet as you might expect.

I subscribed to this channel for awhile. He has lots and lots of recipes. It's worth scrolling through them. I found him quite soothing in some way.
posted by wittgenstein at 4:48 AM on August 29


All that sugar is crystallized to peak sweetness. Especially for cooking.

Yeah, I mean, I brought it up, but I see that banana and I think "half batch of banana muffins." Which is why he should have just tossed it into the bread.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:40 AM on August 29


Okay, I am not interested in making this bread, it just doesn't appeal, but I had to look at the video just to see the so maligned banana. And, well, it's you know a perfectly ripe banana, nothing slimy or rotten about it. I tend not to like a banana to eat out of hand if it's super ripe, but for cooking or baking, it is perfect. I have, in fact, become addicted to a different 2-ingredient recipe based on an ask looking for recipes for over-ripe bananas. In theory you just mix-up 2 mashed bananas and 1 cup of rolled oats, form cookies, and bake, but just like this recipe it's almost impossible to not think of what else to add. Highly recommend that recipe if you're in a hurry.
posted by dawg-proud at 6:13 AM on August 29 [1 favorite]


It's basically a pound cake; of you use a custard based ice cream, which I think it's necessary, you have flour, eggs, sugar, milk and fat (from the cream). Another clever thing about using ice cream is that the batter will contain a fair amount of air bubbles to begin with (as long as you don't let the ice cream melt too much), so you should get a decently light cake. Pretty cool hack.
posted by destrius at 6:44 AM on August 29


Man, I've watched a couple of this guy's videos, and absolutely none of them resemble what I would call food.
posted by wakannai at 6:58 AM on August 29 [1 favorite]


I'm too irritated by his expressions at the end to try making this, even though it might appeal to my kids.
posted by The corpse in the library at 7:33 AM on August 29


Yeah, that's right, I'll show him.
posted by The corpse in the library at 7:34 AM on August 29 [2 favorites]


You guys, the banana turned into a Croc in this one!
posted by stripesandplaid at 7:52 AM on August 29 [1 favorite]


The thing is that bread is relatively easy to make. A lot of stuff on TV and online confuses the issue because their focus is on making something new and exciting.

Agreed to a point but I am pretty much always in favour of something that will get someone in a kitchen and do some sort of actual cooking. For most people it's a terrifying idea. And in some ways I blame the rise of TV chef culture for this--everyone feels as though they're going to be judged if they're not putting out some restaurant-perfect plate. So for a lot of people this sort of thing is, or at least I hope it can be, a gateway into realizing that cooking isn't difficult.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 8:01 AM on August 29


The lint on his sleeve is going to give me nightmares.
posted by TheCoug at 9:01 AM on August 29 [1 favorite]


He makes his own chewing gum!!!

Slave to Big Gum no more!!!
posted by ian1977 at 9:42 AM on August 29 [1 favorite]


Also not lending credibility is his use of a liquid measuring cup for the flour. ARGH.
posted by misskaz at 10:33 AM on August 29 [1 favorite]


That's not how ice cream works.

There is something about this (in context very apposite and funny) comment that makes it the Platonic ideal of the "internet comment." You could imagine it cropping up in almost any thread on any subject. It would be like Godwin's law--that as an internet argument is extended indefinitely the odds that you will eventually feel compelled to pedantically inform someone that they are unaware of how "icecream works" approach 1.0.
posted by yoink at 10:37 AM on August 29


Simple Cooking: Reinventing how icecream works.
posted by ian1977 at 10:40 AM on August 29


Yeah - overripe bananas are *perfect* for making a good banana nut bread, but not everyone understands that and so placing it in the shot is sort of an oversight. And unsightly. And short-sighted. Etc.




Sight.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 2:57 PM on August 29


OK, I was in the market anyway and so decided to give this a go, using dark chocolate ice cream + chocolate chips. Took the advice of those who suggested adding an egg. We'll see what transpires.
posted by thomas j wise at 3:38 PM on August 29


Results: not bad, although there's not that much chocolate taste (the chips help in that regard). Might be good with peanut butter.
posted by thomas j wise at 4:56 PM on August 29


I made a batch for a get together last weekend and the younger crowd was like..."WHAT! You can make ice cream!" It's like a parlor trick.

When I was in Ohio a few years ago and it snowed heavily I got my friend's grandchildren to collect a couple of buckets of fresh snow as I made up some instant vanilla pudding (usually you'd use cream, sugar and vanilla but we were out of cream). Then they watched, open-mouthed as I beat the pudding into the snow to make instant soft-serve ice cream. I'd also brought a box of Cadbury's Flakes from the UK with me and there was still a box of ice-cream cones in the pantry, so I introduced Ohio farm kids to the joy that is the '99'.

They still talk about that day...
posted by essexjan at 1:18 AM on August 30 [2 favorites]


omg 99s. Haven't had one since I was a kid.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 7:09 AM on August 30


Metafilter: overthinking a loaf of ice cream.
posted by McCoy Pauley at 8:16 AM on August 30 [1 favorite]


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