Ice Cream Muffin (made with ice cream)

Ice cream muffin is a ridiculously easy muffin to make with just 2 ingredients!! Yes, just two; ice cream and self rising flour. What is great about these are that you can use your favorite ice cream and play around with adding nuts, chocolate chips, raisins etc.

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Now you need to have self-rising flour at home (which I am sure most of you do not)! Now, do not panic.  You can still make these quick muffins if you have flour and baking powder (which I am sure, if you are into baking, will have in your pantry).

When I came across ice cream bread on various blogs, I was astounded!! What, bread made with ice cream? Well, with ice cream in it, I was sure they would taste good. This recipe was waiting to be experimented with in my kitchen for a long time; just did not get around to it earlier.

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Last week, my favorite ice cream brand was offering a buy one get one free deal and me being an ice cream fan, decided to get some to indulge my sweet tooth.  But unfortunately, they were offering both of the same flavor and I decided to go with Rajbhog flavor (sunflower yellow colored ice cream full of cashew and almonds and tinged with honey and saffron!!).

Now with two cartons of ice cream (which are eggless or egg free, yayyyy!!), I decided to try out the infamous ice cream bread recipe.  The original recipe uses 2 cups of ice cream, but as there are not many takers for sweets in our house, I decided to try out making muffins with just 1 cup of ice cream.  Accordingly, I reduced the amount of self-rising flour. You can double my recipe and make 10 muffins.

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My rajbhog ice cream muffins came out yumm!!  Well, don’t expect them to be soft and fluffy like a cake, it is meant to be like a muffin or a quick sweet bread.  The last time I had made them, they were a bit less sweet for my liking, so I have added a couple of teaspoons of sugar to the melted ice cream and then made these amazing, fun and easy muffins.

So the next time your kids come home hungry from school or you need to make something sweet ASAP, go for this version of mine.  If you are making with 2 cups of ice cream, you can make them in a loaf pan (bake for 40 to 45 minutes till done) and you have ice cream bread!!

Try them yourself and let me know how it came out.

For more eggless bakes like these, try middle eastern basbousa, eggless saffron-lace cookies, eggless date and cashew cake etc.

Step-by-step method:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit or 190 degrees Centigrade.

Line a muffin tin with paper cupcake liners or spray or grease bottoms only of the muffin cups.

If you do not have self-rising flour, you can make your own.

In a ¾ cup measuring cup, add 1 teaspoon baking powder, pinch of salt and add flour up to the top. (or for 2 cups of ice cream, place 2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup. Combine with an additional 1/2 cup all-purpose flour.).

Sift this mixture or mix with a whisk thoroughly.

Melt the ice cream till completely melted. Add about 2 to 3 teaspoons of sugar (optional). Mix well till sugar dissolves.

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Mix the ice cream and self-rising flour in a bowl and gently stir with a spoon. If you feel the batter is thick, add 2 to 3 teaspoons of milk.

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Do not over mix or the muffin/cake will become hard.

Spoon this batter into prepared muffin pan, filling each two-thirds full. Sprinkle with chopped or slivered almonds.

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Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.

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Remove from pan and place on cooling rack to cool.

Serve warm or at room temperature (goes perfect with more ice cream!!)

Ice Cream Muffin
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Ice cream muffin is a very easy, fun cake like muffin made with your favorite ice cream and self-rising flour (flour and baking powder)!!! Enjoy it fresh from the oven or top it with more ice cream and you have a great dessert!!!
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122 calories
20 g
12 g
3 g
3 g
2 g
45 g
259 g
6 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
45g
Yields
5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 122
Calories from Fat 29
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
5%
Saturated Fat 2g
9%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 12mg
4%
Sodium 259mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates 20g
7%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 6g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
10%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup melted Rajbhog ice cream
  2. ¾ cup self-rising flour (in a ¾ cup measuring cup, add 1 teaspoon baking powder, pinch of salt and add maida or all purpose flour up to the top)
  3. Chopped or slivered almonds
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit or 190 degrees Centigrade.
  2. Line a muffin tin with paper cupcake liners or spray or grease bottoms only of the muffin cups.
  3. If you do not have self-rising flour, you can make your own.
  4. In a ¾ cup measuring cup, add 1 teaspoon baking powder, pinch of salt and add flour up to the top.
  5. Sift this mixture or mix with a whisk thoroughly.
  6. Melt the ice cream till completely melted. Add about 2 to 3 teaspoons of sugar. Mix well till sugar dissolves.
  7. Mix the ice cream and self-rising flour in a bowl and gently stir with a spoon. If you feel the batter is thick, add 2 to 3 teaspoons of milk.
  8. Do not over mix or the muffin/cake will become hard.
  9. Spoon this batter into prepared muffin pan, filling each two-thirds full. Sprinkle with chopped or slivered almonds.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.
  11. Remove from pan and place on cooling rack to cool.
  12. Serve warm or at room temperature (goes perfect with more ice cream!!); great as an evening snack with your tea or coffee!!
Notes
  1. Use only full-fat ice cream as this recipe does not come out well with low fat ice cream.
  2. Have fun with different flavors of ice cream and experiment with your add ons like nuts, chocolate chips, dried fruits etc.
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calories
122
fat
3g
protein
3g
carbs
20g
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