This life hack is one I’ve been interested in for a while. Buzzfeed, a popular website with those seeking life hacks, posted a video of them making something they called “ice cream bread”. It’s only two ingredients; melted ice cream and self-rising flour.

I knew I had to try it as soon as I saw it. Really? Bread from ice cream? I mean, it could be plausible. Self-rising flour contains baking powder, which would classify this concoction as a quick bread. But ice cream had me skeptical. Would it be more cake like? Muffin like, or banana bread like? Or would it really be like a spongy white bread?

The recipe I used comes directly from the Buzzfeed website, and consists of 2 cups melted ice cream of your choice, and 1 ¼ cups self-rising flour. Mix the two together until it forms a batter.

Then, pour it into a greased loaf pan, and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for around 30-40 minutes.

When it came out, it definitely looked like a cake more than a bread. With the smooth top, it didn’t seem like any bread I’ve tried. But the only way to truly find out what it’s like was to cut it open.

I cut it while it was still warm, so it was very gummy. Just like bread, but the grain was far more cakey. I took a bite, and… gross. It felt like glue, and had no flavour. The flour completely removed all flavour of ice cream, and it just tasted like paste. Really gross paste. I thought, maybe if I let it cool, it would not only cut easier, but taste better.

It didn’t.

It was still tasteless, still gummy, still awful. Maybe not every “life hack” is worth trying.


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