Cool Off This Summer with This Kind of Ice Cream Posted on 19 Aug 08:04

If you’ve experienced the four seasons of the world’s northern hemisphere, the sweltering August heat can make you wish the sun wasn’t so hot, but the last thing you’re looking for is the relieving chill of late fall.

Summer isn’t quite over yet and autumn isn’t upon us, but there is an easy way to create a dessert that bridges the gap in temperatures.

Bake your ice cream.

That’s right: Baking ice cream equates to warmly cool deliciousness that you’ll savor just as fondly as a triple-scoop ice cream cone covered in sprinkles (perhaps with a cherry on top) on a hot sunny day. This kind of ice cream concoction is also not nearly as messy, so you don’t need to fret over melted ice cream and sticky fingers.

To be clear, we’re technically not baking ice cream by itself. However, the author of this article from Thrillist actually baked Ben & Jerry’s chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream into a cookie. Judging by some of his results, we’re not recommending you do that. But ice cream and your oven can go together like chocolate and sprinkles – you just have to take the right approach.

So, why would you bake ice cream? If you’re a fan of tender, moist baked goods, you can easily use full-flavored ice cream as your dairy product, combined with the helpful hand of self-rising flour, to achieve fantastic results. The possibilities are endless: Chocolate ice cream and banana bread, strawberry ice cream and berry bread, and more. The best part is that the ice cream doesn’t have to be just one solid flavor. Experiment with butter pecan ice cream, cookie butter or cookies and cream in these ice cream bread recipes from Good Housekeeping.

Still not convinced baking ice cream is for you? No problem.

Ice Cream Cupcakes from Crazy for CrustBake these tasty ice cream cupcakes from Crazy for Crust instead. This recipe ensures you can absolutely have your cake and eat it too – with sprinkle-laden ice cream.

Make it even easier with our Bake N Stuff cupcake pan. Bake your cupcake tops and bottoms separately, drop in a scoop of ice cream in the center, decorate and devour. It’s that simple!

Are you lactose intolerant or just not a fan of the taste of milk? Skip the dairy products altogether in favor of avocado.

Share your results

We love to see what all kinds of bakers and cooks come up with. Will you bake with your ice cream or include it in a stuffed cupcake? Brave enough to combine ice cream or avocado in your next dessert creation? Show us your final product on social media with our hashtag #MadeWithLoveCooking!