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February 03, 2010

2 Ingredient Muffins


I told you that my Gram wasn't above taking shortcuts and using pre-packaged things in her baking, and this muffin recipe sure proves it! When I first found this recipe card I couldn't help but laugh and shake my head. "No way will this ever work" was my first reaction.

I thought about it some more, and realized that making muffins from just these two items did make sense, in a weird way. All of the typical muffin-making ingredients are present, in one way or another.

The final result is a muffin that's a bit more like a sweet tasting biscuit than a moist muffin, but I think that they're worth making once or twice, just for the novelty of it. As you hand one of these muffins to your friend/significant other/child you can shock them by saying that you made it using only 2 ingredients-- trust me, they will be so darn impressed with you that you will appear as a God to them, for at least 5 minutes... Well, maybe not, but they'll at least be intrigued.

I can hear you gnashing your teeth and shouting "just tell me what two things I need to make the stupid muffins already!" so without further ado:


INGREDIENTS
2 Cups Self-Rising Flour
2 Cups softened Vanilla Ice Cream (any brand)

TA-DA! That's it. Think about it, it makes sense.

Preheat your oven to 450.

Put the ice cream and flour in a bowl. Let the ice cream get SUPER melty.


This is not melty enough.

It's cold in my apartment right now, and I'm not always the most patient person, so I tried to mix it before the ice cream melted all the way. Bad idea. I was rewarded with what looked like floury frozen yogurt. Yuck.


I definitely didn't end up just shoving the bowl in the microwave for a minute to melt the ice cream, if that's what you're thinking.

Mix the ingredients together.

Put liners in your muffin pan.

The batter will be pretty sticky, but use a tablespoon/your fingers to  scoop it in to the liners. You can see below how thick and goopy it is.


Bake for 20-25 minutes.


Just like magic, you'll have muffins! If you want, feel free to toss in some raisins or orange zest to the batter. I did that for half of the batch, and they were pretty yummy.

I looked up ice cream muffin recipes online after I made these, and found out that a lot of people hate them, so... Be forewarned, if you decide I make them, I suppose. People seemed to be unhappiest when they used more wacky ice cream flavors, like Ben and Jerry's or anything fruit flavored, so I personally will stick to plain vanilla if I make them again, and add in anything else I want separately.

Let me know if you try these with any other ice cream flavors and how it turns out!

34 comments:

Jennifer said...

that is very weird, but you're right - it does make sense. thinking through the ingredients of both does make up the main ingredients needed, though by no means in measures all that great for a typical muffin.

Temma said...

Yes, exactly. It'll do in a pinch, if you have a sudden dire need for something muffin shaped, but really it's better to just make plain ol' muffins. It was fun to see that it did (kind of) result in muffins though.

Merche said...

Just amazing! will definitely have to try this asap! thanks for sharing!

queen said...

it's always nice to find new ways to do things easier, but to use something like Haagen Dazs icecream which is great by itself seems like a waste. I'm sure if I get a lesser quality icecream I'de try it. thanx for the idea. Get us other great ideas.

Tasteandshare said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. I really feel hungry now! Did you count the calories by any chance? (-;

Cheers,

Carsten
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Anonymous said...

That's a really sweet & simple recipe.Thank you!

Anonymous said...

heres another 2 ingredient for a cookie.
1 spice flavored cake mix
1 can (15oz) pumkin (not pie filling- pure pumkin)
mix together drop by tsp and bake 350 6-8 min depending on your oven - watch your fist batch and as soon as the firm up the are done, mine are usually don n 7. very moist cookie.

Temma said...

Queen, I bought the Haagen Dazs as part of an evil plan to eat all of the ice cream that wasn't used in the recipe (Plan: successful).

Carsten, just did some quick math, it should be about 156 calories per muffin.

Those pumpkin cookies sound tasty, I'll have to make them next time I get a craving for something pumpkin-y and don't want pie!

Sean said...

That just seems like something I should try one day. It seems so easy and for someone who doesn't like cooking, seems like the perfect solution.

Kathleen said...

That's so awesome!! Can't wait to try these.

grace said...

well, color me intrigued! they certainly look delicious, and with a little bit of cinnamon, i suspect i'd be perfectly pleased. :)

Erica said...

These would be perfect for my 5-year-old daughter to make. Easy enough for her to mix them and scoop them all by herself without a ton of measuring and adding ingredients at the appropriate time, etc. Thanks!

tracieMoo said...

I would have never thought of this. LOL. It sounded weird but it's starting to make sense now. Anything, haagen-Dazs is fab! Though I still can't imagine them in muffins..

Megan said...

wow, i would have never in a million years thought of this-what a neat recipe! now if only i could make these before devouring all the ice cream from the container ;)

Ginny said...

very cool! :) mmm... may have to try!

Kerri said...

Has anyone tried using different flavors of ice cream?

aubrey said...

I wouldn't have believed it had I not seen the pictures! I am really intrigued also and this recipe seems like one that will stick in my mind until I just HAVE to make them.

Anonymous said...

Are those your own pics and words? If so... you definitely need to see this...

http://loopgum.com/2010/02/05/food-two-ingredient-muffins/#more-3862

Temma said...

Anonymous, thanks a lot for the heads up.

I don't mind people re-posting recipes (after all, they're meant to be made and shared), but I DO mind having my words and photos used without proper credit. It's flattering that they re-posted it, but I wish they had mentioned where they got it from!

Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

I went to fight for u over the other post,luckily u were mentioned as a source in the end

Temma said...

Yes, I sent him a message about it and he quickly added the link, I'm glad it was resolved so easily and without any drama. :)

aletheia said...

GENNNNNNIUSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

did u know your name "Temma" translates in arabic as "Delicious"

Kandice said...

I made these with a honey & sweet cream icecream, topped them with raw sugar & raspberries. Came out more like a sweet biscuit. I also made them mini muffins. Maybe that was the cause for the texture? Not bad though.

Sharon said...

wow, what a cool recipe!!

Christine said...

I made this, but it ended up tasting like biscuits. Really really good biscuits, and I love biscuits, so it was still a really awesome recipe! Thank you! :]

Christine said...

By the way, I figured out the nutritional info on an app on my iPod touch, and I'm pretty positive it's accurate, if anyone wants it...

[per muffin]
Calories - 123
Fat - 3g
Sat. Fat - 2g
Sodium - 283.3mg
Carbs - 20.7g
Fiber - .3g
Sugars - 4.3
Protein - 3g

Keep in mind that these were the numbers based on the ice cream and flour that I used. But it gives a general idea.

Anonymous said...

I am going to make these with my grandkids tonite and whip up a batch of homemade honey butter to go with!

Lily said...

That is a good idea of something to do in a pinch. And the muffins look scrumptious!

Anonymous said...

I am thinking butter pecan ice cream.
Yummmm !!!
Melina

Lillian (My Recipe Journey) said...

I just LOVE these kinds of interesting recipes!!!! I try recipes like this ALL the time...its fun! I will be trying this! Can I use any brand of vanilla ice cream? Can it be low fat?

Anonymous said...

These might be perfect for strawberry shortcake biscuits!!

Anonymous said...

These are delish! So easy, I added honey, lemon zest and 1/2 cup of sugar!!!!! I am addicted now...so yum!

Unknown said...

great idea for kids' school bake sale or any kind of last minute event that requires few ingredients and little time. i'll be sure to pick up vanilla ice cream whenever it's on sale and keep some self-rising flour on hand.

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