Ice Cream French Toast

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Ice Cream French Toast-ice cream is the secret ingredient to making the BEST French toast. Trust me, you HAVE to try this recipe! 

Ice Cream French Toast Recipe on Ice cream is the secret to making the BEST French toast!

I am a sucker for French toast. I order it almost every time we go out to breakfast. When I was in Seaside, Florida I had the French toast at Pickle’s and it was SO good. I complimented the owner, Heavenly, on her fabulous French toast and she shared her secret. She uses ice cream to make the French toast. No wonder it was so good! Such a genius idea!

When I got home, I told Josh we needed to make French toast with ice cream. He was game! So we made Ice Cream French Toast and it is now our favorite French toast recipe! You’ve gotta try it!

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Since July is National Ice Cream Month, I thought it would be appropriate to share our Ice Cream French Toast recipe with you all! The more ice cream the merrier!

Ice Cream French Toast Recipe on Ice cream is the secret ingredient to making the BEST French toast!

So the secret is to use melted vanilla ice cream as the French toast base…instead of milk or heavy cream. Again, genius idea! I don’t know why I never thought of using ice cream before! Make sure you use a really good vanilla ice cream to get the best results!

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We added a little vanilla and cinnamon to our ice cream and egg mixture. We dunked Texas Toast into the mixture and cooked the bread to perfection! We ended up with the BEST French toast.

Ice Cream French Toast Recipe on The BEST French Toast recipe! You NEED to make this!

We topped the French toast with maple syrup, fresh berries, and a dusting of powdered sugar. We also added a scoop of vanilla ice cream because why not? It is ice cream month!

If you are looking for the BEST French toast recipe, look no further, you’ve found it! This Ice Cream French Toast is pure perfection! I’ve eaten a lot of French toast in my lifetime and I am seriously smitten with this recipe!

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Ice Cream French Toast

Ice cream is the secret ingredient to making the BEST French toast. You HAVE to try this recipe!
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Total Time
25 minutes


For the French Toast:

  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 pieces Texas Toast or your favorite bread

Optional Toppings:

  • Butter
  • Maple Syrup
  • Berries
  • Ice Cream


  1. Preheat a griddle according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  2. In a shallow baking dish or pie plate, combine the melted ice cream, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon. Whisk until blended. Dip both sides of each slice of bread into the egg mixture, allowing the bread to soak up some of the mixture.
  3. Spray the hot griddle with non-stick cooking spray, cook the bread in batches until golden and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  4. Serve hot with desired toppings.
  5. Note: If not serving immediately, keep warm in a 250 degree F oven until ready to eat.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Hi! I love french toast too, but it never occur to me to use vanilla ice cream as base. Now Heavenly’s french toast recipe is not so secret anymore. By the way, is the restaurant owner’s name really Heavenly? Thanks for sharing.

  2. French Toast is always my go to breakfast when I go out too Maria! My secret for making it at home is to cook it in bacon grease……I will have to give the ice cream a try next time!

  3. I was wondering if you had a vegan version of this recipe. My son is allergic to eggs. Otherwise, it sounds yummy! Thank you.

  4. Ice cream for breakfast! What a fabulous idea 🙂 I can’t wait to make it for our next brunch. Do you have a favorite go to vanilla ice cream? Vanilla bean is my favorite flavor and I love checking out new brands 🙂

  5. Oh my goodness! This looks delicious. I have always loved ice cream on waffles as a breakfast treat. Now I will have to try this. Great idea!

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