Ice cream bread may seem like the Holy Grail of Pinterest simplicity, but it can be a little bland. Mash a few bananas in there though, and you get sweeter, more moist bread with a ton of flavour. Photo by Chelsea Kyle, food styling by Katherine Sacks.
As Katherine Sacks of Epicurious determined through a couple rounds of testing, three mashed bananas add moisture and depth of flavour that the bread is lacking, making it into a kind of "banana split bread". In a move I fully support, Katherine also added a quarter cup of sugar because "no matter how ripe the bananas were, the bread lacked the level of sweetness that something called ice cream bread should have".
This ups the ingredient count from two to four, which may make it a little less "Pin-able", but it results in a tastier, more tender ice cream bread that's actually worth eating.
How to Make Ice Cream Bread, But Better [Epicurious]