Ice Cream French Toast

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Ice Cream French Toast //

Merry Christmas Eve! This French toast is what I like to refer to as “Ice Cream French Toast.” I think the ice cream part is really important. The challah toast is dunked in the ice cream base and then pan fried. It’s maybe my favorite way to make French toast EVER! In my book, it’s sort of the only way.

I’m currently in San Jose with Josh’s family. This is actually going to be my first Christmas not waking up in my childhood bed. I’m not gonna lie, I’m a little sad about it, just trying my hardest not to show it.

When I’m back home with at my parents’ house, I usually make this braided situation, but this year I decided to shake it up and make French toast. The best part about this recipe is how you can break up the work. Tonight I’m going to make the creme anglaise, keep it in the fridge so tomorrow morning all I’ll have to do is dunk it and fry up the French toast. Perfect Christmas morning breakfast in PJs and comfy socks. It’s my plan. For the recipe and all that jazz, head over to PBS Food.

Wishing you a super Merry Christmas. xo

Ice Cream French Toast //

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Elisa @ Insalata di Sillabe December 24, 2013 at 1:26 am

I had never heard of ice cream french toasts before but now I can’t wait to try them out. I have a feeling this will become my go-to recipe for french toasts from now on!
Merry Christmas to you and your whole family :)

xo, Elisa


Katrina @ WVS December 24, 2013 at 6:19 am

This is such a fabulous recipe! It looks awesome!


hadar December 24, 2013 at 11:07 am

challa is the best bread!


Ezekiel December 24, 2013 at 9:44 pm

I just had to come back here to leave a positive comment after reading the comments from the PBS blog- geez, folks were harsh over there.
Great recipe Adrianna, thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas.


Fiona December 25, 2013 at 4:27 am

Ditto first Christmas not with my family, not in my old bed, and it’s weird (there’s no gravy, no cranberry sauce and no chaos) but still Christmas. I’m a nostalgia freak so I’m not sure I’ll ever adjust to a different type of Christmas day.
Best wishes for yours :)


Christy December 27, 2013 at 10:39 am

I hope you saw the SNL skit about taking a boyfriend to your childhood home for the holidays and I hope it made you smile. Thanks for a great year of amazing recipes (and Corgi photos). Cheers!


Adrianna Adarme December 27, 2013 at 11:15 am

Hahah I didn’t! I’m gonna watch it. Have a lovely holiday


Jon December 28, 2013 at 12:47 pm



Ameline December 28, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Il s’agit de “pain perdu” peu de rapports avec Noël, il s’agit plutôt de repas gourmand et pas cher par excellence!


Christina @ The Beautiful Balance December 29, 2013 at 5:27 pm

This sounds incredible and I love that you use challah!


Averie @ Averie Cooks December 30, 2013 at 12:45 am

Ice cream for breakfast. Count me in!! PINNED


BRITTANY January 6, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Using french vanilla ice cream has always been the way our family has made french toast.It was the best part of spending the night at grandmas house. Now I make it for my own family and they love it. It is also great for people who like a less eggy or soft french toast.


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