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A slice of french toast topped with a pat of butter and maple syrup.

Jacques Pepin’s Ice Cream French Toast

Jacques Pepin came up with this recipe for french toast when he was a young chef in charge with making breakfast and it simply uses melted vanilla ice cream. Genius.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Servings 2
Calories 242 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • ½ C. vanilla ice cream, melted
  • 2 slices sandwich bread
  • butter for frying
  • maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Scoop about 1/4 of a pint of ice cream onto a plate and place in the microwave for ~30 seconds or until melted
    Melted vanilla ice cream poured onto a plate.
  • Place one slice of bread into the melted ice cream.  Turn the bread over and let it sit for 1-2 minutes to absorb the ice cream.
    A slice of white bread sitting in a pool of melted vanilla ice cream.
  • Use the remaining ice cream and repeat for the second slice.
  • Warm a frying pan on low heat and add 1 T. of butter.  When the butter is melted add the ice cream soaked bread.  I would recommend cooking the slices one at a time. 
    A slice of cream soaked bread frying in butter in a non-stick skillet.
  • Gently fry the bread, checking periodically with a spatula for doneness.  You’re looking for a golden brown color.  Flip the bread and cook for another 1-2 minutes. 
    A golden brown slice of french toast in a non-stick frying pan.
  • Take the french toast out of the pan and it may be plated on any leftover melted ice cream.  Top with real maple syrup or powdered sugar.  Serve warm.

Notes

https://youtu.be/DLIdXWTYgpM

Nutrition

Calories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 4gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 223mgPotassium: 148mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 434IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 142mgIron: 1mg
Keyword breakfast, easy meals
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