3-Ingredient Blueberry Muffin Recipe Has a Crazy Ingredient (But It Works) by 30Seconds Food

3-Ingredient Blueberry Muffin Recipe Has a Crazy Ingredient (But It Works)

Muffin much? Well, we have an interesting muffin recipe for you. When Brunch With Babs posted this fun three-ingredient blueberry muffin recipe on TikTok, it went viral. Now we know why! The three-ingredient blueberry muffin recipe has an interesting and secret ingredient: melted vanilla ice cream. Hey, why not? If you can make melted ice cream pancakes and melted ice cream quick bread, why not muffins, too?

Starting with melted vanilla ice cream and ending with fresh blueberries, this easy and delicious muffin recipe is just perfect for snacking or a quick grab-and-go breakfast. And blueberries are loaded with health benefits! Here is your shopping list for this moist blueberry muffin: vanilla ice cream, self-rising flour, fresh blueberries and optional lemon zest.

This is a fun baking recipe to make with the kids. Let them mix up the batter, fill the muffin tins and watch that melted ice cream turn into a moist muffin. Store the muffins in an airtight container. 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 to 33 minutes
Total Time: 40 to 43 minutes
Servings: Makes 6 muffins


  • 1 1/3 cups vanilla ice cream, softened (be generous)
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest (optional)

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Recipe Notes

  • Try other flavors of ice cream like cinnamon, French vanilla or vanilla bean.
  • If you're a cinnamon lover, add some ground cinnamon to the batter.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Combine the softened ice cream (consistency of soft serve ice cream), flour and lemon zest, if using, in a bowl. Mix until almost combined. 
  2. Fold in the blueberries.
  3. Spoon the mixture (about 1/4 per muffin) into greased muffin tins (you could also line them with baking liners). Bake in a preheat 375-degree F oven for about 30 to 33 minutes.

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Elisa Schmitz
This is a genius recipe idea that I can't wait to try. Thank you, Babs! #yum
Easy and tasty 😋
I must try these. I've been making a melted vanilla bean ice cream french toast for 25yrs!!!( w a little gran marnier,orange zest & splash of oj added to it) absolutely delicious
Elisa Schmitz
Well, that sounds FANTASTIC, Jellygurlly . Let us know if you'd like to share your recipe with us. Sounds delicious! Donna John
Lisa Musselwhite
Can you sugar free ice cream?
Donna John
I've never tried it with sugar-free ice cream, but it should work. It may not be as sweet. Let us know how it turns out!
Soberlink Reviews
I was looking for a blueberry muffin recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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