This homemade Birthday Cake Ice Cream is the ultimate celebration of flavor that combines sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, and a burst of sprinkle. This no churn ice cream is the perfect way to enjoy the taste of a birthday cake in every scoop without having to use an ice cream maker.
Updated July 2023
Birthday Cake Ice Cream
Birthdays are synonymous with joy, laughter, and, of course, cake! Are you ready to bring the joy and flavor of a birthday cake to your ice cream bowl? This Birthday Cake Ice Cream recipe will have you celebrating every scoop. Whether it’s a special occasion or you simply want to treat yourself to a delightful dessert, this homemade ice cream is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
Bursting with the classic taste of a celebratory cake, adorned with colorful sprinkles, and offering optional toppings for an extra touch of indulgence, this homemade ice cream recipe is sure to bring a smile to your face and make every moment special and sure to be the star of any celebration.
Ingredients for a Blissful Birthday Cake Ice Cream
- Sweetened Condensed Milk: To achieve a lusciously sweet base, we rely on the addition of sweetened condensed milk. Opt for either fat-free or regular options based on your preference. For those seeking a dairy-free alternative, Coconut Sweetened Condensed Milk works like a charm.
- Heavy Cream (or Cool Whip): The secret to achieving a rich and velvety texture lies in the inclusion of heavy cream. However, for a convenient shortcut, you can use a 16-ounce container of Cool Whip. Those with dietary restrictions can explore options like coconut cream, vegan coffee creamer, or Cocowhip as dairy-free alternatives.
- Pure Vanilla Extract: Enhance the overall flavor profile of your ice cream with the addition of pure vanilla extract, adding a delightful aromatic note that complements the other ingredients perfectly.
- Funfetti or Yellow Boxed Cake Mix (or Flavor Fountain Cake Batter Emulsion): Immerse yourself in the nostalgic taste of a classic birthday cake by incorporating either funfetti or yellow boxed cake mix into your recipe. For those who prefer gluten-free alternatives, Pillsbury Gluten-free Premium Funfetti Cake Mix or Simple Mills Vanilla Cake Mix are excellent options. Alternatively, you can experiment with Flavor Fountain Cake Batter Emulsion to intensify the delectable cake flavor.
- Sprinkles: No birthday celebration is complete without the whimsical touch of sprinkles. Choose from a wide range of options such as Organic Naturally Colored Sprinkles, Vegan Sprinkles, or Keto Sugar-Free Sprinkles to add a pop of color and a delightful crunch to each spoonful. In this no churn ice cream recipe, we’ll be dividing the sprinkles into two portions, ensuring a beautiful presentation and a burst of joy with every bite.
How to make Birthday Cake Ice Cream
- Whip the Heavy Cream to Perfection: Begin by utilizing either a hand mixer or a stand mixer equipped with the whisk attachment to whip the heavy cream until it forms stiff peaks. This crucial step guarantees a light and airy texture, creating the perfect canvas for your ice cream.
- Harmonize the Flavors: Add the sweetened condensed milk and pure vanilla extract to the whipped cream. Blend the ingredients until they are fully incorporated, resulting in a harmonious mixture. Next, introduce the dry cake batter mix (funfetti or yellow boxed cake mix, or Flavor Fountain Cake Batter Emulsion). Continue whipping until the batter is thoroughly combined, creating a lusciously light and fluffy consistency.
- Introduce the Sprinkles: Gently fold in half of the sprinkles, reserving the other half for the grand finale. This step infuses the ice cream with bursts of color, adding excitement to every spoonful.
- Freeze and Decorate: Transfer the heavenly ice cream mixture into a freezer-safe container, ensuring it is spread evenly. Sprinkle the remaining half of the sprinkles on top, creating a visually stunning treat. Cover the container and place it in the freezer for a minimum of 4-5 hours orovernight, allowing the ice cream to solidify to perfection.
Tips for Achieving Ice Cream Excellence
- Whip Cream to Stiff Peaks: When whipping the cream, make sure to continue until stiff peaks form. This step ensures a light and airy texture, resulting in a creamy and delightful ice cream experience.
- Choose the Right Container: Opt for a freezer-safe container with a tight-fitting lid to prevent ice crystals from forming. This will help maintain the optimal texture and flavor of your ice cream.
- Customize with Optional Toppings: Elevate your Cake Batter Ice Cream by adding optional toppings. Consider crumbling Oreo cookies or sprinkling chocolate chips over the scoops for an extra layer of indulgence and texture.
Storage and Freezer Instructions
Once your Funfetti Ice Cream is perfectly frozen, it can be stored in the freezer for up to a month. Make sure to tightly seal the container to preserve its freshness and prevent any unwanted freezer odors from seeping in. With a stock of this homemade delight on hand, you’ll be ready to celebrate whenever the occasion arises.
- Classic Ice Cream Sundae: Serve a generous scoop of Birthday Cake Ice Cream in a bowl, and top it with whipped cream, additional sprinkles, and a cherry. Indulge in the ultimate ice cream sundae experience.
- Ice Cream Sandwiches: Create delightful ice cream sandwiches by placing a scoop of Birthday Cake Ice Cream between two cookies of your choice. Roll the edges in extra sprinkles for a vibrant and mouthwatering treat.
- Milkshakes: Blend the Birthday Cake Ice Cream with a splash of milk to create a delectable milkshake. Garnish with whipped cream, sprinkles, and a drizzle of chocolate sauce for an Instagram-worthy dessert.
Variations and Substitutions
Feel free to get creative and customize your Birthday Cake Ice Cream:
- Gluten-Free Option: If you follow a gluten-free diet, consider using Pillsbury Gluten-free Premium Funfetti Cake Mix or Simple Mills Vanilla Cake Mix as a substitute for the traditional cake mix.
- Dairy-Free Twist: Embrace a dairy-free alternative by replacing the heavy cream with options like coconut cream, vegan creamer, or Cocowhip. Coconut Sweetened Condensed Milk can also be used as a substitute for sweetened condensed milk.
- Mix-Ins: Add your favorite mix-ins, like chopped nuts or cookie dough, to introduce new textures and flavors.
- Cake Batter Emulsion: If you can’t find the Flavor Fountain Cake Batter Emulsion, substitute it with 2 teaspoons of LorAnne Butter Vanilla Emulsion for a similar cake batter essence.
- Flavor Exploration: Experiment with different cake mix flavors to create unique variations of Birthday Cake Ice Cream. From chocolate to red velvet, let your taste buds guide you on a journey of flavor discovery.
Helpful Information for Success
Making homemade ice cream is an exciting culinary adventure. Be sure to follow the recipe instructions carefully, paying attention to whipping the cream to stiff peaks and folding in the sprinkles gently.
These steps ensure a velvety, well-incorporated ice cream base with a burst of festive colors. Prepare to dazzle your taste buds with this delightful frozen treat and whip up a batch of our homemade Birthday Cake Ice Cream to experience the joy of savoring a frozen treat reminiscent of childhood celebrations.
With its creamy texture, bursts of sprinkles, and optional toppings, this recipe is the perfect way to make any day special. So gather your ingredients, unleash your creativity, and get ready to celebrate life, one scoop at a time!
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This homemade Birthday Cake Ice Cream is the ultimate celebration of flavor that combines sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, and a burst of sprinkles. This no churn ice cream is the perfect way to enjoy the taste of a birthday cake in every scoop without having to use an ice cream maker.
- 1-1/3 cups sweetened condensed milk , fat free or regular - add more if you like it sweeter. For those seeking a dairy-free alternative, Coconut Sweetened Condensed Milk works like a charm.
- 2 cups heavy cream , can also use one 16 ounce container of Cool Whip instead. Those with dietary restrictions can explore options like coconut cream, vegan coffee creamer, or Cocowhip as dairy-free alternatives.
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup funfetti or yellow boxed cake mix from Pillsbury or Betty Crocker ** or use 2 tablespoons of Flavor Fountain Cake Batter Emulsion. For those who prefer gluten-free alternatives, Pillsbury Gluten-free Premium Funfetti Cake Mix or Simple Mills Vanilla Cake Mix are excellent options. Alternatively, you can experiment with Flavor Fountain Cake Batter Emulsion to intensify the delectable cake flavor.
- 1/3 cup sprinkles divided. Choose from a wide range of options such as Organic Naturally Colored Sprinkles, Vegan Sprinkles, or Keto Sugar-Free Sprinkles to add a pop of color and a delightful crunch to each spoonful.
- Oreo cookies , crumbled (gluten-free or regular)
- Chocolate chips , (dairy-free or regular)
Using your hand mixer or stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whip heavy cream to stiff peaks. Add the condensed milk and vanilla and whip until blended.
Add the dry cake batter mix and continue whipping until combined and light and fluffy.
- Gently fold in half of the sprinkles reserving the other half.
- Pour into a freezer-safe container and add remaining sprinkles to the top. Cover and freeze for at least 4-5 hours or overnight.
**If you can't find the Flavor Fountain Cake Batter Emulsion substitute with 2 teaspoons of LorAnne Butter Vanilla Emulsion
Disclaimer: This updated post was generated on July 6, 2023 by ChatGPT, an AI language model, and all info should be reviewed and validated by a human for accuracy and relevancy before implementation.