Birthday Cake Ice Cream Recipe

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As a huge fan of both birthday cake and ice cream, why not combine the two into birthday cake ice cream? This quick and easy no-churn ice cream recipe is colorful with a cake flavor. This post contains affiliate links.

Birthday ice cream is a must for me. There are so many easy no-churn ice cream recipes to choose from, but this one tastes like a birthday cake. With just a few ingredients and no ice cream maker necessary, you will have a happy dessert that tastes great.

Birthday cake ice cream in a blue bowl next to the scooped out dish.

No-churn birthday cake ice cream recipe

This recipe is born out of love for Funfetti cake. Mike and I both love to eat Funfetti cupcakes on our birthdays. Personally, I love to eat ice cream on all the days. So, here we are with Funfetti ice cream.

Ingredients to make birthday ice cream on a table.

Birthday Cake Ice Cream Ingredients

(Exact measurements are in the printable recipe card below)

  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Vanilla extract
  • Funfetti cake mix
  • Rainbow jimmies

Birthday Ice Cream Directions

Pouring milk into a bowl.
Adding sugar to a bowl on top of milk.

Add milk and sugar in a bowl and whisk well.

Pouring cream into bowl.
Adding vanilla to a bowl.

Stir in cream and vanilla and whisk well.

Whisk in a bowl.
Adding cake mix into bowl.

Whisk in cake mix for about a minute, making sure all lumps are gone. 

Whisked ice cream ingredients in bowl.

Pour into a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish or a container you use for homemade ice cream.

Pouring ice cream mixture into a dish.

Top with sprinkles. The sprinkles in the cake mix sink to the bottom.

Sprinkles on top of ice cream mixture in dish.

Freeze for 4-6 hours or overnight until firm. 

Ice cream scooped out of dish and into a blue bowl.

Serve topped with rainbow jimmies. 

Birthday cake ice cream topped with sprinkles in a green bowl.

Recipe Notes and FAQ

What does the cake mix do?

The cake mix adds flavor. The sprinkles in the Funfetti cake mix sink to the bottom, so they do nothing for the appearance. However, it does give that delicious cake batter taste. Add sprinkles to the top of the ice cream and when you serve for the colorful look.

Three bowls of birthday ice cream next to the dish it was frozen in on a table.

What is the flavor of birthday cake ice cream?

Birthday cake ice cream is vanilla cake flavor with sprinkles mixed in. So, if you don’t have a box of Funfetti, you can use a box of vanilla cake mix and add sprinkles.  

Do I need an ice cream maker?

Nope! This recipe is made to be no-churn so there is no ice cream maker needed.

What does no-churn ice cream mean?

No-churn means the recipe doesn’t require an ice cream maker.

birthday ice cream scoops in a blue bowl topped with rainbow jimmies.

Does no-churn ice cream taste good? 

Yes! No-churn ice cream is just as tasty as churned ice cream. They’re both delicious ice creams, you just don’t need a machine for no-churn. 

Want extra birthday cake flavor?

Use cake batter extract instead of vanilla extract if you want the ice cream to taste even more birthday cakey.

What makes ice cream creamy?

The fat in dairy is what makes ice cream so creamy. Higher fat content makes a creamier ice cream. For example, half and half or heavy whipping cream will make a creamier ice cream than whole milk. 

Additional Add-Ins and Toppings

Top with confetti sprinkles for a fun alternative topping. You can also add pieces of cake to the ice cream for a delicious texture.

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01/04/2024 01:28 am GMT
Yield: 6 servings

Birthday Cake Ice Cream Recipe

Birthday cake ice cream in a blue bowl next to the scooped out dish

Easy, colorful, and delicious birthday cake ice cream.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup funfetti cake mix
  • rainbow jimmies


  1. Add milk and sugar in a bowl and whisk well. Stir in cream and vanilla and whisk well. Whisk in cake mix for about a minute, making sure all lumps are gone. 
  2. Pour into a 1-1/2 quart casserole dish and top with sprinkles. Freeze for 4-6 hours or overnight until firm. 
  3. Serve topped with rainbow jimmies. 
  4. Serves 4-6

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 443Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 141mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 0gSugar: 34gProtein: 4g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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