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.
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.
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.
Birthday Cake Ice Cream Ingredients
(Exact measurements are in the printable recipe card below)
- Heavy whipping cream
- Vanilla extract
- Funfetti cake mix
- Rainbow jimmies
Birthday Ice Cream Directions
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.
Pour into a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish or a container you use for homemade ice cream.
Top with sprinkles. The sprinkles in the cake mix sink to the bottom.
Freeze for 4-6 hours or overnight until firm.
Serve topped with rainbow jimmies.
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.
Do I need an ice cream maker?
Nope! This recipe is made to be no-churn so there is no ice cream maker needed.
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.
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.
- 1 cup milk
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2/3 cup funfetti cake mix
- rainbow jimmies
- 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.
- Pour into a 1-1/2 quart casserole dish and top with sprinkles. Freeze for 4-6 hours or overnight until firm.
- Serve topped with rainbow jimmies.
- Serves 4-6
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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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