We’ve established that I’m a big fan of ice cream. But, cake. Oh how I love cake, too! Eve chose Birthday Cake ice cream as one of her flavors for our ice cream truck and it didn’t take me any convincing to agree. I set to work researching recipes, but yet again found that most recipes called for eggs, which was not what I was going for.
So took my favorite ideas from the interwebs, then adapted a basic vanilla ice cream recipe to create this fabulous birthday explosion for the tastebuds.
What you’ll need:
1 C. Whole Milk
1/4 C. Granulated Sugar
1 Box Yellow Cake Mix, separated (I used Funfetti)
2 C. Heavy Whipping Cream
1 t. Vanilla Extract
Buttermilk Icing (I made 1/2 of this recipe and used about 1/2 of that. You could also use store bought icing!)
Sprinkles, if desired
What to do:
Reserve half of your cake mix, and prepare the remainder in an 8″ or 9″ round pan. When it’s done, remove it from the pan and place it in your freezer.
Place small drops of buttermilk icing on a small sheet of freezer paper, and then place it in the freezer to set up. I used an icing bag and a small round tip to make mine uniform because I was photographing it, but you don’t need to make these pretty. I also colored my icing to make it festive and pretty.
Mix the milk, sugar, and 1/2 C. cake mix until the sugar and mix are dissolved. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla, and place the mixture in the fridge.
Cube 1-2 cups of the frozen cake into the size of croutons.
Place the liquid mixture into your ice cream maker* about 20 minutes until it thickens. Then, slowly pour the 1-2 cups of cake cubes and desired sprinkles into the machine until it is lightly mixed.
Place the mixture into a sealed container in the freezer for at least 2 hours or overnight.
*No ice cream maker? No problem. Freeze the chilled liquid mixture for 2-4 hours or until slightly thickened/frozen and then gently stir in the cake cubes and sprinkles. Chill overnight.
YUM! Your kids will beg you to make this recipe again and again. I hope you enjoy this recipe! Please tell me what you think in the comments below.
Dub has the heart of an entrepreneur. And marketer. He’s always saying things like, “I want to open a restaurant and name it ____,” or, “I wish I was old enough to start my own ______ business.” I love this quality about him, so this summer I wanted to show him that he can bring his ideas to life.
We chose to hone his kidpreneurial ambitions through his dream of owning an ice cream truck because, his mom really likes ice cream what better timing than summer break? He immediately knew he would name it “The Scoop” and his pitch would be “Get a scoop, double scoop at The Scoop!” I encouraged him and Eve to brainstorm some ice cream flavors. They each came up with two ideas and we’ve been enthusiastically experimenting to finalize our menu.
Today we landed on our first unanimous winner that he named Cookie Crunch Blast. It’s a slightly modified version of this fab recipe by Crunchy Creamy Sweet that’s actually a frozen yogurt that’s just as tasty as ice cream. Despite the name, there’s no real crunch, but it is definitely a super-sweet cookie blast for the tastebuds.
What you need:
1/2 C. unsalted butter, softened
1/2 C. packed brown sugar
1/4 C. granulated sugar
2 t. vanilla extract (I ran out of vanilla, so I used 1 t. vanilla and 1 t. almond which was SO good!)
1 C. flour
1/4 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1/2 C. mini chocolate chips
1/2 C. crushed crunchy-style chocolate chip cookies (we used Chips Ahoy because it’s what we had on hand)
1 C. vanilla yogurt (My favorite is Dannon Lite & Fit Vanilla flavor)
First, mix the butter and sugars with a mixer.
Then, in a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add chocolate chips and crushed cookies.
Gently fold the flour mixture into the sugar mixture until well combined, then thoroughly mix in the yogurt.
Freeze overnight in a sealed container, then fight the urge to eat it for breakfast.
That’s it! No fancy ice cream maker necessary. Try it for yourself and let me know what you think!
For those of you who have asked where I got the ice cream container, I found it on a clearance shelf at TJ Maxx, but you can also buy it online in several colors on Amazon. I’m going to buy several so I can have several flavors sitting in my freezer at once 🙂