You say it’s your birthday…

It’s my birthday too, yeah!

Okay, it’s not my birthday. I actually don’t know anyone with a birthday today. And if it’s not your’s either, that’s okay too. If it IS your birthday…well then happy birthday to you!

Who doesn’t love cake, right? Everyone loves cake. And everyone loves ice cream. Everyone loves cake AND ice cream. And I have decided I love cake AS ice cream. HA!I suppose I could have waited until it was at least SOMEBODY’S birthday to whip up this ice cream….but yeah…I just didn’t want to! LOL! I hadn’t made ice cream in a while and this sounded way too delicious to wait until our birthdays in June. πŸ™‚ We’ll just call it any early birthday gift.

This cake batter ice cream came out really delicious. Sweet, creamy with a yummy crunch from the sprinkles and the chocolate chips. I thought an entire tablespoon of vanilla overwhelmed the taste a bit so next time i’ll probably knock that back a bit so the cake batter taste is a bit more prominent, but other than that it is excellent. Not to mention festive and fun…and colorful!

VANILLA BIRTHDAY CAKE BATTER ICE CREAM (Recipe adapted from: Midwest Living Magazine, Januray/February 2009)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 package 1-layer size white cake mix (I used Jiffy)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons rainbow sprinkles
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:

In a medium saucepan, combine milk, cake mix and sugar. Heat over low heat until the mixture just barely bubbles. Pour hot mixture into a large mixing bowl and whisk briskly. Cover the bowl and cool on the c0unter for 1 hour. Add cream and vanilla and stir to combine. Cover the bowl and chill mixture 8 hours or overnight.

After chilling, freeze the mixture in your ice cream maker according to it’s direction. About halfway through freezing add sprinkles and chocolate chips and allow the machine to mix them in. After freezing, put the ice cream in an airtight container and freeze for at least two hours. Serve! πŸ™‚

ENJOY! πŸ™‚

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6 responses to “You say it’s your birthday…

  1. This looks so festive and who says it has to be your birthday to celebrate with this?! Looks great and I’m inspired to make ice cream really soon…

  2. What a GREAT idea for ice cream! My sister would LOVE THIS! I am totally starring it to make it for her. Thanks!

  3. Oh my gosh, this looks great! It makes me think of a “cookies and cream” that Eat ‘N Park had a few years ago. It was made with crumbs of their smiley cookies. So colorful and fun!

  4. this looks sssoooo good!
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