Cake Batter Ice Cream Recipe

LAST UPDATED: Apr 20, 2021 | PUBLISHED: May 10, 2016 | By:

This no churn cake batter ice cream is the perfect summer treat. It’s so quick and easy to make, it just takes 10 minutes to whip up a batch and only 3 ingredients! Stir in sprinkles for a funfetti style creamy ice cream that kids and adults will all love!

You know that I’ve been on a homemade ice cream kick lately and, well, Adalyn had a sleepover Friday night. The perfect excuse to make ice cream, right?

So, I decided to whip up a batch of my creamy peanut butter ice cream and test a little something new, by blending my homemade vanilla ice cream with a little yellow cake mix. It was delightful!

Cake batter ice cream on an ice cream scoop

In fact, I’ve made so many delicious homemade no churn ice cream recipes that I created a round up for you – don’t skip these 18 no churn ice cream recipes!

At the last minute, I decided to throw in a few sprinkles for a little extra fun. When it comes to kids, always add sprinkles. I envision us getting together with friends this summer and sharing a beautiful afternoon with homemade ice cream, just as we did as kids.

My mom would spend all day churning ice cream, adding ice, and adding salt. Today, we have almost instant gratification. Just a couple hours in the freezer or in my favorite KitchenAid ice cream bowl attachment and let it do the work. Either way, it’s time to enjoy some creamy cake batter ice cream. Cheers to summer!

This ice cream has a wonderful flavor to it, and if you like cleaning out your cake batter bowl with a spoon then this flavor is for you! It’s the best of both worlds: cake and ice cream, I really don’t think desserts get any better than this!

It’s perfect just served in a bowl with a spoon, but if you are feeling extra indulgent, why not a drizzle over a little chocolate sauce.

This is a no fuss, no mess Cake Batter Ice Cream recipe to help you get your Cold Stone Creamery Fix! It’s incredible on it’s own or with fresh edible cookie dough – my favored way to enjoy it!

Cake Batter Ice Cream Ingredients

  • Heavy Cream – Heavy cream whips really well and will hold it’s shape for longer than other creams, so it’s best not to substitute this. If you are in a pinch you can use heavy whipping cream.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk – Condensed milk adds sweetness to the ice cream and it also softens it to allow for easy scooping. To make your ice cream less sweet you can use low fat or fat free.
  • Yellow Cake Mix – Use your favorite cake mix to make this no churn ice cream really come alive!

Variations

  • Birthday Cake Batter Ice Cream – Substitute funfetti cake mix or add sprinkles.
  • Brownie Batter Ice Cream – Use a cup of brownie mix for brownie batter ice cream.
  • Wedding Cake Batter Ice Cream – Substitute white cake mix for yellow cake mix and add 2 teaspoons of almond extract.

How to Make Cake Batter Ice Cream in Just 3 Easy Steps

  1. Whip – In a mixing bowl, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  2. Blend in sweetened condensed milk and cake mix until completely smooth/dissolved.
  3. Freeze – Pour into loaf pan, freeze 2+ hours and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

Tips

Heat Treat Cake Mix

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread cake mix on a baking sheet. bake for 5 minutes and allow to cool.

Scaling up, down or substituting? You’ll love this printable Measurement Conversion Chart!

Shortcuts

  • Use a traditional ice cream maker or a mixer attachment to enjoy immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Do You Need To Freeze The Ice Cream Before Serving?

This cake batter ice cream will only take about 10 minutes to make and then you need to freeze it for at least 2 hours before serving. Homemade ice cream can be kept in an airtight freezer safe container for up to 2 weeks, after that ice crystals will start to form.

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Easy 3 ingredient cake batter ice cream recipe

Cake Batter Ice Cream

Author: Julie Blanner
This no churn cake batter ice cream is the perfect summer treat. It's so quick and easy to make, it just takes 10 minutes to whip up a batch and only 3 ingredients!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Freezing time 2 hrs
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 404 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup yellow cake mix

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Blend in sweetened condensed milk and cake mix until completely smooth/dissolved.
  • Pour into loaf pan, freeze 2+ hours and enjoy!

Notes

How to Heat Treat Cake Mix
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread cake mix on a baking sheet. bake for 5 minutes and allow to cool.

Nutrition

Calories:404kcalCarbohydrates:55gProtein:5gFat:19gSaturated Fat:12gCholesterol:66mgSodium:375mgPotassium:173mgFiber:1gSugar:37gVitamin A:671IUVitamin C:1mgCalcium:212mgIron:1mg
5 from 6 votes
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