Birthday Cake Ice Cream

Ice Cream Sundays: Birthday Cake Ice CreamThis ice cream tastes like a birthday party. It has youth written all over it. I might be too old to eat this ice cream, but I don’t care. In August, I’m making it for my birthday.

I might make it sooner and pretend it’s my birthday. 

Ice Cream Sundays: Birthday Cake Ice Cream

This birthday cake ice cream tastes like cake batter; frozen, creamy, insanely delicious cake batter. It demands sparklers and sprinkles and laughter. Make it for your 6 year old daughter’s birthday and serve it with pink frosted cupcakes.

The recipe is a bit strange, as far as ice cream recipes go. I adapted it from a pineapple ice cream I made out of Jeni Britton Bauer’s Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home. Her ice cream method involves using some unusual (in ice cream) ingredients like corn starch and cream cheese, but it makes the creamiest ice cream EVER. Trust me.

Ice Cream Sundays: Birthday Cake Ice Cream

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Ice Cream Sundays: Birthday Cake Ice Cream
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Tastes just like cake batter!
Recipe type: Ice Cream
The Endless Meal - Serves: Makes about 4 cups
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1½ tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese
  • A pinch of fine sea salt
  • 1¼ cups heavy cream
  • 1½ cups white cake mix
  • Optional: sprinkles
  1. In a small bowl mix 2 tablespoons of the milk with the cornstarch, set aside.
  2. Measure the cream cheese into a large bowl.
  3. In a large saucepan (mixture will boil up) over medium high heat add remaining milk, cream, sugar and sea salt. Bring to a boil and boil for 4 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and add cornstarch mixture. Bring back to boil for 1 minute.
  5. Remove from heat and gradually whisk into cream cheese. Whisk in white cake mix.
  6. Cover and set aside on your counter for 1 hour to let flavours infuse.
  7. Refrigerate until completely cold, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  8. Process according to manufacturers instructions.
  9. Top with sprinkles and enjoy!


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Kristen Stevens is the creator and editor of The Endless Meal. She is also the owner of a small underground restaurant in Vancouver, Canada.
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    • says

      Sorry it wasn’t completely clear. What I meant was to follow the instructions given with your ice cream maker. With mine I just plug it in and let it run for about 25 minutes. Yours may be different though so make sure to read and follow the instructions for your specific ice cream maker :)


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