Wanna to know what I love?! Cake batter ice cream! Wanna know what I don’t love?! That every. single. cake batter ice cream recipe on Pinterest requires boxed cake mix. I want cake batter flavor, not frozen cake batter! So for my birthday, I experimented with making no-box mix cake batter ice cream.
At first I wasn’t too sure where to start, but then I figured if I wanted cake flavor, I had to look at a cake recipe! What are some of the ingredients in a basic cake recipe? Sugar, butter, and vanilla. Once I got that, putting together a cake batter ice cream was simple!
To avoid having to dissolve sugar into milk, I chose to use sweetened condensed milk as a base. It’s so thick and creamy, so you know there’s no going wrong with that! I also added heavy whipping cream, as I’ve had fantastic luck making ice cream with it. Next was the vanilla, followed by butter flavor, and a pinch of salt.
Butter flavor was used instead of butter due to sheer laziness. After all, it’s my birthday and I’ll be lazy if I want to! My reasoning was not wanting to have to melt it, then mix it into a cold liquid, and have it solidify instantly. Maybe next time, I’ll take the time to heat and combine all ingredient.
To add to this little culinary adventure. I tossed in some rainbow sprinkles, jimmies, if you will, to the freezer molds (aff link). With freezer pops, they quickly sank to the bottom. However, if I do attempt an actual ice cream in the future, I’ll just mix them in towards the end, once the batter has thickened a bit.
After a night in the freezer, I was so thrilled with how my cake batter ice cream freezer pops turned out. Smooth, creamy, and delicious!
If I did it again, I’d leave out the sprinkles, but otherwise, this is a tasty treat, perfect for hot summer days!
- 1 pint heavy whipping cream
- 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp butter flavoring
- pinch of salt
- In a bowl, thoroughly combine all of the ingredients listed.
- Pour mixture into freezer pop mold, cover and insert wooden sticks. Freeze overnight.
- Allow water to run over each freezer pop for a few seconds, before attempting to remove from mold.