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There is something about ice cream that brings my family together. My Father-in-Law is seriously addicted to this stuff and my kids have inherited his affinity for the it. Needless to say, we spend way to much time (and money) visiting ice cream shops. One of the kids’ favorite is the Cake Batter Ice Cream from Cold Stone Creamery. So I figured, why not give it a shot and make my own copycat version.
Gone are the days of raw egg in the mix. Gone are the days of trying to cook the egg in the mix without scrambling the eggs. This recipe is only 6 ingredients and requires ZERO cooking time. Just mix it up, add it to the frozen ice cream maker container, and you’ve got ice cream!
Have I mentioned before how much I love my ice cream maker? Seriously….I use this baby so much and recommend it to everyone. I love my Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. I don’t have the top of the line, just an old version that is a total work horse. I’ve had it for a lot of years and she’s still going strong! There is nothing quite like homemade ice cream.
I can’t think of a better way to fit in my family’s daily dairy needs than with Cake Batter Ice Cream. My kids don’t usually just drink milk and since they are still growing I like to make sure they get enough in other forms….and ice cream totally fits the bill! Hey, I’m trying to be a cool mom! Don’t judge me!
Cake Batter Ice Cream
Tons of cake flavor in this super easy Cake Batter Ice Cream. You won't believe that it's only 6 ingredients!
- 1 cup whole milk, well chilled
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups half and half, well chilled
- 2 tsps pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup cake mix
- 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles
- Place freezer bowl of ice cream maker into the freezer. Freezer for 12-24 hours.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the milk, sugar, half & half, and vanilla until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in cake mix, making sure there are no lumps.
- Pour mixture into the freezer bowl and let mix until it has thickened (about 25-30 minutes). During the last 5 minutes, pour in rainbow sprinkles.
- Remove ice cream from freezer bowl and place into a separate container. Place ice cream into the freezer to further harden for several hours or overnight.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 575Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 354mgCarbohydrates: 80gFiber: 0gSugar: 65gProtein: 9g
Disclaimer: This post was made in partnership with AZ Milk Producers. All opinions and thoughts are my own.
I just made this this afternoon and it tastes soo good! I have been craving this exact ice cream for ever and this was even better than what i thought. I reduced the sugar to a 1/4 cup because it was still super duper sweet
Could you use normal whipping cream?
Wendy O'Neal says
I don’t see why not Holly. I bet it would be great.
Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen says
What a great idea, your ice cream looks so delicious!
Krystle(Baking Beauty) says
I adore getting this at my local ice cream shop. Can’t wait to make it at home this summer!
Thanks Krystle. I can’t believe how easy it was to make this!
Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats says
omg this sounds amazing! Ive been going back and forth for weeks on getting an ice cream maker, Im even looking at the Cuisinart one! I wish I had this, I love coldstone ice cream! great copycat!
Alaina…you have to get an ice cream maker! They are so fun!
Scarlet Paolicchi says
This looks so simple & delicious! I’ve never heard of adding cake mix in an ice cream recipe, but it opens up a whole set of new possibilities: red velvet, funfetti, & carrot cake ice creams are some I’d definitely like to try!
I’ve added this page to my StumbleUpon. 🙂
Thanks Scarlet! I know….whole new world!!!! 🙂
Tammi @ My Organized Chaos says
I want an ice cream maker JUST to make this, wow!!!
Tammi…you must get one. They are fabulous!
Jenni Ferris says
I have to make this! Thank you for sharing.
Belinda @zomppa says
I know too much sugar isn’t good for you, but like you guys, I can’t resist a good ice cream!
I agree Belinda…but a good ice cream is just so….well…GOOD!
I’ve just come across this post, and just have 1 question. Where it says 3/4 cup cake mix, is that the dry mix straight out of the packet, or is it the prepared batter?
Wendy O'Neal says
Hi Kat! You use it as a dry mix…not prepared! Enjoy! ~wendy