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birthday cake ice cream recipe


In the past few days we’ve been able to celebrate two birthdays–my son’s seventh birthday was on Sunday and my daughter’s fifth birthday was on Monday. Having two birthdays back to back can be a little stressful, but it’s also a lot of fun.

One thing I’ve always said is that they have to have two separate birthday cakes. I want each of them to know that they each have their own special day, so although they’ve shared birthday parties in the past (with a cowboy/cowgirl party and a camping party) I’ve made sure that on their actual birthday they each have their own cake.

This year I’ve bought all of the birthday cakes for the kids so far (we have one more kidlet celebration in August) and it has been wonderful. Don’t get me wrong, I love to bake, but it can definitely add some extra work to a time that’s already stressful. Plus, the kids have loved going to the store to pick out their own character cakes and they talk for weeks beforehand about which one they’re going to get.

Then, of course, they change their minds the day of.




birthday cake ice cream recipe


So even though I didn’t personally bake cakes for my kiddos this year, I did drive my hooligans to the store to pick them out and that counts for something, right?? I also got a little creative in the kitchen and made a homemade ice cream flavor that I’ve always wanted to give a try–birthday cake ice cream.

I love cake flavored ice cream but Mike generally isn’t a big fan so I rarely buy it. Plus, sometimes I buy cake ice cream expecting it to be full of cake bits and swirls of frosting and nada, it’s simply cake flavored. Not as good, in my opinion.

So for this ice cream I knew it needed lots of yummy frosting, nice big pieces of cake, and sprinkles (of course). The key to having a good consistency where you can pick out each individual ingredient and not have it fully incorporated is to make sure your ingredients are cold. The end result is exactly what I was hoping for when I began to create this recipe and I hope you love it too!

birthday cake ice cream recipe
Birthday Cake Ice Cream
Prep Time
25 mins
A simple and sweet vanilla ice cream base with chunks of cake and ribbons of frosting, and of course no birthday cake would be complete without sprinkles.
Course: Dessert
Author: Justine @ Little Dove
  • 1 cup milk, well chilled
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups white cake, cut into small chunks This amount is approximate. If making from a box mix you will want about half of a 9x13" cake or 1 layer of an 8 inch round.
  • 1/2-1 cup frosting Add in desired amount, about half of a store-bought container is a good amount.
  • 1/3 cup rainbow sprinkles
  1. Bake your box mix according to directions and allow to cool, then cut half of the cake into small chunks and freeze.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together milk and sugar until the sugar is dissolved completely. Then stir in the heavy cream and vanilla.
  3. Turn your ice cream maker on and pour the mixture into the bowl. As your ice cream mixture starts to thicken you can begin to add your extra ingredients. First add your sprinkles, ensuring that they are well incorporated.  Then add your cake chunks. You might have to finish adding these in by hand once it's done mixing depending on the capacity of your ice cream maker.

  4. Layer your ice cream in with your frosting in a freezer container. Then allow ice cream to harden in your freezer for a minimum of two more hours to proper ice cream consistency.


birthday cake ice cream recipe


Do you have a favorite ice cream flavor?

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13 Responses to birthday cake ice cream

  1. Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins May 17, 2017 at 8:15 pm #

    You are so smart Justine! I don’t love cake batter ice cream, but I could definitely get on board with this!

  2. Desiree Macke May 17, 2017 at 9:41 pm #

    I’m so saving this! We’re having an ice cream themed party for Julia in August and this would fit so perfectly with what I have in mind!!

  3. Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms May 18, 2017 at 11:54 am #

    This looks like so much fun! It happens to actually be my birthday today, so I guess I know what I will be making tonight!

  4. Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries May 18, 2017 at 12:36 pm #

    My daughter would be so excited if I made her this. This is so fun!!

  5. Amanda Maxwell May 18, 2017 at 1:22 pm #

    Yummy!!! This look excellent!! Happy Birthday to your children.

  6. Danielle @ A Sprinkle of Joy May 18, 2017 at 7:11 pm #

    That looks like such yummy ice cream!!! Now I need an ice cream maker….

  7. Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things} May 19, 2017 at 1:05 am #

    Oh yummy, this looks and sounds SO delicious!
    Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!
    XO’s from Germany,

  8. Heather Bramlett May 19, 2017 at 4:10 am #

    We need to try this this summer. Yum

  9. Emily May 19, 2017 at 5:20 am #

    Oh…I love cake batter ice cream! This makes me want to go out and buy an ice cream maker!

  10. Mamaguru May 19, 2017 at 2:52 pm #

    This is such a fun take on cake!

  11. Amanda May 19, 2017 at 3:58 pm #

    I have never tried birthday cake ice cream, but it sounds so yummy! I will have to give this a try the next time I have extra cake scraps.

  12. val May 20, 2017 at 8:52 am #

    oh my gosh, this looks incredible! so creative

  13. Tabitha Blue May 21, 2017 at 2:36 pm #

    Well, I think this would be one of my kids fave flavors!! Looks so colorful and yummy!

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