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Birthday Cake Ice Cream Recipe (No Churn!)

This birthday cake ice cream recipe takes 10 minutes and a few ingredients. Making no churn ice cream (without an ice cream maker) couldn’t be easier!

birthday cake ice cream

I’ve never been able to make the commitment to cabinet space for an ice cream maker that I’d only use in summertime. I like a variety of summertime desserts, and ice cream is just one of them.

But I do really love homemade ice cream, and I definitely love a good shortcut in the kitchen. This one was made for my daughter’s birthday. I perfected the recipe without an ice cream maker . . . and I’m happy to share it with you. Perfect for birthdays, but any type of celebration needs this birthday cake ice cream. Trust me.

Homemade Ice Cream

I’m going to show you how to make birthday cake ice cream the easiest way possible – and with just a few ingredients!

If you want to see a video tutorial for how to make this recipe, scroll down. I’ve got one at the bottom of the post for you!

Condensed Milk Ice Cream

The base of a good condensed milk ice cream is typically two things: condensed milk and then heavy whipping cream.

Condensed milk is basically milk and sugar, so you really have everything you need to make a delicious and smooth ice cream that is totally comparable to anything you’d buy in the store.

Condensed milk ice cream is also called “no churn ice cream” because you don’t need an ice cream maker. Which we had when I was little . . . and it was a gigantic pain in the patootie. There were a lot of steps to get the machine ready,

Remember not to get condensed milk confused with evaporated milk. They aren’t interchangeable.

I like Eagle Brand condensed milk for my no churn ice cream. It seems to work really well and it gives me the ice cream texture I’m looking for!

Cupcake Condensed Milk Ice Cream Recipe

Tools for No Churn Ice Cream

If you’re going to make homemade ice cream a lot for your family, I recommend investing in a metal bread pan – which helps keep the ice cream cold when you bring it out to eat.

You’ll also want a hand mixer or a stand mixer. This isn’t a recipe that you’ll want to use a whisk for, though I guess you can if you’re really strong!

Playing with Flavors

To make this cupcake ice cream, I’m adding sprinkles and cake mix. You can use any flavor cake mix you like along with the two-ingredient base (or you can omit it, too!).

I encourage you to play around with different ingredients like chocolate chips, nuts, cinnamon, pure vanilla, caramel, fruit, or whatever your favorites are. There’s no end to the combinations,

I made this cupcake ice cream for my youngest’s birthday last week. You can never have too many sprinkles on your birthday! Here’s how it’s made.

Cupcake Homemade Ice Cream Recipe Ingredients

Birthday Cake Flavored Ice Cream

Makes about 3 cups of ice cream, or 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 c. dry yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 c. rainbow sprinkles
Cupcake No Churn Ice Cream Recipe

Directions

  1. Pour the sweetened condensed milk into a large bowl.
  2. Mix your cake mix and rainbow sprinkles into the sweetened condensed milk with your hand blender. Do it slowly until just combined.
  3. Whip the heavy cream separately. Whip the cream just until stiff peaks form. Do not overbeat. it will take about 2 – 3 minutes.
  4. Use a spatula to scoop the cream into the bowl with the sweetened condensed milk. Use the spatula to fold the cream into the condensed milk mixture.
  5. The mixture will start lumpy but then it will smooth out as you continue to fold. Be sure not to overmix or beat.
  6. Scoop the ice cream into your metal bread pan and spread out, smoothing the top.
  7. Freeze for at least three hours with a piece of wax paper on top. The ice cream becomes more firm over the course of time.
  8. Serve within two weeks!
Cupcake No Churn Ice Cream Recipe Close Up with Cones

Scoop into cones or bowls . . . in between cookies or wafers . . . into your bowl of cereal . . . you name it, it’s so good!

Just keep in mind that this condensed milk ice cream recipe is not as stable as traditional ice cream, so it melts quickly and you’ll want to get it back into the freezer as soon as possible . . . no need to leave it on the counter to soften.

Condensed Milk Ice Cream Recipe in Cones
Yield: 6 people

Birthday Cake Ice Cream

birthday cake ice cream

Making condensed milk ice cream (without an ice cream maker) couldn't be easier! This cupcake homemade ice cream recipe takes 10 minutes and a few ingredients.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup dry yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 cup rainbow sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Pour the sweetened condensed milk into a large bowl.
  2. Mix your cake mix and rainbow sprinkles into the sweetened condensed milk with your hand blender. Do it slowly until just combined.
  3. Whip the heavy cream separately. Whip the cream just until stiff peaks form. Do not overbeat. it will take about 2 - 3 minutes.
  4. Use a spatula to scoop the cream into the bowl with the sweetened condensed milk. Use the spatula to fold the cream into the condensed milk mixture. 
  5. The mixture will start lumpy but then it will smooth out as you continue to fold. Be sure not to overmix or beat. 
  6. Scoop the ice cream into your metal bread pan and spread out, smoothing the top. 
  7. Freeze for at least three hours with a piece of wax paper on top. The ice cream becomes more firm over the course of time.
  8. Serve within two weeks!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

125g

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 379Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 3g

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Scoop your homemade ice cream into cones and enjoy. The sprinkles make it, I think. It’s so tasty. Your whole family is going to love it!

If you want to see this no churn ice cream recipe in action, here’s a video I made:


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Paige

Thursday 30th of July 2015

This looks delicious! We're definitely trying this one out asap!

Paige http://www.thehappyflammily.com/

Jilly Tait

Thursday 30th of July 2015

Hi Amy,

great little blog post, going to have to try this :) we already have a coffee machine that takes up too much space in the cupboard, never mind adding an ice cream machine :)

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