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Birthday Cake Ice Cream Recipe (No Churn!)

This birthday cake ice cream recipe takes 15 minutes and a few ingredients. Making no churn ice cream (without an ice cream maker) couldn’t be easier!

birthday cake ice cream

Birthdays are that one day a year when it’s socially acceptable to eat cake for breakfast and blame your sugar rush on the Earth completing another lap around the sun. But what if I told you that you could have your cake and eat it too, without even baking?

Enter the superhero of our story: birthday cake ice cream. And this isn’t any ice cream recipe, but a no-churn wonder that you can whip up at home faster than you can say “Where’s the party?”

With a few simple ingredients like sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, yellow cake mix, and rainbow sprinkles (because let’s face it, it’s not a party without sprinkles), you’re on your way to becoming a dessert wizard.

So, why should you care about making your own ice cream, especially when you could just buy a tub at the store? Well, it’s the difference between getting a store-bought card and receiving one that’s handcrafted with love, glitter, and possibly a bit too much glue.

birthday ice cream

But ultimately, you can turn this recipe any color you want (just add food coloring) and you can also customize the mix ins. So you have a lot of options, which is what we all really want. Besides lots of birthday presents!

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, half-birthday, un-birthday, or you’re just in the mood to treat yourself (because you deserve it), this birthday cake ice cream recipe is here to turn your kitchen into the happiest place on Earth.

Trust me, your taste buds (and your party goers) will thank you. Ready to become the legend of the next birthday party in your home? Let the fun begin!

Making No Churn Ice Cream

You’re going to make this treat in a few simple steps. Scroll to the bottom for the recipe, or get a few frequently asked questions before that. Enjoy!

birthday cake flavored ice cream

What does no churn ice cream mean?

No churn means that you’re not going to use an ice cream maker. An ice cream maker keeps the ingredients turning over so that while your dessert is chilling, no ice crystals form (and it remains soft).

With no churn you’ll still be stirring the ingredients with a mixer, but there is no churning process required. I love it because – easy.

Is no churn ice cream real ice cream?

Yes, because no churn uses heavy cream (along with other ingredients). Ice cream is basically sugar and frozen cream, so no churn qualifies, at least in my book.

*Make sure to use good quality ingredients this recipe. I recommend high quality, fresh dairy products and pure (not imitation) extracts for the best results.

birthday cake homemade ice cream

Have fun and enjoy the process of creating delicious frozen treats! Here’s what you’re going to need for this blueberries and cream ice cream.

Makes about 3 cups of ice cream, or 6 servings


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon butter extract
  • 1 cup vanilla or yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup rainbow sprinkles

Tips and Thoughts for This Recipe

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

I encourage you to play around with different ingredients (in addition to sprinkles) like chocolate chips, nuts, cinnamon, caramel, fruit, or whatever your birthday favorites are. There’s no end to the combinations.

homemade birthday cake ice cream

Just keep in mind that this 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.

If you plan to make a lot of ice cream, invest in some reusable containers. They make freezing easy.

no churn birthday cake ice cream

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

If you want to see this no churn ice cream recipe in action, check out the video in this post! There is also a printable recipe below.

Yield: 6 people

Birthday Cake Ice Cream

birthday cake flavored ice cream

Imagine whipping up a batch of birthday cake ice cream in just ten minutes, no ice cream maker required! This no-churn recipe is as simple as it gets, blending the joy of birthday celebrations into every scoop.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon butter extract
  • 1 cup vanilla or yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles


  1. Pour the sweetened condensed milk into a large bowl. Add the cake mix and the extracts. Whisk until just combined.Combine Condensed Milk, Extracts, and Cake Mix
  2. Whip the heavy cream separately. Whip the cream just until stiff peaks form. Do not over beat. it will take about 2 - 3 minutes.Heavy cream whipped until stiff peaks have formed
  3. Use a spatula to scoop the cream into the bowl with the sweetened condensed milk. Fold the cream into the condensed milk mixture until no streaks are left.heavy cream, condensed milk, and sprinkles
  4. Fold the sprinkles into the ice cream mixture.sprinkles folded into the ice cream
  5. Scoop the ice cream into your metal bread pan and spread out, smoothing the top. Top with extra sprinkles.Ice cream added to a metal pan and topped with sprinkles
  6. Freeze for at least eight hours (or overnight) with a piece of wax paper on top. The ice cream becomes more firm over the course of time.birthday ice cream


The mixture will start lumpy but then it will smooth out as you continue to fold. Be sure not to over mix or beat.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 590Total Fat: 27.8gSaturated Fat: 3.8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: .8gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 195mgCarbohydrates: 78.8gNet Carbohydrates: 78.6gFiber: .3gSugar: 61.2gProtein: 5.5g

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Did you love this recipe? Let me know in the comments! I’d also love for you to check out these other ice cream recipes:

Bailey’s BoozyBlueberryButter PecanChocolateChocolate CaramelChocolate Chip CherryChocolate OreoCoconutHoney LavenderIce Cream SandwichesMississippi MudPeppermintRaspberry


Thursday 30th of July 2015

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


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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