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Jul 17, 2019

Birthday Cake Ice Cream

Birthday cake ice cream captures the flavors of a birthday candle topped celebration cake and combines them into a creamy delicious ice cream.

Birthday cake ice cream

The quintessential birthday cake to me is vanilla flavored yellow cake with chocolate frosting and sprinkles. It's the kind of cake that made you want to lick the batter from the beaters, bowl, and the spoon when you were a kid. Everyone who tasted this ice cream loved it.

This birthday cake ice cream tastes like vanilla cake batter and is delicious topped with chocolate syrup or chocolate fudge topping (in lieu of chocolate frosting) ... and of course you will need to add sprinkles.

This ice cream is no churn, so you don't need an ice cream maker to make it. P.S. If you like no churn ice cream, be sure to try this Heath Bar No Churn Ice Cream, this Peanut Butter Ice Cream, and this Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream.

Birthday cake ice cream with sprinkles

How to Make This No Churn Birthday Cake Ice Cream:

The base recipe includes heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, whole milk, corn syrup, a small amount of sugar, vanilla, and salt. To make this ice cream "birthday cake ice cream," you also add 1/2 cup of store bought vanilla frosting and a couple of drops of yellow food coloring. 

And, of course, sprinkles! You can serve it with or without the chocolate topping, or leave it up to your guests.

Birthday cake ice cream in a bowl

Instead of a stand mixer, I made this ice cream in a blender. I was a little nervous because it was my first time whipping cream in a blender, but it worked! The whole mixture came together in less than a minute!

Once you have everything blended, pour the mixture into a chilled loaf pan or 8 inch square cake pan, and then stir in some brightly colored sprinkles

You will need to freeze the mixture for at least six hours before serving, so be sure to make it the day before the birthday party. 

Birthday cake ice cream with chocolate topping

Birthday Cake Ice Cream Variations:

You can leave out the frosting and add 6 ounces of melted milk or dark chocolate with the condensed milk for a chocolate birthday cake. You can also leave out the yellow food coloring for a white birthday cake... or you could tint it pink or blue and call it a unicorn birthday cake!

More delicious ice cream concoctions:

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Birthday Cake Ice Cream

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Birthday cake ice cream with chocolate topping and sprinkles

Birthday Cake Ice Cream Recipe

Yield: 10 servings
Birthday cake ice cream captures the flavors of a birthday candle topped celebration cake and combines them into a creamy delicious ice cream.


  • 2 cups cold heavy cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup store bought vanilla frosting
  • 1/8 teaspoon yellow food coloring
  • 1/4 cup cold whole milk
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons multi-colored sprinkles


How to make Birthday Cake Ice Cream

  1. Blend the heavy cream in a blender for 20 to 30 seconds, until you have soft peaks. If necessary, scrape down the sides. Blend for 10 seconds more, until you have stiff peaks. 
  2. Stir in the condensed milk, frosting, food coloring, whole milk, corn syrup, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Blend with the blender for about 20 seconds until combined. 
  3. Pour the mixture into the cold pan and gently fold in the sprinkles. 
  4. Press some plastic wrap against the top of the mixture and add another layer of plastic wrap to cover. 
  5. Freeze for at least 6 hours, and preferably overnight. 
ice cream, sprinkles, birthday cake
Created using The Recipes Generator
This recipe was adapted from the August/September issue of Cook's Country Magazine. Every time I get an issue, I'm always inspired.

Would you like to comment?

  1. I use my blender to make ice cream all of the works so well! P.S. This ice cream looks amazing!!!

  2. That looks so good! I am totally sold out to it!

  3. It looks so delicious and tempting.

  4. I am sorry to disappoint you, but my Birthday is in March. So please keep that in mind, and yes, do a double batch in that occasion, it will be much appreciated...

    LOOKS AMAZING! I can never have enough sprinkles!

    1. Sprinkles make everything better! I've scheduled a double batch for March.

  5. The Angel Face and Teen are going to love this ice cream. Thanks.

  6. I definitely will have to try this recipe. I haven't used my blender to do ice cream. I love love birthday cake ice cream :)

    1. It was my first time with the blender. It works surprisingly well.

  7. That looks amazing, and ummm, btw, my birthday is next month.

  8. I have never tried doing my whipping cream in a blender, will surely try it next time... I feel giving the sprinkles to the guests to add would make them feel like a child again... hehe... The ice cream looks delicious...

    1. I would definitely serve more on the side for sure!


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