Birthday Cake Ice Cream

Complete with rainbow sprinkles, brownie chunks and a ribbon of chocolate syrup, this homemade Birthday Cake Ice Cream is out of this world. It’s super easy to make with basic ingredients and no machine required!

A bowl of cake batter ice cream on a blue table with rainbow sprinkles scattered about

Easy No-Churn Cake Batter Ice Cream

Nothing hits the spot like ice cream on a hot day. My family has always been obsessed with the Birthday Cake Remix ice cream from Cold Stone, so I set out to recreate it at home. Thank goodness I did! It’s the perfect copycat – and I love the fact that I don’t have to cook anything or bother with an ice cream machine.

If you frequently go out for ice cream in the summer, this recipe is the budget-friendly solution you’ve been searching for. So save yourself the trip! Every bite of this creamy, refreshing cake batter ice cream is loaded with brownie, sprinkles and chocolate syrup. You’ll be licking it off of your bowl!

What You’ll Need

Let’s go over the ingredients that make up this drool-worthy treat. The associated amounts are included in the recipe card below this post.

  • Milk: 2% or whole milk is best.
  • Funfetti Cake Mix: Since extra sprinkles will be added, you could also use plain vanilla.
  • Cream Cheese: Softened.
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Cool Whip: Thawed – or Homemade Whipped Cream.
  • Rainbow Sprinkles: I recommend using jimmies-style sprinkles or another kind that won’t bleed into the ice cream (avoid the small round nonpareils).
  • Large Brownies: Broken into pieces. You can buy pre-made brownie chunks if preferred.
  • Chocolate Sundae Syrup: Or Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce.

How to Make Birthday Cake Ice Cream

This decadent ice cream comes together with minimal effort. The hardest part is waiting for it to freeze!

  1. Combine Milk, Cake Mix, Cream Cheese & Sugar: Combine the milk, cake mix, cream cheese and sugar with a mixer. Mix until smooth.
  2. Add Cool Whip: Add in the Cool Whip and mix until combined.
  3. Add Sprinkles & Brownies: Add the sprinkles and brownie chunks and mix until combined.
  4. Stir in Chocolate Syrup: Stir in the chocolate sundae syrup. Stirring a little less will give you more of a ribbon throughout the ice cream. Stirring more will make it more uniformly chocolatey.
  5. Freeze: Transfer the ice cream to a freezer-safe container and freeze it for at least 4 hours.
  6. Enjoy! Scoop and serve.
A bowl of birthday cake ice cream with a metal spoon inside

Tips for Success

These handy pieces of advice will have you making top-notch birthday cake ice cream.

  • Use High-Fat Milk for the Creamiest Texture: While plant-based milk or low-fat milk would work in this recipe, you’ll get creamier results with 2% or whole milk. Without the extra fat, your ice cream would also become icy more quickly.
  • Make the Mix-Ins From Scratch: You don’t have to use homemade whipped cream, brownies or hot fudge sauce, but if you do, your ice cream will be unbeatable. It’s more than worth the extra time!
  • Let It Set: This ice cream has to chill in the freezer for 4-5 hours to reach the proper consistency. The back of the freezer tends to stay colder than the front, so putting it there might help speed up the process.

Variation Ideas

There are a couple of ways you can switch up this recipe and tons of flavor possibilities! Don’t be afraid to get creative.

  • Use a Different Cake Mix: You can use any cake mix of your choice to change the flavor of your ice cream. From devil’s food cake to red velvet, anything goes!
  • Switch Up the Add-Ins: Go ahead and use any mix-ins you’re craving – just try not to stuff too many different things into one batch. M&Ms, nuts, chocolate chips, Oreo cookie pieces or Edible Cookie Dough would be delicious.

Serving Suggestions

There are already so many goodies in this ice cream, it really doesn’t need anything extra on top. But if you’re serving it for a birthday or another special occasion, you might as well go all out! Try topping it with extra sprinkles, chocolate sauce or whipped cream for a quick finishing touch. If you’re a big sweet tooth, you’ll love how it tastes with a drizzle of Brown Sugar Caramel Sauce.

How Long Does Homemade Ice Cream Last?

This ice cream will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. After that, it might start to get a little icy – especially if you used low-fat milk.

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A bowl of birthday cake ice cream with a metal spoon inside
Recipe

Birthday Cake Ice Cream

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 5
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Complete with rainbow sprinkles, brownie chunks and a ribbon of chocolate syrup, this homemade Birthday Cake Ice Cream is out of this world. It’s super easy to make with basic ingredients and no machine required!


Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Mix the milk, cake mix, cream cheese and sugar together with a mixer. Mix until smooth.
  2. Add the Cool Whip and mix until combined.
  3. Add the sprinkles and brownies (you can use store-bought or homemade brownies) and mix until combined.
  4. Stir in the chocolate sundae syrup. Stirring a little less will give more of a ribbon of chocolate to the ice cream. Stirring more will make it more uniformly chocolatey.
  5. Transfer mixture to a freezer-safe container and freeze for 3-4 hours, then scoop and serve.

Notes

Makes 4-5 servings.

Enjoy within 2 weeks for the best results.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 664
  • Sugar: 63.6 g
  • Sodium: 519.1 mg
  • Fat: 37.5 g
  • Trans Fat:
  • Carbohydrates: 90.7 g
  • Protein: 6.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 55.1 mg

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I'm a wife and a mom to twin boys and a baby girl! And I've got a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the treats!

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