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This creamy and delicious birthday cake ice cream recipe is super easy and fun for kids of all ages! With just 6 ingredients, making your own ice cream couldn’t be easier with this no-churn recipe, and no ice cream maker required.
Sprinkles for everyone! If you haven’t tried making no-churn ice cream yet, what are you waiting for? No-churn is not only incredibly easy to make but it produces a super creamy texture from the first scoop all the way to the last.
Turns out you don't even need a box of cake mix to enjoy the flavor of a birthday cake. The best birthday cake ice cream doesn’t even require any fancy equipment to make. All you need is a hand or stand mixer, mixing bowls, and a loaf pan.
Don’t think that birthday cake-flavored ice cream is just for birthdays. No-churn ice cream is great for summer parties and perfect for a celebration of any kind all year long. Add to the celebratory fun with a funfetti recipe.
No-Churn Birthday Cake Ice Cream Ingredients
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Heavy whipping cream cold
- Granulated sugar
- Blue frosting
- Birthday sprinkles
If there isn’t any cake mix, what is in birthday cake ice cream? The base of this no-churn ice cream is sweetened condensed milk. To that base is added frosting and sprinkles which not only give it a satisfying crunch but also create the taste of birthday cake batter that's even better than Blue Bell birthday cake ice cream. Cool and creamy, it tastes just like licking the bowl after making cake batter.
Sweetened condensed milk is essentially milk and sugar, which work together to give the ice cream its creamy and smooth consistency, and is the secret to great no-churn ice cream. Just make sure not to confuse sweetened condensed milk with evaporated milk.
Scoop up your ice cream and serve it in bowls, cones, or straight from the pan with a spoon. No-churn ice cream does tend to be softer than traditional ice cream and melts quickly, so don’t leave your ice cream out on the counter for too long.
How to Make No-Churn Birthday Cake Ice Cream
FIRST STEP: In a large bowl, pour in the whipping cream and whip until very stiff peaks form.
SECOND STEP: Using a medium-sized bowl, combine the condensed milk and sugar and blend.
THIRD STEP: Slowly pour the condensed milk mixture into whipped cream while whipping continually.
FOURTH STEP: Pour ice cream mixture into a loaf pan; smooth out.
FIFTH STEP: Chill your condensed milk, heavy whipping cream, and loaf tin in the fridge before you start – it will make everything freeze more easily.
SIXTH STEP: Scoop out 3 tablespoons of frosting and place them randomly on top of the ice cream mixture.
SEVENTH STEP: Using a knife, drag frosting through the ice cream mix, making a swirl pattern.
EIGHTH STEP: Using a clean knife, scoop out additional frosting and smooth it on top of the ice cream.
NINTH STEP: Continue until you’re pleased with how it looks. You can also swirl in sprinkles with the frosting as well.
TENTH STEP: Embellish with sprinkles and freeze for 3+ hours.
Chill the sweetened condensed milk, heavy whipping cream, and loaf tin in the fridge before you start to make freezing your ice cream easier. Use a metal or glass bowl to whip your cream.
Change the color of the ice cream by changing the color of the frosting. You can match your ice cream color to your party decorations or even make rainbow ice cream. You can also try different sizes and types of sprinkles.
If you want to make a vegan version of the ice cream you will need coconut milk and coconut cream, which are two different ingredients.
Storing this Recipe
IN THE FRIDGE: The refrigerator isn’t cold enough to store ice cream, so make sure to keep it in the freezer when it isn’t being served.
IN THE FREEZER: Homemade birthday cake ice cream can be stored in a tightly sealed container for up to one month.
No-Churn Birthday Cake Ice Cream
- 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream cold
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tub blue frosting
- ¼ cup birthday sprinkles
- In a large bowl, pour in the whipping cream and whip until very stiff peaks form.
- Using a medium sized bowl, combine the condensed milk and sugar and blend.
- Slowly pour the condensed milk mixture into whipped cream while whipping continually.
- Pour ice cream mixture into a loaf pan; smooth out.
- Scoop out 3 tablespoons of frosting and place them randomly on top of the ice cream mixture.
- Using a knife, drag frosting through the ice cream mix, making a swirl pattern.
- Using a clean knife, scoop out additional frosting and smooth it on top of the ice cream.
- Continue until you’re pleased with how it looks. You can also swirl in sprinkles with the frosting as well.
- Embellish with sprinkles and freeze for 3+ hours.
Coconut milk and coconut cream are two different ingredients. If you’re making the vegan version of this recipe, you’ll need both.
When serving, warm your ice cream scoop with hot water, it’ll make scooping so much easier!
We used blue frosting but you could match it to the color of your party decorations or even make rainbow ice cream.