No-Churn Birthday Cake Ice Cream

Every birthday should include the best birthday cake ice cream! This no-churn cake batter ice cream is SO easy to make, naturally colored and never fails to bring a smile. Sprinkles for everyone!

birthday cake ice cream

You should know by now, that I LOVE sprinkles. I mean, who doesn’t!? They add so much fun to everything, and you can’t have a birthday without sprinkles! 

I’m guessing you also know that I’m a big fan of no-churn ice cream recipes. I’ve got a few on the blog! I listed them at the end of this post for you 😉

So, sprinkles and ice cream = no-churn birthday cake ice cream!

birthday cake ice cream

Let’s get one thing out of the way right away. Are you wondering how I got the vibrant blue color without any artificial dyes? Meet my new little secret ingredient: spirulina powder! Spirulina is actually dried up algae, but don’t be turned off by that. It doesn’t add any weird flavours to the ice cream.

I’ve been using the blue mylk latte powder from Organika to naturally colour things around the house. (This post is not sponsored, I just really like the product)!

You can also buy a pink mylk latte powder, which is just as fun!

no-churn funfetti ice cream

Anyway, if you want to make this no-churn funfetti birthday cake ice cream all one colour, just skip over the part in the recipe below where you divide the mixture by two. Also, feel free to just use regular food colouring paste (no judgement here)! 1-2 drops should do it.

What does no-churn mean?

It means for those of us without an ice cream maker, we can make a terrific treat with just a few simple ingredients! I’ve been making no-churns for a few years now and I haven’t looked back. The possibilities are endless!

How do you make no-churn birthday cake ice cream?

I’ll provide more details in the recipe card below, but basically, what you need to do is thoroughly whip 2 cups of cream with a touch of vanilla bean paste, then fold in a bit of funfetti cake mix, condensed milk, and then sprinkles. 

The funfetti cake mix gives the ice cream that iconic cake batter taste, which we ALL love. Right?! ALL of us. 

Layer the ice cream in a freezer-safe container or loaf pan, and freeze the ice cream for at least 6 hours, and serve.

no-chur funfetti ice cream no-churn birthday cake ice cream

If you haven’t tried no-churn ice cream before, you MUST. I recommend starting with this particular recipe! It is FUN-fetti after all 😉 But if sprinkles aren’t your thing (said no one, ever), here’s a few other kinds of no-churn ice cream you can try:

Or for a simple chocolate no-churn, try this recipe from The Food Network!

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no-churn birthday cake ice cream

No-Churn Birthday Cake Ice Cream


  • Author: Katherine | Love In My Oven
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours
  • Yield: 1 pint 1x

Description

Every birthday should include the best birthday cake ice cream! This no-churn cake batter ice cream is SO easy to make, naturally colored and never fails to bring a smile. Sprinkles for everyone!


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • optional: 1 tbsp Organika blue mylk latte powder/2-3 drops gel food colouring
  • 1 300 mL can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup funfetti cake mix
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles*

Instructions

  1. Pour the heavy whipping cream into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and beat on high for 2 minutes, before adding the vanilla bean paste and continuing to beat until thickened.
  2. Optional step: If you plan to colour the ice cream, remove half of the mixture to another bowl and add the blue mylk latte powder or food colouring to the remaining mixture, and beat for a few minutes to combine thoroughly.
  3. If using two different colours, divide the sweetened condensed milk and funfetti cake mix between the mixtures and use a spatula to combine into each half. Layer the mixtures into a standard sized loaf pan or freezer-safe container, alternating with the sprinkles. Freeze for 5-6 hours or until firm.

Ice cream will keep in the freeze for 1-2 weeks


Notes

*I highly recommend buying jimmies, rather than the nonpareil sprinkles, which can bleed colour into the ice cream.

Keywords: birthday cake ice cream, no-churn ice cream, funfetti ice cream

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33 Comments

  1. This ice cream is so fun Katherine! And perfect timing for me as my birthday is in a few weeks! 😉 This dessert would be a delicious way to celebrate! Also, I haven’t tried Organika’s Blue Mylk Latte powder yet. I’ll have to add that to the list. It adds such a lovely colour to this ice cream!

  2. This is so fun! And I love the color! Two scoops for me please :). (Actually, better make that three.) Have a great weekend, Katherine!

  3. Super fun and love the colour! Sprinkles always make me smile, as would a couple o scoops of this delicious ice cream! Though, I’m with Kelsie, 3 sounds even better 😉 Have a lovely weekend ahead!

  4. I just started making no churn ice cream a few months ago, and I’m hooked Katherine! So easy! I love the idea for the blue color. Bet this flavor goes fast!

  5. No churn ice cream is the best!! And then you went and flavored it with cake mix and added sprinkles….drooling!! And love that it’s naturally colored!

  6. I’ve been dying to try some no-churn ice cream recipes and I think I have found my first one to start! I love love birthday cake anything (highly recommend the birthday cake oreos lol) and this looks so refreshing!! I could easily eat a huge waffle cone full! YUM!

  7. Lucky you ! I loove sprinkles but my son does not ( he is trying to look like a man, you know, OMG ! ); so I’ll make this batch for myself hahaha

  8. Oh my word, does this ever look heavenly!!! So beautiful and scrumptious, I wish today was my birthday!! I’ll have to come up with another excuse to make this! 😉

  9. Love the fun color and sprinkles on this one Katherine!! And I’m with you about the cake batter flavor, not sure I could be friends with someone who claims not to like it!😉

  10. I never thought of adding cake mix to ice cream! That’s genius, Katherine! My son loves funfetti cake so much, I think I need to surprise him with this no-churn! The only ice cream im making this summer will be no-churn! Love this!

  11. Oh my goodness, what fun! And those cups = to die for!!!

  12. Ben|Havocinthekitchen

    Oh yeah, I do remember you like sprinkles. Was it you who made a funfetti crepe cake last year, right? 🙂 I’m not a huge fan of sprinkles (I don’t like them on my donuts for instance), but I’ve tried birthday cake ice cream a couple of times, and it was pretty good. But I’m positive 100% your version is so much better!

    • Good memory Ben!! I did make the funfetti crepe cake. I can’t believe you don’t like sprinkles on your donuts, hah! At least I know we have dulce de leche in common 😉 I bet you will like this one, sprinkles or no sprinkles!!

  13. I love the idea of mixing in cake mix into the no churn ice cream – so easy and FUN!!!! I need to try this for the kid’s play dates, YUM.

  14. Katherine, this birthday cake ice cream is amazing! The color and funfetti are so fun! The birthday cake flavor is awesome. I try to avoid food coloring so I’m really loving the natural spirulina coloring!

  15. This is so fun! I love the sprinkles! And who knew spirulina could be so pretty?

  16. This is so fun! I love the sprinkles! And who knew spirulina could be so pretty?

  17. This ice cream is so pretty and fun!! I love the colors (and sprinkles)!! I was on a healthy kick for while a number of years back and used the green spirulina. I never knew blue existed until about a year ago. Need to try it! It makes such gorgeous colors!❤️

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