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Cake Batter Funfetti Ice Cream

The perfect birthday or celebration ice cream, cake batter and sprinkles create a rich cake flavor in this easy frozen treat.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time23 hrs 45 mins
Total Time1 d
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ice cream
Servings: 4 plus


  • 1 C whole milk
  • 2 C heavy cream
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 C yellow cake mix
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 C rainbow sprinkles


  • In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks. Pour one cup heavy cream in a medium bowl, with mesh strainer set on top.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine whole milk, remaining 1 cup heavy cream, sugar, salt, vanilla and cake mix. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth and then occasionally, until heated through and just steaming.
  • While whisking the yolks continuously, slowly drizzle a quarter of the hot liquid into the yolks. Pour egg mixture into saucepan. Continue cooking until the mixture coats the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Pour through mesh strainer into heavy cream. Cool over an ice bath. Transfer to the refrigerator to chill completely prior to churning, 4-6 hours or overnight.
  • Churn according to manufacturer's directions. In the last 5 minutes of churning, slowly add rainbow sprinkles. Transfer to a freezer safe container. Freeze until solid.


Recipe serves roughly 4-6, yields 1 quart.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel