How to Make Birthday Cake Ice Cream

Celebrating birthdays in ice cream shops is an age-old tradition. Whether you're making ice cream cake, regular cake, or birthday cake ice cream, your customers are sure to love it. Here's a great recipe for birthday cake ice cream using some great ice cream flavoring!

Why you will love this ice cream recipe!

Indulging in birthday cake ice cream is like celebrating a party with every spoonful, especially when it's adorned with vibrant rainbow sprinkles! There's something undeniably joyful about the way sprinkles enhance desserts, adding not just a pop of color but also a delightful crunch. When learning how to make birthday cake ice cream, remember, sprinkles are the secret ingredient that brings a dash of whimsy. Just before serving this delightful treat, a final sprinkle on top ensures that each bite captures the essence of a festive birthday cake. Mastering how to make birthday cake ice cream is about blending the rich, creamy texture of ice cream with the sweet, comforting flavors of classic cake, topped off, of course, with the cheerful charm of rainbow sprinkles.

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What You'll Need:

  • Ice cream base (here's a classic recipe)
  • 1 oz Birthday Cake ice cream flavoring
  • Rainbow Sprinkles
  • Brightly-colored canned frosting
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Water
  • Oil

How to Make Birthday Cake Ice Cream:

1. Make and Flavor the Base

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Prepare the base from this recipe. Multiply it by four to get a full gallon of ice cream base. Flavor it with 1 oz of birthday cake ice cream flavoring. Mix until your ice cream flavoring is fully combined with your ice cream base.

2. Warm the Frosting

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Fill a mixing bowl of warm water (it only needs to be around 100 degrees Fahrenheit so it doesn't melt the container). Place your frosting container into your mixing bowl. Allow your frosting to sit in the warm water for a few minutes so it softens. When you're ready to add it to your ice cream, stir it until smooth and loose.

3. Mix it All in

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Pour your ice cream base with the ice cream flavoring into your ice cream machine. Once it's nearly done, pour in your rainbow sprinkles and warmed frosting to make small ribbons in the ice cream. 

4. Freeze and Enjoy

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Pour your ice cream into your container. Allow it to freeze for at least three hours or overnight. Once it's fully hardened, scoop and enjoy!

Serve it in our special Happy Birthday ice cream cups or our specialty cups.

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A homemade ice cream cake can generally be stored in the freezer for up to two to three months without significant loss of quality. However, for the best taste and texture, it's advisable to consume it within the first month. Proper storage in an airtight container or wrapped securely helps maintain freshness and prevents freezer burn.

While using an ice cream maker can streamline the process and result in a smoother texture, it is not strictly necessary for making ice cream. Alternatives include the manual method of stirring the mixture during freezing or utilizing a food processor for aeration. However, an ice cream maker generally produces better results in terms of consistency and creaminess.