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Cake Batter Ice Cream

The only thing better than ice cream is ice cream and cake. Or possibly even better than that, ice cream that tastes like cake. And what’s the best way to make ice cream taste like cake? Add cake mix!

This is another recipe I made for a big group of kids, and it got rave reviews. I made two quarts, one colored pink and one colored purple, served it on waffle cones, and let the kids add sprinkles for their own masterful creations. It was a definite hit. And it really does taste just like cake batter.

2 large eggs
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup yellow cake mix, sifted

(makes about one quart)

Follow the directions for the Sweet Cream Base [1] recipe, but use 1/2 cup sugar instead of the usual 3/4 cup since the cake mix contains sugar also. After it cools a bit, add the vanilla and the sifted cake mix. Add pink, blue, or purple food coloring if desired. Chill the mix to 40 degrees F (5 C) or below and then churn in an ice cream machine.

Warning: In light of the recent warnings about not eating raw flour, I think this recipe needs to be adjusted because of the cake mix. One thought is to add the cake mix to the cream, milk, and eggs while heating them on the stove. My directions in the Sweet Cream Base [1] recipe include heating the mix according to the CDC’s requirements for pasteurization because of the eggs, but I think it should take care of the flour also. I haven’t tried this, however, and even after I do, I can’t take responsibility if you decide to make this recipe yourself. I’ll do some more research and see if there are other options such as buying heat treated cake mix or flour. Let me know if you come up with other ideas.