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I love cake and what birthday would be complete without cake AND ice cream?! So I had to put them together. I broke the flavors down and realized that good cake should taste like butter, vanilla and of course frosting. This includes all those flavors (plus sprinkles!) to really make you want to sing happy birthday. Thankfully you don’t need to have a birthday to have this treat!

Watch how to make this birthday cake ice cream:

Birthday Cake Ice Cream

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For the ice cream

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 ¼ cups heavy cream or whipping cream
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp corn syrup
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp butter flavoring

For the frosting

  • 4 oz butter room temperature
  • 2 tbsp corn syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 drops food coloring optional
  • 1 tbsp sprinkles


For the ice cream

  • In a 5 quart heavy-bottomed kettle, whisk together 2 cups milk, cream, sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • While heating, whisk together the remaining 2 tablespoons milk and cornstarch.
  • Allow milk mixture to boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and slowly whisk in the cornstarch slurry. Return to heat until slightly thickened, about 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
  • Once thickened, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and butter flavoring.
  • Let cool to room temperature. Place in an airtight container and chill at least 8 hours.
  • Once chilled, freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Mine takes about 25 minutes.
  • While freezing, prepare the frosting (instructions below).
  • When ice cream is frozen, layer ice cream and frosting in an airtight container. The frosting may harden and clip slightly with the use of butter, but once scooped it will look beautiful! You can also slightly swirl the frosting by using a table knife to mix.
  • Freeze 4-6 hours before enjoying.

For the frosting

  • Whip together butter, corn syrup (this will help the frosting stay soft), vanilla and sugar until smooth and fluffy. Add food coloring to the desired color and fold in sprinkles.


Serving: 0.5cup
Course Ice Cream
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Freezing
Birthday Cake Ice Cream | The Gray Boxwood
Birthday Cake Ice Cream | The Gray Boxwood
Birthday Cake Ice Cream | The Gray Boxwood

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I’m Kaleb! I'm not a chef, professional baker, landscaper, or designer, but I like to play each on Knollgate Farm. Come join me on my journey and let's learn together!

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