This week is my birthday week (hooray!) so I’ve planned an extra special cake/Funfetti/sprinkle filled week for you. Today we’re starting with one of my favorites: Ice cream
Have I ever told you guys that I don’t really like cake? Everyone LOVES cake, but me? Nope, I’ll pass. I find it to be a little dry and too – um how do I put this…cakey. I really like the idea of cake (or rather the flavor of cake) so cake flavored things tend to appeal to me. It’s the best of cake without actually eating it.
With that said, I’m really excited to share today’s recipe with you guys! I made some funfetti ice cream – without cake mix. Ice cream + cake flavor = WIN
It started just as an experiment to see if, in fact, you could make a deliciously cake flavored dessert – without actually using cake mix. Today I’m here to tell you that it CAN be done.
Psh, don’t be! It’s realll easy, I promise.
It takes one very special ingredient to make it work: butter flavoring
And I’m not talking about that stuff you put all over your popcorn at the movie theatre – Sorry for those of you who didn’t know that isn’t actual butter…it’s definitely artificially butter flavored topping. Ick.
I am talking about butter extract – you know, like the vanilla extract you have in your pantry. That butter extract plus some almond extract makes magical things happen. Well that and sprinkles. But sprinkles are magical in and of themselves. Especially when you use 3 different kinds of multi-colored ones to top your ice cream :)
There you have it, a new pantry staple to make all your cake flavored dreams come true. And no more boxed cake mixes.
- 1 ½ cups milk
- ¾ cup sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 1 ½ cups heavy cream
- 1 tsp butter flavored extract
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp almond extract
- ¼ cup (rainbow Jimmies) sprinkles, plus more for serving
- In a small saucepan heat milk, sugar and salt over medium-low heat, just until sugar has dissolved. Pour milk mixture into a large bowl. Add in cream and all three extracts, stirring to combine. Chill mixture in the refrigerator for 4 hours or until thoroughly chilled.
- Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Once ice cream has frozen in the ice cream maker, transfer to a freezer-safe container. Stir in sprinkles and freeze for additional time to get your desired consistency. Serve with additional sprinkles, if desired.