Birthday cake ice cream
My sweet boy celebrated his birthday today. 11 years old! I have to laugh when I think about what a scrawny, homely little thing he was when we brought him home from the hospital. He’s grown into such an awesome kid. He still kisses and hugs me in front of his friends, he is generous and kind when he goes out into the world, and he has an amazingly goofy sense of humor. I couldn’t be prouder to be his mama.
We made this birthday cake ice cream this morning and it really does taste like cake! I’m thinking we’ll try it again another time using a chocolate cake mix instead of yellow. Doesn’t chocolate cake ice cream sound good?
Recipe: Birthday Cake Ice Cream
(adapted from serving-ice-cream.com)
1 1/2 cups 2% milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup yellow cake mix
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup rainbow sprinkles/jimmies
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, sugar, and cake mix. Whisk to remove lumps. Stir constantly until mixture starts to bubble. Remove from heat and place directly into a water bath or into the refrigerator. (A water bath is a large bowl filled 1/3-1/2 way with cold water and ice cubes. The saucepan will fit in easily without any water getting into your mixture.) Chill completely.
When thoroughly chilled, stir in heavy cream and vanilla. Pour into ice cream maker and mix according to manufacturer’s directions. Add sprinkles during the last 5 minutes. Remove ice cream and transfer to a freezer-safe container.