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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cake Batter Ice Cream

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Watch out ColdStone, I've found some competition for your cake batter ice cream. While the ice cream chain's variation is cloyingly sweet (not for me, but Ryan claims he can never finish his), this one seems to meet the mark. The cake batter flavor is spot on. In fact, I may have squealed a little bit when I first taste-tested this batch.

This is so easy to make, dangerously easy!---just a little bit of mixing before throwing it all in the ice cream maker. You may notice that the ice cream is tinted a slight shade of purple. About that... I used rainbow cake mix (similar to Funfetti I believe, the actual Funfetti was nowhere to be found!) which came with some sprinkles in it. However, I wanted the ice cream to be bursting with sprinkles so after it had churned for awhile, I threw in half a container of sprinkles. The multi-colored pebbles attacked the ice cream before they, and their color, were mixed in completely, leaving behind a purplish hue. Next time I'll mix the sprinkles in by hand at the end!

Though I wanted to take a spoon to the entire batch, I actually used this ice cream for something a little more exciting. Thankfully, I have more of a box of cake mix left to make another round. Come back tomorrow to see what I did with this ice cream...

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Cake Batter Ice Cream
from Lauren's Kitchen

-1 cup whole milk, chilled
-3/4 cup granulated sugar
-2 cups heavy cream, chilled
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-2/3 cup cake mix

1. Whisk together milk and sugar in a medium bowl until sugar is dissolved.
2. Stir in heavy cream and vanilla, followed by the cake mix. Whisk until there are no lumps.
3. Pour mixture into ice cream maker and follow your ice cream maker's instructions. (Will take 25-30 minutes of churning to thicken)
4. Transfer ice cream to a separate bowl and freeze until serving.