If you’ve never had Cold Stone Creamery Cake Batter Ice Cream, what are you waiting for? It’s wonderfully creamy and delicious and has to be one of my favorite ice creams. Did I mention it’s cake batter ice cream?
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What Makes This Recipe So Good
Again it’s cake batter ice cream, enough said! Seriously though I have such a large affinity for cake batter, I am the one who still loves to lick the beaters.
The first time I tried this Cold Stone Creamery Cake Batter ice cream was almost magical. One thing I knew without a doubt when I tried this ice cream for the first time, was which cake mix was used – Duncan Hines Butter Recipe cake mix. This recipe will not taste right if you use another type of cake batter like yellow cake mix. Usually, I don’t recommend specific brands, but here I do.
It’s one of the best frozen treats for birthday parties and special celebrations. Kids of all ages love it. Save a trip to the ice cream shop and make it at home.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
This cake batter ice cream recipe brings you the flavors of Cold Stone Creamery without the price. Especially if you want to serve this ice cream at a gathering, you’ll save tons of money making it homemade instead of purchasing it in bulk.
The cake batter flavor and texture of the homemade version are incredibly velvety and will delight guests of all ages. Additionally, it is such a simple recipe to follow, and you only need five ingredients. This is a perfect recipe to try if it is your first time making ice cream! There are no advanced cooking skills required.
Making Cold Stone Creamery Cake Batter Ice Cream
Creating this perfect ice cream starts with heating up the cake mix for a few minutes first. It’s a little unconventional for ice cream but it works.
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this copycat Cold Stone cake batter ice cream recipe:
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Duncan Hines Butter Recipe Cake Mix
How to Make Cake Batter Ice Cream
- Spread out the cake mix in a thin layer on a sheet pan.
- Heat the cake mix in the oven at 350°F for about 5 minutes.
- Mix together heavy cream, salt, and sugar in a large stockpot.
- Once the sugar has dissolved, turn off the heat.
- Add the cake mix and whisk in well.
- Add heavy cream and milk into the pot and mix well.
- Pour the mixture into a bowl.
- Cover it and refrigerate it for at least 4 hours.
- Give the ice cream mixture a stir again before putting it in an ice cream maker.
- Freeze according to the ice cream manufacturer’s directions.
- Serve frozen.
- It is unsafe to consume raw flour so it’s really important to cook the cake mix for about 5 minutes before putting it into the ice cream.
- Make sure you mix everything together and then allow the ice cream mix to chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. This will give the time for the cake mix to fully incorporate into the mixture.
- If you want this recipe to taste exactly like the Cold Stone Creamery ice cream, you will need to use Duncan Hines Butter cake mix. It’s the only one I found to match perfectly so do not make any substitutions with the cake mix.
It’s easy to incorporate other flavors with mix-ins. Just add some toward the end of churning it.
- Birthday Cake Ice Cream – Rainbow sprinkles
- Chocolate Chip Cake Batter Ice Cream
- Nutty Cake Batter Ice Cream – Your favorite nuts or butter pecan.
What To Serve With Cake Batter Ice Cream
Although this cake batter ice cream is delicious by itself, it’s even better when paired with a classic pastry. For instance, you can make a hot fudge cake to serve alongside the frozen treat!
The rich, fudgy cake and fluffy ice cream are a match made in heaven. You can also serve it a la mode with an equally delicious warm cookie or brownie.
Alternatively, simply add different toppings to the ice cream, like Oreo crumbs, sprinkles, whipped cream, caramel sauce, or assorted chopped nuts. You can also purchase different types of waffle cones to serve the ice cream in.
Storing Homemade Ice Cream
Homemade ice cream should be kept in an airtight freezer-safe container for up to two weeks, after that ice crystals will start to form.
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Cold Stone Creamery Cake Batter Ice Cream
- 3 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup milk
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup Duncan Hines Butter Recipe Cake Mix
- Spread the cake mix on a baking sheet or Silpat, and bake for about 5 minutes at 350°F. Let cool completely.
- In a heavy stockpot mix together 1 cup of heavy cream, salt, and 3/4 cup of sugar. Heat over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.
- When the sugar is dissolved turn off the burner, add 1/2 cup Duncan Hines Butter Recipe cake mix, and whisk in well.
- Add 2 cups of heavy cream and 1 cup of milk into the pot and mix well. Refrigerate mixture for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Before freezing ice cream according to your ice cream freezer whisk together well, the mixture will be a little lumpy. I like to freeze the ice cream for a few hours before serving the ice cream.