Cold Stone Creamery Cake Batter Ice Cream

If you’ve never had Cold Stone Creamery Cake Batter Ice Cream, what are you waiting for?  This wonderfully creamy and delicious and has to be one of my favorite ice creams.  Did I mention it’s cake batter ice cream?

the scoops of cake batter ice cream in a blue bowl

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 that the cake mix was used Duncan Hines Butter Recipe cake mix. This recipe will not taste right if you use another type of cake batter. Usually, I don’t recommend specific brands, but here I do.

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’s what you will need:

  • Heavy Cream
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Duncan Hines Butter Recipe Cake Mix

How to Make Cake Batter Ice Cream

  1. Heat the cake mix in the oven for about 5 minutes.
  2. Mix together heavy cream, salt, and sugar in a large stockpot.
  3. Once the sugar has dissolved, turn off the heat
  4. Add the cake mix and whisk in well.
  5. Add heavy cream and milk into the pot and mix well.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  7. Mix again before putting it in an ice cream maker.
  8. Freeze according to the ice cream freezer’s instructions.
  9. Serve frozen.

Recipe Notes

  • 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 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.
a bowl of homemade Cold Stone Creamery cake batter ice cream

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the scoops of cake batter ice cream in a blue bowl

Cold Stone Creamery Cake Batter Ice Cream

You have got to try this creamy cake batter ice cream. 
5 from 10 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake batter ice cream, how do you make cake batter ice cream, how to make cake batter ice cream, Ice Cream Recipes
Servings: 8
Calories: 519kcal

Ingredients

  • Yield: 1 quart
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Duncan Hines Butter Recipe Cake Mix

Instructions

  • 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.

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Recipe Tips for the Cook

It is unsafe to consume raw flour. You must cook the cake mix before putting it into the ice cream. Spread the cake mix on a baking sheet or Silpat, and bake for about 5 minutes at 350° F. Let cool completely.
Make sure you mix everything together and then allow the ice cream mix to chill 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 519kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 1360IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Snghdhfhejsn

    A Coldstone owner told me that they use a baked cake, smooshed up, in the cake batter flavor. It didn’t make much sense, consistancy wise.

    • Jessica

      They only use the baked cake in the Cake N Shake. They use the cake batter ice cream with pieces of baked yellow cake and milk, then blend.

      • stephaniemanley

        The locations that I have been to do not have any baked cake in the ice cream. Perhaps the flavor y’all mention is different.

  2. Pweeno2

    I actually worked as a manager for Coldstone Creamery. The cake batter mix they use is not Duncan Hines. It is a generic cake mix that they purchase in bulk. An entire box, the size of a cereal box, goes into each batch. But you are right about the Butter Cake mix; it’s probably the only cake mix on the market that can match the flavor and consistancy for the Cake Batter Ice Cream.

  3. Pweeno2

    I actually worked as a manager for Coldstone Creamery. The cake batter mix they use is not Duncan Hines. It is a generic cake mix that they purchase in bulk. An entire box, the size of a cereal box, goes into each batch. But you are right about the Butter Cake mix; it’s probably the only cake mix on the market that can match the flavor and consistancy for the Cake Batter Ice Cream.

  4. Pweeno2

    I actually worked as a manager for Coldstone Creamery. The cake batter mix they use is not Duncan Hines. It is a generic cake mix that they purchase in bulk. An entire box, the size of a cereal box, goes into each batch. But you are right about the Butter Cake mix; it’s probably the only cake mix on the market that can match the flavor and consistancy for the Cake Batter Ice Cream.

  5. Amandajacquelyn

    So yooo refrigerate it for 4 hours and then freeze it? For how long? … And by the way thanks for posting this recipe I am so excited to make it tonight!

  6. Amandajacquelyn

    So yooo refrigerate it for 4 hours and then freeze it? For how long? … And by the way thanks for posting this recipe I am so excited to make it tonight!

    • Stephanie Manley

      Yes, you need to refrigerate before putting into your ice cream freezer. Depending upon how hard you like your ice cream is what I would use as your guide for how long to freeze it for, my ice cream machine freezes at pretty much the right temperature so its thick when done.

  7. Amandajacquelyn

    So yooo refrigerate it for 4 hours and then freeze it? For how long? … And by the way thanks for posting this recipe I am so excited to make it tonight!

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