It’s still the month of May (wow this has been a long month!) so I’m back with more ways to celebrate my birthday in one of the best ways possible! If you’re new around here I’ll get you up to speed. My husband and I are both May babies and we often feel that May is a big month to celebrate. Not only is it our birthday month, but my friend Mandi over at Chewsy Lovers is also a May baby so she and I have teamed up to bring you our May celebration series entitled Sprinkles and MAYhem. We’re celebrating all over the internet with the hashtag #SprinklesandMAYhem and would love to party with you too! Be sure to tag us in your own festivities or if you recreate one of our celebratory recipes!
For every birthday we celebrate I always think about the cake. I try to figure out the person’s favorite flavor, if there’s a fun theme, or if it’ll be a sheet cake or a 3 tier masterpiece. My husband, on the other hand, always plans the ice cream portion. He loves to buy a huge bucket and while we’re cutting up the cake to serve he’s got the ice cream right there ready to be scooped next to the cake. So I decided to combine the two and add all the fun of birthdays in one big tub of my own! My birthday cake ice cream tastes just like yellow birthday cake, and I even have the sprinkles, cherries and marshmallows in the mix. Perfect for a summer birthday or anytime you feel like celebrating life. Birthday optional.
Birthday Cake Ice Cream Ingredients:
- 5 cups heavy whipping cream
- 3 cups half and half
- 1 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups yellow cake mix
- 1 cup marshmallows
- 1 1/2 cups maraschino cherries, halved with stems removed
- 1/2 cup ice cream sprinkles
Begin by mixing the cream, half and half, sugar and vanilla. Add the cake mix and whisk until smooth.
Follow the directions for your ice cream maker as far as ice and rock salt. We have this cute old fashioned ice cream maker (affiliate link) that’s a bucket with a center container and motor that churns the ice cream until it’s soft serve in texture.