Chocolate Cake Batter Ice Cream with Sprinkles

If you are in the mood for a sweet and creamy ice cream treat that will transport you back to your childhood cake batter- spoon licking days . . . then this is for you.  Chocolate Cake Batter Ice Cream with Sprinkles!
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Yes I have gone to the dark side.  Mixing dry cake mix, heavy cream, sugar and sprinkles together in one sinfully delicious dessert.  But as you can see in the photos, a little bit goes a long way.  I’m not piling three scoops on top of this cone.  Just one mini scoop will do ya just fine!

I conjured this recipe on a day that I had a house full of kiddos.  I always keep a box of cake mix in my cupboard for emergencies.  You know … Cake Emergencies!  So, I figured I would use some of my emergency cake mix to make the little ones happy.

And boy were they Happy!  This has been their favorite ice cream flavor so far.  I’ll try to take that as a compliment and not an insult.  This ice cream was something I tossed together without much thought.  My other ice cream recipes have been meticulously planned and a lot of time was spent adjusting the ingredients and flavors to get them just so.  Maybe it is a sign that I should: Keep It Simple, Stupid!  Nah, I still prefer my grownup ice cream flavors.  But this was a nice change and a fun treat.

If you are as obsessed with ice cream as I am, check out my new Pinterest board: Ice Cream Obsession

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 If you are thinking about buying an ice cream maker, here is the one that I use and love: {affiliate link}  Hamilton Beach 1.5 Qt Ice Cream Maker

Don’t have an ice cream maker and don’t want to buy one? No problemo, here is my tutorial on the 3 Methods For Homemade Ice Cream.

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Chocolate Cake Batter Ice Cream with Sprinkles
Author: WonkyWonderful
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Milk whole or lowfat
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2-3 Tb Sprinkles
  • 3/4 cup dry Dark Chocolate Cake Mix
  1. Mix the cream, milk, sugar and cake mix together. I used an immersion blender to get it fully incorporated.
  2. Place your desired ice cream container into the freezer.
  3. Churn the cake batter mixture in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  4. Once the mixture is frozen and creamy, transfer to the cold ice cream container.
  5. Add the sprinkles and stir to distribute throughout the ice cream.
  6. Cover and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.
For the sprinkle rimmed cones
  1. Melt a 1-2 Tb of chocolate chips in the microwave. (about 30 seconds)
  2. Stir chocolate chips until melty and smooth.
  3. Pour sprinkles into a small bowl.
  4. Dip cones first in the melted chocolate, then into the sprinkles.
  5. Refrigerate for 5 minutes.
  6. Scoop away and Enjoy!
Recipe Notes
This recipes yields about 3 cups of ice cream.

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“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”   – Charles M. Schulz


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  1. I absolutely adore ice cream and this recipe looks like a must try! I am always looking for new recipes to try in my ice cream maker that are not to difficult, especially ones that you do not cook! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Allie! I am ice cream obsessed! Honestly, I hardly ever make the type of ice cream that requires cooking. Who wants to wait for the liquid to cool overnight!?!

  2. OMG Nicole. This looks fabulous! Yes, I want this right now! Pinned!

  3. Your recipe looks amazing! Your pictures are great too. Definitely making this for my kids one day. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Brandi! Thanks so much for the compliments! I hope the kiddos enjoy. Have a fantastic week!

  4. Love this recipe! I’ve made cake batter ice cream with white cake mix, but have never seen it done with chocolate cake. Pinned.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Jelli! I’ve never made ice cream with white cake mix … I always go with chocolate! Thanks for pinning. Have a wonderful week!

  5. Yum – I might have to give this a try sometime! I like the idea of cake batter but have never been particularly fond of the vanilla, I’m sure the chocolate is so much better though ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I like kiddie flavors and adult flavors of ice cream alike. I think this is one that would definitely go over well in our household!

  7. Love your pictures..they are beautiful! The ice cream looks pretty tasty too ๐Ÿ™‚ I would like to invite you to my weekly linky party Share Your Stuff Tuesdays at:
    Hope to see you there!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks so much for the compliments. Have a wonderful weekend Erin!

  8. Looks great! Will try myself!! Thank you for posting ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. This looks so nice!! definitely need to make this!

    I would love you to share these on my link party Serenity Saturday

    Natasha @ Serenity You

  10. That looks so good, can I have some. I’m featuring you! Thanks for sharing at Thursdays Treasures.

  11. I love cake batter ice cream, never had chocolate cake batter ice cream though! I’ll definitely have to give this one a try.

  12. I don’t think that there is much that tastes better than cake batter!!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      I’m a weirdo that doesn’t like to lick the cake batter from the mixing spoon. So I was surprised when I liked this ice cream so much. It is DeeeLish! Have a great week ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Amazing pictures! I might have just licked my screen. Don’t judge. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Haha, Thanks Chelsea! … I would never judge for that. I’m always drooling all over my keyboard!

  14. debbey says:

    i want to make this but want to know how does it tastes like,does the taste of flour prominent , actually i havent tasted this kind of icecream before. sorry for my silly question.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Debbey! That’s not a silly question at all. I thought the same thing before I tried it. I don’t think it has a flour taste. Just a rich, chocolaty batter flavor. A slightly different flavor than the regular chocolate ice cream ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. debbey says:

    thankyou for your reply , i am certainly going to make it. thanks again.

  16. debbey says:

    hello i made it , turned out delicious very soft and creamy. thankyou for this wonderful recipe. can you please help in one more thing ,please tell me how to make the cake from the remaining dry chocolate cake mix, how many eggs , oil,water should i use to make the cake. (the recipe calls for 3large eggs,1/2 cup oil and1 1/3 cup water.)

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Yikes, I don’t know. I have never made cake with the remaining mix. I usually keep the partially used mix for ice creams, milkshakes and such. Sorry I can’t be of more help there, Debbey :/

  17. debbey says:

    Its okay , thanks once again you took out time to reply me.

  18. mia says:

    but the cake mix is uncooked and has flour, baking powder and eggs which is all raw. wouldn’t it upset the stomach?

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Mia! This recipe does not call for eggs, it uses the dry cake mix. In most cases, dry cake mix requires you to add the eggs before baking into a cake. If flour or baking powder upsets your stomach, I would definitely suggest skipping this recipe. Or, if you feel hesitant to use dry cake mix without baking it that is totally understandable. You could make regular chocolate ice cream and add sprinkles. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. does the heavy cream have to be whipped?

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Nope. You do not need to whip the cream before churning. Enjoy!

  20. I made this at my home.Really awesome recipe.Thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe.

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