Thursday, August 29, 2013

Cake Batter Ice Cream with Homemade Whipped Cream

Pictures of food have never been taken so quickly as this one bowl of ice cream.  You see, these pictures were taken when it was about 950 degrees outside. We had the air conditioner on, but, my main area for picture taking is on a 3 season porch...no air on the porch.   My husband even asked me..are you taking pictures of ice cream?!  Yes..I was. Why?  I'll tell ya..because, it's such a fabulous, delicious ice cream that waiting to share it with you as soon as it was humanly possible would be a crime. This is no ordinary vanilla ice cream.  It does look like that, but, it's much more.  This simple bowl of ice cream is made with cake mix.  Dry cake mix that creates a creamy, smooth, custard-like ice cream.  Topped off with homemade whipped cream that is so easy to make, you will wonder why you haven't been skipping the store bought stuff all these years.  And, let's not forget about the sprinkles..they're just fun, right?  Let's face it, all foods should be covered in sprinkles.  Think of how many more kids (and me) would probably eat more vegetables if covered in sprinkles.


We do seriously love this ice cream.  It's very easy to make and has a delicious smooth texture.  It's now a primary  food staple in our house.  Right next to vegetables and sprinkles.



Cake Batter Ice Cream with Homemade Whipped Cream
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: depending on method
Makes:  approx 1 1/2 quart ice cream/ 2 cups whipped cream

Ingredients:
  • for ice cream:
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 TBSP vanilla
  • 3/4 cup dry yellow cake mix
  • for whipped cream:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 TBSP sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
Directions:
  1. for ice cream:
  2. In a chilled bowl, mix together half and half with sugar.  Mix until sugar is dissolved.  Add in heavy cream and vanilla.
  3. To avoid having the cake mix clump together, sift or use a strainer to add mix into cream mixture.  Add it in slowly and make sure it's mixed until smooth.  I used a whisk to break up any clumps before adding it.
  4. Add to your ice cream maker's bowl and follow manufacturers instructions or if you don't have an ice cream machine click here and  follow these instructions to finish.
  5. for whipped cream:
  6. In a chilled mixing bowl, mix heavy cream and sugar for 2 minutes on high speed. Add in vanilla and beat an additional 1-2 minutes or until soft peaks form.
  7. Store leftovers in a cover container in the fridge.

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