No-Churn Cake Batter Ice Cream

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Every time my friends and I visit the ice cream parlor, there are a few flavors I will always avoid as a matter of principle. Bubble gum. Cotton candy. Cake Batter.


Granted, I don’t know if I would order it at an ice cream shop even now–to be honest, all the preservatives and artificial flavors in storebought cake batter ice cream kind of creep me out. I mean, eating baked cake is one thing–raw, unadulterated preservatives are another. But then I had this awesome opportunity to make my own at home using a cake mix that boasts no colors, preservatives, or artificial flavors, and wow. Just…wow.

Guys, you won’t even want to avoid this no-churn cake batter ice cream! Four minutes from start to freezer is all it takes, I promise.

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My big confession here is that I don’t own an ice cream maker–whiiiiich, is good news for you because that means this ice cream is churn-free, hassle-free! It starts with just a few ingredients that I bet you’ve got sitting in your pantry right now, like:

  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Powdered sugar
  • Pillsbury Purely Simple white cake mix (lookee, I even haz coupons for you!!! Save $0.50 on 1 with coupon, available 10/19-11/15. Expires 11/30!)

If for some reason you’re missing any of these, I highly recommend you bust your butt to the nearest grocery store ASAP. The moment I found out a non-scary, ice-cream-safe cake mix actually existed to satiate my sudden cake batter ice cream craving, I jogged the whole 2 miles to Ralph’s and raided their cake mix section for a few boxes of that adorable dough boy mix:

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So am I a fan? Uh, YES. I am a cake batter convert and I am not at all ashamed to admit it–in fact, I am so unabashedly ready to eat my words AND this no-churn cake batter ice cream in the same barrel-sized scoop!

What are you waiting for? Get out there and get your cake batter on!!

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 What’s your favorite way to enjoy Purely Simple cake mix/batter? Baked? In ice cream? Straight from the bowl?


No-Churn Cake Batter Ice Cream

No-Churn Cake Batter Ice Cream

This no-churn, no-hassle cake batter ice cream is the absolute best! It takes 5 minutes from start to freezer, and is such a wonderful way to brighten up your day, no matter what the weather.


  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup Pillsbury Purely Simple white cake mix
  • Sprinkles (optional--omit if you're going for no artificial colors! I added mine on for photography purposes only)


  1. Pour sweetened condensed milk into a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  2. In a second mixing bowl, pour heavy cream. Whip with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form, then fold in powdered sugar until no lumps remain. Gently transfer whipped cream to the sweetened condensed milk, then add white cake mix. Fold everything together--VERY gently--until combined.
  3. Transfer into a 9x9-inch baking pan and seal tightly with a lid or aluminum foil. Freeze for at least 12 hours or overnight before scooping and serving!



8 Replies to “No-Churn Cake Batter Ice Cream”

  1. Love cake batter and love no-churn ice cream. Great job of putting the two together!

    1. Hey John, so glad to see you back from vacation! Hope you had a grand ol’ time–glad you’re loving these flavors, by the way!

  2. Whoa! What an easy and decadent dessert! It helps that it’s still Indian Summer here. It’s looking like it will be 85 today and that makes ice cream a very good idea.

    1. Oh I KNOW–we’re going through the same heat wave, I think (it was 97 yesterday!!). Good luck sticking it through–I want to send ice cream both of our ways!!!

  3. Oh my god. Cake batter ice cream? Plus no churn? This is soo up my alley!

    1. hehehe <3 I hearrrr you, girl!

  4. DROOOOOOOOOL!!! Holy moly lady, I want, I want it all in my belly. Not traditionally a flavour I would go for, but heck, this looks amaze, when dairy is a thing I am allowed, Ill be giving this bad boy a go. YARM!

    1. hahaha so you won’t believe this, but the moment your message came in a few days ago, I was actually JUST thinking about you and your lovely blog, and how I hadn’t visited in a while! You can count on this ice cream if and when you’re allowed dairy again <3

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