On a trip to Wisconsin in September for a wedding, Hubby and I stopped at a cute little cafe and tried their cake batter ice cream. It was delicious!
Let me explain. Who doesn't like licking the bowl clean when making cake? I know that some people frown on it because there is raw egg in the batter.
So here is the perfect solution. The egg used in this recipe is all cooked. And yet, when served, it has the same creaminess that cake batter does, and the SAME taste. It's great. I think next time I'm going to try a chocolate version. Or maybe just mix cookie crumbs in it.
Did I mention that a certain vanilla wafer compliments this ice cream wonderfully? Try it out! This would be a fun twist for a child's birthday. Top with some sprinkles and a birthday candle and ta-da!
Cake Batter Ice Cream
(recipe from allrecipes.com)
1 c. milk (I used low fat and none could be the wiser!)
1/2 c. granulated white sugar
2 egg yolks, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. heavy whipping cream
1 c. yellow or french vanilla cake mix
Whisk together all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan until everything is well blended. Turn the heat to medium-low and cook until the mixture reaches 160 degrees F, keep whisking to make sure nothing on the bottom burns. The mixture will be nice and thick when it reaches the right temperature. Remove ice cream base from the heat and refrigerate until it's well chilled. Make sure to press a piece of plastic onto the surface of the base to prevent a skin from forming.
Once chilled, pour the ice cream base into your ice cream machine per the directions of the manufacturer. Stick in a freezer safe container and freeze for a couple of hours to firm up.
Note: This ice cream freezes up firm, so take out of the freezer 10-15 minutes before youy plan to serve it.
I linked this recipe up at:
- Mouthwatering Monday at A Southern Fairytale
- Tuesdays at the Table at All the Small Stuff
- Tuesday Night Supper Club at Fudge Ripple
- Delicious Dishes at itsablogparty.com
- Dr. Laura's Tasty Tuesday at whoislaura.com
- Tasty Tuesday at A Beautiful Mess
- Hearth and Soul Hop vol.23 at A Moderate Life
- Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed With Grace
- Whatcha Makin Wednesday at Scrapaddict4sure
- Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum