Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Cake Batter Frozen Custard

For the past 3 days my life has been wrapped up in millionaires, romance and naughty things...

I wish I could say it was literally happening to me but I've been sucked into reading 50 Shades of Grey.
It is quite intoxicating. Passion, romance, money.... then I look up and my kids are throwing blocks and going the wrong way up the slide. Sigh...

So, to deal with the fact that a millionaire isn't calling me up to be HIS, I decided to spill my tears into some ice cream... but not any kind... Frozen Custard.


Almost makes up for the the fact I've been swept up in a romance novel.... That's my justification anyways.

For the Custard:

1 cup heavy cream
2/3 cup cake mix (I used white but why didn't I think to use Funfetti????)
3/4 cup sugar
pinch of salt
3 egg yolks
1 cup whole milk
1 cup half and half
1 teaspoon vanilla
rainbow sprinkles

In a medium saucepan, combine the heavy cream, the cake mix, sugar and pinch of salt. Heat over medium until warmed through (stirring often). Meanwhile, place the egg yolks in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, half and half and vanilla. 

When the mixture in the saucepan is warmed but not yet boiling, remove from heat and slowly pour a small amount into the egg yolks while whisking. This is to temper the eggs. Place the tempered egg mixture back into the sauce pan and add in your bowl with the other milks and vanilla. Return mixture to medium heat until the mixture is thickened (resembling a custard). 

Place a large sieve over a plastic container and pour mixture through. The sieve will catch any cake particles or "scrambled eggs" from the custard. Cover and place in the refrigerator until chilled, preferably over night. Once the mixture is chilled, pour into ice cream maker. During the last 10 minutes add in your rainbow sprinkles. Eat straight out of the maker or let it set up in the freezer for a couple of  hours longer. Store in an air-tight container in the freezer.

The custard is thick, creamy and velvety and provides a hint of cake batter. It's quite delicious and almost makes you forget the fact that a millionaire isn't madly in love with you.....almost.


  1. I've been wondering if I should read that book...should I??? Is it good? This custard...YUM! I could use a huge scoop right now.

  2. This looks and sounds super delicious! Can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday :) Can't wait to see what you link up next week.

  3. YUMMM-O!!!! This looks scrumptious! Im ur newest follower! I heard that book is awesome, I have been wrapped up in another one at the time but I def plan on putting that one on my list!
    -Carrie Eve @

  4. We love anything cake batter!! Looks delicious! We're so glad you joined us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Thanks and come back soon!! -The Sisters