No-Churn Cake Batter Ice Cream with Golden Oreos

This Cake Batter Ice Cream is packed with sprinkles and Golden Oreos. It’s rich, creamy, and fluffy, but it’s made without an ice cream maker! 

two scoops of Cake Batter Ice Cream in a white bowl with a spoon

Easy Cake Batter Ice Cream Recipe

I’m not usually a big ice cream eater. It’s fine, but I usually prefer cookies or bars for my empty calories. Until I made this. It’s the best ice cream I’ve ever had.

I made it for my husband because unlike me, he is a ridiculously huge ice cream lover. It’s his thing. He loves, loves, loves ice cream. We don’t tend to keep it in the house (his request) because he can’t trust himself around it.

However, he goes to the 24-hour Rite-Aid at 3am on ice cream runs at least four times a week. They have an in-store ice cream counter and he’s best friends with the graveyard shift employees. So I decided to give him an early Father’s Day present in the form of pink sprinkles and creamy, homemade ice cream. I just didn’t think I’d be the one falling in love with it.

It’s full of chopped Golden Oreos, sprinkles, and tastes like Funfetti Cake Batter. No cake mix involved. The flavoring secrets are a bit of almond extract, in conjunction with vanilla extract.

This is a no-cook recipe. It’s a major time saver to avoid standing around whisking eggs, cream, and sugar together, then having to wait for them to cool. The solution? A can of sweetened condensed milk. There are only two required ingredients to make it. Sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream.

Cake Batter Ice Cream in white bowl with a spoon

Nor do you need an ice cream maker. I just recently got this Breville Smart Scoop Ice Cream Compressor from Sur La Table, but prior to that didn’t have one, and many of you may not have one either. This recipe can be made in an ice cream maker if you have one (details in the recipe card below), but it’s not necessary.

This ice cream is soft, fluffy, and light. Light in texture, not in calories. Between the sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, half a bottle of sprinkles, and two dozen Oreos, it’s not exactly diet food. But so worth it.

The flavor resembles sweetened, frozen whipped cream. This is not a bad thing! If you like buttercream frosting, real whipped cream or Cool Whip, or sweetened condensed milk, this is the ice cream for you. Since I love all those things, it’s definitely the ice cream for me.

It’s ridiculously creamy and rich. It’s like no ice cream I’ve ever tried. Maybe that’s why I love it. There’s an abundance of cookies and sprinkles in every bite. The sprinkles stay a bit crunchy while the cookies soften just slightly after being soaked in the rich, luscious, cream bath.

Although I used almond and vanilla extract, Golden Oreos, and sprinkles, my wheels are already turning with ideas of chocolate, peanut butter, Nutella, Cookie Butter, and cookie dough.

golden oreo ice cream in white bowl with a spoon topped with sprinkles

Cake Batter Ice Cream Ingredients 

For this Golden Oreo ice cream, you’ll need:  

  • Golden Oreos or vanilla-flavored sandwich cookies
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Almond extract
  • Heavy whipping cream 
  • Sprinkles 

Cake Batter Ice Cream in a white bowl next to golden oreos

How to Make No-Churn Ice Cream 

To make the cake batter ice cream, simply whip the heavy cream to stiff peaks. Then, fold in a mixture of sweetened condensed milk, along with the almond and vanilla extracts.

Note that fold means be gentle. Don’t stir like you’re mashing potatoes. Take your time so that you don’t deflate the puffiness. If you have an ice cream maker, the machine does this folding step for you.

Gently stir in cookies, sprinkles, and freeze it for at least 6 hours. I dare you not to lick the bowl! 

spoonfuls of golden oreo ice cream resting atop oreo cookies

Tips for the Best No-Churn Ice Cream

Normally real vanilla extract is the way to go when making homemade ice cream, but to create that classic, nostalgic, bakery-style cake batter taste, use clear imitation vanilla extract for this recipe. Clear imitation is found next to real vanilla in the grocery store, usually for about one-third of the price. Trust me, it really does make a difference in the flavor of this cake batter ice cream! 

When buying the ingredients for this ice cream, double check that you’re getting sweetened condensed milk and not evaporated milk. They’re two totally different milk products! I just wanted to mention that since I’ve accidentally purchased one instead of the other countless times. 

Lastly, the ice cream freezes solid, but after 5 minutes at room temperature it’s easily scoopable. It’s similar to storebought ice cream and doesn’t turn ridiculously rock hard, an issue that can plague homemade ice cream. 

close up of Cake Batter Ice Cream in white bowl

More Frozen Treats: 

  • Chocolate Cake Batter Milkshake — Drinking a whole chocolate cake batter milkshake sure beats the one or two measly licks of the batter that’s on the beaters after making a chocolate cake. This fast, easy, and very satisfying milkshake is perfect for anyone who loves cake batter and always wants one more taste! 
  • No-Churn Bourbon Salted Caramel Ice Cream — It’s ridiculously creamy and subtly flavored with bourbon, and ribbons of salted caramel are woven throughout. The crunchy Nutter Butter cookies add a pop of peanut butter flavor and lots of texture, while the chocolate chunks round out this rich, indulgent treat.
  • Cookies and Cream Mocha Milkshake — Between the little bits of cookies which add texture, the mocha undertones, and the sweet creamy ice cream, my family went nuts for these milkshakes. 
  • Brownie Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches — Cookie dough ice cream is flanked between two rich and fudgy brownies, creating an enhanced and more decadent version of a classic ice cream sandwich.
  • Copycat Wendy’s Frosty — This Copycat Wendy’s Frosty Recipe is low-fat and so easy to whip up! It tastes like a lighter chocolate milkshake, but it’s still super creamy and delicious.
No-Churn Cake Batter Ice Cream with Golden Oreos

No-Churn Cake Batter Ice Cream with Golden Oreos

This Cake Batter Ice Cream is packed with sprinkles and Golden Oreos. It’s rich, creamy, and fluffy, but it’s made without an ice cream maker!

Yield: 2 quarts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 24 Golden Oreos or vanilla-flavored sandwich cookies, coarsely chopped
  • one 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream*
  • 3/4 cup sprinkles

Instructions

To Make No-Churn Ice Cream:

  1. Chop the cookies; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, almond extract, and stir to combine; set aside.
  3. To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or large mixing bowl and hand mixer; or lots of elbow grease doing it by hand), whip 2 cups heavy cream to very stiff peaks, about 5 minutes on high power.
  4. Gently add about half the whipped cream to the sweetened condensed milk mixture, and fold the cream in gently. Fold means turn the mixture over with a spatula from the bottom of the bowl up, rotate the bowl, repeat until the mixture is homogenous. The goal is to keep all that fluffy cream you just made as fluffy as possible. Take your time and be gentle. When you get the first half of the cream folded in and combined, add the remaining cream, and fold it until until mixture is smooth.
  5. Add the cookies, sprinkles, and gently fold them in to distribute evenly.
  6. Transfer ice cream mixture to a freezer-safe 2-quart container with a lid or freezer-safe bowl that can be covered with plasticwrap. Cover and freeze for at least 6 hours, or until solid. Ice cream takes about 5 minutes to come up to room temperature to scoop it out without having to wrestle with a rock. Ice cream will keep airtight in the freezer for up to 3 months.

If Using an Ice Cream Maker:

  1. If you are using an ice cream maker, steps 1, 2, 3 are the same. Skip steps 4 and 5. Instead, add 4 cups heavy cream to the sweetened condensed milk mixture, and stir to combine. Step 6 is the same. For step 7, follow processing directions on your ice cream maker, noting to chill the mixture if necessary before churning.

Notes

*If using an ice cream maker, use 4 cups (1 quart) heavy whipping cream.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 478 Total Fat: 27g Saturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 60mg Sodium: 180mg Carbohydrates: 54g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 40g Protein: 6g

Even More Funfetti Recipes: 

Homemade Funfetti Cake with Vanilla Buttercream — This Funfetti Cake recipe is as close to store-bought Funfetti Cake Mix that I’ve been able to replicate at home! 

Funfetti Cookie Dough Balls — The sweet, rich, sprinkle-filled dough satisfies cookie dough cravings, and it’s safe to eat raw.

Funfetti and Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies — The cookies are loaded with Oreos, sprinkles, chocolate chips, and are adapted from my favorite recipe for chocolate chip cookies. They’re soft, moist, buttery, and thick enough to sink your teeth into.

158 comments on “No-Churn Cake Batter Ice Cream with Golden Oreos”

  1. Ohmygosh. This is such a great recipe, especially for college kids (like me!) who are still stuck in dorms! SO easy to make and SO good!

  2. There are so many awesome things about this recipe, how do I list them all? I love that this is hardly any ingredients and is so incredibly easy to whip together. My family is so into ice cream right now and everyone loves different flavors and things so throwing different things into this would be a breeze! I am totally going to make this for them. Love that your hubby has an intimate relationship with the graveyard shift peeps at the local ice cream spot! :-)

    • and it’s not even an ice cream ‘spot’ – it’s…RiteAid. You know, what everyone thinks of when they think of ice cream :)

      hardly any ingredients and is so incredibly easy to whip together = YES! And since you guys already like ice cream, you have to LMK if you make this what you think!

  3. A dream come true ice cream recipe, Averie! Just beautiful. I adore Golden Oreos. The perfect mix-in for ice cream! Totally fabulous that you paired them with a quick and easy recipe for peeps. BRAVO! Already pinned to group boards at Pinterest! xo

  4. Averie your pictures get me every time. AMAZING colors
    oh, and I WISH I didn’t like ice cream :)

  5. I love sprinkles! This is looks so good! I just made funfetti cookies today for my kids but really is there an adult that doesn’t love sprinkles :).

    • I’ve been wanting to make funfetti cookies – there are so many recipes online and I have some ideas of my own. But I really want to make your soft-frosted sugar cookies! The pink frosting ones. They always catch my eye!

  6. Yeah I am pretty much crying because that funfetti cake batter looks like something I would like to dive head first into, right now!

  7. I’m like you, generally I prefer a cookie or brownie or some such over ice cream (and the boyfriend LOOOVES it and pretty much requires that I always have some in the freezer for him, and I use this same method of making ice cream for him :P) This totally looks bonkers, crazy, delicious, amazing!

  8. I wonder if this could be made with lite cool whip to make it lower in fat?

    • You could and it would be lower in fat, but it wouldn’t taste like ice cream in the real, whipped cream, creamy luscious ice cream way. It would taste like Cool Whip. I would make it as I wrote it and just realize it’s a treat and savor it :)

      • FYI, I used the two cups of whipping cream and then folded in two tubs of cool whip lite, it is still VERY good and went further, meaning less calories per serving…

  9. I just don’t even know how to tell you how amazing this looks!! I can’t wait to try it!!

  10. I am so excited about this recipe!!! I’m totally going to try it gluten free :-) Oh and I about died laughing that your hubby goes on 3AM ice cream runs!! Best friends with the graveyard shift workers…hilarious!

  11. A neat trick my grandmother used when making no-churn ice cream was adding 1 tablespoon of bourbon to the condensed milk mixture. The alcohol stops it from freezing so hard.

  12. we’ve got two things in common: men who love ice cream and a commitment to not keep it in the house :)
    Awesome recipe, can’t wait to try it!!

  13. My weakness! On one hand, I applaud you for sharing such a delicious sounding treat, but on the other hand, I am totally going to make this and eat it all up in seconds! Haha- but seriously!

    XO
    Dana Ivy
    http://www.iadorewhatilove.com – Check out my blog!!

  14. This sounds so good. I’m a sucker for anything with almond extract. P.S. I just got your cookbook. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. You did an amazing job and I can’t decide what to make first? I’m thinking the peanut butter cupcakes with some chocolate frosting?

  15. This is insane! I looove ice cream to death, and I would eat this in 5 minutes :)

  16. Oh how I wish I didn’t LOVE ice cream with a passion that borders on obsession. My thighs would be much happier in their skinny jeans haha. But I do love it, and I could eat 5 bowls of this amazing version you came up with!

  17. Isn’t this such an easy way to make ice cream?! I was floored at the ease when I first tried it myself. And here I thought I needed to drop some serious cash on an ice cream maker and rock salt! I mean, making this ice cream is basically like saving your money.

  18. This looks absolutely insane!! My husband is an ice cream nut too. It’s such a weakness for him. He would LOVE this. We recently had Blue Moon ice cream with the cake batter Oreos in it. SO GOOD! Pinning this!

  19. Cake batter, sprinkles and golden oreos together in ice cream?!? It’s a dream come true! Stunning photos!

  20. This is a party in a bowl! What a great ice cream. I actually just bought an ice cream maker. But I guess I could have made some great ice cream without it! I’ll have to try this soon. Pinned!

  21. That is so colorful and beautiful! I have never made ice cream with the cream and sweetened condensed milk, though I have seen it before and I NEED to try it. It looks so easy and my husband is also an ice cream addict. In fact that is what he ate for breakfast. Oy. Men.

    Definitely pinning this!

  22. Oh my….love, love, love this! Especially your use of PINK!!!

  23. hahahaha i am like your hubby love love love ice cream…thank goodness i don’t have a quick mart by me! i am so going to love the golden oreo cookie crumble pieces…those are the ones I will dig out and not share with the kids..how awful of me. LOL

  24. Holy shizz. My mouth dropped open in disbelief when I saw that this luscious, insanely creamy treat was made without an ice cream maker (yesssss! Because I have yet to shell out the money for one) and with so few ingredients. I need to try this. I’ve been meaning to make ice cream since last summer but have never gotten around to it. You’re inspiring me to take the plunge. Your photos are gorgeous as always, Averie.

  25. I love sooo many things about this. The sprinkles, of course, but mostly because it doesn’t require an ice cream maker…totally genius! Looks amazing, my friend!

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