Thursday, July 15, 2010

Birthday Cake Ice Cream


One year ago, I got the crazy idea to start a food blog. So, what better to celebrate a Blog Birthday than with Birthday Cake Ice Cream?!

Had the anniversary come in the fall or winter, I would have made a cake. However, the heat index has been holding steady at 105 or higher (today it's 110), I avoid turning on the oven at all costs.

Ok, so I really just wanted an excuse to make ice cream. Can you blame me??

Thank you for sticking with me this past year! In honor of the anniversary, I'm going to have my very first giveaway! In order to enter, all you have to is comment and answer:

What should I make in the next year?

In can be anything, anything at all. Please no brussel sprouts though. I'm not ready for that! :)

Entries must be in by 10:00pm Central Time on July 18, 2010. I'll choose a winner at random. So what will you win? My very favorite Ice Cream Cookbook:


David Lebovitz's The Perfect Scoop, as well as a $30 Gift Certificate to Amazon.com for you to spend on whatever your heart desires!

So be sure to comment and tell all your friends!


One Year Ago: Where it all began...

Birthday Cake Ice Cream
Source: One Ordinary Day

1 1/2 cups 2% milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup yellow cake mix
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup rainbow sprinkles

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, sugar, and cake mix. Whisk to remove lumps. Stir constantly until mixture starts to bubble. Remove from heat and place directly into a water bath or into the refrigerator. Chill completely.

When thoroughly chilled, stir in heavy cream and vanilla. Pour into ice cream maker and mix according to manufacturer’s directions. Add sprinkles during the last 5 minutes. Remove ice cream and transfer to a freezer-safe container.

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29 comments:

Anna said...

I love any kind of ice cream but birthday cake ice cream is even more special! Congrats on making it a year and inspiring other to cook/bake with your wonderful ideas! Keep up the great work from a fellow foodie!

Mom said...

Congratulations!!! You've become an awesome cook!! Keep up the good work!!

Brian said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed being the Official Guniea Pig over the last year! Even more honored and Blessed that my Opinion means SO MUCH! The Teeny Tiny Kitchen has fed me incredibly well and I am so proud to be a part of it and even more proud to be a part of your life! Love You Page!!!

e. said...

that ice cream looks divine!

Michelle said...

I'd love to see any delicious, nutritious and yet easy sandwiches for lunches! Love the ice cream cake! Congratulation!

Adrienne said...

What should you make in the next year? Something that scares you to make! I find that I surprise myself when I make something I don't think I can do. Great site, keep up the great work!

Torviewtoronto said...

Happy blog birthday
Lovely ice cream

Amy said...

Happy 1 year!

I think you should do a series like 'the search for the best weeknight chicken meal' where you test like 6 chicken recipes you can make in 30min or an hour and rate them. You could do a new theme every month or so ... beef, pasta, pork ... you get the idea ... this was a far more complicated request than you wanted I'm sure :)

Jane said...

First congrats and second yum, homemade birthday cake ice cream! All it needs is a slice of scratch made funfetti cake. Maybe next year? In my opinion celebrations equal sweet so anything in the cakey, gooey, oozy, lick your plate category would be great next year. Al a mode of course!

Allie said...

Go for a quiche! Or some kind of italian-inspired food that could be brought to a potluck brunch! :)

That could be super yummy!

Emily said...

i think you should make more pastas! i am obsessed with pasta, but hate that it's not as healthy as i might like. so any suggestions for "healthy" pasta would be awesome! i've loved reading (and cooking along), so keep up the good work!

Rachel said...

That's my favorite ice cream cook book too! In the next year, you should try some new pies!

Jurgita said...

Congrats and have a great day :)

And you should make... a bigger kitchen, first of all :))
Secondly, create even more amazing, mouth-watering, deliciously unbelievable things. Cakes. Ice creams. Real gelatos! And something Lithuanian, for example Lithuanian beignets :))

bballchamp10 said...

Congratulations!!

I think you should make more ice cream, like pistachio gelato!

Jade said...

Congratulations on one year!!! I love your food and look forward to seeing whats coming!!

MommyBee said...

I think you should make some icecream with the Nutella that you learned to make... delicious!

justine said...

I agree ... gelato! Maybe mango flavored. :)

Pamela said...

For something challenging, I think you should make macaroons! More pasta is always welcome, and it would be fun to see a "healthy" twist on them. Love your blog, roomie.

Marlis said...

Congratulations on your anniversary.

Breakfast recipes. I am always looking for fast and healthy breakfast recipes.

Erin Hunt said...

I'm loving this! I think you should make Gelato next year! Tiramisu flavored if I can be picky! =) Love the blog! <>

Rhonda said...

Congrats on your anniversary!
You are an awesome cook! I will suggest that you make more (much more) icecream because your icecream always taste so good!

Meredith Akins said...

I think you should try some Souffle's next year. Savory and Sweet!
Congrats on your one year Blog-Birthday!

Melissa Peterson said...

I think you should do a series where you make a main meal one night that can then 'morph' into another dish just by adding a few more ingredients. I also think it'd be cool to have an 'around the world' series where you do a native meal from several different countries. Yum yum! Come have dinner with Stephen and I soon!

Sweet & Savory Summer said...

I've spent the last hour searching for a fruit baklava recipe, I was thinking raspberry..how delicious does that sound! Also, I'm a sucker for cake batter ice cream, yours looks fabulous

Jen Joplin said...

i think you should try pizza. i love a good homemade pizza. i always look to your blog when i'm stumped on what to make for dinner...i love your commentary about each dish!

Barb Peterson said...

How about some easy bread recipes. I am trying to find dinner rolls that are not complicated and am starting to use my bread machine again. Congratulations on your one year anniversary. Love the pictures that you post!

Chef Dennis said...

my girls love Birthday Cake Ice cream!! yours certainly looks better than I we have had! Congratulations on making your first year!

Laura said...

Whew...I almost missed the deadline! Congrats on blogging for a year! I think you should do more baking. I'm not good at cooking, but the baking I can get into. I'd take any of your advice on a nice cake or two! Keep up the good work!

christine said...

Happy Anniversary! More years to come and more great blogs in the future! This is a lovely Birthday cake ice cream. If you wont mind I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your post. Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post so it will appear in the Foodista pages and it's all set, Thanks!

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