This festive cake batter milkshake only takes three ingredients to whip up: creamy ice cream, white cake mix, milk, and festive sprinkles. Plus, it’s a great way to use up extra cake mix! Customize this shake by using any flavor you have on hand.

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Funfetti Cake Batter Milkshake! This festive cake batter milkshake only takes three ingredients to whip up: creamy ice cream, white cake mix, milk, and festive sprinkles. Plus, it's a great way to use up extra cake mix! Customize this shake by using any flavor you have on hand. | HomemadeHooplah.com

About Funfetti Cake Batter Milkshake

I don’t know where it’s coming from, but for the past few weeks I’ve been all about the cool treats – ice cream, cheesecakes, you name it – so this funfetti cake batter milkshake was a matter of necessity.

These days, sugar just seems to taste better chilled. Maybe it’s because Phoenix has been enjoying some unseasonably warm weather, to the point where I can’t remember the last time I had to put on a jacket, and if you’ve read this far I know more than half of you are probably shooting daggers at me with your eyes.

I know the east coast just got a little more snow.

I’m sure it doesn’t help to know that I’m a little bit jealous of all your snow, and not just because it’s entirely likely that me and my frozen dessert obsession would be up for making snow ice cream.

But in all seriousness, if I could pack up some of this sunshine and send it your way, I totally would.

Especially when summer rolls around and it’s 120 degrees F here. When I feel like I might melt just by walking to my car, I’d be more than happy to send a degree to 10 your way.

So, where was I?

Oh, right.

Cool treats.

Desserts.

Sugar.

Milkshakes.

An easy cake batter milkshake recipe.

This recipe came about because I still had some leftover sprinkles and cake mix from a few other recipes I’ve made recently, and why let that go to waste?

In addition to chilled desserts, I’m all about the funfettiΒ lately.

All those bright colors go a long way in bringing warm thoughts of spring and summer.

How to make a cake batter milkshake.

I know the weather has been a little unpredictable lately, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you’ll soon be spending your weekend like me, hanging out on your back porch with your dogs and leisurely sipping on a funfetti cake batter milkshake.

Please don’t hate me! xoxo

How to make cake batter milkshake

When it comes to curing your sweet cravings, a cake batter milkshake is one of the easiest things you can whip up.

All you need to do is add ice cream, milk, and dry cake mix to aΒ food processor and blend until it becomes creamy perfection.

If you use funfetti cake mix, your shake will already have a festive look, but feel free to add even more sprinkles to the finished shake.

Can you use out of date cake mix?

If you’re anything like me, recipes like this strike you on days when you don’t want to leave the house and you’re raiding your cabinets for options. And, inevitably, you’re going to run across something that looks fine but has a date that’s long since passed.

So, when it comes to expired cake mix, what do you do? Can you use it or not?

First off, make sure that the cake mix has been properly stored. This means that it’s been in a cool, dry place, and that either the seal in still intact or that it’s been stored in a sealed container since it was opened.

Once you confirm the storage, check the date printed on the package. Cake mix is typically good four to five months beyond the “best by” date.

If you have a product that’s older than this, I would not recommend using it for something like a milkshake. If you’d like to read more about the concerns of expired cake mix, check out this article.

notes & tips for this cake batter milkshake

  • You’ll need a trusty food processor for this recipe. I bought theΒ Ninja Blender System almost 10 years ago and it hasn’t failed me yet!

More recipes using cake mix

This post was originally posted on February 4th, 2016. It was updated on January 22nd, 2018.

A copycat recipe for a cake batter milkshake from Cold Stone.

Recipe Details

Funfetti Cake Batter Milkshake! This festive cake batter milkshake only takes three ingredients to whip up: creamy ice cream, white cake mix, milk, and festive sprinkles. Plus, it's a great way to use up extra cake mix! Customize this shake by using any flavor you have on hand. | HomemadeHooplah.com
4.43 from 7 votes

Funfetti Cake Batter Milkshake

5 mins prep
929 kcal
Yields: 2 milkshakes
This festive and chilled treat only takes three ingredients to whip up: creamy ice cream, white cake mix, milk, and festive sprinkles. Plus, it's a great way to use up extra cake mix! Customize this shake by using any flavor you have on hand.

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup white cake mix, or any flavor you have on hand
  • 1/3 cup sprinkles, plus more for garnish

Instructions

  • In a food processor, combine vanilla ice cream, milk, and cake mix. Blend on high speed until smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour prepared milkshake into two large glasses. Divide the sprinkles between each glass and give each milkshake a quick stir. Decorate the top of the milkshakes with more sprinkles, if desired.
  • Serve milkshakes immediately.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Wine and Glue.

Nutrition

Calories: 929kcal | Carbohydrates: 167g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 1052mg | Potassium: 464mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 112g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 559mg | Iron: 2.7mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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35 comments

    • Noelle
    • 5 stars

    This would be perfect for some birthdays I have coming up!

    • Samantha
    • 5 stars

    My kids couldn’t have loved this any more…HUGE hit!

    • Ana Kittenburg
    • 5 stars

    Do you mix the cake batter up before putting it in or do you just pour in whats in the box?

    • Cryssi

    I made this today with yellow cake mix, very delicious! I found it too thick at first so I added some light cream and then it was a creamy and more liquid consistency to my liking!

    • Thanks for the feedback, Cryssi! I’ll try adding the extra cream next time I make this πŸ˜€

    • Scot Mackenzie

    Do you have to use that specific cake mix or will any cake mix do???

    • Hey Scot! Any flavor cake mix should work the same way πŸ˜€

    • Kimberly

    Amazing photos! And I’m always a sucker for anything with sprinkles πŸ™‚ Loved this post!

    • CourtneyLynne

    Omg! I need this shake in my life!!! So making this!

    • Mimi Rose

    I love Funfetti cake, I can only imagine how rich it would be in a milkshake!! Need to try this recipe out pronto. πŸ™‚

    • Nutmeg Nanny

    Cake batter in a milkshake – YES! Especially when you make it funfetti!

    • I know, right? πŸ˜€ Too perfect!

    • Julie @ Texan New Yorker

    I love cake batter desserts! This looks dangerously yummy!

    Love those glasses too πŸ™‚

    • Shannon

    Holy moley- pinning this for later. YUM. I have been obsessing over ice cream [again] now that it is getting towards spring- I have always been an ice cream fanatic, though!

    • Sara

    You always have the best dessert ideas, this is no exception! Totally making these milkshakes for the kids!

    • marielle

    YUM! Thinking about trying these for my daughter’s birthday this weekend! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Thanks Marielle! If you made the shakes, I hope they turned out great πŸ˜€

    • Ashley

    Oh yes! I love everything funfetti, but unfortunately my an old friend of mine has never had the taste for it. This would be a fun treat for myself and the kids though while he enjoyed another cool treat πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

    • We’re in the same boat – my an old friend of mine seems to feel the same way. At least this recipe only makes two large drinks – makes it easier to share with the kids πŸ˜€

    • Kathleen

    This looks so delicous. I love funfetti. It just puts a smile on my face!

    • Same here Kathleen πŸ˜€ Thanks!

    • Lara @MommyKazam

    Ohmygosh, this is adorable and sounds amazing! I never would have thought to use cake mix like that <3

    • Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

    Everything is better with SPRINKLES!

    • Rachel Lloyd

    Yes! I love anything funfetti. These pictures are so pretty too. Love how it turned out.