For every birthday we celebrate I always think about the cake. I try to figure out the person’s favorite flavor, if there’s a fun theme, or if it’ll be a sheet cake or a 3 tier masterpiece. My husband, on the other hand, always plans the ice cream portion. He loves to buy a huge bucket and while we’re cutting up the cake to serve he’s got the ice cream right there ready to be scooped next to the cake. So I decided to combine the two and add all the fun of birthdays in one big tub of my own! My birthday cake ice cream tastes just like yellow birthday cake, and I even have the sprinkles, cherries and marshmallows in the mix. Perfect for a summer birthday or anytime you feel like celebrating life. Birthday optional.
Before starting prepare the maraschino cherries and using a cheese cloth or paper towel carefully squeeze out any excess liquid. Put in a freezer bag and freeze until ready to use.
Begin by mixing the cream, half and half, sugar and vanilla. Add the cake mix and whisk until smooth.
Once the ice cream is thick, but still able to be stirred, mix in the marshmallows and fold them in.
Take the cherries from the freezer and mix those in carefully. Put the top on the mixture and add to the freezer. I froze this overnight to get a firm texture.
Serve at your next celebration. It’s great plain, or if you want to add whipped cream, sprinkles and a cherry.