Cake Batter Popsicles

An easy summer treat where the best of ice cream meets tasty cake batter! These Cake Batter Popsicles are the answer to cooling off this summer. Kids, and big kids too, love these cool, creamy treats especially with the added fun of colorful sprinkles. These pops will make the hot days of summer a little bit better. 

Plateful of popsicles on white plate.

Who doesn’t love ice cream and cake?! And with summer almost here I couldn’t pass up this cake batter meets ice cream treat. It was like getting my cake fix but without the cake. The mix of vanilla cake mix with ice cream is genius!

The flavor that I associate cake was all there along with the cool, creamy smoothness of ice cream. If you ask my grandkids, they will tell you that it was the sprinkles that they liked the most. Of course, the ice cream didn’t hurt either. lol

Overhead of cake pops on plate with colorful napkins in back and sprinkles on side.

I first saw this recipe on Just Add Sprinkles and just had to make it when my granddaughter pointed to it and said that’s what she wanted for a treat. I mean, how could I say no! Of course, I had to check and see what other recipes were out there too. I found this same recipe in several other places, which to me says it’s pretty darn good, as well as some that used yogurt and pudding mix in lieu of ice cream.

Since I was making these pops with my 3 year old granddaughter I wanted to use the easiest recipe possible. So with just 5 ingredients, mainly ice cream and cake mix which I had on hand, seemed perfect for us.

Ingredients for cake mix pops.

Variations

  • Use funfetti cake mix for even more sprinkles
  • Try with different flavors of cake mix such as lemon, strawberry or even chocolate (although sprinkles won’t show as well)
  • Change out the vanilla ice cream for vanilla yogurt or a flavored yogurt
  • Sub chocolate chips or fresh sliced fruit for sprinkles

How to make funfetti popsicles

Prep steps for cake batter popsicles.

  1. Place ice cream (regular or dairy-free) into blender and pour in your favorite milk. I used 2% but it will also work with almond milk. (photo 1)
  2. Add cake mix. (photo 2)
  3. Drizzle in vanilla extract. (photo 3)
  4. Pour in the sprinkles and when I said pour she sure did! (photo 4)

Ana stirring in the sprinkles.

  1. Mix until completely combined and nice and creamy. She was really serious about doing a good job. I even had trouble getting her to stop. lol

Ana carrying popsicles to freezer.

  1. The pops are ready for the freezer! We even got most of it into the molds! Wait about 30-45 minutes then add a popsicle stick into the center of each one. Return to freezer for 4 hours or overnight. 

Holding single popsicle by stick closeup.

Doesn’t this pic make you want to lick your screen? And it’s not only kids that enjoy these cake batter popsicles. They didn’t last long with a houseful of adults either. Believe me, once you get a taste of these cold, creamy treats you’ll be making them all summer long.  

More summer treats

Watermelon Popsicles with fresh kiwi, peach, and blueberries. A healthy and colorful treat!

Creamy Popsicles made with lemon yogurt and raspberries. 

Chocolate Covered Key Lime Bites has graham cracker crust inside. The best bite-sized pie ever!

Chocolate Wafer Ice Cream Sandwich with colorful sprinkles. And it’s gluten-free!

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Recipe

Plateful of popsicles on white plate.

Cake Batter Popsicles

An easy summer treat where the best of ice cream meets tasty cake batter! These Cake Batter Popsicles are the answer to cooling off this summer. Kids, and big kids too, love these cool, creamy treats especially with the added fun of colorful sprinkles. These pops will make the hot days of summer a little bit better. 
5 from 3 votes
Print Rate
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Freeze: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 9 popsicles
Calories: 208kcal
Author: Linda Warren

Ingredients

  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 3/4 cup white cake mix I like to use Duncan Hines
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of your favorite milk
  • 1/2 cup fun sprinkles

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients but sprinkles into a blender.
  • Mix until completely combined and nice and creamy.
  • Stir in sprinkles.
  • Pour or spoon into popsicles molds.
  • Freeze for half hour then add popsicle sticks. Freeze again for 4 hours to overnight.
  • Makes anywhere from 6-10 popsicles depending on size of molds.

Notes

Some people are leery about using cake mix that isn't baked, although I've never had any problem. If this bothers you, you can heat treat it prior to using. Just spread the 3/4 cup cake mix on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake in 350 degree oven for 5 minutes. Let cool before using in recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 1mg

This post has been updated and was first published on May 13, 2020.

Cake Batter Popsicles

5 Comments

  • Reply
    Dana
    08/01/2020 at 10:03 pm

    5 stars
    Taste great- but melt so fast!!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/02/2020 at 1:14 pm

      Yep, they will definitely melt pretty quickly in this summer heat. The kids and I ate them inside and they managed to eat them without too much mess.

  • Reply
    Abigail Raines
    05/13/2020 at 11:33 am

    5 stars
    Oh my word, this is such a yummy way to enjoy my favorite cake in the form of ice cream! Winner!!!!!

  • Reply
    Taryn
    05/13/2020 at 10:50 am

    5 stars
    Amazing! I love cake batter anything and these were so good!

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