Birthday Cake Milkshake

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So you can pretty much find “birthday cake” flavored anything these days. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE birthday cake. I decided to try making a birthday cake milkshake and it turned out SO GOOD!

Now, it’s not enough to just throw sprinkles into something and call it birthday cake. It has to have the actual flavor of birthday cake in addition to the sprinkles. Ya feel me? This is usually achieved by adding dry cake mix along with colored jimmies, which is what I did here.

If you’re making a milkshake for one person, an immersion blender is the easiest way to go. I have this Braun immersion blender and it works great for smoothing out pastry cream, lemon curd, soups and yep, you guessed it, milkshakes! I even use it to make small quantities of whipped cream. If you’re making milkshakes for 2 or more people, I’d stick with a blender.

To make a birthday cake milkshake, it starts with vanilla ice cream and whole milk. I like using whole milk because it makes the milkshake thicker and creamier, but you can literally use any kind of milk, or milk alternative, that you prefer. This gets blended until smooth.

Next, add the cake mix and blend until fully incorporated. Stir in sprinkles and pour into prepared glass. I dipped the rim into melted white chocolate, then dipped it into colorful jimmies before adding the milkshake.

Top with whipped cream, and a cherry if you’d like. To make it extra fun, add more sprinkles and a colorful straw. You could also slip a mini cupcake on the straw if you want to get extra fancy!

Birthday Cake Milkshake

Recipe by Amanda Innes-ShareefCourse: DessertDifficulty: Easy


  • Vanilla Ice Cream 3 scoops

  • Whole Milk 1 cup

  • Yellow boxed cake mix 2 Tbsp

  • Sprinkles 1/4 cup

  • Whipped Cream (optional)


  • Add 3 scoops of ice cream to the blender.
  • Pour milk over ice cream.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy. If too thick, add more milk.
  • Add cake mix and blend again until completely combined.
  • Stir in the sprinkles. Reserve some for the topping.
  • Add whipped cream and remaining sprinkles. Enjoy!