Cake batter in popsicle form? Count me in! These cake batter popsicles are THE answer to any cool, creamy cravings you will have during the summer. Making popsicles couldn’t be easier and the ingredient list is super simple. You may even already have everything in your kitchen now!
the 411 on popsicle molds
One of the things I’ve learned while making popsicles is that not all popsicles molds are created equal. While some are fantastic, others – not so much. When I first made these popsicles (wayyyyyyy back when) I used these plastic popsicles molds and they were fantastic. I’ve also attempted to make them with silicone molds and that was a disaster. The popsicles simply wouldn’t come out of the molds no matter what I tried. Thawing, running warm water over them, using a butter knife to loosen up the sides. Nothing worked. More recently, I made them using these beautiful stainless steel popsicles molds and they are the best yet! The molds are small, easy to use and easy to clean. Because of the stainless steel the popsicles freeze quicker too! And most importantly, the popsicles are SUPER EASY to remove from the molds.
I’m sure whatever popsicle molds you have at home are great. But, if you find yourself in the market for some, I just wanted to throw that piece of experience your way. Nothing is worse than being excited to enjoy your homemade popsicles just to have them be a disaster at the end. Let me failures lead to your success, friends.
a quick note on using raw cake mix in the recipe
Over the years I’ve recieved tons of comments and compliments about these cake batter popsicles. People love them, especially the kiddos. Every so often I do hear from a reader who is concerned about the use of cake mix in the recipe. While I, myself, have never had an issue with using cake mix in this recipe. If that is a concern for you, play it safe and heat-treat the cake mix before you use it.
To heat-treat cake mix: preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment (do not grease the sheet). Measure out the amount of cake mix the recipe calls for and spread it out onto the baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes. Here’s an article provided by Cooking Light that I found on the subject. Make sure to let the cake mix cool completely before you add it into the blender with the other ingredients.
Cake Batter Popsicles
- popsicle molds
- popsicle sticks
- 3 cups of vanilla ice cream
- 3/4 cup yellow cake mix
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup sprinkles I used jimmies, nonpareils may turn your ice cream tie dye
- Combine ice cream, cake mix, vanilla extract, and milk in a blender and blend on medium speed until thoroughly combined and smooth. Pour mixture into a bowl and mix in sprinkles. Spoon mixture into popsicles molds and freeze for at least 4 hours or over night. After 1 hour you can stick wood popsicles sticks in the molds if not using the holders that come with your popsicle molds.
- When ready to serve, run luke warm water over popsicles molds for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Let popsicles thaw for another minute or two before pulling from plastic molds.