by: Amanda Kohr
It’s hard to say where funfetti came from. The first formal introduction came in 1990, when Pillsbury started selling the flavor in the form of boxed cake mix. Regardless, the idea to toss multicolored sprinkles into a fluffy white cake was pure genius.
Now it’s one of the most popular cakes in the United States. As more and more people start to crave this fantastic and funky flavor, we’re seeing funfetti pop up everywhere. You might have seen gone to the bakery and seen funfetti cake pops, funfetti cookies, or even funfetti scones!
But these two recipes take it a step further. Homemade funfetti ice cream and funfetti pancakes are super simple and replicate the flavor and look of this colorful cake. Treat everyday like you birthday and dive headfirst into a symphony of sprinkles!
No-Churn Funfetti Ice Cream
1 1/3 cups sweetened condensed milk (fat free or regular)
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup funfetti cake mix
1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles
1. Using a stand mixer or a hand mixer with the whisk attachment, whip the heavy cream until you form stiff peaks. Add the condensed milk and whip until blended. Next add the dry cake mix and continue whipping until light and fluffy.
2. Gently fold in half of the sprinkles. Set the second half aside.
3. Pour everything into a freezer-safe container and add the remaining sprinkles. Cover and freeze for at least five hours.
4. Remove, scoop, and enjoy! (Chocolate syrup optional, but totally encouraged.)
Makes about 2 dozen small pancakes
1 cup of flour
2 tsp. sugar
1/2 sp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg, separated
2 Tbsp. melted and cooled coconut oil
1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles
1. Mix the flow, sugar, salt, baking soda, and baking powder into a mixing bowl.
2. Add the buttermilk to a separate bowl and whisk in the egg white. Add the yolk to a small bowl and whisk with the coconut oil. Add to the buttermilk mixture and stir.
3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix with the whisk. Stir in the jimmies.
4. Heat a griddle or large frying pan. Spray with cooking spray. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter into circles onto the griddle. Flip when bubbles start to appear. Serve with powdered sugar, strawberry syrup, or whatever your heart desires!