When it comes to issues like cookie dough, I belong to the camp of individuals who prefer the dough and batter to the finished baked good, even if it means willingly risking a greater chance of food-borne illness.
When it comes to issues like cookie dough, I belong to the camp of individuals who prefer the dough and batter to the finished baked good, even if it means willingly risking a greater chance of food-borne illness. Likewise, eating a scoop of cake batter ice cream is like receiving permission to be bad.
Although it's a relatively new flavor, cake batter ice cream and frozen yogurt has become increasingly popular, and I sought to create my own take on the the version, which I think tastes just as good — if not better — than the store-bought versions on the market.
Never made cake batter ice cream? There are a few things to keep in mind. First, if you're worried about the raw eggs, don't be. The mixture is pasteurized prior to churning, which kills any harmful bacteria and also transforms the cream-egg mixture into a thick custard.
Second, don't hold back when it comes to the cake mix; I put a hefty cup and a half of yellow cake mix into the ice cream, and there's no questioning what the flavor is here. If that seems too extravagant for you, scale it back to a cup — just know that it might not be quite so devilishly batter-y.
Third, make sure to whip the egg yolks and sugar until a ribbon-like effect occurs. When drizzled, a ribbon of egg yolk will remain on the surface for a few seconds before sinking back into the bowl.
And last but not least, don't forget to serve it with the proper accoutrements. My favorite way to serve this dessert is with chocolate chip cookie dough and Reese's peanut butter cups, but sprinkles are also an appropriate option too.
Read on for the recipe.