This Funfetti Cake Batter Milkshake is bound to be a new after school favorite! Dress up those simple vanilla milkshakes with a mountain of whipped cream, tons of sprinkles, and some mini Fairy Bread slices!
I don’t know about you, but funfetti anything make me happy.
Dating all the way back to my childhood, I’ve always been drawn to colorful treats filled and covered with sprinkles.
So whimsical and carefree and full of innocent joy – feelings that become so much harder to come by as an adult.
I’ll jump on any excuse to make something with sprinkles (which is probably why I love cupcakes so much,) and when I stumbled upon something called fairy bread on Pinterest, I knew it would be the perfect for a decadent, over the top milkshake!
First things first: many of you are surely wondering what the heck fairy bread is.
This incredibly popular children’s snack hails from Australia and is often served at birthday parties…sometimes in lieu of cake.
I know. My jaw dropped, too.
But to kids, this simple treat is so much more than just buttered white bread covered in sprinkles – or hundreds and thousands, as they call them.
I LOVE all things Australian (except Vegemite,) but I can’t say the idea of fairy bread got my foodie heart palpitating, even after tasting it (which by the way…it tastes exactly like you’d imagine it does.)
Incorporating into another favorite kid treat elevated it on the tasty scale.
You’ve gotta make sure you use LOTS of sprinkles. Any sprinkles will do, but I’m partial to nonpareils.
Tiny, sweet, rainbow-hued orbs of joy.
They tend to bleed a bit after a while, but it doesn’t affect the flavor of the shake, except maybe making it taste happier.
As far as the shake flavor goes, this recipe is classic vanilla with a cake batter kick.
You could really make it with any flavor, but the sprinkles show up so nicely against the white background.
The cake mix inside truly puts the FUN in this funfetti milkshake.
The fairy bread is even flexible. The standard version uses butter, but chocolate-hazelnut spread, nut butter, or margarine are also widely used Down Unda’. You can even toast it for more distinct texture.
The triangle garnishes are conveniently pre-dunked in whipped cream, so go to town dipping!
And, of course, feel free to whip up some extra fairy bread to serve on the side.
Your kids will love finding this sweet treat waiting for them after their first day back to school!
They’ll probably love it even more than I do!
And for the grown ups – frozen drinks and boozy milkshake recipes to try!
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Funfetti Cake Batter Milkshakes
- Colored sprinkles nonpareils or jimmies
- 2 slices white bread cut into 4 triangles (toasting optional)
- 2 tablespoons salted butter
- 1 tablespoon corn syrup
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 teaspoons powdered sugar
Cake Batter Milkshake
- 6 large scoops vanilla ice cream about 4 cups
- 1 ¼ cup whole milk
- ¼ cup vanilla cake mix
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pour colored sprinkles into a shallow bowl; set aside.
- Spread each triangle of bread with butter, then dip them in sprinkles; set aside.
- Use a pastry brush to lightly brush the inside of 4 tall glasses with corn syrup. Scoop some sprinkles into each glass and carefully rotate them to allow the sprinkles to stick to the corn syrup. Shake out any excess sprinkles.
- Using a hand mixer, whip heavy cream and sugar on high speed until soft peaks form. Dip edge of glasses in whipped cream and roll in sprinkles.
- Transfer remaining whipped cream into a piping bag and set in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Cake Batter Milkshake
- Combine ice cream, milk, cake mix, and vanilla in a blender and pulse until smooth and thick. Carefully divide milkshake evenly into prepared glasses.
- Garnish each shake with whipped cream, more sprinkles, and slices of fairy bread.
Tammi @ Momma's Meals says
Oh. My. Friend. I don’t know if they would taste different in Australia but they sure would taste good in my house!
Laura Dembowski says
Just looking at this makes me happy! I am a sprinkle junkie and need some fairy bread and this milkshake in my life!!!
Who could resist all those beautiful sprinkles!
Sarah Reid, CNP (@jo_jo_ba) says
Yum! kids of all ages would die for this!
Those just look so fun! Sprinkles do put a smile on your face, no matter how old you get! My little dude would love one and so would I!
Anything with sprinkles brings smiles, lots of laughter and it tastes better too, don’t you think?
Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook says
What an incredibly fun dessert! I just love it!
Darrin Haeck says
You re going to have two more terrific cooks in the family! I make my snickerdoodles with butter, too I ll have to compare my recipe with yours. The cookies look perfect! A well-written recipe makes all the difference! What a great learning experience for your boys. Their cookies turned out beautifully!