A classic milk shake blended with creamy ice cream, cold milk, vanilla, sprinkles, and cupcakes. This Birthday Cake Shake is just what it sounds like - and it is so good you won't even believe it!
Why This Recipe Works
My first introduction to the fusion of cake and ice cream was at Portillo's in Buena Park. They are famous for their chocolate cake shakes. If you like birthday cake and ice cream, you are going to love them blended together. This recipe comes together in minutes and it so dang good.
About The Ingredients
This recipe comes together with simple ingredients from your local grocery store.
Cupcakes - you can use homemade or store bought. Both taste delicious. Make sure they are frosted. Those little bits of cake in your shake are pure heaven.
Vanilla Ice Cream - opt for a high quality ice cream as this is the base of this dessert.
Milk - I like to use whole milk for shakes, because it makes them extra creamy and delicious.
A complete list of ingredients in located in the recipe card.
How to Make A Birthday Cake Shake
Step 1: Add milk to your blender. When using a blender you always want to put the liquids at the bottom. This helps the blade turn and blend more smoothly.
Step 2: Pour in vanilla extract. This will give the shake and extra vanilla flavor.
Step 3: Add ice cream to your blender jar.
Step 4: Add in sprinkles and cupcakes. Pulse in the blender just until mixed, leaving some chunks of cake.
Step 5: Pour into a tall glass. If you want to rim your glass with sprinkles I recommend dipping the rip in whipped cream and then rolling with sprinkles.
Step 6: Top with whipped cream.
Step 7: Add a few more sprinkles.
Step 8: Add a cherry on top and devour.
The cake shake originated in Chicago at a place called Portillo's. They are famous for their hot dogs, sandwiches and chocolate cake. They use their chocolate cake to make a milk shake that is insanely good.
Obviously we went for birthday cake by using vanilla cupcakes and sprinkles. But the OG is made with chocolate cake. You could also do a strawberry shortcake version using strawberry ice cream and angle food cake.
I like the Blendtec. I've had mine for years and it has never let me down.
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Birthday Cake Shake
- 4 cups vanilla ice cream
- 2 cups milk less if you like a thicker shake
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 frosted cupcake store bought or homemade
- whipped cream for garnish
- sprinkles for garnish
- cherry for garnish
- Combine ice cream, milk, and vanilla extract in a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Add frosted cupcake and pulse until cupcake is broken into small pieces and mixed throughout shake.
- Pour into a tall glass.
- Garnish with whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry.
HUGE fans of this cake shake!!
Wait 4 cups of icE cream for one shake?! Im going to need to make 1/4 oF this delicious Shake!
Kim Henrichs says
This looks amazing!! I'm making it for my friends this weekend.
Melissa @ SoFestive says
I seriously love all that you gals are doing here. Keep it up!