How to Make Funfetti Ice Cream With Just 5 Ingredients

Dawn
by Dawn
6 servings
10 min

Few things scream party quite like sprinkles. Whether you're celebrating a birthday or just looking to add some extra fun to your dessert table, incorporating sprinkles into your treats is always a good idea. And what better way to do that than with homemade Funfetti ice cream? Not only is it super easy to make, but with just five ingredients, it's a budget-friendly and fun addition to your summer festivities. Plus, it's sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike!

funfetti ice cream scoops in a double stacked dish
FUNFETTI ICE CREAM RECIPE


Making ice cream can be super easy when you have all the right ingredients. This fuss-free recipe is going to be a keeper. Let's go through the simple steps on making it. To find the exact measurements and instructions, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

over the top photo of funfetti ice cream scoops in cone

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients


The first step to making Funfetti ice cream is to assemble all the ingredients you'll need. Fortunately, this recipe only requires five: heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, and, of course, sprinkles!

INGREDIENT LIST


over the top view of 5 ingredient ice cream ingredients

Step 2: Prep Your Funfetti Ice Cream Base


To start, you'll need to prep your ice cream base with a couple simple steps.

Whisk the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla together using an electric handheld mixer or stand mixer for about 3 minutes, or until the cream begins to form stiff peaks.

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Step 3: Combine Your Ingredients


Fold in the sweetened condensed milk using a spatula or large wooden spoon. Fold the mixture until smooth and creamy.

Be sure not to over mix as this can cause the cream to break down and the ice cream to become too icy.

sprinkles added to homemade funfetti ice cream mixture in bowl

Step 4: Add Your Sprinkles


What's Funfetti ice cream without the sprinkles? Once everything is mixed, it's time to add in a healthy amount of colorful sprinkles. How many you add is up to you, but we recommend using at least ¼ cup or more to really get that festive flair. Be sure to use confetti style sprinkles for the best result.

over the top view of ice cream in loaf pan getting ready to put in freezer

Step 5: Freeze Your Funfetti Ice Cream


Finally, it's time to freeze your ice cream. Pour the mixture into a freezer-safe container and cover it with a lid or a piece of foil.

funfetti ice cream scooped out of tub

Place it in the freezer for at least five hours (or overnight) to allow it to fully freeze and set up.

angled down funfetti ice cream sundae with sprinkles on top.

You want to be sure it's fully set in the middle before serving.

up close view of ice cream scoops in a cone topped with sprinkles
ice cream cones in ice cream cone holder

FUNFETTI RECIPES


Love Funfetti recipes? Here are more inspired ideas to try out.

Make a homemade Funfetti Sheet Cake that is perfect for any special occasion.

Add instant color to your next party with this gorgeous rainbow cake made with homemade funfetti cakes.

angled down photo of funfetti ice cream in a bowl with a sugar cone set on top.

Print or save this recipe in the recipe card below.


And that's it! With just five ingredients and a little bit of prep work, you can have delicious homemade Funfetti ice cream on hand for all your party needs. Not only is it easy to make, but it's a fun and festive treat that's sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

So next time you're looking to add some extra pizzazz to your dessert table, give this recipe a try! Your taste buds (and party guests) will thank you.

Tag @cutefetti on social media if you make this. I would love to see it!

How to Make Funfetti Ice Cream With Just 5 Ingredients
Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup rainbow sprinkles
Instructions

Whisk the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla together using an electric handheld mixer or stand mixer for about 3 minutes, or until the cream begins to form stiff peaks.
Fold in the sweetened condensed milk using a spatula or large wooden spoon. Fold the mixture until smooth and creamy.
Gently fold in the sprinkles until they are evenly distributed throughout the ice cream.
Pour your ice cream into a large loaf pan and allow the ice cream to set in the freezer for about 5 hours, or until firmly set in the middle.
Scoop, serve, and enjoy!
Tips
  • This ice cream can be stored covered with plastic wrap or transferred to an airtight container. When stored properly, you can keep this ice cream in the freezer for up to 2 months.
  • This ice cream features a velvety, smooth vanilla base.
  • I prefer to gently fold the sweetened condensed milk into the whipped cream in order to prevent the air from being knocked out of the whipped cream.
  • Be careful not to over mix the cream. If the cream becomes too whipped, the ice cream will be dry and crumbly.
Dawn
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