Doughnut Funfetti Ice Cream

Course: Dessert
Dessert Type: Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts
Servings: 12
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Elizabeth LaBau
Doughnut Funfetti Ice Cream is two desserts in one! This delicious homemade ice cream is packed with lots of sprinkles and REAL doughnut pieces!
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  • 12 oz milk (1½ cups)
  • 12 oz heavy cream (1½ cups)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • tsp salt
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 tsp Princess Cake; Cookie Bakery Emulsion (see note below)
  • 1 large frosted doughnut cut into small pieces
  • 2 TBSP sprinkles of your choice


  • Combine the milk, cream, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan, and place the pan over medium heat. Whisk occasionally as the milk heats up. While you're waiting for the milk to come to a simmer, place the yolks in a medium bowl and whisk them to break them up.
  • Once the milk comes to a simmer, remove the pan from the heat and whisk the egg yolks while you slowly pour in about a third of the hot milk mixture, whisking constantly so the eggs heat up but don’t cook during the process.
  • Now return the saucepan to the heat and start whisking the milk while you pour in the hot egg mixture. Continue to whisk as the custard cooks, and cook it until it thickens slightly and coats the back of a spoon. If you want to use a candy/deep fry thermometer, you’re shooting for 175 F (80C).
  • Take the pan from the heat and strain the ice cream custard through a fine mesh strainer into a large bowl or container. Add the Princess Cake & Cookie emulsion and whisk it in. Continue to whisk occasionally as it cools, and once at room temperature, press a layer of cling wrap on top of the custard and refrigerate it until it’s completely chilled. (To speed up the process, you can place the bowl over an ice bath and whisk it as it cools down.) The custard can be made several days in advance and kept in the refrigerator until you're ready to churn it.
  • Churn the custard according to your ice cream maker's instructions. When the ice cream is almost finished churning, and has a soft-serve consistency, add the doughnut pieces and sprinkles, and mix just enough to get them well-distributed. At this point, you can serve the ice cream, but it will be very soft. If you have time, I recommend packing it into an ice cream container, plastic container, or loaf pan and freezing it for an hour to help it firm up and become more scoopable. Enjoy!


Princess Cake & Cookie Bakery Emulsion can be purchased online, or is often found with other Lor-Ann products in cake and candy supply stores. If you don't have it, you can substitute an equal amount of vanilla extract, or a mix of vanilla, almond, and lemon extract.


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 78mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 0.4mg