Last month, Amy and I (and our Instagram guys) over to the Museum of Ice Cream. If you follow anyone with a colorful feed you’ve likely seen photos of this pink wonderland. While the museum is fun (Kelly has a great recap here) and basically just an Instagram playground if did have some yummy treats!
Each room is a different theme and features different sweets. Just before exiting, you are given a pink ice cream sandwich. But it’s not just an ordinary ice cream sandwich—it’s a scoop of maple ice cream sandwiched between two strawberry pancakes! If you visited the museum or if you still can’t score tickets, I’ve got you covered. I’ve created a super easy recipe so you can make the same treats at home—no ice cream maker needed.
Museum of Ice Cream Strawberry Pancake Maple Syrup Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe
For the ice cream
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
For the pancakes
1 strawberry cake mix
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups milk
- Use large mixing bowl and a hand mixer or a stand mixer with a whisk attachment to whip the heavy whipping cream until peaks form and it’s fluffy. Set aside.
- Pour the sweetened condensed milk and maple syrup in another large mixing bowl and mix until combined. Then working in two batches, fold the whipped cream into the milk and syrup mixture. Pour the mixture into an ice cream container or another food storage container and freeze overnight or until solid, about 6 hours.
- Just before serving, make the pancakes! In a large mixing bowl combine the strawberry cake mix, flour, oil, eggs and milk. Use a hand mixer or spatula to combine all the ingredients. Heat a griddle or large pan on medium with 1 tbsp. oil. Cook the pancakes until…
Even though I have an ice cream maker (which I adore and highly recommend), I skipped using the machine for this recipe and opted for a much easier, fewer appliances version. Just 3 ingredients are needed to make this creamy treat. The pancakes use a hack too—the recipe starts with a strawberry cake mix. If you have another favorite cake mix on hand, you can use that too. I think it would be delicious with devil’s food or red velvet.
Have you visited the Museum of Ice Cream in L.A. or New York? If so, what was your favorite room and treat there?