Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Vegan Cake Batter Ice Cream

I used to love that damn fattening cake batter ice cream at Coldstone before I went vegan. I'd get it mixed in with brownies. Occasionally I still find myself thinking about it. I decided it was time to fix that. I saw this recipe and decided to veganize it and improve it with the Wheeler Del Toro method (heat the milks and sugar and add arrowroot powder to it to thicken).

Vegan Cake Batter Ice Cream

Here is the new recipe:
Vegan Cake Batter Ice Cream

1 cup Silk regular or vanilla creamer
3/4 cup unbleached sugar
2 cups almond milk, DIVIDED
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 Tbsp arrowroot powder
1 cup vegan cake mix **

Whisk the Silk, 1 3/4 cup Almond Milk, and granulated sugar over medium heat until it boils. Add the arrowroot powder and it will thicken slightly. Stir in the vanilla and cake batter. It'll be really thick. Cool for several hours in the refrigerator till cool. It will be even thicker now and will look like pudding. Stir with a whisk to mix and loosen the batter. Pour mixture into the freezer bowl and churn as directed by your machine. Remove ice cream from freezer bowl and place into a freezer proof container and freeze for at least 4 hours.

** I used Dunkin' Hines Moist Deluxe Yellow Cake mix. As far as I could tell from looking at the ingredients list, it looks vegan. Let me know if you think otherwise. There are a few different cake mixes that look vegan that would work for this (white or yellow).


  1. I've never tried to make ice cream before. This looks awesome. What kind of machine do you use?

  2. I have a little cuisinart so I can make flavors that I am not finding in the grocery store. WE mostly only use it in the summer:

    I love the book Vegan Scoop and one of my favorite flavors in that book is the Butter Pecan:

  3. Just wanted to let you know I made a batch of this today and it's FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC! Thanks for such an excellent recipe!

  4. So I made this again over the summer... and swirled in some chocolate frosting. Husband went ape-s*** for it!