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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Cake Batter Ice Cream

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This has to be one of my best dessert recipes yet. I mean it.

What's better than cake batter? Obviously chocolate, but can you think of anything else?

I can't.

A few years ago, my family and I would go to this place called Ritter's. Except, they didn't serve ice cream exactly. They served frozen custard. If you've never had frozen custard I suggest you go buy yourself some, because it is delicious. My favorite flavor was cake batter. It was rich, creamy, and tasted like cake on a cone.

I haven't had cake batter ice cream in years, but this past week I finally decided it was time to make a healthier version of it. I did a quick Google search and came up with a ton of cake batter ice cream recipes all with actual cake mix in it. For some reason, that didn't really appeal to me so I had to get a little creative.

I knew I would be using vanilla and almond extract, but that didn't seem like it would be enough to perfectly replicate the cake batter flavor. And then I came across this recipe, took one quick look at the ingredients, did a little bit of experimenting, and bam! Cake batter ice cream.

14 oz. milk (I used a dab of full-fat coconut milk and the rest just lite coconut milk)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. almond extract
1/2 tsp. butter extract (if you're really against using butter extract, which is vegan, try a tablespoon or so of actual butter)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 vanilla bean (if you don't have a vanilla bean, use another teaspoon of vanilla)
1/4 c. honey or agave or maple syrup
pinch salt
as many sprinkles as your heart desires ;)
optional: chocolate chips, frosting, cake pieces, etc.

1. In a large measuring cup or bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Whisk to combine.
2. Pour into your ice cream maker and let it run for 15-20 minutes. During the last five minutes, pour in any additional add-ins.
3. Top with whipped coconut cream, fudge, or maybe even frosting. It's up to you!
4. Enjoy your delicious homemade cake batter ice cream.

Inquiry of the Day:

Have you ever tried frozen custard? If you did, what was your favorite flavor? If not, what's your favorite ice cream flavor?

I have two favorite ice cream flavors: the first is Moose tracks and the second is peppermint, the kind you can only during Christmas. Yum. :)


  1. Mmmm this sounds really good! I love how there is no flour (paleo of course). I've never even heard of butter extract, but I'll be on the look out for it!

    1. I hadn't heard of butter extract either until I saw it at the store a few weeks ago. It really does a great job of mimicking the taste of butter. But I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing.... ;) Have a great week!

  2. I am drooling now! This sounds super tasty, and I can't wait to make it! Is butter extract something you can get at any old grocery store, or do you have to buy it online?

    1. Thanks! I got my butter extract at Kroger, which is an "any old grocery store" I guess. But if you can't find it where you live, Amazon probably has it.

  3. Darcie5/20/2013

    I was sad to walk by an ice cream shop where I have bought birthday cake ice cream for my birthday in the past. Thought recreating it at home would be way too hard. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Your welcome! Thank you for commenting and visiting my site!
      Every time my family goes out to have ice cream I have to sit and watch them eat it. It really is no fun! Good thing there are ice cream makers to the rescue! lol! ;)


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