|Topped With A White Chocolate Nonpareil!|
Disclaimer: Since I haven't actually made a cake batter milkshake, I can't assure the veracity of the above statement, but I can guarantee that this ice cream will bring the boys and the girls to the yard. I'm not sure what that means, but for Utahns, I think this translates into knocking the socks right out of your sandals! I've made this twice for potlucks with excellent results. One taster said was that this is the best ice cream they ever tasted. Needless to say, it's a winner, especially topped with a white chocolate nonpareil! I'll post the recipe below, but you must pledge allegiance to the Jimmie Alliance, if you choose to top the ice cream with something other than a non-pareil, make sure you call them jimmies, not the "S" word!
Lula's Sweet Apothecary
|Double Fisting Ice Cream!|
It's cool enough to have dedicated vegan restaurants, but a vegan ice cream shop is the cherry on top. Sorry, I couldn't resist. Lula's Sweet Apothecary is what dreams are made of. Not only do they have an array of flavors in hard and soft varieties, but they have all these toppings and options, like milkshakes, sundaes and banana splits. New York City is filled with a list of restaurants, bakeries to visit, but Lula's was on the top during my visit to see the Frames. Not only was I double fisting ice cream cones, but we visited twice in one day! Yes, it's that good! My only regret is how far they are from me. Anyway, I got a tip from Brett @ Veganbrew.com to try the cake batter soft serve ice cream. Wow! Hands down the best ice cream I've ever had! My tongue still remembers it and my stomach pangs for it so I finally relented and decided to try to recreate it. I used an organic cake mix from Dr. Oetker because GMO foods freak me out, but I bet a yellow cake mix (looks like Duncan Hines Classic Yellow Cake mix is vegan) would make it even better, because color makes everything taste better, right? Without further ado, here's the recipe, but be warned of the onslaught of boys and girls into your yard. youv'e been warned!
CAKE BATTER ICE CREAM RECIPE:
***try to use organic and fair trade ingredients***
1 Cup Soy Milk (I recommend Earth Balance soymilk, it's the creamiest and made with US grown soy!)
3/4 Cup Fair Trade Sugar
2 Cups Canned Coconut Milk (about 1 and 1/2 cans)
1 Teaspoon Fair Trade Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Cake Batter Mix
Mix the sugar with the soy milk to dissolve the sugar. Then, add the vanilla and coconut milk. Next shift in the cake batter into the liquid. Place the mixture in the refrigerator to chill for at least three hours. Then, process according to your Ice Cream Makers instructions. If you're looking for an ice cream maker, I recommend the Cuisenart ICE. It's served me well.