Wednesday, October 5, 2011

My Cake Batter Brings All The Boys To The Yard!

Cake Batter Ice Cream
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 @ 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!

***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.

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invictus111 said...
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Rachel said...

This looks so good. I also have a cuisinart ice cream maker, and make ice cream all the time. I'll have to try out this recipe.

Erinwiko said...

Oh my! I've never tried cake batter ice cream before but it sounds too magical not to try.

Anonymous said...

*gasp!* I wish I'd seen this before I went to the grocery store today! I want to make this right now SO MUCH!

Nicole said...

Vegan cake batter ice cream?! Yes please! I'm gonna have to break out my ice cream maker.

Joe Snow said...

thanks everone, if you make it left me know how it comes out. there are some variations that I want to try, cashew base instead of coconut or make it the chef chloe way, but I think my next project is bananna split ice cream!

Anonymous said...

This looks amazing! I am going to have to dust off my ice cream maker to make myself a batch.