Have Your Cake And Ice Cream, Too

Just because you don't have an ice cream maker doesn't mean you can't enjoy soft-serve ice cream at home. With a few simple ingredients you already have in your pantry and freezer, you can whip together a delicious and healthy summer treat. When life gives you frozen bananas make ice cream!

Cake batter ice cream

Vegan cake batter ice cream

Serves 4

This simple and delicious soft-serve ice cream is made with frozen bananas. With the help of a food processor, baking extracts and sprinkles, this healthy soft-serve ice cream is ready in less than five minutes!


  • 5 frozen bananas
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon butter extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons sprinkles


  1. Peel five bananas and cut them into bite-size pieces. Place the bananas in a freezer bag and place the bag in the freezer until the bananas are completely frozen. Place the frozen bananas in the bowl of a food processor.
  2. Process the bananas for about two minutes. Open the lid of the food processor and scrape down the sides.
  3. Continue to process the bananas until they are smooth.
  4. Add two tablespoons of vanilla extract and one teaspoon of butter extract.
  5. Add one-quarter teaspoon of almond extract and one-quarter teaspoon of maple extract.
  6. Add one-quarter teaspoon of baking soda.
  7. Add two tablespoons of agave nectar.
  8. Place the lid back on the food processor and pulse five to ten times until the ingredients are well combined.
  9. Add two tablespoons of sprinkles.
  10. Place the lid back on the food processor and pulse once or twice to mix the sprinkles into the ice cream. Serve immediately or store the ice cream in a sealed container in the freezer.

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Comments on "Vegan cake batter ice cream recipe"

Nikki April 06, 2014 | 8:28 AM

Why are you putting butter in this? The recipe calls for butter flavored extract.

Brianna February 10, 2014 | 8:28 PM

This tasted nothing like cake batter. It was almost sour tasting.. I threw the whole thing down the drain it was that bad!

Tara February 08, 2014 | 6:05 PM

When I first made this it did taste kinda lije caje batter, but it was no longer frozen. Then once I re froze it and tried it, it tasted like alcohol and chemicals mixed with cacke batter. I really want this to work. Dose any one have suggestions?

Ashina Harichund February 05, 2014 | 10:22 PM

I read this and I wonder... All this trouble... Wen u can throw together a good yoghurt, berries, mango and freeze. Just as yummy... A lot lower in calories. Or maybe even mix together a soy based flavored milk with a plain yoght ... There has to be a better way to substitute a frozen dessert than this! Sounds yuk!

Patricia October 05, 2013 | 2:31 AM

I swear, only I could mess up something so simple. Mine tasted like alcohol with a shot of almond extract. I'm so sad!

Amber Fool! August 24, 2013 | 10:37 PM

someone should post the nutrition facts.

Andrea January 07, 2013 | 4:31 PM

This did not taste like cake batter. The extracts were too intense it tasted like rubbing alcohol :(

Andrea November 02, 2012 | 1:01 PM

Is it healthy?

annonymous August 12, 2012 | 2:36 AM

I saw and shared this on Facebook, I like the flavors involved and will give it a try. I think I am going to experiment with freezing an avocado and adding it to this recipe along with the frozen bananas and see what kind of texture I get. Thanks for sharing this.

Kitt August 10, 2012 | 12:39 PM

I make frozen banana dessert all the time, adding a little of any other frozen fruit I happen to have on hand, and never have a need for sweetener. You won't either if you let your bananas get super-ripe before you freeze them. I'm puzzled how almond extract, which is so overpowering and tastes so artificial to me, is supposed to make this taste like cake batter. As for the butter, I agree with Kris that the oil might be iffy. But there's vegan butter. Earth Balance is delicious and natural.

heathet August 04, 2012 | 5:41 PM

Just made this tonight and followed it exactly. Tasted like almondy bananas not cake batter. Was still good but I could have done the bananas by themselves without all the other stuff.

JOe July 13, 2012 | 4:44 PM

saw this post and thought, "must try this!!" went to the store, bought all the extracts, etc. and maybe i messed up, but totally doesn't taste like cake batter :( any suggestions? maybe i'll give it another whirl soon, but overall found to be a flop on my end.

Nea July 07, 2012 | 12:22 PM

Tried this today, and it was delicious! I used a dash of butterscotch schnapps instead of a butter extract, and left out the maple syrup since the schnapps is pretty darned sweet already. Can't wait to have my picky fiance to try this-he's a big fan of cake-batter ice creams. Thanks so much for the recipe!

Kacie Phillips July 03, 2012 | 11:17 AM

I stumbled upon this recipe on pinterest and clicked the link to your blogg! How fabulous! I am heading to the grocery store today to try this out! YUM! I would love to find more recipes to incorporate these extracts as well! Kacie SavvySassyMe Blogger

Kris Mullen June 20, 2012 | 3:42 PM

Krystal - I added baking soda to the ice cream to add a little zest to the flavor. I found it made it taste more like cake batter with it, but you can omit and it will work fine.

Kris Mullen June 20, 2012 | 3:40 PM

Jenn - Thank you! I bought my extracts at the grocery store but if you can't find them there you can buy them on amazon here: http://astore.amazon/munchwithmunc-20/detail/B0000VZ6HG

Kris Mullen June 20, 2012 | 3:39 PM

RXGirl - you could try using butter, but it will no longer be vegan. I'm not sure how the oil in the butter would work, but it would be worth giving it a try!

RXGirl June 20, 2012 | 2:35 PM

Could you just use a little butter? I know that might not be vegan but I'm going more for all natural.

Jenn June 20, 2012 | 1:38 PM

Love this! Kris, where do you get the extracts? I'm having a hard time finding butter, almond and maple. Thanks!

Krystal June 13, 2012 | 8:57 AM

What is the purpose of the baking soda?

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