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Vegan Cake Batter Ice Cream Recipe

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I eat banana ice cream as often as possible, which is to say, almost every day!

You can do a million variations of it (we’ve done Chocolate Cherry before and have more coming soon!), but this vegan cake batter ice cream recipe is my new favorite.

It’s the closest we mortals can get to having our cake and eating it too!

It’s super healthy with no cream and is low fat, smells just like cake batter, and really satisfies my sweet tooth.

The tiny amount of butter extract or buttery spread gives it a nice rich mouth feel and play into those childhood memories of eating the batter right out of the mixing bowl!

Ice cream is quick and easy in your Blendtec or Vitamix.

This vegan cake batter ice cream is creamy, sweet and with rainbow sprinkles — you can’t go wrong here.

Join our blending community for more quick and easy ice cream recipes! If you try this recipe, share your thoughts with us by rating it below.

Vegan Cake Batter Ice Cream Recipe @BlenderBabes

Vegan Cake Batter Ice Cream

Adapted from Munchin with Munchkin
5 from 3 votes
Course Dessert, Ice Cream
Servings 2
Calories 190 kcal


  • 2 to 3 medium frozen bananas sliced
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon butter extract or vegan buttery spread such as Earth Balance
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract OR 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sprinkles optional


  • Place everything except the baking soda and sprinkles into your blender jar.
  • For Blendtec: If using a Twister jar, run the ICE CREAM cycle twisting the lid with tines counterclockwise. If using a Fourside/Wildside Jar double the recipe. Run the ICE CREAM cycle. If the blade spins freely, stop the machine and use a spatula to push ingredients down into the blades and then run the ICE CREAM cycle again, repeating process as necessary until creamy and combined. Add the baking soda and sprinkles and PULSE twice to incorporate.
  • For Vitamix: Start on Variable Speed 1, slowly increase to Variable Speed 10/HIGH and run for approximately 30-45 seconds, or until the bananas resemble soft-serve. Turn the machine off, and then add the sprinkles and baking soda and turn the machine back on for a second or two to incorporate.
  • Serve with some extra sprinkles on top immediately or freeze for later in a sturdy, freezer-safe box.
  • This is also great in between waffles or cookies or... anything else you can think of!
  • All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes


Calories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 47.4gProtein: 1.6gFat: 0.5gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 161.3mgFiber: 3.8gSugar: 30.3g
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


Bananas are one of nature’s perfect foods for humans.

Our fingers are perfectly designed to peel a banana, although we choose to do it slightly differently, and they’re packed with calories, natural sugars, and fiber that combine to a really close to perfect food.

Fruit does not make you fat, despite the high amounts of natural sugars!

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Bananas are packed with potassium, an important mineral for muscular function and digestion that also balances sodium in the body.

Bananas contain vitamins A,B,E,K, and C, as well as folic acid. They don’t unbalance your blood sugar since they are accompanied by fiber and vitamins that help to regulate it.

Bananas digest with an alkaline pH thathelps your stomach to achieve a point of balance. 

All of these benefits are in every banana, which have only 100 calories on average, with 0 grams of fat!

Grab yourself a banana already and make sure it’s nice and yellow and freckley-ripe!
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11 thoughts on “Vegan Cake Batter Ice Cream Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    This is great! My husband thinks it tastes like bananas but “cake-like bananas.” Great, easy to make with ingredients I already had at home.

  2. 5 stars
    So I’m on a mission. I’m great at eating clean and healthy, but the hubby….not so much. I made this the other day since he was thinking he needed convenience store donuts, and I am trying to prove to him that there are healthier desserts too (plus he NEVER eats fruit…so this is a great way to get some in) Mission accomplished. He liked this (I think more than he would admit) Baking soda? GENIUS! It really does help with the flavor, authenticate it a little more… Anyway. Keep up the good work. LOVE it. Trying Creamsicle tonight!

    1. Blender Babes

      So glad to hear it Jen! We really loved this recipe too, which is why we had to share it! HAPPY BLENDING!

  3. hi
    i am wonderring What does the baking soda do ?Why is baking soda only with this recipe?
    thank You

    [we all love Blendtec}

    1. Hi Majkela and welcome to Blender Babes! Believe it or not, the tiny amount of baking soda is for flavor! Disgusting, you may argue (and you can certainly leave it out if you wish), but if you’re going to freeze the mixture and eat it later, it also produces some airiness and lightness to the consistency, which is usually quite dense with these kinds of ice creams. Happy Blending!

  4. 5 stars
    This was actually a bit too sweet for me, next time I’ll use only one tablespoon of maple syrup. I used almond butter, instead of almond extract. My kids went crazy for it. I want to try making a larger batch and freezing it in a gluten free crumb crust to make a cream pie. Thanks for the yummy recipe!

    1. Thank You Brandi and you’re welcome! The gluten free crumb crust cream pie sounds AMAZING! Let us know how it turns out and we will recommend in the recipe! 🙂

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