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Vegan Birthday Cake Ice cream

This homemade vegan birthday cake soft serve is creamy, delicious, and really easy to make! Prepare to have the little kid inside of you jump right out!

easy vegan homemade birthday cake ice cream recipe in little bowls

Ice cream used to be one of my favourite treats as a kid. My parents used to take my brother and I to Dairy Queen at least once every couple of weeks for a blizzard or a dipped cone. Sometimes we got REALLY lucky and they’d take us to Mable Slab, or other local ice cream shops in town for a treat. I ALWAYS got birthday cake flavoured ice cream when I got the chance. Like 10/10 times. It has always been my favourite and will always remain my favourite!

However in the last 4-5 years ice cream has never agreed with my stomach. I’m definitely not lactose intolerant, but anytime ice cream was involved I felt like I was. I sometimes would have IBS flares for days after eating ice cream. My body was screaming for me to stop eating the dang thing, so I finally decided to listen and come up with a vegan version of my favourite ice cream!

vegan cake batter soft serve recipe with sprinkles in bowls and ice cream scoop

This version is so simple and quite possibly my favourite flavour yet! It requires just 5 basic ingredients and a very simple method.

Ingredients you will need

Coconut milk (full fat)


White or yellow cake mix



easy delicious cake batter ice cream recipe in an ice cream scoop

Why this cake batter soft serve is the best

SUPER creamy

Tastes just like cake batter

very easy with minimal ingredients


Just the right amount of sweetness


the best ever vegan birthday cake ice cream recipe

You could even add some real birthday cake chunks into the mix! The easiest way to do this is use a box mix, and make it according to directions. Another way is to buy a few vanilla cupcakes from your local bakery or grocery store and crumble them up.  This would also work out really well. If you’re feeling REALLY adventurous, you could even make my Vegan Shamrock Cupcake base recipe without the icing, and mix pieces of that into the ice cream!

This is the perfect ice cream to make when you want a non-dairy ice cream. It’s amazing all on it’s own, but if you want to get crazy, this would make a KILLER ice cream sandwich! Or even a base for a birthday cake milkshake, YUM!

easy 5 ingredient vegan birthday cake ice cream recipe made in an ice cream maker with sprinkles

For this recipe I did use my Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker! I can’t say for sure if it will work without one, however when I put my leftover ice cream in the freezer it solidified even further and created more of a frozen ice cream! So I do think it would work in the freezer alone, it just wouldn’t come out as soft serve. If you do test this this out in the freezer and it works please let me know in the comments!

the best ever vegan birthday cake ice cream recipe in an ice cream scoop

Easy Cake Batter Ice Cream Soft Serve

Easy Cake Batter Ice Cream Soft Serve
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup white or yellow boxed birthday cake mix
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • sprinkles


  1. Chill bowl inside ice cream maker in freezer for 24 hours. 
  2. Pre mix ingredients (excluding sprinkles) with a whisk and add to refrigerator so everything is ready to go.
  3. After 24 hours of chilling your bowl, pour mixture into ice cream maker and churn for 25 minutes.
  4. After 25 minutes, add sprinkles and continue churning for 1 minute. 
  5. Serve and eat immediately. If you prefer "harder" ice cream, rather than soft serve, transfer to a freezer safe container to freeze for 3-4 hours. Store remaining ice cream in the freezer!

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Other vegan recipes you may want to try!

Cookies And Cream Ice Cream

Vegan & Gluten Free Salted Dark Chocolate Granola

4 Ingredient Vegan Rice Krispie Treats



About Bailey

I love to bake, cook, exercise, and document all of the above. Nutrition is not low fat. It is not low calorie. It’s not feeling deprived or being hungry all the time. It’s nourishing your body with real, whole foods so that you are consistently satisfied and energized to live your life to the fullest! Read more…

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