Vanilla Lake 1 is the third course of the Star Cup in the game Super Mario Kart. It was subsequently reused in Mario Kart: Super Circuit as the first track in the Extra Star Cup. It is a short course taking place on a frozen lake.
The slippery ground makes it harder to control the kart. At the edge of the track, the lake is snow-covered; driving here will slow the kart down. There are many obstacles along the way, such as pipes, and at some parts of the track, the ice is broken and exposes water. In addition, there are many ice block tiles blocking the way, which break if bumped into to.
The course reappears in Mario Kart: Super Circuit and is the first track in the Extra Star Cup. It uses the background from Snow Land. The pipe hazards are removed from the track, and extra Item Box is added on the left side of the small pool.