Glazed Doughnut Ice Cream

by kitchenarian on July 10, 2012

This is so bad, but oh so good.

I don’t usually buy doughnuts. It’s not that I don’t like them, but more because they are so bad for you. One doughnut is not too bad, but who can eat just one?? Not me. I might eat the whole box if I had them in the house, which is why they are so bad for me! When talking about glazed doughnuts, I am referring to Krispy Kreme doughnuts. I can pass over most other doughnuts, but not these. They are the best.

When I was very young, I remember going to Krispy Kreme with my mom. We would sit at the counter and I would have a fresh, hot doughnut (maybe two) and she would have a cup of coffee. I still get excited when I drive by the store and the “Hot Doughnuts” sign is flashing and I know that they have just made a new batch of doughnuts. Mmmm….

So this is a story about how I wound up with not one dozen, but two dozen, Krispy Kreme doughnuts in my kitchen and what I did about it. I have to say that it was really my child’s fault! My youngest was helping with a fundraiser for his church youth group. They were selling doughnuts at the local shopping center. I innocently dropped him off to meet up with his group Saturday morning. When I returned to pick him up at 1:00 he told me that he had set aside one box to take home. I though that couldn’t be too bad and it was for a good cause, right? I didn’t have any cash with me and I had to write a check, so I felt inclined to buy another dozen. That’s my story and I am stickin’ with it! :)

That’s how I wound up with two boxes of my favorite doughnuts. It was a fundraiser, you know! Before I even got home, I had the genius idea to make this ice cream.

This is a basic egg-less vanilla ice cream recipe that I have used for years. Comes out perfect every single time! I reduced the vanilla for this recipe. I was amazed at how much the ice cream really did taste like glazed doughnuts! If you are wondering what happened to the second box of doughnuts, we sent them to the fire station with my firefighting son.

Ingredients:

2 cups of heavy whipping cream
1 cup of whole milk
¾ cup of sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 dozen glazed doughnuts

Add the milk and sugar to a sauce pan and heat and stir gently over medium low, until the sugar has dissolved completely. Turn off the heat and add in the whipping cream and vanilla. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight if you are that patient. The point is you want the ingredients really cold when you are ready to make the ice cream. Prepare the ice cream according to the directions for your ice cream machine.

Cut up 4 – 5 doughnuts into small to medium size pieces. (Depending on how many you have already eaten!) Once the ice cream is ready, take it out of the machine and put in a large bowl and fold in the doughnuts. Move the ice cream quickly into a plastic container and put in freezer for about an hour or longer to harden. Makes one quart of ice cream.

Place one scoop of ice cream on top of a glazed doughnut and enjoy!

Kitchenarian Notes: I froze the doughnuts before adding them to the ice cream because I was afraid that they would turn to mush and you wouldn’t even be able to see them in the ice cream. Next time I may try it with the fresh doughnuts to see the difference. I did put the ice cream on top of the fresh doughnuts to serve. You could even warm the doughnuts before adding the ice cream on top.

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