Homemade Krispy Kreme-Style Glazed Donuts

Homemade Krispy Kreme-Style Glazed Donuts

If you’re a fan of Krispy Kreme donuts, get ready for a delightful surprise! Crafting homemade Krispy Kreme-style glazed donuts is simpler than you think, and the outcome is simply divine. With their soft, pillowy interior and luscious, shiny glaze, these donuts are a dream come true for satisfying your sweet cravings.


For the Donuts:

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 packet) active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons warm water (about 110°F or 45°C)
  • 3/4 cup warm milk (about 110°F or 45°C)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting

For the Glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Proof the Yeast:
    In a small bowl, combine the warm water and yeast. Allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes until frothy.
  2. Prepare the Dough:
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm milk, granulated sugar, softened butter, salt, vanilla extract, and proofed yeast mixture. Stir well.
    Beat in the egg. Gradually add the flour and mix until a soft dough forms.
  3. Knead the Dough:
    Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it for about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  1. First Rise:
    Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it, and let it rise for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  2. Roll and Cut:
    Punch down the dough and roll it out to 1/2 inch thickness. Use a donut cutter or two differently sized round cutters to shape the donuts.
  3. Second Rise:
    Place the cut donuts on a baking sheet, cover them, and let them rise for about 30 minutes.
  4. Heat the Oil:
    In a deep, heavy-bottomed pot, heat vegetable oil to 350°F (175°C).
  5. Fry the Donuts:
    Carefully place the donuts into the hot oil using a slotted spoon. Fry for 1-2 minutes per side until golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  6. Make the Glaze:
    In a bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, milk, salt, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  7. Glaze the Donuts:
    While the donuts are still warm, dip them into the glaze. Allow any excess glaze to drip off.
  8. Enjoy:
    Allow the glaze to set, then indulge in your homemade Krispy Kreme-style glazed donuts!

Cook’s Notes:

  • Exercise caution when working with hot oil. Use a thermometer to maintain the frying temperature and be careful when handling the donuts.
  • Get creative with toppings! Add sprinkles, chocolate drizzle, or other toppings to customize your glazed donuts.

Crafting homemade Krispy Kreme-style glazed donuts is a delightful baking adventure. Whether you relish them fresh and warm or share them with loved ones, these donuts are bound to be a crowd-pleaser. Their heavenly texture paired with the sweet glaze is an irresistible treat you’ll want to savor again and again.

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