Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches! These easy to make yeast donuts are light and fluffy just like the bakery version and come together fairly quickly! Dress it up with some coffee glaze, bacon crumbles and fill with some coffee flavored ice cream for the ultimate treat.

Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches! These easy to make yeast donuts are light and fluffy just like the bakery version and come together fairly quickly! Dress it up with some coffee glaze, bacon crumbles and fill with some coffee flavored ice cream for the ultimate treat.

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Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches are my new favorite thing.  Have you ever made donuts before?  They are surprisingly easy to make!  I love the donuts that you can get from the bakery, light and fluffy.  And that’s the type that I wanted to be able to make at home. So I knew that I wanted to use yeast in my recipe.  So many recipes I came across involved letting the dough sit overnight though.  I don’t have the patience for that, or the time, or even the foresight to prepare recipes the day before.  I did find a recipe from Alton Brown for yeast doughnuts though, and that’s the recipe that I ended up trying and loving!  Of course right?  I’m a big Alton Brown fan.

Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches! These easy to make yeast donuts are light and fluffy just like the bakery version and come together fairly quickly! Dress it up with some coffee glaze, bacon crumbles and fill with some coffee flavored ice cream for the ultimate treat.

Now it’s possible I dressed up my donuts slightly.  In my new adventure of working with Tom Thumb and Albertsons stores…(SO excited!!  I’m sure I’ve told you before about my love for my local Tom Thumb market), they challenged me to share a recipe usingtheir Signature Farms® Bacon. Tough work right?  C’mon, it’s bacon!! And I decided to pair the Signature Farms bacon with their Signature SELECT™ coffee (because I always have some on hand, I have 4 kids), and Signature SELECT Ice Cream.  I went for a Java Chip to complete my breakfast themed treat.  Purchasing Signature products not only makes my wallet happy.  Their products are the same if not better quality than other brand name products.

All of these ingredients combined led to some pretty amazing fluffy donuts coated with a coffee glaze, topped with bacon crumbles and loaded up with some Java Chip ice cream.  Which to me just screams summer time breakfast!

This recipe is definitely versatile though, you can change up the type of glaze you add to your donuts, and the flavor of ice cream used.  I made some of the donuts with a strawberry glaze for the kids and gave them a scoop of vanilla.  Almost a strawberry and cream donut ice cream sandwich.  The possibilities are endless.  However my heart (and stomach) will always be drawn to this combo of coffee and bacon!

Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches! These easy to make yeast donuts are light and fluffy just like the bakery version and come together fairly quickly! Dress it up with some coffee glaze, bacon crumbles and fill with some coffee flavored ice cream for the ultimate treat.Now, one of the reasons our family loves the Signature line at Tom Thumb and Albertsons is that it includes more than 4,000 items – from coffee to juice, soup to cereal, fresh produce to fried chicken, and delicious prepared foods (some of my favorites are the soups from the deli section!!) to trusted home staples – all with a 100% money back guarantee.

Signature products are exclusive to and carried by all 18 banners of the Albertsons family of stores, including our local Tom Thumb and Albertsons stores.  The Signature brand includes products across six product sectors – Signature SELECT, Signature Kitchens®, Signature Farms®, Signature Cafe®, Signature Home, and Signature Care, including a wide assortment of pantry staples, delicious prepared foods, fresh produce and ingredients that bring delight to any dish.

I buy my Signature products at my local Tom Thumb and Albertsons stores, but you can also find them at all Albertsons grocery stores, which include ACME Markets, Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Express, United and Carrs/Safeway.  Most likely there is one near you!

Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches! These easy to make yeast donuts are light and fluffy just like the bakery version and come together fairly quickly! Dress it up with some coffee glaze, bacon crumbles and fill with some coffee flavored ice cream for the ultimate treat.

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Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches


  • Author: Serene @ House of Yumm
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
  • Yield: 20 donuts 1x

Description

Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches! These easy to make yeast donuts are light and fluffy just like the bakery version and come together fairly quickly! Dress it up with some coffee glaze, bacon crumbles and fill with some coffee flavored ice cream for the ultimate treat.


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Ingredients

Donuts:

  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2 packages instant yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm water (95 to 105 degrees F)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 5 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (divided), plus more for dusting surface
  • Vegetable oil, for frying (approx 3 cups will depend on size of pot used for frying)

Coffee glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons brewed Signature SELECT coffee
  • Topping:
  • 4 slices of Signature Farms Bacon cooked and chopped
  • Filling:
  • Signature SELECT Ice Cream

Instructions

  1. Add the shortening to a small bowl. Heat the milk just enough to melt the shortening. Pour the warmed milk over the shortening and let sit for a few mins to soften the shortening. Stir until all the shortening is melted and mixture is smooth.
  2. In a small bowl sprinkle the yeast over the warm water. Allow to sit about 5 minutes. This will become thick.
  3. Add the yeast mixture and milk/shortening mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the eggs, sugar, and salt and 2 and 1/2 cups of flour. Mix on low speed using the paddle attachment of the mixer. Once mixed change to the dough hook attachment, add the rest of the flour and continue to mix until the dough forms a ball, add more flour in small amounts as needed until smooth ball of dough forms.
  4. Prepare a large mixing bowl by spraying with cooking spray or coating with oil. Remove the ball of dough and place in the oiled bowl. Cover with a towel and place in a warm place to rise. (I will start to preheat my oven and shut it off, making it about 80-90 degrees inside the oven and place my doughs there to rise)
  5. Let the dough rise for about 1 hour.
  6. Sprinkle flour on a clean flat working surface and remove the ball of dough from the bowl. Place on the floured surface and roll out to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut using a 3 inch round cutter. Use a smaller cutter to cut out the holes in the center.
  7. Place the cut donuts and donut holes onto a flour dusted baking pan. Cover with a towel and place back into a warm place to continue to rise again for about 30 minutes.
  8. Pour the oil into a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the oil over high heat, you will start to see it shimmer, you can always test the oil with a donut hole to start, the oil should simmer around the dough and turn the dough browned within a minute. Once the oil is heated enough carefully place three to four donuts into the oil and cook for about 1 minute on each side. Remove the donuts and place onto a wire rack to cool. Continue until all donuts have been fried.
  9. Allow the donuts to cool for about 15 minutes prior to glazing.
  10. Prepare the glaze by adding the powdered sugar and cooled brewed coffee to a small bowl. Stir to combine. Add more coffee or powdered sugar as needed until desired consistency is reached.
  11. Dip the donuts one by one into the glaze. Sprinkle with the chopped bacon. Allow the glaze to set for several minutes until hardened.
  12. Slice the donuts in half and add a scoop of ice cream to the middle to create an ice cream sandwich. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

**Donut recipe slightly adapted from Alton Brown’s Yeast Doughnut Recipe.
**Total time includes rising time for the yeast.

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