Krispy Kreme Ice Cream

Krispy Kreme Ice Cream - homemade ice cream with chopped up Krispy Kreme doughnuts. SOOO good!!

I finally pulled out my ice cream maker to celebrate National Ice Cream Month!  My inspiration for this ice cream comes from FLIP Burger Boutique here in Birmingham.  FLIP has great burgers but even better milkshakes!  The first milkshake we tried at FLIP was the Krispy Kreme milkshake and it was heaven!  I knew right then and there that I would be making Krispy Kreme ice cream at home.

I used a vanilla ice cream for the base and stirred in chopped doughnuts.  The results were amazing!  I don’t how you could go wrong with ice cream and Krispy Kreme doughnuts!   SO, what are you waiting for – run out and get some Krispy Kreme’s and make this ice cream ASAP!

Krispy Kreme Ice Cream - homemade ice cream with chopped up Krispy Kreme doughnuts. SOOO good!!
Krispy Kreme Ice Cream - homemade ice cream with chopped up Krispy Kreme doughnuts. SOOO good!!

Krispy Kreme Ice Cream
adapted from Southern Living
(Printable Recipe)

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 5 Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts

Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a large heavy saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk and cream. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 10 to 12 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat. Whisk egg yolk until slightly thickened. Gradually whisk about 1 cup hot cream mixture into yolk. Add yolk mixture to remaining cream mixture, whisking constantly. Whisk in vanilla bean paste. Cool 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Place plastic wrap directly on cream mixture, and chill 8 to 24 hours.

Chop Krispy Kreme doughnuts into small pieces. Stir ¼ of the chopped doughnuts into the cream mixture. Pour mixture into freezer container of a 1 1/2-qt. electric ice-cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Once the ice cream is set, stir in remaining Krispy Kreme doughnuts and put in freezer to harden.

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  1. A long standing family tradition from my parents is to put vanilla ice cream in a stale doughnut and then drizzle it with Kahlua and chocolate syrup. It's really wonderful.

  2. Sounds great, now could you help me with a version of the Ben and Jerry's Doughnuts & Beer ice cream that they released when the Simpson's Movie came out. It used a heavy creamy beer like Guiness. I have not been able to find or replicate this recipe. (Cross posted this on also)

  3. I'm a new follower (thanks to Katherine at Grass Stains) AND I have a new ice cream maker. Oh, boy, will it be getting a workout!

  4. All the Krispy Kremes near me have closed! What's a girl to do? Though, this could be saving me from some unwanted calories…

  5. This entry may not be such a good idea for a chick on a diet…but I sure did enjoy looking at it anyway!

  6. OMG! My husband would LOVE this ice cream. He is a donut freak and a krispy kreme is his favorite. I need to make this ice-cream!

  7. Oh, my goodness! That's insane! I am now on a mission to find me some Krispy Kremes. Hey, thanks for sharing!!!!

  8. Just saw this on!! 🙂 I have been *craving* a Krispy Kreme shake from FLIP Burger! Can't wait to give this a try!! 🙂

  9. Holy shit – um, definitely think your ice cream is insulin worthy! Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could find yours – about to check out your penne gorgonzola with chicken! 😀

  10. Well GOODness! Now that's an idea. Not once did adding donuts to vanilla ice cream ever cross my mind. Why did I instantly think of sprinkling some bacon on top???? Maybe because I've not had breakfast yet??? 🙂

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