Coffee and donuts go together like peanut butter and jelly (and now I'm craving a jelly donut). To celebrate, we put together our favorite donut milkshake recipe that includes our two favorite things on the whole planet — coffee and donuts. And ice cream — that's a close third. Find the entire recipe, including a video, below. This recipe takes about 15 minutes.
Make your cold brew coffee
With fresh, filtered water under 40 degrees, add coarse ground coffee and water to a pitcher and let it steep for at least 24 hours. Filter it out the next day, and you're good to go!
Put the rim on your mason jar or glass
What's the best part about donuts? The frosting and sprinkles. To make your rim, put warm hot fudge sauce (heat in microwave for 10 seconds) in a small bowl. Add sprinkles to another bowl. Dip the mason jar into the chocolate, and then dip it into the sprinkles. Set the bowls aside — you'll need them later.
Blend that milkshake!
To make the milkshakes, add two to three scoops of ice cream, an old fashioned donut, 3/4 cups milk, and a tablespoon of fudge sauce in a blender. You can use any ice cream flavor you like — for this, we used vanilla. If you want a stronger coffee taste, use coffee ice cream. Blend until your desired consistency is reached. If you don't want donut chunks, blend until completely smooth.
Add cold brew
Add a 1/4 cup of cold brew — or as much or as little cold brew as you want! It'll give your milkshake the little kick it needs, and the bold, strong taste of the cold brew will stand out no matter what. Save the rest of the cold brew you made for other milkshakes, or pour it over ice and enjoy!
Top with whipped cream, sprinkles, and, of course, a donut
Pour your milkshake into the glass, add whipped cream and sprinkles (and some more chocolate sauce if you want!). The most important step? Garnish your glass with your favorite donut. Drink up!
- 1/4 cup of cold brew coffee
- 2-3 scoops of ice cream (Vanilla or coffee)
- 3/4 cup of whole milk
- 1 old fashioned donut
- 1 donut for decoration
- 1/4 cup warm hot fudge sauce (we used Beekman 1802's Goat Milk Hot Fudge)
- Whipped cream
If you don't have time to make cold brew, regular iced coffee will work just fine (made by putting regular coffee into the fridge to cool down). Cold brew gives it a richer, stronger taste, but we know people are in a hurry!