Make This: Donut Ice Cream Sandwich

By Brittni • Updated on 01/29/2024

You have to try a donut ice cream sandwich at least once in your life! It’s decadent, sure! But also, worth it – it will bring you right back to your childhood. Just maybe don’t eat the whole thing at once.

Donut Ice Cream Sandwich

Am I insane for this donut ice cream sandwich idea? Probably!

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of donut DIYs. And I’ve been known to make an ice cream sandwich or two in my day too. But at some point, a girl just wants a donut AND some ice cream too. Clearly, sweets are my vice.

So, I combine the two and made a few DIY donut ice cream sandwiches. Oh man, were they delicious.

I used glazed donuts and colorful ice creams (black cherry chip and mint chocolate chip) to make each sandwich look a little more exciting. Not that you need more excitement with a donut ice cream sandwich.

Delicious Dessert // Donut Ice Cream Sandwich

Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches

Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches!

I don’t have any step by step photos of this one because the ice cream started melting so fast. BUT I don’t think you need instructional photos for this one anyway…it couldn’t be any easier.

Making a Donut Ice Cream Sandwich

All you do is slice a donut in half, like a hamburger bun, add ice cream, and eat up.

You can put these in the freezer to keep them cool until you’re ready to serve, but that will also harden your donuts. So…

Pro Tip

Another option would be to pre-scoop ice cream onto plates and pop them in the freezer.

Then when you’re ready, you can transfer the pre-scooped ice cream onto donuts and enjoy. Thank you to Sarah for that tip!

Glazed Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches

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What do you think? Will you make some donut ice cream sandwiches for dessert soon? Or is the sweet factor too over the top on this one?

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Thanks for letting me know Colleen. I contacted the person to get it resolved. Really appreciate you pointing it out.


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Oh wow, these look delicious!!

Charlie Dulcet

This donuts look delicious ! I’m going to share your post on my french blog ! 😉


I definitely need to try these! Love the idea of doughnuts and ice cream!


OMG love these even in december


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These are gorgeous! I slightly melted vanilla ice cream and added crushed Oreos and poured it into a baking pan to set. Then I used a circle cutter the same size as the doughnuts and put them in a airtight container between baking paper layers. Super easy and quick to serve this way! Not to mention that it looks so pretty and perfect for those of us who have baking OCD!!!!


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Of course, Jen. Thanks for asking. I ask that you only use one image though and link back to the original post. Thanks so much!


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Hi Brittni
I love this recipe and would like to link to it from my blog in a post about recipes from my favourite blogs. Would that be ok with you?
It would be one image and a link across




Aw, thanks Amanda. I’d be happy to let you use a photo from this post and then link back to me. I’m not sure if that’s what you have in mind? Would you mind emailing me so we can talk more about it? My email is Thanks!


Hi Britt
Iam so inspired by you wow!!!! Amazingness. I’d love to feature this post on my blog by having you as a guest blogger via my Tasty Tuesday piece. Would that work for you?

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was pregnant. I pictured mine with bubblegum ice cream. I have never seen these in real-life. Hilarious!


Thank you, Adrian.


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Oh wow! That sounds amazing, Kathy. Sounds like I need to take a trip to Fountain Valley. 🙂


There’s actually an ice cream store that first started this idea. They are called Afters Ice Cream and is currently located in Fountain Valley, CA. The best thing is, the ice cream is actually SEALED inside the donut.


Hi Scarlett. Thanks for asking. Yes, you can feature my donuts. I just ask that you use no more than one photo and link directly to this blog post, not the homepage. If you have any questions, please email me at for more info regarding photos, etc. Thanks for your support.


Hi Brittin,

We’d love to feature these on Mail Online. All credits will go top your blog. Please let me know if you’re happy for us to take pics from here.

Thanks so much,



Yes, you can Stephanie. Thanks for asking. I just ask that you use no more than one photo and link directly to this blog post, not the homepage. Thanks for your support.


Hi Brittni,

Can i use your donut/icecream photo’s for an article on my website?
All credits will go to your blog!

Thank you, Kind regards,


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Never thought about donuts and ice cream together, but it looks really tasty! Thanks for the awesome idea 🙂

Eve Stanley

These look and sound amazing – I will have to pin them later to try!


Oh god. I think I just gained so many calories looking at the pictures in this post. They look absolutely sinful! I’m also really impressed that you managed to take such great shots for saying ice cream super fast.

I don’t think I’ll be trying this anytime soon as doughnuts aren’t my thing really but thinking about some Krispy Kremes… *floats off into a world of food imagination….*



These look beautiful and delicious!! 🙂 They would be so cute for a bridal or baby shower. 🙂


I love ice cream! I would make this with a donut croissant!


You are evil for putting such a delicious idea into our minds. I can’t wait to try these!

xo Rachel

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Oh my Go! This must be fucking delicious!!!

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Great! Let me know how it turns out. Would love to hear how you like it.


It looks so tasty!!!! I’ll try it!

Oh! My accessories

Thanks Jessica!


This is one of the best idea’s…EVER!!

Jessica Rose

Definitely a lot of yum happening in this post, Casey. 🙂


I didn’t think I could love doughnuts more, but then I read your post. SO MUCH YUM!!


Haha. Thanks Corina. Definitely give it a try.


Oh my God, my mouth is all watery!! hahah this is so good. Combining both of my favourite things. Definitely something i’ll try! Thank you for sharing

Corina nika
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