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Grilled Donut Ice Cream Sandwich

Have you ever tried a grilled donut before? It’s pretty much the best thing to do with day old donuts. You want to know whats ever better? Making a warm ice cream sandwich with them and smothering it with a Blackberry and Blueberry reduction.

 

Grilled Donut Ice Cream Sandwich with a warm Blackberry BlueBerry Sauce #Dessert #Donuts #Grilled

Grilling day old donuts is something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile now but could never get around to having any donuts left over. So I bought enough to make sure I could have a few left over with a promise to the family if they left them alone I’d make something amazing with them!

Grilled Donut Ice Cream Sandwich with a warm Blackberry BlueBerry Sauce #Dessert #Donuts #Grilled

Making a Grilled Donut

I used some glazed donuts and they were perfect for grilling. The sugar begins to caramelize and when they cool it turns into a candy-like shell on the donut. It only takes a few minutes for a donut to into this caramelized bite of heaven. Seriously, when I’m on a cheat day I’m going all out and making a grilled donut. every. single. time.

Grilled Donut Ice Cream Sandwich with a warm Blackberry BlueBerry Sauce #Dessert #Donuts #Grilled

And the combination of cold and warm is just so comforting! This Blackberry and Blueberry reduction simmered in honey and a little lemon size almost makes this feel like a pie a la mode more than an ice cream sandwich. And I’m really OK with that. I’m not losing any sleep at night, I promise you!

So pick up a fork and knife and dig in, and spoon up all the melted ice cream mixed with the sauce and get ready for blue smiles! You’ll get what I’m talking about when you make it.

Grilled Donut Ice Cream Sandwich with a warm Blackberry BlueBerry Sauce #Dessert #Donuts #Grilled

This sauce is perfect hot or cold by the way, it’s amazing right off the skillet, or let it cool down and thicken up and pour it over your ice cream, or in the morning, on your pancakes, waffles, or french toast!

Grilled Donut Ice Cream Sandwich with a warm Blackberry BlueBerry Sauce #Dessert #Donuts #Grilled

Whats even better about this recipe is it’s a perfect desert to bring to a camping trip! Everything can be cooked on the grill. Store the ice cream in the cooler (obviously) and let everyone spoon out the ice cream and blackberry blueberry sauce onto the grilled donut and enjoy all that nature has to provide.

On To The Recipe

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  1. In a skillet combine blueberries, black berries, lemon zest, honey and water and place on a grill at around 300-350 Fahrenheit. Let it cook for about 10 minutes
  2. Cut your donuts in half.
  3. Let the berry mixture cook down for another 10 minutes until it's reduced to the consistency of your liking. I added another handful fresh blueberries at this point and took it off the heat.
  4. Grill your donuts for about 2 minutes on each side until the glaze melts and caramelizes. It will get a too hard if you cook for too long so keep an eye on it.
  5. Take a scoop of ice cream and top with the berries placing the other half of the donut on top. Cover with some more berries if you want! Enjoy!
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Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile

I’m an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to’s and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!

  • Whoa, what genius dessert!! No, I never grilled a donut, but now I have to!!

    • I really like the texture and flavor it gives to the donut. The smell also reminds me of roasting marshmallows over a campfire too.

  • Oh no you didn’t! Ship one to me, please!

  • Kate

    Oh my goodness. I’ve died and gone to heaven! I love that there is a blueberry reduction. Adds something a little elegant to a big dad-ly dessert.

    • Right?! I think adding fruit makes it a little healthier too, but I could be wrong..

  • Evi Aki

    Oh man!! These look amazing! I have to make these!

    • You really do Evi. It may be a crime in some countries not to have this at least 10 times in your life!

  • K – first of all, these photos are stunning. Honestly. Second, this is such an awesome idea. I mean, sweets on the grill with fresh berries and ice cream. It doesn’t get more innovative than that! Loving your blog. This is the kind of content I really dig. It’s just inspiring and makes my heart happy.

    • Thank you so much Dana, that means a lot! I saw you shared the post on FB the other day, thanks for sharing!

  • Jackie Daniels Garvin

    You, sir, win the internet. Seriously. Your photos are drop dead gaw-jus and your recipe is sublime. One question: what’s a day old doughnut? I’ve never heard of such a thing.

    • Thanks! Having to save the donuts an extra day was the hardest part of this recipe. I really should get an award for that ; )

  • Tara Sallinger Margetson

    I love everything about this title. Such gorgeous donuts and absolutely beautiful photos!

    • Thank you Tara, I had as much fun taking the photos as i did eating it afterwards! lol

  • My husband had a grilled doughnut ice cream sandwich once at a restaurant years ago. He still talks about it to this day! We will totally be making this! It’s beautiful!

    • Thanks Debi! It’s so easy to make too! I don’t know why i never though to do this sooner!

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