The Ultimate Doughnut Sundae Recipe

Two words: doughnut sundae.

Is it breakfast? Is it dessert? Should it legally be declared as suitable for both?

Yes, yes and yes. This Ultimate Doughnut Sundae is everything you want an over-the-top dessert to be: It’s a deep-fried towering delight sandwiched together with ice cream that’s covered with whipped cream, chocolate sauce and cherries. And who could forget the doughnut holes skewers?

But I can’t take great for this culinary moment of genius. I have my amazingly talented righthand woman/confectionery partner in crime, Libby, to thank for dreaming up this, well, total dream of a dessert.

The Ultimate Doughnut Sundae Recipe

“We have to do a doughnut sundae!” she exclaimed during a recent brainstorm meeting. “It has to have chocolate sauce and sprinkles. Definitely sprinkles.”

You’re a girl after my own heart, Libby. And I’m not one to disappoint, so this Ultimate Doughnut Sundae is happening, and it’s happening in grand style. But here’s the best news of the day: It can be as homemade or as store-bought as your heart desires. If you do decide to go the DIY route, I’ve got you covered with recipes for the following:

If you’re feeling extra-fancy, skip the chocolate sauce in favor of Easy Homemade Butterscotch Sauce. I promise you won’t regret the spectacular pairing of caramelized sugar and sticky doughnuts. After all, I do believe there’s a saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day…

The Ultimate Doughnut Sundae Recipe

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The Ultimate Doughnut Sundae

Two words: doughnut sundae. Is it breakfast? Is it dessert? Should it legally be declared as suitable for both? Yes, yes and yes. This Ultimate Doughnut Sundae is everything you want an over-the-top dessert to be: It's a deep-fried towering delight sandwiched together with ice cream that's covered with whipped cream, chocolate sauce and cherries.
5 from 1 vote
The Ultimate Doughnut Sundae Recipe
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients 

  • 6 frosted doughnuts (cake or yeast)
  • 6 doughnut holes (cake or yeast)
  • 4 cups homemade or store-bought vanilla ice cream
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Homemade or store-bought whipped cream
  • Cherries

Equipment:

  • Two wooden skewers

Instructions 

  • Slice the doughnuts in half widthwise.
  • Skewer three doughnut holes onto each wooden skewer.
  • Divide the ice cream between the bottom halves of the doughnuts, completing each sandwich with a doughnut top.
  • Arrange the doughnut ice cream sandwiches on a serving plate. Stick the doughnut hole skewers into the doughnut ice cream sandwiches. Top the sundae with whipped cream, chocolate sauce and cherries. Serve immediately.
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  1. 5 stars
    Used this recipe in place of a birthday cake for my friend’s 31st birthday because doughnuts are her favorite food. She loved the towering doughnut sundae! Thank you for this awesome idea!

  2. Oh my goodness…Kelly!!! This is just about the cutest thing I’ve seen all summer! My son would go nuts for this! Can’t wait to try it for him (and me! ) Love it!