Homemade Krispy Kremes

Krispy Kreme Glazed Doughnuts are the original glazed yeast-raised doughnut that made Krispy Kreme famous. I’ve been known to make the detour when the “HOT” sign is on at Krispy Kreme but since I can make them at home I’ve become immune to the pull of the brightly lit signs. There is nothing quite like biting into a warm Krispy Kreme donut- It melts in your mouth and leaves you wanting more and more. I have to muster every willpower in me to stop at two. But to date, it has been an impossible task. Excited? Flip over the second page to get the full recipe (ingredients + directions)

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Recipe (Copycat) — Light and fluffy donuts topped with a rich glaze will melt in your mouth. Tastes as good as the store-bought Krispy Kremes!

Raise your hand if you have ever waited in line for a Krispy Kreme doughnut. Now, raise two hands if you’ve passed Krispy Kreme and had to make a U-Turn when you see the green neon sign saying “HOT NOW”! I have to admit I’ve done both. Don’t feel guilty about it and I even got in trouble for it.


3 tablespoons milk

3 tablespoons boiling water

1 teaspoon dry active yeast

8 ounces all-purpose flour ( a little under 2 cups, I recommend you measure and weigh. See my note above)

1 1/2 ounces of sugar ( about 3 tablespoons)

1 egg

1-ounce butter, cold to room temperature

1 dash salt



1/3 cup butter

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

4 tablespoons hot water ( or as needed)


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