2 Min Vanilla Donut Glaze

A classic vanilla donut glaze is the perfect finishing touch for a delicious donut or even donut holes. This simple yet delightful recipe will elevate your homemade donuts to a whole new level of sweetness.

About This Recipe

This classic vanilla glaze adds a touch of sweetness and subtle vanilla flavor that perfectly complements any type of donut. It’s easy, quick and requires zero effort, Plus it’s made with ONLY 3 simple ingredients!

You can also use this glaze as a base and add different flavorings depending on what you like, for example, lemon extract instead of vanilla extract.

Have some fun and dye the glaze into different colors, using food coloring, then top them off with some sprinkles to make some fun and playful looking donuts, perfect for birthday parties! Or decorate them with your kids for a fun family activity.

I dyed mine a pastel blue and purple! See the pic of donuts

What You Need To Vanilla Donut Glaze

Powdered sugar: also known as confectioner’s sugar or icing sugar.

Vanilla extract: this is a must for an aromatic vanilla flavor.

Milk: you can add more or less depending on the consistency you’re looking for. Not quite sure how much? Just follow the recipe’s exact measurements!

How To Make Vanilla Donut Glaze

In a bowl combine all your ingredients and it it a mix until all the ingredients are combined, and the glaze is smooth and glossy. Your delicious vanilla donut glaze is now ready to be drizzled over freshly baked donuts or dunked for full coverage. Note: add the milk a little at a time so you can control the consistency of the glaze.

Once you’ve dipped your donuts, let them set for a few minutes before serving.

Pro Tips

  • Remember that experimenting with different ratios of ingredients can help you achieve your desired taste and consistency. So feel free to adjust this basic recipe according to your personal preferences.
  • If you made your glaze a little to early and it to thick or hard when you need to dip your donuts, ad a splash of milk and give it a mix and it should be back to it’s original consistency. Don’t add too much!
  • Accidently added too much milk? No problem add a few teaspoons of powdered sugar to thicken up your glaze!
  • Looking for a chocolate donut glaze recipe, here’s my recipe for an easy 3 ingredient chocolate donut glaze that’s ready in just 2 minutes!
  • Add a pinch of salt to balance the sweetness of the glaze and enhance the overall flavor.
Donuts with vanilla donut glaze and chocolate glaze

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2 MIN Vanilla Donut Glaze

A classic vanilla donut glaze is the perfect finishing touch for a delicious donut or even donut holes. This simple yet delightful recipe will elevate your homemade donuts to a whole new level of sweetness.

Prep Time: 2 min

Cook Time: 0 min

Total Time: 2 min

Course: Dessert

Servings: glaze 12 donuts

Calories: 38kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup powdered sugar (112g)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized bowl combine the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, salt and 2 tablespoons of milk.
  2. Give it a mix, then add 1 or 1/2 more tablespoon of milk if needed. (Go ahead and add as much milk as you need to reach you desired consistency.)
  3. Dip your cooled donuts into the prepared glaze then place on a wire rack to set for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 38.34kcal

Total Fat: 0.08g

Carbs: 9.45g

Sugars: 9.27g

Protein: 0.08g

Sodium: 20.55mg

Fiber: 0g

** Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered an estimate only. Actual nutritional content will vary based upon brands used, measuring methods, cooking method, portion sizes, and more. **

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