3 Ingredient Chocolate Donut Glaze

This quick, easy, 2 minutes chocolate donut glaze recipe is the only one you’ll ever need! It has a rich chocolate flavor without using chocolate and gives the donuts a glossy finish.

chocolate donut glaze

About This Recipe

When it comes to the perfect chocolate glaze for donuts, there are a few key elements to consider. A good chocolate glaze should have a smooth and glossy texture, a rich chocolate flavor, and the right consistency to coat the donuts evenly. And this chocolate donut glaze recipe has all of that!

The best part about this recipe is that you don’t need any chocolate to make it, just some good quality cocoa powder gives this chocolate donut glaze a rich chocolate flavor. This recipe is enough to glaze around 8 donuts.

I use this chocolate glaze all the time, and out of all the different flavors, chocolate is definitely the most popular. Here’s my fool-proof donut recipe, it makes soft and fluffy donuts every time.

What You Need To Make Chocolate Donut Glaze

Cocoa Powder: I used Dutch-processed cocoa powder for a more intense flavor, but regular cocoa powder will work just fine. Just make sure it’s a good quality cocoa powder for the best results.

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

Milk: you’ll just need a splash, heavy cream is a great substitute for this.

Vanilla extract: this is an optional ingredient, so if you don’t have it, just leave it out. This helps enhance the flavor of chocolate.

How To Make Chocolate Donut Glaze

Well, there’s only one step and that’s to combine all of your ingredients and give it a whisk until smooth. Dip your cooled donuts and you’re all done! Oh, don’t forget the best part….. sprinkles!

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.
  • To enhance the flavor of your chocolate glaze, consider adding vanilla extract or other flavorings like espresso powder or almond extract. These additions can give your glaze an extra depth of taste that complements the sweetness of the donuts.
  • Turn this into a vanilla glaze by leaving out the cocoa powder and reducing the amount of milk you add to it.
Donuts with chocolate donut glaze

Check out my YouTube Channel for more delicious recipe tutorials! Made one of my recipes? Tag me on Instagram, I would love to see your creations!

Recipe Card

3 Ingredient Chocolate Donut Glaze

This quick, easy, 2 minutes chocolate donut glaze recipe is the only one you’ll ever need! It has a rich chocolate flavor without using chocolate and gives the donuts a glossy finish.

Prep Time: 2 min

Cook Time: 0 min

Total Time: 2 min

Course: Dessert

Servings: enough for 8 donuts

Calories: 33kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (56g)
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder (15g)
  • 1 1/2 – 2 tbsp whole milk (I used 2)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract *optional

Instructions

  1. In a bowl add in the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon of milk.
  2. Give it a mix and add 1 more tablespoon of milk if needed. Feel free to add more milk until the glaze reaches your desired consistentcy.
  3. Dip your cooled donuts and place on a wire rack to set for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 33.08kcal

Total Fat: 0.34g

Carbs: 8.21g

Sugars: 7.02g

Protein: 0.43g

Sodium: 1.59mg

Fiber: 0.56g

** 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. **

More Recipes For You!

Follow The Food Flamingo

Leave a Comment