Homemade Krispy Kreme Donuts Recipe

Indulge your sweet tooth with the heavenly goodness of Homemade Krispy Kreme Donuts! If the craving for these melt-in-your-mouth delights strikes, fear not – this simple and delectable recipe will guide you through creating your own batch of irresistible donuts. Get ready to savor the sweet bliss with each bite!


For the Donuts:

  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 teaspoons boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 8 oz flour (just under 2 cups, measure by weight)
  • 1 1/2 oz sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 oz butter (cool to room temperature)
  • A pinch of salt
  • Oil (for frying)

For the Glaze:

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 teaspoons warm water


Step 1: Activate the Yeast

  1. In a measuring jug, mix the milk and boiling water. Add a teaspoon of sugar and the dry yeast. Gently stir it in and leave it in a warm place until the yeast activates (becomes frothy).

Step 2: Prepare the Dough 2. In a bowl, mix the flour, remaining sugar, and salt. Cut the room temperature butter into the mixture using your hands or a pastry blender until it resembles crumbs. Add the egg and the activated yeast mixture to the flour mixture and blend until smooth. This usually takes about 5 minutes of mixing.

Step 3: Knead and Rise 3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 to 10 minutes until it feels springy and small bubbles form beneath the surface. Place it back in the bowl, cover with a cloth or plastic wrap, and let it rise for about an hour until it doubles in size.

Step 4: Shape and Rise Again 4. Once risen, divide the dough into four pieces. Roll each piece into a rope, cut into strips, and form balls. Allow them to rise while the oil heats.

Step 5: Fry the Donuts 5. Carefully place the donuts in hot oil (375°F / 190°C) and fry until golden brown on each side, about 2 minutes in total. Avoid overcrowding to prevent sticking.

Step 6: Drain and Glaze 6. Drain the fried donuts and glaze them while still warm for that delicious coverage.

For the Glaze: 7. In a separate bowl, melt the butter and add confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and warm water. Mix until the glaze is smooth and creamy.

Step 8: Glaze the Donuts 8. Dip each donut into the glaze, ensuring even coating.

Step 9: Enjoy! 9. Indulge in the delightful taste of your homemade Krispy Kreme donuts while they’re fresh and warm!


Satisfy your donut cravings with these irresistible homemade Krispy Kreme treats. Share the joy with friends and family, and savor the delightful taste of these heavenly donuts that are sure to bring smiles all around

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