11 Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwiches

It's our favorite way to package doughy fried deliciousness and creamy coolness in one serendipitous design. Combinations abound. Here are some of our favorites.

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©food network 2015

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©food network 2015

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©food network 2015

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©food network 2015

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©food network 2015

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©food network 2015

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©food network 2015

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©food network 2015

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©food network 2015

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©food network 2015

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©food network 2015

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©food network 2015

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©food network 2015

So. Many. Doughnuts.

We couldn't help but notice that the diameter of a doughnut and the diameter of a pint of ice cream are the same. Coincidence? We thought not. So we sliced some pints with a serrated knife and shimmied slabs into split doughnuts to find out. Just in case those were not cute enough by themselves, we also punched out the centers and made teeny ones with doughnut holes.

 

Photography by Heather Ramsdell

Toppings    

Anything goes, but we picked some of our favorite toppings, including sprinkles, nuts and chocolate.

Pistachio

Chocolate-glazed doughnut, pistachio ice cream, crushed pistachios

Coffee and Doughnuts

Powdered doughnut, coffee ice cream, crushed chocolate-covered espresso beans

Creamsicle

Glazed doughnut, vanilla ice cream, orange sorbet

Minty

Chocolate cake doughnut, mint chocolate chip ice cream, chocolate-covered mints

PB&J

Jelly doughnut, peanut butter ice cream, peanut brittle pieces

Birthday

Cake doughnut, vanilla ice cream, multicolored sprinkles

Pucker

Glazed doughnut, lemon sorbet, vanilla ice cream, yellow sprinkles, whipped cream

Banana Split

Cake doughnut, sliced bananas, vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream, whipped cream, a cherry on top

Triple Chocolate

Chocolate-glazed doughnut holes, dark chocolate gelato, mini chocolate chips

S'mores

A cake doughnut, speculoos, chocolate ice cream, toasted marshmallows, mini chocolate chips

Pina Colada

Coconut doughnut, broiled pineapple ring, coconut sorbet, toasted coconut chips