Doughnut Glaze

Total Time:
13 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
5 min
Cook:
3 min

Yield:
enough glaze for 20 to 25 doughnuts
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
Directions

Combine milk and vanilla in a medium saucepan and heat over low heat until warm. Sift confectioners' sugar into milk mixture. Whisk slowly, until well combined. Remove the glaze from the heat and set over a bowl of warm water. Dip doughnuts into the glaze, 1 at a time, and set on a draining rack placed in a half sheet pan for 5 minutes before serving.


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Alton, I'm surprised you forgot to include a pinch of salt. That tiny pinch makes a big difference. In the spirit of Cut-Throat Kitchen, you have lost one star. ;) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made some cinnamon raisin scones and wanted a quick setting glaze so I made this and it was very tasty and exactly the kind of glaze I wanted. I added cinnamon and allspice to the glaze and it was wonderful item not reviewed by moderator and published
This glaze worked great on my butter cookies. It was very easy to make, hardened fairly quickly, and kept the cookie moist and yummy. Dipping the 60 cookies in the glaze saved me tons of time (from individually frosting them). Thanks Alton! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty recipe for a doughnut glaze and quick to whip up. Didn't bother setting it over a warm bowl. The stove with the burner turned off worked fine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Essential. This sweet vanilla glaze was a perfect way to preserve the freshness of my sour cream doughnuts. This glaze set up perfectly within minutes. It will always be a keepsake recipe for preserving the freshness and flavors of my favorite spiced doughnuts, fruit pies, and turnovers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was such a great glaze! I made homemade donuts for my family today and the glaze made them perfect! I will definatly use this one again! : item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been lookinng for a long time for a good doughnut glaze. This is a keeper but with a few changes like halfing the vanilla and using a touch of whipped cream. I added 2 tablespoons of cocoa to make it chocolate which turned out very nice. The glaze was yummy and just what i needed. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is an A+! Very easy and wonderful flavor and texture just like the donut shop. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Recently I was looking for a quick and easy glaze recipe for my donut holes. This was just what I was looking for. It takes less than 5 minutes to make and even the kids can do it. It is a little sugary, but the vanilla balences it out just great. I tend to double the batch and doesn't ruin the balance (I've had recipes that call not to double because it screws the reipe up!. Overall, great quick and easy recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It has way to much sugar in the recipe now it tastes like I just put sugar all over it instead of glaze! But I did make a change to the recipe, I cut the vanilla in half because it would've been super strong. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good glaze, sets up nice and fast. I made a couple changes, I made half a recipe and used whipping cream and only 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla. I would make this glaze again : item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is not what I think of as donut glaze, sorry. First off, cut the vanilla in half, or it will be way too strong. Secondly, I was looking for more of a hard, thick Krispy Kreme sort of glaze, but this mixture is way too thin. Now I just have soggy donuts, great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutly amazing on my homemade doughnuts!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I finelly found a glaze or icing that my husband likes It hard and great on zuccini bread and banna bread It is a keeper. Thank you item not reviewed by moderator and published
Worked great for me. I'm wondering if the difference is using real vanilla versus artificial. I used a high quality real vanilla and the taste was just right. item not reviewed by moderator and published
First time I've ever been successful with a douhnut glaze. Thanks, Alton. Love your show! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick, simple and very tasty! I only had 2% milk on hand, and it still turned out fantastic. I used the glaze on top of some doughnut muffins I made and it was a great compliment to the doughnut. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i tried this and i wouldnt trade this 1 for anything thanks alton! and love you on iron chef! keep up the good work god bless... laura //// arkansas item not reviewed by moderator and published
Outstanding recipe. 3 ingredients - extremely easy. Like some others have said, I had an off taste in my first batch and I suspect it had to do with the strength of my vanilla. So I cut it in half and it was perfect. I also tried another batch with coconut milk. It didn't dissolve as much sugar and it was stickier. I had to add a little milk to help dissolve the sugar. I did a side-by-side comparison and I thought it actually was better, although i couldn't detect coconut. I had my wife do a blind test and she chose the coconut milk version, too. But I think I'll go back to regular milk since it was only marginally better and coconut milk is expensive. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Instead of regular milk I sub'd in coconut milk. "WOW!" what a difference! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were exactly what I was hoping they would be, a wonderfully light airy fluffy doughnut, great flavor as well. They were a mega-hit with our friends and I was told by more then one person they were the best doughnuts they ever had, and people that don't normally like doughnuts loved these. I used Alton's plan glaze on some and his chocolate glaze on others, and also dipped them in Cinnamon Sugar and Powdered sugar, al came out wonderfully! I look forward to trying to make Jelly doughnuts with this recipe next. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Each time I make this recipe, it has a strange taste, almost like alka-seltzer or kind of like aspirin. I'm using domino confectioner sugar, and keep getting the same results. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I baked a basic yellow cake and wanted to use a glaze instead of a frosting. So I used this recipe with one alteration, I didnt have any vanilla,so I used almond instead. OMG, It was so delishious.....thanks Alton! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I dont know if I made a mistake along the way that I cant account for looking back, but this was WAY too vanilla-ish and the sugaring was too thick, not glazey. Ive tried 3 other donut recipes on here and have loved them all. This is my first bad review : ( item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't know if it was the powdered sugar or the wrong kind of milk but it was just plain and horrible. Yuck. Needs butter. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks again to AB for helping us with the basics. I always appreciate your thoughtful explanations. I used your glaze on my Christmas rum cake. It was great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this glaze. I didn't have whole milk, so I used evaporated milk instead. The glaze was wonderful. I used this glaze for Alton Brown's yeast doughnuts. For half the batch of glaze, I added a few drops of orange extract and it was even better! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very simple and tastes great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
WHY IS IT, NO MATTER HOW GOOD , AND THE GLAZE WAS GREAT, SOME-ONE ALWAYS PUT`S JUST OK LOL item not reviewed by moderator and published
that has small amounts of ingredints and has a gret balance item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love to bake and this morning, at 1:30am, I was baking bread, cinnamon rolls and doughnuts. I needed a good glaze recipe and I tried this one. It took my doughnuts from being really good, to being just awesome and beyond good. Thanks so much... Oh, I also found this glaze to be really good on cinnamon rolls as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i've wanted to know how to make a simple glaze for a while and good eats did it for me when i saw the episode of "circle of life". I've used the glaze on top of different type of cakes and cookies. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank You Alton,! I Loved thies Doughnuts, and the Glaze is dreamie.!emmmmmmmmmm item not reviewed by moderator and published
Veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy good. I used it on my donut recipe and brought a batch into my son's shop. They didnt last more than a few minutes. Lori item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great glaze for a great doughnut (Alton's Yeast Doughnut recipe)! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great glaze! Quick and easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
How could a bunch of chefs at the food network mess this up??? Very simple recipe. Yet they did. If you make it the way it's written, it will taste like a spoonful of medicine. Reduce the vanilla to 1/2 tsp or a little less. There's no way they tested this! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks Alton - now I'm going to have to start a diet! This glaze was just the thing to go on the awesome doughnuts that we made from your doughnut recipe. Perfect - now I can make my saving throw and drive past Krispy Kreme when their hot light is on because I know that I can make them even better at home! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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I forgot to use the bowl of warm water, but it was still a perfect glaze. I went one step further and then rolled my glazed doughnuts in either candy sprinkles or plain sugar, and they were just like bakery doughnuts. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Liked it alot. Keeping it in warm water is great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
the dougnut glaze kind of reminds me of 'krispy kreme.' I really recommend it to all of you police officers' wives to cook it for your husbands. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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