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Galaxy Doughnuts

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 doughnuts
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4 cups powdered sugar, plus more if needed

1/2 cup milk 

2 tablespoons coconut oil 

1 tablespoon vanilla extract 

Purple, black, pink and blue gel food coloring, for coloring the icing

6 plain (unfrosted) doughnuts 

Silver food-grade edible glitter, for sprinkling


  1. In a bowl large enough to dip a doughnut into, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, coconut oil and vanilla until smooth and silky. Adjust the powdered sugar until the icing is a thick liquid consistency but not too drippy. Add 2 drops of purple food coloring and mix to tint the base. Add 1 to 2 drops of each color and swirl the surface of the icing several times with a skewer or toothpick.
  2. Dip a doughnut on one side into the icing, letting the icing drip off for a moment before turning it over and placing it icing-side up on a wire rack set over a baking sheet. Continue with the remaining doughnuts. As the food coloring drops become muddled, scoop out the top layer of icing and add new color combinations. You will probably get 2 dips out of each swirl. Sprinkle the doughnuts with edible glitter and let dry.