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Three Easy Doughnut Glazes

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: PJ Hamel

Looking for a selection of glazes for your homemade doughnuts? You've found them. Our vanilla, chocolate, and apple cider doughnut glazes are a tasty final touch.

At a glance

about 1/2 cup glaze


Choose your measure:

Easy Vanilla Glaze

  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar or glazing sugar, sifted to remove any lumps
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk or water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Glaze

Apple Cider Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons bottled boiled cider
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 cup confectioners' or glazing sugar


  1. To make the vanilla glaze: Stir the ingredients together, adding extra liquid or confectioners' sugar to adjust the consistency as needed. Yield: about 1/2 cup glaze.
  2. To make chocolate glaze: Melt the ingredients together over low heat or in the microwave, stirring often. Add extra corn syrup if needed to make a smooth, shiny glaze. Yield: about 1/2 cup glaze.
  3. To make apple cider glaze: Stir all of the ingredients together, adding additional sugar or cream if needed to make the glaze the consistency of molasses. Dip top of doughnuts in glaze, or drizzle glaze over doughnuts. Yield: about 1/2 cup glaze.