Coffee and Donut Sundae

Didn’t think coffee and donuts could get any better? Think again. Turn it into the ultimate sundae for an awesome addition to your weekend. 
Coffee and Donuts Ice Cream Sundae #IceCreamWeek from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

Congratulations. It’s Saturday, you’ve made it to the weekend and through ice cream week! Sooo I know I promised you 6 new recipes but a little scheduling hiccup on my end meant I had to skip yesterday.  I have a good reason though, really really good.  You see, the city of New York requires new food businesses to get an inspection and those inspections need to happen during normal business hours.  Therefore I had to book some time in the commercial kitchen space and get to baking some cookies ( and fulfilling a few kickstarter rewards 🙂 ) in order for the inspector to come and check out my operation.  Good news, inspection passed.  Bad news, one less ice cream recipe for you this week. It’s all good, I’ll just share it with you sometime next month.

How does that sound?

Oh more good news, the Bake Shop will be officially opening for business any day now. ANY DAY.

Coffee and Donuts Ice Cream Sundae from The Girl In The Little Red KItchen

So I thought the fitting end to this week was to take a breakfast/brunch/weekend treat staple and turn it into an ice cream sundae.  People love donuts, they also love coffee ice cream – it needed to be made together.

Now there are some key points to making this sundae really stand out – the first one, go to your favorite donut shop to pick up a fresh batch.  I went with Dough here in Brooklyn because they are awesome and they happen to make a Cafe au Lait donut. Bonus.  Second either make the coffee ice cream or buy the good stuff (Donna from Cookistry gave us a good recipe this week).  Lastly, don’t skip the step in the hot fudge where you steep the coffee beans in the heavy cream.  You might not think it gives much of a coffee flavor but it does and it brings this sundae full circle.

With all this in mind. Go forth, buy your good donuts and make this sundae for brunch dessert today!

Coffee and Donuts Ice Cream Sundae from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

Coffee and Donut Sundae
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  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup coffee beans
  • 3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 11/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 good quality bakery donut
  • 1 pint coffee ice cream


  1. In a small saucepan bring the heavy cream and coffee beans to a simmer. Turn off the heat and let it steep for 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon remove the coffee beans.
  2. Turn the heat back to medium and add the chocolate, cocoa powder, unsalted butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Stir until completely melted. Keep warm.
  3. Put one donut on two plates and divide the pint of ice cream between the two ( about 3 scoops each). Pour the hot fudge over top and serve immediately.
  4. Share with a group or one sundae person!
Recipe Type: Ice Cream

Our sponsors for the event have provided us with some great prizes. A huge thanks to Cake BossAnolonMicroplane,WÜSTHOFPage Street Publishing and Quarry Spoon. Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and I have tossed in a bonus prize of a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker because we think everyone should own one!

We would like to thank you all our readers for joining in the indulgence this week. Ice cream is always best eaten with friends.

Kim and I would like to thank all the participants and sponsors for joining in the fun. It’s take a village to make this much ice cream!

See you all next year for Ice Cream Week 2015. Be sure to stay tuned for news about Cookie Week in November and Christmas Week in December. Susan and Kim are always up for fun and food. Chow!

Coffee and Donuts Ice Cream Sundae from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

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17 thoughts on “Coffee and Donut Sundae

  1. Kirsten

    CONGRATULATIONS on passing inspection! I’m delighted for you!
    This brunch sundae looks wonderful–and I think should be washed down with one of those caramel macchiato milkshakes or boozy ice cream confections I’ve been seeing this week.

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  6. Kim Beaulieu

    Woot woot, congrats on passing. I knew you would because you rock.

    This ice cream is dreamy. My hubby would go absolutely nuts for this.

    Thank you so much for all the help and support this week. I love you so very much. I can’t wait to see you again. xx

  7. Tara

    What a delicious naughty idea and I love it!!! Thank you for all your hard work in pulling off this wonderful event. I have had fun all week long!!!

  8. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    Shut.the.freakin.front.door. Why have I never made a sundae with donuts before?! Thank you for showing me the light. And girl, congratulations on passing the inspection! I’m so excited for you. The cookies you made me at F&W were so good, I ate them all myself (only gave Tony one of them). It’s awesome that now other people will get to benefit from your incredible cookie baking talents.

    1. Susan Palmer

      You have to fix that and stat! I mean, there must be a donut store equivalent to the awesomeness of Dough near you.

  9. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    Yay, so glad to hear you passed your inspection (of course you did), and your bake shop is up and running! Such great news. If only you could ship me one of these bad boys. It’s like a stereotypical police officer’s heaven on earth. Damn, these pictures are wanting to make me dig right in!


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