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Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts

My Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts are too good to pass up! Enjoy!
Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts

You are in for the ultimate treat with my Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts! I am trying to keep my composure while writing this intro. I am in love with these donuts, nothing else to say. Well, I will say more. They are soft, baked, topped with a sweet glaze and full of pumpkin spice and vanilla ice cream baked inside!

Now, don’t expect to take a bite and taste the ice cream. It is added more for a perfectly soft bouncy texture and vanilla kick.

Hope you all enjoy my donuts! Yay!!

Prepare The Donut Batter

Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts

Start with adding all of your donut ingredients to a large mixing bowl. I started with the flour πŸ™‚

Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts

Keep adding….the baking powder, salt and cinnamon.

Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts

Bring on the sugar and pumpkin.

Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts

Add your egg next.

Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts

Add a touch of vanilla.

Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts

I added 2 Tablespoons of vanilla pudding mix, but have made the donuts without. I like the flavor and texture it brings, but if you don’t have it you can make without.

Add The Secret Ingredient!

Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts

Time for the ice cream! Oh yah!

Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts

Melt your ice cream for about 30 seconds until just melted and add right to the bowl.

Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts

Give her a good mix.

Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts

It’ll look just like this. Yum!

Use A Donut Pan For a Healthier Donut

Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts

Here’s the donut pan I used. It is by Wilton. I LOVE it.

Bake Your Donuts

Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts

Fill your donut pans and time to bake!

Prepare The Icing

Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts

When the donuts come out of the oven. Let them cool for 10 minutes then prepare the glaze. Powdered sugar and heavy cream.

Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts

Ahhh, perfect!

Dip Your Cooled Donuts into The Icing

Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts

Take your cute baked donut and get it ready to dip.

Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts

Oh yah, this is my favorite part.

Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts

Soft, delicious and gorgeous!

Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts

Enjoy! For more Picky Palate Pumpkin Recipes click HERE.

Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts

Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts

Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, donuts, doughnuts, Fall Baking, pumpkin
Servings: 9 donuts
Calories: 368 kcal
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup ice cream measured before melting
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream you my need a couple tablespoons more if too thick
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, sugar, pumpkin, egg, vanilla and pudding mix into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Place ice cream into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds or until just barely melted. Pour into mixing bowl and combine with other ingredients until well combined. Scoop batter into prepared donut pan (in batches if necessary). Bake for 15-20 minutes, until baked through. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.
  4. To prepare the glaze, place powdered sugar and cream into a bowl, whisking to combine. Add more cream if needs thinning out. Dip tops of donuts in glaze and serve!
Nutrition Facts
Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 368 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 224mg10%
Potassium 285mg8%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1430IU29%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 150mg15%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1


    They look amazing.

    I just bought a donut pan (wilton!) last week but haven’t broken it in yet. I need to with your recipe. Amazing, Jenny. I am pinning it to my Donut Board right now,too.

    Ice cream, pumpkin, a great glaze, vanilla infused, super moist looking…and beautiful pics (love the plate you used to go with them..perfect)…you are my hero with these πŸ™‚

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    Amanda says:

    This recipe is just jaw dropping! Your photos are incredible, love that china! πŸ™‚

  3. 3

    Loving the addition of ice cream!

  4. 4

    Another fabulous recipe…can’t wait to try it!

  5. 5

    These really do look amazing! Ice cream in the donut is fantastic!

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    Miranda says:

    I am in love with these doughnuts too – all of my favorite things!

  7. 7

    Love these! They are so yummy looking.

  8. 8

    WOW – this sounds amazing! and the ice cream glaze? genius!

  9. 9
    Clare says:

    these are PERFECT.

  10. 10
    Puja says:

    Ah! I just ate breakfast, but now I want donuts – and not just any donuts, I want these πŸ™‚ I was really curious to see how you incorporated ice cream. I’m sure it makes them that much yummier! And I love anything pumpkin flavored, so I’ll definitely have to try this recipe as soon as I get my hands on a donut pan!

  11. 11
    Shona Parker says:

    OOOOO How I so want one of those pans!!!! Ohh the many different donuts I could make, my tummy can’t stand it!

  12. 12

    How fun is this recipe?? LOVE.

  13. 13
    Mary says:

    I have fresh pumpkin in the refrig – these will be made before the end of the day!

  14. 14
    Maria says:

    What a fun recipe for Fall!

  15. 15
    Ibett says:

    Oh my word!!!!!! Thank you so much for this recipe! And I could hardly wait to open your blog just to see this recipe and info. for the giveaway! Can’t wait till tomorrow! Putting a reminder on my phone! LOL Thank you again for the recipe!

  16. 16

    These look phenomenal! I wish I had a donut pan. Could I use a different pan and maybe adapt the recipe a little to that pan? Do you have any suggestions?

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    Courtney says:

    Oh my goodness. All your recipes are incredible, and this one is definitely no exception. Drooling over here, lol! πŸ™‚

  18. 18

    These look awesome! Love you the ice cream in it

  19. 19

    There you go again…making me want doughnuts for breakfast!

  20. 20
    Mandy W says:

    Those look fabulous – and I don’t think that is just the pregnancy cravings talking! I am so going to have to make those. Been wanting a donut pan and now I think I have a good excuse!

  21. 21
    Kristy says:

    Oh my….these look divine!!!

  22. 22
    Diana P says:

    Can I use frozen yogurt instead of ice cream? Or are there any exchanges I can use to make it a tad bit healthier?

  23. 23

    Oh, IF ONLY I could reach through my screen right now… [sigh]

    Also – Breyer’s is the best ice cream in the world. That is all.

  24. 24
    Catie says:

    These look delicious!!! I want to make some! Love everything pumpkin and fall.

  25. 25
    Stephie says:

    this sounds fabulous! I’d like to try it. Being lactose intolerant I’m unable to use the vanilla pudding mix. By using lactose free alternatives I can substitute the ice cream & heavy cream. As for the Vanilla Pudding mix I found one resource that says to substitute: 3/4 C powdered sugar, 2 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 tsp nutmeg and an egg yolk for the vanilla pudding mix. Then take needed 2 Tbsp needed from that. I hope it works!

    • 25.1
      Jenny says:

      Hi Stephanie,
      The pudding mix I put in is actually dry. It sounds like the recipe you are talking about is for the actual finished pudding. You can substitute the ice cream for a lactose appropriate milk and just leave out the pudding mix. Hope this helps!!

      • 25.1.1
        Stephie says:

        thanks for the info! I used fresh pumpkin and dyed my batter orange, I ended up leaving out the vanilla pudding mix and I used a mini donut pan. They turned out really yummers! The miniature donuts are ridiculously cute! If anyone is wondering I baked them for 15 min and got 60 mini donuts!

  26. 26

    Melted ice cream in donut batter? Where ever did you come up with that?! Sounds awesome! Love your silverware set!

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  28. 28
    Kimberly Robinson says:

    This is one for the books!!! Can’t wait to try it out!!

  29. 29
    Alma says:

    These look delicious! Will definitely try the recipe. Thank you!

  30. 30
    Dana B says:

    Love the appearance of the texture! I’m not usually as in to cake style donuts, but I keep wanting to reach into the screen to get it! πŸ™‚

  31. 31
    Kay says:

    Am so happy to find yet another recipe for baked donuts. Believe it or not I literally just finished making some vanilla and red velvet baked donuts for my child care children for when they get home from school for their afternoon snack. They will get to frost them and decorate them with halloween decorations. Yummy, I can hardly wait myself. Keep the recipe’s coming. ThAnKs!! πŸ™‚

  32. 32
    Bev Weidner says:

    Look. At. Those. Nuts. I MEAN DONUTS. wow. Donuts.

    I want them all.

  33. 33
    Sara says:

    This is just adding to the reasons that I have to buy a donut pan. They look delish!

  34. 34
    Linda says:

    I love pumpkin and these donuts look amazing. I did even know donuts pans were in stores. I would love to win one and start making donuts without the grease. Thank you.

  35. 35
    Heather says:

    These look scrumptious! You could almost reach through the screen & squish the moistness. I may even try this with sweet potato for my friends who don’t favor pumpkin. Thank you for the ice cream variation!

    Heather @ Find That Warm Fuzzy Feeling

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    Nicole says:

    Donuts are my favorite snack. These look great!

  37. 37
    Rachel says:

    Ooh. I can’t wait to try these. I love donuts and these look delicious. I love the ice cream idea. I’ve tried two other baked donut recipes and wasn’t impressed by either, but these look like a sure win.

    Would really love to win a Wilton pan because that would just be the icing on top of the….err, donut.


  38. 38

    I’ve been wanting one of those doughnut pans, I need to get one now to try these out! YUM!

  39. 39
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    Oh my goodness, can I have one of these now please? What a great recipe and who would have guess melted ice cream?! Definitely got to try these!

  40. 40

    YUM! Love the use of the ice cream πŸ™‚ they look fab!

  41. 41
    Ilene says:

    Adding this to the long list of recipes from you that I want to try!!! I hope I remember to enter your donut pan give away!

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    Anna says:

    I love eating donuts together with vanilla ice cream…Now, I can eat them literally mixed together! I want that same donut pan. My pans are all worn out and need replacement. Lovely pictures, by the way!

  44. 44
    Yatee says:

    I wish I had that donut pan! This looks amazing too, interesting usage of ice cream in the batter!

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    Kim in MD says:

    I have been holding out on the baked doughnut craze because I hate buying specialty pans. This recipe and Jessica’s (at How Sweet It Is) may push me to the breaking point! I’m going to stop by tomorrow for the give-away, but if I don’t win I am going to have to break down and buy a doughnut pan! πŸ™‚

  47. 47
    Amanda says:

    These look so good Jenny! I have pinned them yum!

  48. 48

    If I had a donut pan, I would totally make these!

  49. 49
    garysgirl says:

    These sound absolutely fab!! Hope I win a donut pan so I can make them! haha πŸ˜‰

  50. 50

    yum yum!!! these look fantastic! I love the idea of putting ice cream in the batter! and we absolutely love our donut pans (we have two) and just got a mini donut bake maker that we are excited to try out. I guess you can say we love our baked donuts πŸ˜‰

  51. 51
    KATOGUY says:

    Love pumpkin anything! Adding ice cream to the recipe is an exciting twist. Will definitely try these luscious darlings soon! By the way, I love your website. The inclusion of all the step-by-step pictures with the recipe is dynamic; have never seen such a fine presentation.

  52. 52
    Diane M. says:

    I LOVE cake doughnuts with a big glass of milk!

  53. 53
    Serena says:

    My favorite kind of donut is old fashioned w/ chocolate frosting. MMM

  54. 54
    Kari says:

    Pumpkin with maple glaze.

  55. 55
    Lindsey C. says:

    My favorite are the chocolate cake doughnuts from Krispy Kreme. Oh please let me win, I gotta give your recipe a try!

  56. 56
    Debbie S. says:

    jelly filled donuts are my fav!!!

  57. 57
    Allean says:

    Can’t wait to make these but I need a donut pan. I would love to win one…:-)

  58. 58
    Maria Ortiz-Cintron says:

    Excited about this give away. Favorite donut? The glazed whole wheat from Dunkin – it’s really good!

  59. 59
    Shawn Pugel says:

    I never met a doughnut I did’t like

  60. 60
    Cathie Stratton says:

    my favorite kind of donut is a sugar raised donut, when I was expecting my 2nd daughter I lived on these donuts!

  61. 61
    Erin says:

    I love it when you bake with ice cream! I can’t wait to try this recipe and get my hands on one of those pans! Thanks for sharing great stuff, as usual! πŸ™‚

  62. 62
    Jo F. says:

    These look gorgeous, and what a pretty plate too! πŸ™‚

  63. 63

    I have always wondered if those donut pans work or not and they look like they work great! I can’t wait to purchase one and try them out.

  64. 64
    Tara says:

    I made these tonight, and they were good, but I’m wondering if I did something wrong, cause they have a slight tart taste to them. Is that how they’re supposed to be?

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    Lina says:

    Wow! Did you ever think about putting melted ice cream in the glaze? Super delicious, I would bet!

  67. 67
    Wenderly says:

    Absolutely stunning. I loved the photo of the egg too! Can’t wait to try these delicious donuts!!!

  68. 68
    Tammy P. says:

    These look Yummy!!! I have looked in all of the stores in my area for a donut pan, no luck.Has anybody tried making this recipe in a muffin pan? I think i am going to try it because it looks soooooo good!!! Any suggestions on what stores carry donut pans?

  69. 69
    Kristen says:

    What a perfect combination!

  70. 70

    I didn’t know you can use ice cream for baking! I NEED that donut pan…my mom won’t get me one xD

  71. 71

    shut the door. you put ice cream IN your donuts?! genius. I love it.

  72. 72

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  73. 73
    Melissa says:

    These look so tasty! I had to try them today but they taste bitter like I put too much baking powder in them, does it really call for 1 TBSP of powder? Something is off…

    • 73.1
      Jenny says:

      Hi Melissa,
      I wonder what happened? I’ve made them a dozen times already and don’t taste the bitter. You are using baking powder right? I wonder if different brands of baking powder make a difference? Weird.

  74. 74

    wow these look amazing! That batter looks so good, I just wish I could grab a spoonful!

  75. 75
    Kacie says:

    I’ve been needing a donut pan for yummy recipes like this one!

  76. 76
    Kim says:

    Made these! They are delish! My kids LOVED them and are begging for more.

  77. 77

    DELICIOUS!! I recently bought a doughnut baking tray, I think this may very well be the first doughnuts I bake :). I love that you added the ice cream, I made ice cream bread before using and the consistency is to die for.

  78. 78

    Oh, wow, these sound truly amazing! I’d be afraid I’d eat the entire recipe all by myself πŸ™‚

  79. 79

    These look sinful! I must have 10 of ’em!

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    Char says:

    I made these with a mini donut maker! so cute and delicious! Thank you so much.

  83. 83
    Christine says:

    These are by far my favorite baked donuts, and no other recipe comes close to comparing. My issue is- what do I do when I want a great donut that isn’t pumpkin? Can I omit it? I feel like leaving it out will do something to the texture and ruin what i love about these donuts. Please help!!

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    Desiree says:

    Looks great! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

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    Patty Slivka says:

    Can you do a muffin with this recipe?
    Just incase I do not win the dounut pan πŸ™‚

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