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 🙂

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 Glazed Donuts

These homemade donuts get their amazing texture from a secret ingredient: vanilla ice cream! My Baked Pumpkin Donuts have the best soft, bouncy texture and smooth vanilla kick, topped with a sweet pumpkin spice glaze.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: 9 donuts
Calories: 368kcal
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  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, sugar, pumpkin, egg, vanilla and pudding mix into a large mixing bowl.
  • 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.
  • 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!


Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 285mg | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 1430IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: baked donuts, homemade donuts, pumpkin desserts

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87 Responses
  1. Rachel

    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.


  2. Heather

    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

  3. Linda

    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.

  4. Kay

    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!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Dana B

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Jen @ Chocotuile

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

  7. Stephie

    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!

    1. Jenny

      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!!

      1. Stephie

        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!

        1. Stephie

          oh, and if you use the mini donut pan and find that the donuts are a bit stuck just use a plastic spoon to scoop them out =)

  8. carly {carlyklock}

    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.

  9. Diana P

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

  10. Mandy W

    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!

  11. Courtney

    Oh my goodness. All your recipes are incredible, and this one is definitely no exception. Drooling over here, lol! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Sarah @ a dash and a pinch

    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?

  13. Ibett

    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!

  14. Shona Parker

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

  15. Puja

    Ah! I just ate breakfast, but now I want donuts – and not just any donuts, I want these ๐Ÿ™‚ 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!

  16. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga


    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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