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. Ashleigh@ashleighskitchen

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

  2. Melissa

    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…

    1. Jenny

      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.

  3. Maria@Crispy's Cafe

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

  4. Tammy P.

    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?

  5. Wenderly

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

  6. Lina

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

  7. Tara

    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?


    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.

  9. Erin

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Cathie Stratton

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

  11. Maria Ortiz-Cintron

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

  12. Lindsey C.

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


    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.

  14. Pure2raw twins

    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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Kim in MD

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Yatee

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

  17. Anna

    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!

  18. Ilene

    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!

  19. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme

    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!

  20. Healthy&Homemade

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

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