Ever tired making your own doughnuts and ice cream? Try this recipe and you will never go back to store bought again! 


  • Ice cream 

  • 250ml/9floz double cream 

  • 250ml/9floz whole milk 

  • 4 tsp malted milk powder

  • 6 egg yolks 

  • 100g/3½ oz caster sugar 

  • Doughnut 

  • 1kg/2lb2oz strong plain flour

  • 100g/4oz caster sugar

  • 250g/9oz butter, plus extra for greasing

  • 600ml/1pt 1floz milk

  • 18g/¾ oz fresh yeast

  • 200g/7oz demerara sugar

  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon

  • 200g/7oz icing sugar

  • 2 tbsp bourbon whisky


  • Ice cream :

  • 1.

    Heat the cream, milk and malted milk powder in a saucepan until the powder is dissolved and the mixture just simmering. Meanwhile, place the egg yolks and caster sugar into a bowl and whisk together, then pour the warm mixture on to them, whisking all the time.

  • 2.

    Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook, whisking all the time, until it just thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. If you have one, pour into a Pacojet container (the mixture should just come to the ‘fill here’ mark, do not overfill) then place in the freezer for at least 4 hours until frozen solid. 

  • 3.

    Alternatively, if you do not have a Pacojet, transfer to an ice cream machine and churn until frozen then transfer to a covered container and freeze until needed.

  • Doughnut :

  • 1.

    Put the flour and sugar into a kitchen mixer or large bowl. Put 100g/3½ oz of the butter and half the milk into a saucepan and heat gently on the hob until the butter is just melting then whisk in the yeast. Take off the heat and whisk until the yeast has dissolved, it doesn’t want to be warmer than hand hot.

  • 2.

    Add the rest of the milk to the mixture then pour onto the flour and mix for 5 minutes on a medium speed until a dough is formed — it needs to be quite soft and sticky between your fingers.

  • 3.

    If you’re kneading the dough by hand, turn it out onto a floured surface and knead gently for about 5 minutes.

  • 4.

    Place the dough in a large bowl and cover with cling film and leave in a warm place to prove for 1 hour until well risen, spongy and nearly doubled in size.

  • 5.

    Butter a 38cm/15” deep sided non stick pan and the outside of a 12.5cm/5” diameter small pot. Melt the remaining 150g/5oz of butter and pour into a large high sided tray, then mix the demerara sugar and cinnamon together and tip into another high sided tray.

  • 6.

    Take the risen dough and knead it gently for a couple of minutes until smooth and elastic then form into a big bun. Using a pair of scissors snip the dough in the centre to create a gap through to the bottom of the dough.

  • 7.

    Carefully ease the dough out slightly to form a hole in the centre then dip into the melted butter, covering on all sides, and then into the cinnamon sugar. Place into the buttered pan and place the smaller inner tin in the centre.

  • 8.

    Cover with cling film and leave in a warm place for about 45 minutes, or until the dough is well risen.

  • 9.

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4.

  • 10.

    Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown then remove the inner tin and turn the whole doughnut out onto a large serving platter. Mix the icing sugar and bourbon together in a bowl until smooth, then spoon into a small piping bag and drizzle over the top of doughnut.

  • 11.

    Spoon the ice cream into a serving bowl that will fit in the hole in the centre of the doughnut. Serve immediately!

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (10 servings)

  • Energy 957kj
  • Fat Total 35g
  • Saturated Fat 21g
  • Protein 16g
  • Carbohydrate 142g
  • Sugar 64g
  • Sodium 64mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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