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Doughnut Glaze

Three ingredients are all you need to whip up a sweet and classic doughnut glaze that's perfect for topping freshly fried disks of golden deliciousness, like this yeast variety.
This recipe first appeared in Season 8 of Good Eats.
Alton Brown's Hot Glazed Bonuts Recipe
ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes
Yield: 50 doughnuts' worth of glaze


  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar

Specialized Hardware

  • Digital kitchen scale


  • Combine the milk and vanilla in a medium saucepan and heat over low heat until warm.
  • Sift the confectioners' sugar into milk mixture. Whisk slowly until well combined. Remove the glaze from the heat and set over a bowl of warm water. Dip doughnuts into the glaze, one at a time, and set on a wire rack placed in a half sheet pan for 5 minutes before serving.