Coffee and Doughnuts

, from Issue #64. January, 2016
Photography by Aaron McLean.
Coffee and Doughnuts

This is definitely not a recipe, just a delicious put-together. Use your favourite ice cream and icing combination, if coffee isn’t your preference. 

Serves: 4


4 plain ring doughnuts
about ½ litre espresso ice cream (I used Kohu Road brand)
Coffee icing
1 teaspoon instant coffee powder 
2 teaspoons milk or water
½ cup icing sugar, sifted


Icing: Stir the coffee and milk or water together until the coffee has dissolved, then stir in the icing sugar to make a smooth shiny icing. Add a little more liquid or icing sugar if necessary to make a thick pourable consistency. 

Cut the doughnuts in half. Place a scoop of ice cream on the bottom half and gently press to an even layer then sandwich with the tops. 

Place on a serving plate and spoon over the icing, letting it drip down the sides. Leave for a couple of minutes for the icing to set, then serve. Makes 4