During the school year, my life is pretty crazy. Mornings (and afternoons and evenings) tend to be all-go all the time and honestly, there is rarely a chance for me to stop and smell the coffee. But now, with the summer months upon us, I’m finding that our slower pace is allowing me more time for simple indulgences. Without the need to have kids out the door and fed at the crack of dawn, I’ve changed up my morning coffee routine. Even better, as the kids explore the yard and play in the sprinkler, I’ve discovered that my porch and a tall glass of Chocolate Glazed Donut Iced Coffee paired with a simple and easy to whip up baked Chocolate Glazed Donut has the ability to turn my summer days into a time to simply sit back, relax and indulge in the most delicious coffee-flavored way.
I’m gonna tell you, this impressive drink and snack pairing will make you forget all about your local coffee house and instead begin to discover the simple pleasure that is having the perfect morning, afternoon or evening coffee-inspired treat at home. As an added bonus, there’s no need to lose your swimsuit (or perhaps take off your pajamas) to get this tasty treat that can be made from the convenience of your own kitchen! So, let’s get started with one of my favorite hacks that makes iced coffee so much more delicious in the summer! To start my Chocolate Glazed Donut Iced Coffee, I of course needed….coffee. Now, I know that I could use plain coffee and infuse flavors but why should I have to when I can find delicious flavored Dunkin’ Donuts® Chocolate Glazed Donut K-Cups at Publix?
Seriously, for those of you who haven’t discovered that you can make your own Dunkin’ coffee at home, you’re totally missing out! Nestled in the coffee aisle at Publix is a variety of K-Cup and Ground Dunkin’ Donuts coffee options in flavors like S’mores, Pumpkin Spice and, of course, Chocolate Glazed Donut! Totally yum right? If you’re more of a plain Jane type don’t worry…there’s also traditional blends and regular flavors like Vanilla. While I stay stocked up on a variety of flavors to meet my ever changing mood, Chocolate Glazed Donut is probably my fav right now! So back to the Chocolate Glazed Donut Ice Coffee. To start this amazing treat, I brewed two cups of Dunkin’ Donuts Chocolate Glazed Donut coffee in my Keurig. With its rich and smooth flavor that’s never bitter and the ability to create the perfect cup of coffee every brew, my Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cups make this the perfect starting point for any summer coffee drink!
I’ll warn you, the smell alone will have you drooling but if you can practice just a little bit of patience, it will be totally worth it! Once my coffee was brewed, I poured half a cup into a measuring cup and then filled ice cube trays with it…that’s right, we’re making coffee flavored ice cubes to keep that iced coffee drink from watering down!
Once my coffee ice cubes were in the freezer, I put the rest of my coffee in a sealed cup in the fridge to cool it off and got to work making my Chocolate Glazed Donuts cause they are seriously the perfect complement to this iced coffee drink.
What You Will Need
(for the donuts)
1 Cup of Flour
1/8 Cup of Unsweeted Cocoa Powder
1/8 Cup of Regular Cocoa Powder
1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
1/2 Cup of Sugar
1/2 Cup of Dunkin’ Donuts Extra Extra Creamer
2 Tablespoons of Melted Butter
(for the glaze)
1 Cup of Confectioners Sugar
1/4 Cup of Cocoa Powder
3-4 Tablespoons of Dunkin’ Donuts Extra Extra Creamer
How to Make It
These amazing baked Chocolate Glazed Donuts that are inspired by my K-Cups of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee from Publix are super simple to make. All I had to do is add all of my ingredients to my mixer and mix them on low just until they are well combined.
Once my batter was ready, I transferred it to a piping bag and filled my greased donut pan about two-thirds of the way full.
Into the oven on 350 degrees my chocolate donuts went for ten minutes, just until they were cooked through completely and amazingly fluffy. As soon as I removed them from the oven, I transferred them to a cooling rack and allowed them to cool completely.
Once my donuts were cool and my coffee ice cubes were frozen, it was time to put together my perfect summer treat! To start, I whipped up some easy glaze to dip my donuts in….after all, Chocolate Glazed Donut Iced Coffee needs Chocolate Glazed donuts as a side, right? I quickly added my confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder and milk to a bowl and mixed it until it was a thick liquid consistency. Then I dipped each of my prepared donuts into the glaze.
As soon as they were done, I pulled out a tall glass, drizzled in a little chocolate and filled it with my coffee ice cubes.
After filling my cup three fourths of the way with my chilled coffee, I finished it off with Dunkin’ Donuts Extra Extra Creamer. Then I placed a straw in and added my Chocolate Glazed Donut to the straw.
Now, I’m no barista but even I was shocked at how amazing my perfect summer treat turned out to be! It was rich and cool and delicious and perfect for pretty much any time of the day!
Since I can call this treat breakfast or dessert, there’s never a bad time for it and let me tell you, it makes summer days so much sweeter!
I know without a doubt that this will be MY signature coffee beverage of the summer. When friends and family come over, it’s what’s on the menu. When I’m at home alone, I’m all about it. And when I need to perfect cool beverage and snack combination to make summer days sweet, it’s where I’ll turn!
Now it’s your turn to come up with your perfect summer drink with the amazing variety of Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cups and Ground Coffee from Publix! Let the fun flavors inspire you to create something amazing or to simply sit down and enjoy your favorite flavor of coffee either iced or hot. To get started, don’t forget to grab your $1 off 1 Dunkin’ Donuts coffee product (expires 7/19) coupon and head to the coffee aisle at Publix today! Then get creative and find the perfect flavor combo to fuel all your summer fun!
Tell me, which of the Dunkin’ Donuts coffee flavors will you be enjoying this summer?