Homemade Krispy Kremes:

Krispy Kreme donuts are legendary for their melt-in-your-mouth goodness, and now you can replicate that irresistible flavor and texture at home. This homemade Krispy Kreme donuts recipe brings the joy of fresh, hot donuts right to your kitchen. Whether you’re looking to impress your family with a sweet morning treat or host a delightful dessert gathering, these homemade donuts are a real crowd-pleaser.


For the Donuts:

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 packet) active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons warm water (110°F or 45°C)
  • 3/4 cup warm milk (110°F or 45°C)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)

For the Glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Step 1: Activate the Yeast

  1. In a small bowl, sprinkle the active dry yeast over the warm water and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes, or until it becomes frothy.

Step 2: Make the Donut Dough

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm milk, granulated sugar, softened unsalted butter, and salt.
  2. Add the yeast mixture and eggs to the milk mixture. Mix until well combined.
  3. Gradually add the all-purpose flour, stirring until a soft dough forms.
  4. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5-7 minutes, or until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  5. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise for about 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.

Step 3: Shape and Cut the Donuts

  1. Once the dough has risen, punch it down to release any air bubbles.
  2. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/2-inch thickness.
  3. Use a donut cutter or a round cutter to cut out donuts and arrange them on a baking sheet. Don’t forget to cut out the donut holes too.
  4. Cover the donuts with a clean kitchen towel and let them rise for another 30 minutes.

Step 4: Fry the Donuts

  1. In a large, deep pot, heat the vegetable oil to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Carefully add the donuts, a few at a time, and fry until they are golden brown on both sides, about 1-2 minutes per side.
  3. Use a slotted spoon to remove the donuts from the oil and place them on a paper towel-lined tray to drain excess oil.

Step 5: Make the Glaze

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and pure vanilla extract until you have a smooth, pourable glaze.

Step 6: Glaze the Donuts

  1. While the donuts are still warm, dip them into the glaze, ensuring an even coating.

Step 7: Serve and Enjoy!

  1. Serve your homemade Krispy Kreme donuts warm and enjoy the sweet, light, and fluffy deliciousness.


Homemade Krispy Kreme donuts bring the magic of the iconic donut shop right into your kitchen. With the soft, sweet, and melt-in-your-mouth texture, they are a delightful treat that can brighten up your mornings or make any gathering more special. The process of making your own donuts is not just rewarding but also allows you to create a beloved favorite exactly to your liking.

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