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How To Make Donut Glaze

I’ve been making this easy donut glaze recipe for years and can honestly tell you it’s PERFECT!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Donut
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10 donuts
Calories 269 kcal


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1-2 drops of pink food coloring
  • Colorful sprinkles for decorating


How to make donut glaze in the brightest hues you've ever seen.

  1. Whisk together the powdered sugar, water, and food coloring in a bowl.
  2. Adjust consistency of the glaze, by adding a small amount of sugar if it’s too watery, or adding water if looks too thick.
  3. Repeat in a couple different bowls to get various shades of color.
  4. Pour the glaze over the donuts, cookies, apples or cakes... Seriously, this would be amazing on almost anything.
  5. Add sprinkles, candies, or jimmies while the glaze is still wet and allow the donuts to set before eating (if you can help yourself!).