Chocolate Doughnut, Nutella, and Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate Doughnut Coffee Ice Cream Sandwich

Growing up in my family meant that you would eat dessert on occasion. Don’t get me wrong, we did have our fair share of sweet treats but we weren’t the type of family that ate dessert after every meal. If we ever did have a craving for sweets after our meal, you could (and still can) always count on my Mom to have Drumsticks in the freezer. If we really had a craving, Dairy Queen was right down the street which made for easy Blizzard runs.

The only time that we really had sweets on a regular basis is when my brother and I stayed with my Grammy and Papa. After dinner, Grammy would make her way into the kitchen and come out with bowls of Frosted Flakes. After enjoying a massive bowl of sugary goodness, I would sit myself on the floor and build card houses while my brother and Grammy watched David Letterman (random, I know). After getting in their laughs with Dave (Yes, I’ve seen him so much I feel like we should be on a first name basis), my brother always took it upon himself to act out the role of Godzilla. Oh, my poor, poor card houses.

This one time, after getting my card houses destroyed, I gathered up the cards all nice and neat and took the stack to my Grammy so that she could put them away until next time. That’s when she looked at me and asked, “Have you ever played 52 Card Pick Up?” I answered, “No, Grammy…I’ve never played that game.” Seconds later, cards were flying all over the place and completely covered the floor. I looked at her with sheer puzzlement and asked, “Grammy, why did you do that?” Grammy replied by saying, “Jenni, it’s called 52 Card Pick Up…there are 52 cards so pick them up!” All of us could not stop laughing. Seriously, how naive was I?

After card playing, Grammy would walk into the kitchen and come back out with two cones piled high with ice cream. That’s right…dinner, then cereal, then ice cream…every single time with stayed at her house. I’ve never really had a sweet tooth but the balance between my love of cereal along with the ice cream was a perfect treat at Grammy’s house.

Fast forward 20 some-odd years later and now I find myself married to a man who loves his sweets, especially chocolate. Since we don’t eat dessert on a regular basis in our house, when we do I try to make it extra special. I enjoy trying to think of different ways to balance our seldom craving for sweet treats with his love of chocolate…

…and these Chocolate Doughnut, Nutella, and Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches definitely do the trick.

Chocolate Doughnut, Nutella, and Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches


  • Chocolate Doughnuts
  • Nutella
  • Coffee Ice Cream


  1. Cut the chocolate doughnuts in half.
  2. Warm the Nutella in a microwave. Spread the slightly warmed Nutella on the cut side of one half of the doughnut.
  3. Scoop two tablespoons of ice cream and place on the Nutella side of the doughnut.
  4. Sandwich the ice cream with the other side of the doughnut cut side down.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?


  • Reply Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. March 5, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    OMG! Winner! There are no words…

  • Reply Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar March 5, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Whoa. This sounds so yummy! And beautiful!

  • Reply Tiffany March 6, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Beautiful! And so incredibly tasty sounding!!! Sounds like Grammy was a winner :)

    My favorite is mint chip OR chocolate fudge brownie. Hard to choose!

  • Reply NotesFromAbroad March 6, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Oh… this is ridiculous, beautiful, mouth-watering to imagine :)

  • Reply RecipeGirl March 6, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    These are pure genius, you know? Why not use doughnuts to make ice cream sandwiches?? Love it.

  • Reply Mathew Ames March 7, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    My goodness that looks so yummy!

  • Reply Katie Mar March 8, 2012 at 5:54 am

    i saw these on pinterest… you're a genius, seriously!! holy moly!!

  • Reply Margarita March 8, 2012 at 6:42 am

    My friend Rod made something that reminds me of this… He toasted potato bread and spread Nutella on it and some mocha ice cream slivers in the middle. At first I thought he was crazy, but I gave it a try and it rocked my world. I should tell him to use donuts next time!

  • Reply Anonymous July 14, 2012 at 5:41 am

    pin just made me come and um yes food porn thankyou

  • Reply Kate July 14, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Cannot wait to try this out, what a great summertime recipe!

  • Reply Anonymous November 10, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    I'm going to call this "Diabetus Maximus".

  • Reply Anonymous December 19, 2012 at 5:00 am

    Ok see, you're going to make me slap the sh*t out of myself. Good GOD almighty it's about to go down…. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this amazing idea. You F'in ROCK!
    Take care & God Bless

  • Reply eatgreatbegreat May 8, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    OMG…these sound amazing! Love it!

  • Reply Reinhard Doberstein September 15, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    All I can say is WOW!! Gonna make some!

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