Buy the most delicious glazed donut you can find... from a local shop or Krispy Kreme.
“Baked goods do something particular when boiled with milk: they dissolve and become stretchy and elastic,” writes Cree. “Throw the mixture into the blender, and this strange concoction becomes velvety and thick, like pudding.”
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Cree first tasted a brioche-infused pudding at famed Alinea, then experimented with every bakery treat under the sun. She found glazed donuts—whether homemade or from your grocery store’s bakery—break down from chewy circles to a rich pudding perfect for ice cream.
Simply boil cream, milk, sugar, and glucose in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat, whisking occasionally until it reaches a full rolling boil. Add the donut, breaking it up with the whisk, and simmer for two minutes over reduced heat. After blending vanilla and salt, chill and churn as you would with any other ice cream.
Rest assured, if you aren’t a donut fan (???), Cree writes that you can add any breakfast cake, pastry, bread (or cookie!) your heart desires.