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Beach Ball Donuts Are The Perfect Multi-Colored Sweet Treat For Summer

by Caroline Hockenbury
Caroline is an editorial intern who enjoys running, making origami, and beatboxing (simultaneously).

When you go to the beach, what is your favorite way to pass time?

Personally, I like to settle into the sand and sun myself — a good book in hand. Others may enjoy sipping fruity cocktails in the shade or wading through the churning waves with friends.

Children often skip along the shore, boogie boards and shovels in tow. They know that a trip to the beach isn’t complete without some form of recreation, and certain toys have become symbols of ocean fun.

Along with sandcastle buckets and kites, beach balls are a common plaything to find near the water. I remember doodling these iconic toys on every beach scene I drew growing up!

Whether or not you have beach-loving kids or simply wish to relive some childhood fun, you should whip up a batch of these adorable beach ball donuts! This colorful dessert is perfect for any summer themed party or event. All you need is donut batter, a few drops of food coloring, and a proper baking tin.

To learn how to bake these goodies, simply check out the ingredients list and baking directions below. Then, watch the video for more details.

What sweet treats do you like to bake in the summertime? Let us know in the comments, then please SHARE this creative recipe with your foodie friends on Facebook!

Cook: 10 min
Prep: 45 min
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • donut batter
  • food coloring (recommended colors: blue, pink, orange, yellow, and green)
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
Instructions
  • Evenly divide the batter into five separate bowls.
  • Using a toothpick, add a different color of food coloring to each bowl of batter. Stir until the pigment is fully mixed in.
  • Scoop the batter into individual piping bags.
  • Squirt the different colors of batter into a donut baking tray. Make sure the sections of color are well defined.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes at 325°F.
  • To make the glaze, pour the milk, vanilla extract, and sifted powdered sugar into a fry pan. Stir over low heat until slightly runny.
  • Dip one side of each cooled donut into the glaze.
  • Allow the glaze to dry before serving. For an artistic touch, display the donuts over brown sugar — meant to resemble sand.
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Beach Ball Donuts 45 minutes 10 minutes 55 minutes Serves 6 //www.littlethings.com/app/uploads/2017/07/beach-ball-donuts-recipe-card-850x444.jpg donut batter food coloring (recommended colors: blue, pink, orange, yellow, and green) whole milk vanilla extract powdered sugar, sifted Evenly divide the batter into five separate bowls. Using a toothpick, add a different color of food coloring to each bowl of batter. Stir until the pigment is fully mixed in. Scoop the batter into individual piping bags. Squirt the different colors of batter into a donut baking tray. Make sure the sections of color are well defined. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes at 325°F. To make the glaze, pour the milk, vanilla extract, and sifted powdered sugar into a fry pan. Stir over low heat until slightly runny. Dip one side of each cooled donut into the glaze. Allow the glaze to dry before serving. For an artistic touch, display the donuts over brown sugar — meant to resemble sand.

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