Grilled Donuts


For a sweet and special breakfast or a brunch-inspired dessert, grill glazed donuts! Take it to the next decadent level by dunking the grilled donuts in mint julep or strawberry basil cream cheese dips.

Grilled Doughnuts
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
1 mins
Total Time:
6 mins


  • 8 glazed doughnuts

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 recipe Mint Julep Dip

  • 1 recipe Strawberry Basil Dip

Strawberry Basil Dip

  • 6 ounce fresh strawberries, hulled (about 1 1/4 cups)

  • 4 ounce cream cheese, softened (1/4 cup)

  • 3 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon packed fresh basil leaves

Mint Julep Dip

  • 6 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 tablespoon packed fresh mint leaves

  • 6 ounce cream cheese, softened (3/4 cup)

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 2 tablespoon bourbon


  1. Heat charcoal or gas grill to medium-low. Coat doughnuts with cooking spray. Grill doughnuts, covered, until lightly browned, 30 seconds to 1 minute per side. Watch closely to avoid burning. Serve grilled doughnuts with Mint Julep Dip and Strawberry Basil Dip.

Strawberry Basil Dip

  1. In a blender or small food processor combine strawberries, cream cheese, and honey. Cover; blend or process until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as necessary. Add basil; pulse until just chopped. Serve immediately.

Mint Julep Dip

  1. In a small bowl combine sugar and mint leaves. Using a wooden spoon mash mint and sugar until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute.

  2. In a blender container or food processor combine sugar mixture, cream cheese, milk, and bourbon. Cover; blend or process until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as necessary. Serve immediately.

Make ahead

Chill dip up to 8 hours. Serve at room temperature.

Make ahead

Chill sauce up to 8 hours. Serve at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

283 Calories
15g Fat
32g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 283
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 215mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0.7mg 4%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Potassium 69mg 1%
Folate, total 66.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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