Make Soda Jelly: Combine sugar, caffeine-free cola or caffeine-free citrus-flavored soft drink in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir in liquid pectin; boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Ladle into clean jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Cool completely. Tightly cover and refrigerate 1 day before using. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
Doughn't you worry! You’ll love these soda-infused fried donuts that are super easy to make!
Servings and Ingredients
|Hy-Vee vegetable oil, for frying|
|1 (16-oz.) can Hy-Vee flaky jumbos buttermilk biscuits, (8-ct.)|
|1 ½ c. Soda Jelly|
|1 recipe desired Glaze|
|Strawberry popping candy, for garnish|
|Hy-Vee maraschino cherries with stems, drained, for garnish|
|1 ½ c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar|
|¾ c. caffeine-free cola soft drink, or caffeine-free citrus-flavored soft drink|
|½ (3-oz.) pouch liquid pectin|
|Cola Pudding Glaze|
|1 (3.4-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee instant vanilla pudding and pie filling mix|
|¾ c. caffeine-free cola soft drink|
|½ c. Hy-Vee 2% reduced-fat milk|
|Chocolate-Cherry Cola Glaze|
|4 oz. Zoet extra-dark 70% cacao chocolate, chopped|
|½ c. Hy-Vee heavy whipping cream|
|2 tbsp. caffeine-free cola soft drink|
|2 tbsp. maraschino cherry juice|
|Citrus Soda Glaze|
|2 c. Hy-Vee powdered sugar|
|1 c. caffeine-free citrus-flavored soft drink, plus additional for thinning, if desired|
|3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice|
Things To Grab
- Medium saucepan
- Deep-fat fryer or large heavy-bottom saucepan
- 1-1/2-inch round pastry cuter
- Paper towels
- Plastic squeeze bottle with tip
- Mason jars with tight-fitting lids
- Medium bowl
Heat oil to 350 degrees in a deep-fat fryer or large heavy-bottom saucepan. Follow instructions for quantity of oil in deep-fat fryer. For saucepan, use at least 2-inches of oil.
Cut out centers from each biscuit using a 1-1/2-inch round pastry cutter. Fry biscuits in batches for 2 to 4 minutes or until golden and cooked through, turning halfway through. Drain on paper towels; cool.
Fill a plastic squeeze bottle with Soda Jelly. Insert tip of bottle in sides of donuts and squeeze Soda Jelly into four sides of each donut.
Make Desired Glaze.
Cola-Pudding Glaze: Whisk together pudding mix, caffeine-free cola soft drink, and milk in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Makes 1 cup.
Chocolate-Cherry Cola Glaze: Place chocolate in a medium glass bowl. Heat whipping cream in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until hot. Pour over chocolate; let stand 5 minutes. Whisk until smooth. Whisk in caffeine-free cola soft drink and maraschino cherry juice. Makes 1 cup.
Citrus Soda Glaze: Whisk together powdered sugar, caffeine-free citrus-flavored soft drink, and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Add additional citrus-flavored soft drink if needed to thin glaze. Makes 1 cup.
Dip donuts into desired glaze. Squeeze additional jelly into centers of donuts. For Chocolate-Cherry Cola donuts, sprinkle with popping candy and garnish with cherries. Serve immediately.
Hyvee Culinary Expert TipNutrition cannot be accurately calculated for fried foods.