Soda Donuts


Soda Donuts

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    Doughn't you worry! You’ll love these soda-infused fried donuts that are super easy to make!

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 8
    Biscuit Donuts
    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
    Soda Jelly
    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
    • Ladle
    • 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
    • Whisk


    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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 Tip
      Nutrition facts cannot be accurately calculated for fried foods.
      Hy-Vee Test Kitchen