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COLD drink to go with donuts?

ipsedixit Jan 23, 2008 07:48 AM

What's a good cold drink to go with donuts?

I suppose milk comes to mind, but is there anything else?

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    fourunder RE: ipsedixit Jan 23, 2008 07:51 AM

    Iced coffee

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      missfunkysoul RE: fourunder Jan 23, 2008 08:47 AM

      what s/he said.

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      bnemes3343 RE: ipsedixit Jan 23, 2008 07:54 AM

      Hot chocolate

      1. Scrapironchef RE: ipsedixit Jan 23, 2008 07:54 AM

        I'd go with milk or iced coffee, but cold drinks in general don't work well with donuts as they cause the grease in the donut to congeal on the tongue.

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          CPunches RE: Scrapironchef Jan 24, 2008 09:55 AM

          i was just going to say this! i tried the other day making homemade donuts, and then drinking a glass of water (because i'm lactose, so milk was out of the question) ... it felt like i had a layer of grease on my tongue that i couldn't get rid of. so i waited about 20 minutes, and made a pot of coffee to go with it, and waited for it to get cold. haha.

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          LisaN RE: ipsedixit Jan 23, 2008 08:31 AM

          Apple Cider

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            swsidejim RE: ipsedixit Jan 23, 2008 08:34 AM

            Mt. Dew, really get that sugar buzz going.

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              charlesbois RE: ipsedixit Jan 23, 2008 08:35 AM

              cider, hands down, is the best cold drink with doughnuts

              1. invinotheresverde RE: ipsedixit Jan 23, 2008 08:39 AM

                Definitely agree with cider. The acidity cuts right through the sweetness and balances it.

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                  roze RE: invinotheresverde Jan 23, 2008 08:57 AM

                  Third the cider!!! Or an ice cold glass of milk.

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                  justagthing RE: ipsedixit Jan 23, 2008 04:21 PM

                  Vietnames coffee, hot or cold
                  Hmmm...also depends on the kind of donut you are eating, if it is a plain, then i might also go with malted milk, chocolate milk, but if it is a very sugary donut, then plain milk would be best for me, or iced coffee

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                    Jacey RE: ipsedixit Jan 23, 2008 04:37 PM

                    It definitely depends on the flavor of the donut. Of course iced coffee or a latte would work well with just about anyone. However, if it's a pumpkin, carmel, cinnamon, old fashion style donut, apply juice could work well. A french toast flavored one, OJ would be good. Chocolate or powdered sugar kind--milk or chocolate milk would be delicious.

                    1. cayjohan RE: ipsedixit Jan 23, 2008 05:47 PM

                      Falls under the milk umbrella, but have you tried naturally cultured buttermilk or kefir? Great enzymes for digesting that donut, plus the natural tang is a great counterpoint to the sweet and grease. Buttermilk and kefir are also delicious on ice.


                      1. hangrygirl RE: ipsedixit Jan 23, 2008 10:56 PM

                        Diet coke! But that goes with everything... I *am* an addict.

                        1. jfood RE: ipsedixit Jan 24, 2008 03:08 AM

                          Add jfood to iced coffee bucket.

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                            jeanmarieok RE: ipsedixit Jan 24, 2008 03:10 AM

                            Orange juice or grapefruit juice? A juice blend, maybe?

                            1. Karl S RE: ipsedixit Jan 24, 2008 03:46 AM

                              It really depends on the doughnut - whether it's cakey or yeasty, whether it's glazed and/or filled - and with what.

                              Prosecco would be my vote. Or a real (live, unpasteurized) cider* that has started to ferment, made from fairly tart apples. *Not* apple juice or the cloudy apple juice that is merely labelled cider - way too sweet and lame.

                              1. ArikaDawn RE: ipsedixit Jan 24, 2008 05:03 AM

                                I would say iced coffee if you are having a very sweet donut or milk if it is a more subtle flavor.

                                1. ipsedixit RE: ipsedixit Jan 24, 2008 07:12 AM

                                  Thanks for the suggestions everyone.

                                  We went with beer. A cold Moose Drool.

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                                    vickib RE: ipsedixit Jan 24, 2008 08:41 AM

                                    Good choice. I'm also captivated by the Prosecco, or a domestic sparkling wine like Roederer Estate, or, that iced Vietnamese coffee is interesting.....

                                  2. Caroline1 RE: ipsedixit Jan 24, 2008 07:45 AM

                                    Guess I'm late since you've already thanked everyone, but late or not, I cast my vote for ice cold milk with a warm glazed donut! Fannnntastic!

                                    1. Morton the Mousse RE: ipsedixit Jan 24, 2008 08:38 AM

                                      Beer. Definitely beer. Who can eat donuts in the morning, anyhow?

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                                        ipsedixit RE: Morton the Mousse Jan 24, 2008 08:39 AM

                                        It was actually for dessert after dinner.

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                                          ArikaDawn RE: ipsedixit Jan 24, 2008 09:12 AM

                                          Well then iced coffee woulld have been a HUGE mistake. You would have had to of had dinner, dessert, and then a midnight run or an ambien chaser to work out some of the caffeine.

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                                            vvvindaloo RE: ipsedixit Jan 28, 2008 03:06 PM

                                            In that case, a nice sweet sparkling dessert wine would go beautifully.

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                                            Caroline1 RE: Morton the Mousse Jan 24, 2008 10:18 AM

                                            If you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and don't want to make them yourself, morning is the ONLY time yuo can have donuts! The donut shops all close by noon or one o'clock. Well, except for Krispy Kreme and supermarkets. I've never lived anyplace before where donut shops do this. I thought the all stayed open around the clock to feed cops!

                                            Anybody else live where donut shops close around noon?

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                                              pickychicky1979 RE: Caroline1 Jan 24, 2008 12:29 PM

                                              I vote iced coffee and it must be a TX thing we are in central TX and donut shops, of which there are probably 25 in our little area close by mid afternoon.

                                          3. Emme RE: ipsedixit Jan 24, 2008 10:38 PM

                                            My mom would say milk.

                                            I'm odd, I need water; I get thirsty if I eat junk (esp b/c of my gluten intolerance), and water doesn't adulterate the donuty goodness.

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                                              CookforFun RE: ipsedixit Jan 29, 2008 07:19 AM

                                              Nothing like an iced coffee with a hot glazed donut.

                                              1. ericalloyd RE: ipsedixit Jan 29, 2008 07:34 AM

                                                for me, a cold seltzer goes with everything. raspberry flavor is good with cider donuts. lemon flavor is good for glazed.

                                                1. azhotdish RE: ipsedixit Jan 29, 2008 08:30 AM

                                                  Coffee milk!

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                                                    jfood RE: azhotdish Jan 29, 2008 08:32 AM

                                                    Here's another coffee syrup that jfood grew up with that is available in many grocers


                                                  2. AgentRed RE: ipsedixit Jan 31, 2008 01:40 PM

                                                    A nice glass of cold milk, nothing else!!!!!!!!

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