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COLD drink to go with donuts?

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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      1. 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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        1. re: Scrapironchef

          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.

          1. Mt. Dew, really get that sugar buzz going.

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

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

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                1. re: invinotheresverde

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

                2. 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

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

                        1. Add jfood to iced coffee bucket.

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

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

                                1. Thanks for the suggestions everyone.

                                  We went with beer. A cold Moose Drool.

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                                  1. re: ipsedixit

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

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                                      1. re: Morton the Mousse

                                        It was actually for dessert after dinner.

                                        1. re: ipsedixit

                                          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.

                                          1. re: ipsedixit

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

                                          2. re: Morton the Mousse

                                            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?

                                            1. re: Caroline1

                                              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. 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.

                                            1. Nothing like an iced coffee with a hot glazed donut.

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

                                                  1. re: azhotdish

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


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