Easy Pink Lemonade Donuts Recipe

Easy Pink Lemonade Donuts Recipe — Nothing says good morning quite like homemade donuts, and these have the perfect pink lemonade flavor that the kids will love for summer…

A yummy and colorful pink lemonade donuts recipe - sugar and cloth - houston blogger

Do you ever go through an obsessive food phase where you latch on to one ingredient or flavor and then HAVE to have it all the time in every shape, form and size?

I, Alyssa, just so happen to be an expert in this “foodie fanatic” behavior. You see, there was the month I only wanted to eat cold pasta for breakfast, then there was the I refuse-to-eat-anything-but-pancakes for breakfast phase, and of course there were the funfetti years where sprinkles and fluffy white frosting ruled everything around me.

What can I say? When you know what you like, you know what you like…

A yummy and colorful pink lemonade donuts recipe - sugar and cloth - houston blogger

I’ve gotten better about not having the same cupcake or ice cream flavor 39 days in a row. But as they say, old habits die-hard. Certain things I can’t help but want on repeat.

Case in point, lemonade in the summertime. I could drink a pitcher every darn day and never tire of it.

But in an effort to branch out more, I thought I’d try something different, like this Pink Lemonade Donuts recipe.,

Ok, ok. I know technically there’s lemonade involved, but you’re eating it instead of drinking it. So it’s basically completely different, right?!

A yummy and colorful pink lemonade donuts recipe - sugar and cloth - houston blogger

Regardless, these pink lemonade donuts are light and citrus-y and I mean, let’s be real, who can resist the fun color?! The pretty pink shade makes them perfect for any summertime brunch or tea.

And did I mention they come together in no time?! Because they do! So this summer, when life gives you lemonade, make yourself some donuts! 

A yummy and colorful pink lemonade donuts recipe - sugar and cloth - houston blogger

How to Store Homemade Donuts

These taste best when eaten on the same day they’re made. (Perhaps with a cold glass of pink lemonade?!)

But they will last 2-3 days stored in an airtight container.

A yummy and colorful pink lemonade donuts recipe - sugar and cloth - houston blogger


A yummy and colorful pink lemonade donuts recipe - sugar and cloth - houston blogger

How do you enjoy lemonade in the summer? Are you a purist? Do you like adding fruit to it or spiking it? What about having a shaken lemonade or adding it to food? With so many options, it’s hard to choose!

You can find more of our favorite donut recipes right here, and this pink lemonade treats below…

Easy Pink Lemonade Donuts Recipe

A yummy and colorful pink lemonade donuts recipe - sugar and cloth - houston blogger

Pink Lemonade Donuts Recipe

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4.91 from 10 votes
This pink lemonade donuts recipe is the perfect breakfast treat but also one the kids will surely love!
Prep Time27 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine Donuts


  • Donut pan
  • Whisk
  • Large microwavable bowl
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small mixing bowl


For the icing topping:

  • 1 drop red food coloring
  • 3 tbsp pink lemonade
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

For the donuts:

  • 1 zest of one lemon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 drop red food coloring
  • 1/4 cup pink lemonade
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • Candied lemon peel, lemon zest, dehydrated lemon slices, edible flowers, sprinkles, etc. optional for decorating


Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 12
Calories: 142kcal


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Grease a donut pan and set aside.
  • In a large microwaveable bowl, melt the butter. Then, mix in the sugar and lemon zest and put it aside to cool slightly.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, lemonade, egg and food coloring until everything is well combined. I know this mixture might look a little odd and the lemonade will cause the milk to curdle slightly but I promise it’s totally ok!
  • Into the butter mixture, add the baking powder and baking soda. Stir to combine.
  • Lastly, gently but swiftly, fold in the flour and the liquid ingredients, continuing to fold just until combined. There may be a few spots that don’t get any food coloring, which is completely fine as you definitely don’t want to over mix the batter.
  • Scoop about 3 heaping tablespoons into each well-greased donut cavity, using a spoon to evenly spread the batter around (you can also gently tap the entire pan on a counter top a few times once you’ve filled all the donut cavities up).
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes, or until the donuts are springy to the touch. Allow them to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before removing them to a baking rack to cool completely.

For the icing:

  • While the donuts cool, in a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, drop of food coloring and 3 tablespoons of lemonade until smooth.
  • If you prefer a thinner glaze I would do just 1 cup of sugar, but if you like a glaze that is thicker add in more sugar. Once the donuts are cool, drizzle or spread on the glaze and, if desired, decorate them with sprinkles, lemon zest, etc.
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4 thoughts on “Easy Pink Lemonade Donuts Recipe”

  1. hahah, I guess I’m not the only “foodie fanatic” out there! I’m just like that, I have obsessive food phases all the time, I can only eat this one thing until i move on to the next one. And I guess this recipe is the next one! Damn, these look so yummy! I’m dying to try it. I’m not that good in the kitchen, but you make it sound so easy and the steps are very detailed, I love it! Definitely trying this(today, because I can’t resist these beautiful pictures)!5 stars


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