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We Tried Ice Cream-Filled Doughnuts And Our Lives Were Changed

"I like my doughnuts like I like my men: hot, round, and with a sweet, creamy center."

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Thanks to all our sugar-addicted friends on Instagram, we recently discovered these beautiful ice cream-filled doughnuts and OBVIOUSLY had to try them for ourselves.

As soon as we got there, we immediately ordered three Halos (that's what they're called) for $5 each because we're extra like that.

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You have the option of choosing between seven different ice cream flavors: mint chip, vanilla, lactose-free vanilla, cookies and cream, rocky road, chocolate malted crunch, and ube. We went with cookies and cream, ube, and chocolate malted crunch.


Before trying them, we got a good look at what we were working with.

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It didn't look exactly like the Instagram photos we'd seen (but when do they ever?). However, they still looked pretty damn good!

Pablo tasted the cookies and cream one first and thought, "I'll never look at a doughnut the same way again."

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I like my doughnuts like I like my men: hot, round, and with a sweet, creamy center. This fulfilled me in a way no man ever has. I had mediocre expectations going in, but as soon as I took one bite, I fell deeply in love and haven't quite recovered from the experience. I don't quite understand how they manage to keep the doughnut hot and the ice cream cold, but magic doesn't always need to be questioned. Being the monster I am, I went for round two with the chocolate malted crunch one and enjoyed it a little less than the cookies and cream. I did, however, finish it, because how could you not?!

Crystal isn't a big ice cream person, but thought, "HOLY SHIT this is SO GOOD."

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First of all, the combination of the hot and the cold is weirdly perfect. I tried the ube (purple yam) ice cream doughnut first, and I’ve never had ube before, but LOVE, LOVE, LOVED this flavor. It’s not super sweet, which makes it the perfect match for the sweet, glazed doughnut. I also tried the chocolate malted crunch ice cream doughnut, which was also good, but I still think the ube was my favorite. And, honestly? The doughnut itself was basically perfect and it would’ve been delicious even on its own.

Overall, we feel like these are ABSOLUTELY worth trying if you ever find yourself in LA.

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Pablo: "Ice cream and doughnuts is the pair I never knew I needed."

Crystal: "Ice cream filled doughnuts > any other kind of ice cream."