How To Reheat Krispy Kreme Donuts In Microwave?

As a full-time sweet tooth and foodie, I can say that I am obsessed with donuts. But when we come to talk about Krispy Kreme Donuts, I can talk about these delicacies for hours, as I am sure we all can. They are the perfect mix of finger-licking perfection, with the creamy glaze and the fluffy doughnut.

The experience of eating these dream donuts is memorable, with the way they melt in your mouth and leave you awestruck. You can never go wrong with opting for these on any occasion, even on a stressful day. They always have the best pick of donuts for everyone out there!

The problem with these donuts is that they become stale or their glaze starts melting if they are not devoured while they are fresh. And as a hardcore Krispy Kreme fan, it is heartbreaking for me to see them go to waste. So, this made me curious whether it was possible to reheat Krispy Kreme Donuts in the microwave, and to our relief, I am here today with some answers!

How are Krispy Kreme Donuts Best Served?

Eating these delicacies when they are warm magnifies the taste. But how to achieve this absolute pleasure when your donuts have started to go a little stale? The first thought that would come to anyone is to reheat it in a microwave but is that even possible? You are going to find out soon!

How To Store Krispy Kreme Donuts?

If you ever leave your donut to eat it later, you will find that the donuts tend to dry out a little and turn sticky. This is not true for Krispy Kreme donuts, which usually stay fresh for quite some time, but for most donuts. To keep this from happening you can take some preventative measures.

The first step would be to store them in an airtight container that keeps the air out. When stored in it, your donut will remain fresher and there will be fewer chances of it going stale.

If you have a filled donut, then make sure that you store it in the fridge because we do not want the filling going bad.

But, if you have bought a dozen or two donuts and realize that you can’t scarf them all down at once. then you will want to store them for two to three days. You can take a few steps to preserve them for this length of time as well.

  • You can freeze your donuts.
  • The optimal storage temperature is 18 degrees Fahrenheit or less.
  • Wrap your donuts individually in a napkin or parchment paper before transferring them to an air-tight container. You can also use sandwich or sealer bags for this.
  • Now you can eat your donuts for about as long as six months.

Freezing your donuts is surprisingly a very pleasant way to keep them from going bad. You can reheat them and have them whenever you want, for up to six months. This is an amazing opportunity for all the sweet tooths out there. Now you can keep your donuts in storage instead of going out every time you crave a donut. See, dreams do come true!

Is it safe to reheat a Krispy Kreme Donut?

Yes! To our great relief and happiness, reheating these donuts is very safe as the company has said so itself. You have to make sure that you do keep your hands safe while handling them when they are hot. This will prevent you from getting burnt, especially for crème filled donuts, as the crème can get very hot very quickly.

Things To Know Before Reheating A Krispy Kreme Donut

Fresh donuts are always going to be the most preferred option. But, it is very easy to get carried away in a store when you have as many options as you do for Krispy Kreme Donuts.

So the result might be you with a few boxes full of Krispy Kreme-y treasures. But, no matter how hungry you are, you can’t consume them all at once. So storing and eating them later after reheating would be the only option.

Here are some things you would have to ensure before you begin to heat your Krispy Kreme Donut in the microwave.

  • Remove any packaging (cardboard or plastic). You do not want any release of harmful chemicals as it is very unsafe to microwave plastic.
  • Choose a proper storing method.
  • Wrap the donut to reduce exposure to air.
  • Place the donut on a microwave-safe plate and never on a paper plate.
  • Use parchment paper under the donut instead of using a paper towel.
  • Adjust the power of your microwave so that it is on medium heat.
  • Set the microwave time according to how many donuts you are reheating. This means 8 seconds for one donut, 12 seconds for two donuts, 20 seconds for four donuts, and so on. Apart from the first 8 seconds add four seconds for every extra donut.

Best Way to Reheat A Krispy Kreme Donut

The best way to reheat a donut is in the microwave, no matter if it is frozen, stale, or refrigerated.

To microwave a refrigerated donut, first, make sure you are placing it on a microwave-safe plate. Avoid using a paper plate, as paper plates tend to turn soggy in the microwave, which can also make your donut soggy. Then place a piece of parchment paper underneath it. Using a paper towel is not advised as they absorb moisture.

If you are microwaving a stale donut, wrap the donut in a slightly damp paper towel. Then microwave it, beginning with 5 seconds until it is soft and moist. This will ensure that the donuts do not lose any moisture during the microwaving process. The dampened paper towel will lose moisture instead of the donut itself.

When you are microwaving a frozen donut, defrosting will be time-consuming. But your microwave can also help you with that. We can now say that a microwave is a man’s best friend (especially when it is helping us have fresh and delicious donuts!)

Put your microwave on the defrost setting and microwave the donut for 15 to 20 seconds while having it placed on a microwave-safe plate. Check every 10 seconds to see if it is fully defrosted and warmed through.

Related Questions

How Long Do Krispy Kreme Donuts Stay Fresh In The Box?

These donuts can stay edible and fresh for around one week when kept in the box. But keep in mind the longer they stay in the box, the drier they will get, which is why freezing is preferable.

Do Krispy Kreme Donuts Go Bad?

That is one thing you do not need to worry about while purchasing plain donuts from Krispy Kreme. But you should keep a lookout for any mold growth to be on the safer side. But, if you bought a creme-filled donut then you need to be more careful as the milk and eggs in it can go bad over time.

What Is The Best Way To Reheat A Krispy Kreme Donut?

Eating the donuts while they are freshly made is always going to be the best option. But, if you have frozen donuts, then the best option is to reheat them in the oven. Not only is it less time-consuming but also produces fresher donuts.


This is the complete guide for anyone who wants to know how to reheat their Krispy Kreme donuts in the microwave. Now you can store and eat your donuts for as long as six months. Finishing the research made me realize how much power we now have, by knowing how to keep donuts fresh for days. So let’s enjoy our reheated donuts instead of running to the nearest store every time we crave some!

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