Sugar llamas doughnuts

The Summit from Sugar Llamas doughnut shop

Warm doughnuts are hard to resist. But warm, mini doughnuts dusted with sugar don’t stand a chance.

Sugar Llamas, a new mini doughnut shop and coffee bar at 10030 S. Mingo Road, serves these little doughnuts all day, and people can’t seem to get enough of them. 

The doughnuts are as small as doughnut holes, but they’re legit doughnuts with a tiny hole in the middle. Once out of the fryer, you can have them as is — the Plain Jane — or sprinkled with other flavors, including sugar, powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar or cocoa powdered sugar. 

Sugar Llamas has specialty flavors, but these classics are so good, you might want to order at least one plain and simple. Or, try them with a little drizzle, of which there are many choices, including lemon, chocolate, marshmallow, caramel, Nutella, maple, peanut butter, strawberry, cherry, vanilla, banana and blueberry. One of our favorite combinations was the plain Jane with an orange drizzle. Toppings, such as sprinkles, Oreos, graham cracker and chocolate chips, also are available.

The sugar-coated minis taste like a bite of funnel cake — ever so slightly crisp on the outside with a soft center. 

Doughnuts are priced $3.25 for six, $6 for a dozen and so on, going all the way up to a box of 100 doughnuts for $37.

Sugar Llamas also has a good selection of specialty coffee drinks, both hot and cold.

They also have ice cream, served by the scoop, in waffle cones. Or try the Summit: two scoops of ice cream with a tower of six mini doughnuts. Some of the ice cream flavors include banana pudding, blueberry crunch and Cocoloco, a chocolate ice cream with a thick fudge swirl and chocolate chunks.

Sugar Llamas is open 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Friday; 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Saturday; and 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday.

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