Combining donuts and coffee isn't revolutionary. In fact, it's the basis of countless clichéd cop jokes, but donuts in coffee, well... that's actually in the name of a very large coffee and donuts chain. But it's also delicious, and that's probably why the Donutccino at Queen's Gossip Coffee has gotten so much attention.
The baristas at Gossip start by adding chocolate syrup and sprinkles to the bottom of the cup before adding cold brew blended with ice as the coffee base. It gets topped with whip cream, more chocolate, sprinkles and a donut from Masterchef's Donut King, Scottish Francis (who just made Shark Week donuts).
It looks beautiful, just like almost all of Francis's donuts do, but how does it taste?
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The cold brew is good, and the donuts are amazing, but all together this drink makes a Frappuccino look positively bitter. Even if you don't stir in the whipped cream and you don't dunk the donut (which would be outright un-American), it's powerfully sweet.
It may be best to consider it a dessert and not a coffee drink, and under those circumstances it's a refreshing, fun summer coffee. The drink probably doesn't fit inside the daily diet of any healthy person, and the syrupy, sprinkle-loaded dregs at the bottom are a bit too much, but the first half of the drink is worth the price of admission.
The worst case scenario here is that you're getting the caffeine you can't live without, along with a damn fine donut.