With more than 24 types of donuts and 20 different icing and topping combos to choose from to make your own flavor profile, it is almost too deliciously overwhelming to make a choice at the new Hot Dippity Donuts counter inside Bagels on Hudson in Croton-On-Hudson. Maple bacon sounds intriguing, but how can you pass up a French toast flavored donut? And then, of course, there are the infinite numbers of combinations you can use to create your own unique Hot Dippity treat.
If you are stuck staring in slack-jawed wonder at the sugary, chocolate-y and creamy possibilities to lather on your donut, owner Evan Liaskos is ready to provide a personal recommendation based on your preferences.
“Hands down” his top general recommendation is the French toast donut (maple icing, cinnamon sugar), cinnamon roll (cinnamon sugar, cream cheese icing) or Nutella crisp (Nutella glaze with Rice Krispies).
Evan and Debbie Liaskos, owners of Hot Dippity Donuts inside of Bagels On Hudson
Whatever topping you choose, the freshness and heat of the donut so perfectly enhances its flavor that you will not be safe alone with them. This is addictive stuff, as Liaskos has planned it to be.
“Our mission is to make and serve the freshest, tastiest, and most addictive donuts in a fun, friendly atmosphere,” he said. “If a donut sits on the counter for more than a minute and a half, it gets thrown in the trash,” Liaskos says. “We really went out of our way to get the best ingredients so that the donuts would have really good, fresh flavors.”
The donuts go for $1.49 each, $2.79 for two, $7.99 for half a dozen, and $13.49 for a full dozen. Right now, Hot Dippity only offers vanilla cake batter for the donuts—that is all they currently have space for—but the toppings can essentially transform vanilla into any flavor you want.
A dozen decadent donuts
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The idea to indulge in donuts came after a visit to a customized donut shop in Maryland sparked the interest of Evan and his wife Debbie, who co-owns the shop with her husband. After researching the business, they learned that other than two Maryland-based franchises, “no one was doing anything just like it,” Liaskos explains.
Testing the concept in their shop seemed like a no-brainer. The pair knew they could find the space and already had experienced a similar small expansion when they added the Croton Creamery to the shop two years ago. (In the summer, they plan to combine their donuts and ice cream to create donut ice cream sandwiches.) They also already have a strong existing customer base for their bagels, whom they figured (correctly) would be interested in some sweeter morning treats as well.
“Plus, I really love donuts,” says Evan Liaskos.
If you share his sentiment (and don’t we all?) you should visit Bagels on Hudson and give Hot Dippity Donuts a try.
Hot Dippity Donuts
171 South Riverside Ave