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Did the Owner of Atlanta’s Sublime Doughnuts Invent the First ‘Cone-Nut’?

Kamal Grant creates a doughnut ice cream cone just in time for summer

Sublime Doughnuts’ owner Kamal Grant and his doughnut ice cream cone
Sublime Doughnuts’ owner Kamal Grant and his doughnut ice cream cone aka the CoNut
Mike Jordan

Atlanta’s Sublime Doughnuts is adding a new sweet treat to its menu—a doughnut ice cream cone. The cone comes with or without ice cream.

Owner and baker Kamal Grant says he tinkered with recipes for several weeks before landing on the doughnut cone’s final design. The sugar-coated, soft spiral device for hand-to-mouth ice cream delivery is based on a cream cone pastry.

Grant shapes the doughnut into a spiral and submerges it in hot oil rather than flipping it like a standard fried doughnut. He coats the cone with a hard chocolate shell to form a barrier that keeps it from leaking before finally rolling it in sugar.

“I made it because I thought a doughnut would make a better vessel for ice cream than a standard cone,” he says. “It tastes like taking your girl to a carnival and winning her a stuffed animal.”


Grant says he’s calling his doughnut ice cream cone “CoNut”—pronounced like “cone-nut”.

Sublime’s CoNut is $3 without ice cream or $6 with ice cream. It’s currently available by request at both the Home Park and North Druid Hills locations. But, Grant says the CoNut will officially be on the menu after Memorial Day.

Sublime Doughnuts is open 24/7.

535 10th Street NW; 2566 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta.

Sublime Doughnuts

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