You thought churros were delicious? Try sandwiching them around ice cream. GAME CHANGER!Jump to Recipe
These Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches may be the best dessert ever. Before I get deep into the post, allow me to give a big shout to our daughter Molly, who helped me with this recipe. Molly is my number one blog supporter, and more specifically, has signed more people up for my INSTAGRAM account than anyone else.
As I like to do, I love to learn the history of food and share that history with my readers. I always thought the churro came from Mexico. It would appear that the CHURRO came from Spain. There is even one camp that says Spain got it from Chinese pastry. There is some similarities between the two. Bottom line is they are both fried dough. YUM!
The churros have only 6 ingredients. So this would seem to be a simple recipe but it is very sensitive. It is kind of fascinating how the churros come together. Combine the water, sugar, salt and oil in a pot and bring to a boil. Next, add the flour and mix until a ball is formed. The dough is cooled and eventually squeezed into a the churro shape through a pastry bag.
The churro cast of characters.
The making of the churros and the ice cream sandwiches.
The Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches plated.
Churro Ice Cream Sandwich
Quite possibly one of the best desserts ever. Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches combine the awesome churros with the sweet cream of ice cream.
- 1 Cup Water
- 2 1/2 Tbsp Sugar
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 1 Cup All-purpose Flour
- 1 Cup Canola oil
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 2 Tsp Cinnamon
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine water, sugar, salt and tablespoons vegetable oil. Bring to a boil and turn off the heat. Stir in flour, mix well until mixture forms a ball.
Heat oil for frying in a shallow pan to 375 degrees F. Pipe circular strips of dough into the hot oil using a pastry bag fitted with a medium star tip. Fry on each side 1 -2 minutes flipping when the dough has come together. Fry until golden; drain on paper towels.
Combine 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. Once cool enough to handle, roll the churros in cinnamon and sugar mixture.
Serve and enjoy!