Edible Obsession: Homemade Churros and Dipping Sauces

Edible Obsession: Homemade Churros and Dipping SaucesLast month, I got together with my editorial team, my Little Market girls, my favorite photographer Yoni Goldberg, and my fabulous baker friend Lauren Lowstan. We spent the day crafting and cooking for Easter and Cinco de Mayo. And since no Cinco de Mayo is complete without churros, I had Lauren Lowstan whip up a batch, complete with four different dipping sauces. Churros are one sweet treat that always hit the spot for me. Maybe because they are reminiscent of some of my favorite travels, or maybe because they really just are that good. Either way, Lauren’s special recipe makes for the best churros that have ever melted in my mouth.

Without further ado, here is the recipe for making Lauren’s homemade churros and dipping sauces:
Edible Obsession: Homemade Churros and Dipping Sauces



  • 1½ quarts canola oil for frying
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs

For the Coating

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  1. Heat oil in a medium sauce saucepan until it reaches 370 degrees. You want it to be about 1 ½ inches deep.
  1. Meanwhile, combine water and butter in saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and add flour, stirring with a wooden spoon consistently for about a minute until the dough forms a ball.
  2. Remove from heat and add eggs one at a time (with a wooden spoon) just until combined, not longer. (Don’t over-mix the dough once the eggs are added. It will make the dough too dense).
  1. Spoon the dough into a pastry bag fitted with an Ateco 846 piping tip (large star tip).
  1. Carefully pipe out 5-inch-long strips directly into dough. (I squeeze with one hand and cut the dough off with scissors with the other). Fry until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from hot oil to drain on paper towels. While still warm, toss in cinnamon sugar mixture until coated.

The Easiest Dulce de Leche Sauce


  • 1 (13.4 ounces) can of dulce de leche
  • 7 ounces sweetened condensed milk


  1. Heat both items in a saucepan on over medium heat until melted together.
  2. Smooth and enjoy!

Chocolate Ganache


  • ¼ cup + 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 5 ½ ounces high quality semi sweet or dark chocolate
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Heat cream over stove or in microwave until bubbles start to form around the sides and cream is about to boil.
  2. Pour cream over chocolate, vanilla, and spices.
  3. Let sit for 2 minutes, then whisk all ingredients until smooth.

Nutella Sauce


  • 1/3 cup Nutella
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream


Heat the cream until heated and whisk in with Nutella.

Orange Almond White Chocolate Sauce


  • ¼ cup + 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 5 ½ ounces white chocolate
  • ¼ teaspoon orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Heat cream over stove or in microwave until almost boiling.
  2. Pour cream over chocolate, orange zest, almond and vanilla extract.
  3. Let sit for 2 minutes, then whisk all ingredients until smooth.

Edible Obsession: Homemade Churros and Dipping Sauces

The best part about making all four sauces is that you get to try them all and decide which one is your favorite. All of us girls (and Yoni!) tasted them, and each of us chose a different favorite. Let me know which one you like best. And, stay tuned for my favorite enchilada recipe coming later this week.

What’s your favorite recipe to make for Cinco de Mayo?

XO Lauren

P.S. The mug and saucer in the photos above is from The Little Market. Click here to buy one of your own.


Photos: Yoni Goldberg for LaurenConrad.com
Categories: Dine, Edible Obsessions, Lauren Conrad
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  • Cassidy Short

    I can’t wait to try these! I love churros, and those dipping sauces look incredible!




  • Charlotte Copeland

    These look insanely gorgeous x


  • Cristina Gomez

    Those heart-shaped churros are amazing! I love churros, my favorite way to eat them is dipping them in hot chocolate : )


  • http://www.taffetaandtulips.com/ Kate {Taffeta and Tulips}

    I never realized how few ingredients and how easy these are to make! My kids would love these! Feeling inspired…going to give this recipe a try!


  • http://morninglux.blogspot.com Samantha Kay

    I love churros! I think if I started making them at home I’d be in trouble.

  • http://allthatglitters.co.nr/ Ashley Rizzardo

    Churros are delicious! This recipe seems so easy too! A great idea for Cinco De Mayo :)


  • Bethany

    I might try to make the gluten-free version of these! How did you make them heart-shaped? Do you pipe them into that shape directly into the oil, or do you pre-shape them first?

    • Tanya

      I would love to hear how you convert it to gluten free!!! I am also gluten free :)

  • lisa robb

    These look yummy. Well done :)
    L x

  • http://www.sparklesandshoes.com/ Kelly

    These look and sound amazing – yum!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Alexandra

    I just got back from Spain a couple of weeks ago and they had these on every street corner basically! The Spanish love their Churros with thick Hot Chocolate dipping sauce! I personally opt for the Dulce De Leche but I love these recipes! I will definitely be making these soon!

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  • http://thewayfarer.me Tori

    These look so incredible. The most perfect addition to a Cinco de Mayo party…


  • http://www.foryourbeautyinfofybi.blogspot.com/ Trista

    These look so yummy! I love churros.


  • http://dreamliveandrepeat.blogspot.com/ Ashley

    What a sweet treat! All of the dipping sauces sound delicious too! :)


  • http://www.laurelloves.com/ Laurel Loves

    These look totally delicious!! Love the heart shapes :) The chocolate ganache sauce sounds AMAZING


  • http://www.cassieholmes.com Cassie Holmes

    These look delicious and would be a lot of fun to make. Thanks for sharing. :)

  • http://www.daisychainsanddreamers.com/ Sarah

    Yum! These look so scrummy! Great recipe for a party :)

  • http://Carolinebogush.blogspot.com Caroline Bogush

    Anything fried is fabulous! Fatty forever <3333

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    Looks great! Will definitely try it out!

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  • Jessica

    Never had a churro before but this sounds delicious. Especially with a cup of milk and or coffee!

  • Tracy

    These churros look amazing!


  • http://goldpolkadots.com/ Hanna Baror-Padilla @ Goldpolk

    I loved this recipe! I went to Spain for my honeymoon in September and have been craving churros with chocolate ever since!


  • http://cupofloveliness.blogspot.com Danielle

    Sounds delicious! Definitely want to try this out.


  • http://stylebitsandbobsofme.wordpress.com/ Style Bits & Bobs of ME

    All I can say is yum!

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  • http://www.thesinglediaries.com/ The Single Diaries

    Not sure if I’m brave enough to try making my own churros, but those dipping sauces sound amazing.

    The Single Diaries

  • emanjayalan

    My kids would love it but would have to try to make the sauces some how without any milk products my kids are lactose

  • Celina Méndez

    AY DIOS!!! Churros con dulce de leche!!!! Mmmm I’m craving them so hard right now! Thank god I live in Argentina and can get them any time. But be aware, they don’t go easy on your stomach if you have one churro too many!!

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    Ooo, I need to make some!

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    is this a Type-o? “Carefully pipe out 5-inch-long strips directly into dough. “

  • cooker

    Where does the salt come in?

  • Linda I

    What do we use the salt for?

  • Rachel Page

    These look delicious, brings back great Barcelona memories :) Thank you for sharing!


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