Three churro ice cream sandwich recipes

Here at the LaurenConrad.com HQ, we’d be lying if we didn’t own up to our churro obsession. Whenever the sun-soaked season rolls around we consider it the perfect excuse to bust out a new sugary sweet confection. You may already be familiar with our chocolate dipped churros, cinnamon sugar churro cake, and classic homemade churro recipes just to name a few! We just can’t help ourselves. That being said, we’re sure that this next dessert recipe won’t come as a surprise at all. Our resident baker extraordinaire, Lauren Lowstan, dropped off a treat at our latest photo shoot that revolutionized our churro cravings…say hello to churro ice cream sandwiches!

There’s no better way to cool down than with a scoop of refreshing vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two homemade churros. Whether you’re in a funfetti sprinkle, classic cinnamon sugar, or Mexican chocolate kind of mood, there’s a churro ice cream sandwich for every sweet tooth craving. Although, why limit yourself? We recommend trying your hand at all three flavors… The choice is entirely up to you, we’re just here to supply you with the delicious recipe below. Keep scrolling to see how you can recreate these cinnamon sugar, birthday cake, and chocolate churro ice cream sandwiches…

Cinnamon Sugar Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Ingredients:

For the churros:

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • vegetable oil for frying (3-5 cups)
  • vanilla ice cream (or ice cream of your choice!)

For the topping:

  • 1/2 cup sanding sugar (thicker than granulated sugar, but can be substituted for granulated if that’s all you have!)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Instructions: 

1. Whisk the topping ingredients together in a shallow dish and set aside until ready to use.

2. Place the water, sugar, and butter in a saucepan and stir together on high heat.

3. Let the mixture come to a boil and then turn the heat down to low.

4. Immediately add in the flour and mix quickly with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until a ball is formed.

5. Take off the heat and add the flour mixture to a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.

6. Add in one egg and beat until the egg is completely mixed in (about 20-30 seconds).

7. Scrape down your bowl and add in the other two eggs, following the same process as above.

8. Add in your vanilla and beat until it comes together.

9. Let the dough sit for 5 minutes to cool down.

10. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking oil. Add a star piping tip into a plastic piping bag. Set aside until the dough is ready.

11. Add the dough to the piping bag.

12. Pipe small circles (about 3 inches) onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. Once you’ve piped all your circles, place your sheet tray into the freezer. You want the circles to be rock solid.

13. Preheat your oil in a medium saucepan and let it come to 350 degrees. (You want about 4 inches deep of oil).

14. Peel your churros off of the baking sheet (they should be able to come right off without sticking to your hand) and place a few in the saucepan.

15. Fry for 4-5 minutes on each side, until they puff up and the outsides are golden brown.

16. Take the churros out of the oil and place onto a plate lined with a paper towel. You want the excess oil to drop off just a bit.

17. Place churros into the cinnamon sugar dish and shake the dish until the entire churro is covered.

18. Once you’ve coated the churros in cinnamon sugar, place a scoop of vanilla ice cream between two of the circles to form an ice cream sandwich. Enjoy!

Birthday Cake Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches

Birthday cake churro ice cream sandwich recipe via LaurenConrad.com

Ingredients:

For the churros:

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon imitation vanilla
  • 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles
  • vegetable oil for frying (3-5 cups)
  • vanilla ice cream (or ice cream of your choice!)

For the topping:

  • 1/2 cup sanding sugar (thicker than granulated sugar, but can be substituted for granulated if that’s all you have!)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Instructions:

1. Whisk the topping ingredients together in a shallow dish and set aside until ready to use.

2. Place the water, sugar, and butter in a saucepan and stir together on high heat.

3. Let the mixture come to a boil and then turn the heat down to low.

4. Immediately add in the flour and mix quickly with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until a ball is formed.

5. Take off the heat and add the flour mixture to a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.

6. Add in one egg and beat until the egg is completely mixed in (about 20-30 seconds).

7. Scrape down your bowl and add in the other two eggs, following the same process as above.

8. Add in your vanilla and beat until it comes together.

9. Let the dough sit for 5 minutes to cool down.

10. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking oil. Add a star piping tip into a plastic piping bag. Set aside until the dough is ready.

11. Add in the rainbow sprinkles to the dough and add the dough to the piping bag.

12. Repeat the rest of the steps from cinnamon sugar churro recipe.

13. Once you’ve coated the churros in rainbow sprinkles, place a scoop of vanilla ice cream between two of the circles to form an ice cream sandwich. Enjoy!

Chocolate Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate churro ice cream sandwich recipe

Ingredients:

For the churros:

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • vegetable oil for frying (3-5) cups
  • vanilla ice cream (or ice cream of your choice!)

For the topping:

  • 1/2 cup sanding sugar (thicker than granulated sugar, but can be substituted for granulated if that’s all you have!)
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions: 

1. Whisk the topping ingredients together in a shallow dish and set aside until ready to use.

2. Place the water, sugar, and butter in a saucepan and stir together on high heat.

3. Let the mixture come to a boil and then turn the heat down to low.

4. Immediately add in the flour and cocoa powder and mix quickly with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until a ball is formed.

5. Repeat the rest of the steps from the above churro recipes.

6. Once you’ve coated the churros in cinnamon sugar, place a scoop of vanilla ice cream between two of the circles to form an ice cream sandwich. Enjoy!

3 churro ice cream sandwich recipes on LaurenConrad.com

And you know that we tried all three flavors! They’re all so good, we couldn’t even pick a favorite!

Which one of these flavors appeals to you?

Let us know in the comments!

XO Team LC

Photos: Jessi Burrone for LaurenConrad.com
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