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Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches

Amanda Mason
Surprisingly easy to make, these decadent churro ice cream sandwiches are crispy and covered in a cinnamon-sugar coating. Use your favorite ice cream between two homemade churro spirals for one of the most irresistible desserts you will ever have!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 2 people
Calories 727 kcal

Equipment

  • 16 Inch piping bag fitted
  • Rounded star tip. Recommend Ateco tip #829 or Open Star Tip #1M(2110)
  • Candy or heat resistant thermometer
  • Large stainless steel spatula
  • Deep frying skillet or deep fryer
  • Cookie Cutters, optional

Ingredients
  

To Make The Dough

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 quarts vegetable or canola oil,  for frying
  • 2 scoops ice cream, your favorite flavor

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground

Instructions
 

Step 1: Preparing The Dough

  • In a small saucepan combine the water, sugar, salt, and oil. Bring to a boil and then remove from heat.
  • Stir in the flour and form a ball. It is very simple and happens quickly, approx. thirty seconds. Set aside to cool.
  • Once cooled, stuff the piping bag with the dhough. With the pastry bag, pipe strips of dough into 4 coils to create 2 ice cream sandwiches, about the size of a sand dollar on parchment paper.
  • Step 2: Frying
  • Heat oil to 375 degrees. Verify with the thermometer.
  • One at a time, place these dough coils on a large stainless steel spatula. Place the dough in the hot oil and fry until golden. This takes about 20 -30 seconds.
  • Once fried, place on paper towels to dry.
  • Step 3: Finishing The Churros
  • After the churro coils have dried, roll in the mixture of sugar and cinnamon for a light coating.
  • Take a scoop of your favorite ice cream and place on one of the coils. Place the other churro coil on top of the ice cream.
  • Now you have a Churro Ice Cream Sandwich!  I rolled the ice cream part of the sandwich in some sprinkles to make it more fun!

Notes

  • Piping the dough - if using a piping bag, tie the filled bag with a rubber band. This ensures the dough doesn't seep out of the top while piping.
  • Piping tips - When coiling the dough, strive to finish a coil in one clean swipe. If the dough breaks, pick up where you left off and pinch together with your fingers. This makes the churros coils a little more fragile when frying, but you can still get away with a nice coil for your ice cream sandwich.
  • Ice cream- these sandwiches are good with any type of ice cream. Vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry are always a great choice, but I also love using Mint Chocolate Chip and Coconut-Pineapple Ice Cream. Oh and pumpkin flavored is also fantastic. You can scoop ice cream directly onto a coil, but using a circle cookie cutter to form the ice cream really helps when styling the sandwich.
  • Decorating - create more fun by rolling the formed ice cream sandwich in sprinkles. Dipping the sandwiches in chocolate is also amazingly delish!
  • Cookie Cutters - Around Valentine's Day, I pull out the large heart shaped cookie cutter and pipe the dough. Be creative and use different shapes!
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