Disney Churro Ice Cream Sandwich

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Disney Churro Ice Cream Sandwich

Have you ever found yourself daydreaming about that magical moment when you first laid eyes (and taste buds) on Disney Churro Ice Cream Sandwich? You may have yet to experience it but trust me; your foodie bucket list isn’t complete without it. This isn’t just another dessert; it’s an encounter you’ll want to write home about, an embrace of sugary, cinnamon bliss that has taken social media by storm. And the best part? You don’t need a parking ticket to bring this experience to your kitchen.

Now, hold up, I hear you. “Making Disney treats at home? Are they as good?” Let me tell you, with the right recipe and a sprinkle of Disney magic (a.k.a. Your love for all things delightful), you can recreate the magic. And, oh boy, are we diving into one goodie today!

How to make Disney Churro Ice Cream Sandwich

Disney Churro Ice Cream Sandwich is a delicious treat found in various parks. It typically consists of two warm, cinnamon-sugar-coated churro pieces sandwiching a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. This delightful combination of crunchy, sweet, and creamy flavors is popular among visitors looking for a tasty snack or dessert while exploring the magic of Disney World.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup water
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups sugar (for coating)
  • Oil for frying (canola or vegetable work best)
  • Your favorite ice cream (vanilla is a classic, but hey, it’s your kitchen, your rules!)

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Churro Dough Time: Grab a medium saucepan, pour in the water, add the butter, salt, and ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon, and bring it to a rolling boil. Turn the heat down low, dump in the flour and stir vigorously until the mixture forms a ball, which should take about a minute.
  2. The Transformation: Let it cool for a few minutes, then add the eggs one at a time, stirring until the dough is smooth. Don’t rush this — patience results in perfection!
  3. Prep for Success: Heat about 2 inches of oil in a heavy-bottomed pot or deep fryer to 350°F. No guessing — use a thermometer to make sure it’s just right.
  4. Churro Shapes Ahead: While that’s heating, spoon your dough into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. If you don’t have one, a zip-top bag with the corner snipped off works in a pinch.
  5. The Fry Factor: Pipe the dough into circles onto squares of parchment paper. Fry each churro circle with the parchment (it’ll detach as it fries) for about 2 minutes on each side until they’re golden and cooked through.
  6. The Coating: Combine sugar and the remaining ½ teaspoon of cinnamon. Toss your fried churro circles into this sweet concoction. Be generous!
  7. Ice Cream Time: Once your churro circles have cooled just enough to handle, it’s time to scoop a healthy dollop of your chosen ice cream onto the bottom of one churro. Top with another churro circle, gently press down, and voilà! Ice cream sandwich heaven.

Tips for the Ultimate Treat:

  • Oil Temperature Control: Keep an eye on that oil temperature; if it is too hot, your churros could burn quicker than you can say “Magic Kingdom.” Too cool, and they’ll soak up oil like a sponge. Balance is key.
  • A Piping Hot Tip: Practice makes perfect if you’re new to piping dough. Try a few test runs on a clean surface before you hit the hot oil.
  • Cool But Not Cold: Let those churro circles cool to the point where they’re warm but won’t instantly melt your ice cream. It’s all about that sublime hot and cold mix.

Serving

Are you ready to up your dessert game with the iconic Disney Churro Ice Cream Sandwich? Let’s make this experience even sweeter.

Whipped Cream and Sauces

Let’s face it: everything tastes better with a dollop of whipped cream on top. Add a touch of fairy dust to your churro ice cream sandwich with freshly whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce. It literally takes seconds to whip up but adds that extra “wow” factor, making your dessert not just Instagram-worthy but downright celestial.

Fresh Berries

Who said you can’t keep things a bit healthy? Fresh strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries can add a tart contrast to the sweetness of the churro and ice cream. They’re like little jewels that not only look stunning but also bring a burst of freshness to each bite. Plus, they add a pop of color, making your dessert plate look like a masterpiece.

Snacks

If you’re thinking of serving the Disney Churro Ice Cream Sandwich as part of a bigger spread, consider adding some savory snacks into the mix. A charcuterie board with various cheeses, meats, nuts, and fruits can balance the sweetness and make your gathering feel like a royal banquet. Think of it as the yin to your dessert’s yang — a balance that’s sure to please all tastes.

Ingredients Substitutes

Disney Ice Cream Sandwich

Have you ever been ready to make a Disney Churro Ice Cream Sandwich at home only to discover you’re missing an ingredient or two?

Swapping ingredients is like unlocking a level in your cooking game—it’s all about creativity and flexibility.

Butter

So, you’ve gone to grab some butter—oops! It turns out the butter fairy hasn’t visited your fridge lately. No problem. You can use coconut oil or margarine as a stand-in. Both do a great job of bringing that rich, moist texture to your churros. Just keep in mind that coconut oil might add a slight tropical hint, which, honestly, could be a fun twist!

Flour

All-purpose flour is usually the go-to for churros, giving them that classic, crave-worthy texture. But what if you’re out? Or you’re avoiding gluten? Enter stage left: gluten-free flour blends. Nowadays, these blends have come a long way and can be swapped in a 1:1 ratio for all-purpose flour. 

Egg

Eggs act as the glue in your churro dough, but there’s hope if you’re out or avoiding eggs! Water + oil + baking powder whisked together can work wonders. For each egg, mix 2 tablespoons water, 1 tablespoon oil, and 2 teaspoons baking powder. This little trick helps keep your churros together and ready for frying.

Sugar

White sugar gives churros their signature sweet coat. But let’s say you want to mix it up or just ran out. Raw sugar or coconut sugar are great alternatives. They’ll bring a deeper flavor to the party, making your churros stand out. Just give them a good grind if the granules are too big, and you’re golden!

Final Thoughts

And there you have it, a homemade Disney Churro Ice Cream Sandwich ready to take center stage at your table. Don’t just take my word for it; give this recipe a whirl, and see if it doesn’t just bring a little bit of that Disney sparkle to your day.

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Disney Churro Ice Cream Sandwich

Disney Churro Ice Cream Sandwich

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 240 calories 14 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups sugar (for coating)
  • Oil for frying (canola or vegetable work best)
  • Your favorite ice cream (vanilla is a classic, but hey, it's your kitchen, your rules!)

Instructions

  1. Churro Dough Time: Grab a medium saucepan, pour in the water, add the butter, salt, and ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon, and bring it to a rolling boil. Turn the heat down low, dump in the flour and stir vigorously until the mixture forms a ball, which should take about a minute.
  2. The Transformation: Let it cool for a few minutes, then add the eggs one at a time, stirring until the dough is smooth. Don't rush this — patience results in perfection!
  3. Prep for Success: Heat about 2 inches of oil in a heavy-bottomed pot or deep fryer to 350°F. No guessing — use a thermometer to make sure it's just right.
  4. Churro Shapes Ahead: While that's heating, spoon your dough into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. If you don't have one, a zip-top bag with the corner snipped off works in a pinch.
  5. The Fry Factor: Pipe the dough into circles onto squares of parchment paper. Fry each churro circle with the parchment (it'll detach as it fries) for about 2 minutes on each side until they're golden and cooked through.
  6. The Coating: Combine sugar and the remaining ½ teaspoon of cinnamon. Toss your fried churro circles into this sweet concoction. Be generous!
  7. Ice Cream Time: Once your churro circles have cooled just enough to handle, it's time to scoop a healthy dollop of your chosen ice cream onto the bottom of one churro. Top with another churro circle, gently press down, and voilà! Ice cream sandwich heaven.

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