This dessert leaves me speechless, it is seriously one of the best I have ever had!
When I was on vacation in California a couple of years ago, I bought a churro sundae and fell in love. It was SO amazing! I loved the cinnamon and sugar combination with the cold ice cream. It was so refreshing and nothing like I had ever had before. I attempted to re-create it when I got home.
How to Make the Churros
I had never made churros before, so naturally I headed to Pinterest. There have been multiple times I have used recipes from Natasha's Kitchen and have been impressed. This recipe is by far the best though! You can find the recipe for churros here on her blog. I am a visual learner, so I loved watching her video before I attempted making my own.
Overall, churros are easy to make. It took a little while for me to figure out exactly how long I wanted mine to be and my system for frying, draining, coating, and then storing them. Luckily, this batch made plenty and I could pick out my favorites to share.
Dulce de Leche sauce
For my churro sundae dessert, I wanted to make a simple caramel sauce. Remembering my Spanish days in high school, Dulce de Leche is a "sweet milk" sauce. I thought this would be perfect. I stumbled across Natasha's SUPER easy recipe and it is now going to be a staple in my house. Seriously, go check it out here! All you need is a crock pot, two jars, and a can of sweetened condensed milk.
I love this recipe because of its simplicity, but also how few dishes it creates. I went ahead and stored the sauce in the fridge in the two jars and just washed the crockpot. It COULD NOT be any easier!! Not to mention absolutely amazing! Seriously, go check it out!
Can I Make These Ahead of Time?
I RECOMMEND NOT MAKING THESE IN ADVANCE! As with any donut, churros taste best fresh. We ate a few within the first 5 minutes and they were amazing! Even after a couple of hours, they go down in quality. They were still delicious, but nothing compared to FRESH out of the pan.
We stuck our leftover dough in the fridge and made some churros for breakfast the next morning and they REALLY went down in quality! Honestly, they are not worth your calories at that point. Eat them fresh or not at all, your hips will thank me!
Can I Freeze Churros?
Yes, you can freeze them, but they are SIGNIFICANTLY better fresh! We had a few leftover churros. You know me, I NEVER throw food away so I stuck them in the freezer. (We love to have things like this on hand when we make our own ice cream flurries.) They flavor was still good, but the texture was lacking that beautiful crunch. Don't just take my word for it, try it out yourself. You might like them better frozen!
You could eat this dessert any time of the year, but I recommend in the summer on a hot day. It is so refreshing, especially if you make your own ice cream or buy soft serve from your local ice cream shop.
Be sure to check out some of my other recipes!