Homemade Churros

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Who doesn't love a churro!! I mean, nothing but fond memories of these beauties from my days as a kid at Disneyland! But I've now started making them on my own... because Homemade Churros are just the right thing to do!

Homemade Churros from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)


While these are a great idea no matter what time of year - they were particularlly perfect as the finishing touch on my Paella Party menu!

Homemade Churros

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 1 vote
Who doesn’t love a churro!! I mean, nothing but fond memories of these beauties from my days as a kid at Disneyland! 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 people


For the churros:

  • ½ cup white sugar plus 1 ½ tablespoons sugar divided
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

For the chocolate sauce + dulce de leche :

  • 3 ½ ounces dark chocolate chopped
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Store bought dulce de leche


  • a cloth pastry bag and a large star pastry tip


To make the churros:

  • Combine ½ cup of white sugar with the cinnamon on a plate. Set aside and line another plate with paper towels.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the water, 1 ½ tablespoons sugar, salt and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Bring the mixture to a boil then remove it from the heat. Stir in the flour, mixing until it forms a smooth ball.
  • Heat 3 to 4 inches of vegetable oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot set over medium-high heat until it reaches 375ºF.
  • Transfer the dough to a cloth pastry bag fitted with a large star tip and pipe the dough over the pot of oil to a length of about 4 inches, then using scissors or a sharp knife, cut it so it releases into the oil. Pipe two to three churros into the oil at a time, frying them until they're golden brown and cooked through. Transfer the churros to the paper towel-lined plate to drain for 2 minutes. Then roll them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Repeat the frying and coating process with the remaining dough.
  • Serve the churros with the warm chocolate sauce (recipe below) and the dulce de leche which can be bought from the store.

To make the chocolate sauce:

  • Place the chopped chocolate in a small bowl.
  • Warm the heavy cream in small saucepan and pour the heavy cream over the chopped chocolate. Let it sit for 1 minute then stir to combine. Transfer the chocolate sauce to a small serving bowl and serve with the warm churros.

To prep the Dulce de Leche

  • Remove the store bought dulce de leche from the can and transfer to a small serving bowl. Serve with the warm churros and pretend you made it yourself 🙂


If you're short on time or making these on a whim, they can be served with ice cream or chocolate syrup as well. Even whipped cream - whatever you have on hand!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 221IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg
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Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe adapted from Just a Taste


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