Easy Churro Ice Cream Cups

These crispy, cinnamon coated churro cups are easy to make and delicious to eat! These crispy cinnamon churro cups are the perfect vessel to hold this rich, creamy ice cream, brimming with thick swirls of sweet, sweet caramel. Every bite is simply, delicious.

Easy Churro Ice Cream Cups: These simple, homemade, sweet, cinnamon desserts are better than any churro you can buy.

Easy Churro Ice Cream Cups: These simple, homemade, sweet, cinnamon desserts are better than any churro you can buy.

I’m so excited to have partnered with Edy’s Slow Churned Caramel Delight light ice cream to show you how I turned one of my favorite treats from childhood, a churro, into a delicious ice cream cup!

One of my fondest memories as a little girl is with my cousin Leti and my uncle, Angel making churros in the afternoon. In winter, we’d dip our churros in hot chocolate, but in summer, we’d eat them alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

One smooth, cold spoonful would fill our mouth followed by a crispy bite of a hot sugared churro. The contrast of temperature and flavor would saturate anyone’s palate; so much so, that if I close my eyes and recall this memory, my mouth begins to water as I intensely remember the delight.

Easy Churro Ice Cream Cups: These simple, homemade, sweet, cinnamon desserts are better than any churro you can buy.

Imagine my surprise when I recently saw the idea of making churros and turning them into “cups” on social media. The idea and buzz video had gone viral, except, that making churro dough is quite a process, one that I would never share with you and call it “easy.”

Easy Churro Ice Cream Cups: These simple, homemade, sweet, cinnamon desserts are better than any churro you can buy.

Making churro dough requires you to make the dough over the stove, cool it, and then transfer it to the counter for kneading, transfer it into a piping bag and then shape it into cups. Great concept but not practical in real life.

As I showed my daughter the video she said, and I quote, “Mom, that looks amazing, so you HAVE to find an easy way to make churro cups -for meeeeeee!” Sigh.

Easy Churro Ice Cream Cups: These simple, homemade, sweet, cinnamon desserts are better than any churro you can buy.

So, I set my mind to create an easier way to deliver a similar experience, and thankfully, I thought of an old-one-but-a-good-one: using the puff pastry dough I always keep in my freezer for “emergencies” for the churro cups.

And this, my friend, is what my daughter called a “churro emergency” and I believe it will become your churro emergency as well; especially after you watch this quick video and see how they are made.

Few things go better together than the crisp cinnamon-sugar cup wrapping sweet caramel ice cream. Edy’s Slow Churned Simple Recipes light ice cream is our favorite because simply put, the ingredients are churned together to create a rich, creamy deliciousness, my family really loves. And don’t forget, if you are located west of the Rockies, you may know the brand as Dreyer’s!

Easy Churro Ice Cream Cups: These simple, homemade, sweet, cinnamon desserts are better than any churro you can buy.

What you get is a crispy cinnamon churro cup on the outside and perfectly rich caramel ice cream on the inside… wow!

What is your favorite way to enjoy Edy’s Slow Churned Caramel Delight Light Ice Cream?

Easy Churro Ice Cream Cups: These simple, homemade, sweet, cinnamon desserts are better than any churro you can buy.

 

Easy Churro Ice Cream Cups

Easy Churro Ice Cream Cups: These simple, homemade, sweet, cinnamon desserts are better than any churro you can buy.
  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 8 Churro Cups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 17oz package puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • Flour for dusting the counter surface
  • 2 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • Edy’s Slow Churned Caramel Delight Light Ice Cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F with the oven rack positioned in the middle of the oven. Flip a muffin pan upside down and place it on a baking sheet. Generously spray 8 of the muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray or grease with butter.
  2. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon, set aside. In another bowl, whisk the egg and water and set aside.
  3. Unfold pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface. Roll the pastry sheets into 14×10-inch rectangles (depending on your work space, you might have to do this one at a time). Lightly brush the tops of the pastry sheets with some of the egg mixture, and sprinkle half of the sugar and cinnamon on top.
  4. Fold over one half over the other, egg side down so the cinnamon is sandwiched inside.
  5. With a rolling pin, roll out the dough to press down the cinnamon mixture into the dough and add about 2-inches to the length of the dough. Cut ten thin strips of dough lengthwise with a pizza cutter. Cut two of the strips into 2-inch small strips for the bottom of the cups.
  6. Place two of the strips over the top of eight muffin cups. For the sides, cover each cup, beginning at the bottom, with a thin cinnamon strip, spiraling up, until the entire muffin cup is covered. Using your hands, press the dough down against the muffin tip to give it a firm shape. Brush dough with egg wash and repeat with remaining dough.
  7. Bake for 22 minutes until the tops and edges are golden and crispy to the touch.
  8. Remove from oven and lightly brush melted butter over the cups and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon mixture. Allow churro cups to cool down to room temperature.
  9. Once churro cups have cooled, remove from muffin pan, scoop a generous scoop of Dryer’s Slow Churned Caramel Delight Ice Cream into the cup and drizzle with a little caramel syrup.

 

Leave a Reply 50 comments

Olivia - August 8, 2016 Reply

Oh my… these look delicious! And pretty simple to make. I always keep puff pastry in my freezer. I’ll have to try and make these soon.

Meredith - August 8, 2016 Reply

Never knew you could use a muffin sheet upside down! These look awesome!

Patty - August 8, 2016 Reply

Love churros! Had my first original churro in Spain this summer and absolutely loved it!

Lisa - August 8, 2016 Reply

Laura, these look fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

Ashley - August 9, 2016 Reply

I need to make these… ASAP!!

Alexis - August 9, 2016 Reply

This will definitely be a project for me and my daughter this weekend.

Meagan - August 9, 2016 Reply

My daughter always beggs me to make churros and I never found an easy recipe to make them – until now! Thanks!

Jill - August 10, 2016 Reply

These look great.

Holly - August 10, 2016 Reply

churros, YES PLEASE. I absolutely LOVE churros. These look amazing with the ice cream

Amber - August 10, 2016 Reply

These look amazing, Laura. Thanks for sharing!

rella jaramillo - August 14, 2016 Reply

Love root beer floats

Lisa F - August 14, 2016 Reply

My favorite way to enjoy ANY Edy’s ice cream is straight out of the carton at 11pm when the rest of the family is SLEEPING!

    Laura Fuentes - August 14, 2016 Reply

    i just cried laughing. LOVE it!

Donna - August 14, 2016 Reply

Right of the cartoon is fabulous, but adding sliced bananas and hot fudge makes it unbelievably delicious.

JoeyfromSC - August 14, 2016 Reply

These look SO delicious! !
My fave way to enjoy their amazing ice cream is in a bowl with bananas, chocolate sauce, nuts, whipped cream & a cherry on top lol
Delicious splurge:)

Thanks for the chance to win!

Joey J

Shonda - August 14, 2016 Reply

I am so excited to try this- I have pastry puff in my freezer! I bought it for something else. Hmmm, I’ll eat this with that tempting looking ice cream for sure!

Melissa Kling - August 14, 2016 Reply

I would have to say my favorite way to enjoy it would be with homemade apple crisp!

Audrey Cole - August 14, 2016 Reply

A FUN way to eat granola for breakfast is with Edy’s Ice Cream instead of yogurt!

My granola recipe: CRUNCHY GRANOLA

2 cups quick oats ½ t salt 2 Tbs peanut butter 2 Tbs honey
Microwave peanut butter and honey. Stir in oats and salt until well combined. Spread on cookie sheet. Place in preheated oven, 300 degrees. Turn it off; leave it all night.

Ruby Miller - August 14, 2016 Reply

My favorite way to eat Edy’s Slow Churned Light Caramel Delight Ice Cream is between two thin, crispy sugar cookies. It gives new meaning to ice cream sandwich…you have to try this!

Jennifer Caldwell - August 14, 2016 Reply

My favorite way to enjoy ice cream is any way that includes being with my family 🙂 Love this idea, it looks delicious! Thanks!

Jennifer - August 15, 2016 Reply

Oh my goodness! These look heavenly!!!

Erin Love - August 15, 2016 Reply

We love to eat ice cream like this on waffles!

Marion Millan - August 15, 2016 Reply

Thank you for sharing this recipe. Looks yummy and my little ones would love to help make them. My little ones love ice cream In a cone or bowl topped with a little whipped topping (from the spray can), but first we have to spray it into their mouths.

Sarah - August 15, 2016 Reply

I have never tried Edy’s Slow Churned Light Caramel Delight Ice Cream. This recipe looks like a great way to try it! But I do love Edy’s in a bowl with my hubby.

    Stephanie Schneller - August 22, 2016 Reply

    Congratulations Sarah!
    You are the winner of the ice cream pack.
    Look for an email from me, Stephanie@MOMables.com for more information.:)

Shannon - August 15, 2016 Reply

These look great. Didn’t know you could make them with puff pastry!

Tiffany - August 15, 2016 Reply

Wow! I love churros. Tried my first ones in Spain a couple of years ago.

Charlie - August 15, 2016 Reply

I make French crepes and top it with ice cream and fresh fruit.

Charlize - August 15, 2016 Reply

My all time favorite: Ice cream on top of a chocolate brownie and some whipped cream

Anna - August 15, 2016 Reply

We LOVE Edy’s ice cream with really anything. It’s so delicious

Jules - August 15, 2016 Reply

Edy’s vanilla ice cream with fresh strawberries & whipped cream on top. Nothing beats that!

Taylor - August 15, 2016 Reply

YES YES YES. I love churros and have been looking for a delicious and easy recipe. Thanks!!!

Carrie - August 15, 2016 Reply

Edy’s ice cream is delicious! My family loves Edy’s Slow Churned Caramel Delight Light Ice Cream in a bowl with extra caramel on top.

Summer - August 15, 2016 Reply

Edy’s Slow Churned Caramel Delight Light Ice Cream is my family’s favorite! Their flavors are awesome! (Also love the Apple Pie flavor)

Kayla - August 16, 2016 Reply

We have always loved enjoying our ice cream in waffle bowls with extra Carmel on top 🙂 now can’t wait to try this recipe!!

Kristina - August 16, 2016 Reply

I love this flavor almost any way, but especially in turtle sundaes

Jennifer A. - August 16, 2016 Reply

MY favorite way to enjoy Edy’s Slow Churned Light Caramel Delight Ice Cream is with apple pie!

Erin Dudley - August 17, 2016 Reply

My favorite way is with sliced bananas and crushed roasted peanuts! 🙂

SHERYL - August 17, 2016 Reply

In my part of the US Edy’s is called Dreyer’s and is my FAVORITE ice cream. I can’t say I have tried this particular favorite but I do LOVE caramel. Honestly, it really doesn’t matter how I eat it, as long as I eat it. Ice cream is my top favorite dessert, followed closely by anything cinnamon. So this recipe is all happiness for me.

Christine - August 17, 2016 Reply

I agree with the mom that said at 11 pm when everyone is asleep.
I also like to make affagatos with my ice cream – so scoop of ice cream with a shot of espresso. The caramel would be delightful.

lisa franklin - August 17, 2016 Reply

i think my new favorite way will be in these churro cups! currently though i love a big bowl of ice cream unadorned (especially with caramel, etc. already added in) or in a waffle or sugar cone.

Christal - August 17, 2016 Reply

Edy’s Ice Cream on top of apple crumble!! My favorite kind of comfort snack.

Alison Rae - August 17, 2016 Reply

This might be my new favorite dessert. I made these churros this past weekend with my daughter and we had so much fun! They didn’t come out as pretty as yours but they were delicious!

Kim - August 17, 2016 Reply

I love Edy’s with fresh fruit and some whipped cream. So refreshing!

Szkent - August 17, 2016 Reply

Affogato style – in a cup or bowl with a shot or two of espresso poured over it. Sooooo good!

Val - August 17, 2016 Reply

Simple … but so yummy! I love a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of toasted pecans and toasted coconut over this kind of ice cream.

Rebecca A Hoops - August 18, 2016 Reply

I love to eat Edy’s right out of the carton as well. These churros look amazing, but I’m not sure the ice cream would make it to the cups! lol

Rebecca A Hoops - August 18, 2016 Reply

Ooops…forgot to rate the recipe!

    Laura Fuentes - August 18, 2016 Reply

    Thank you!

Amy J. - August 19, 2016 Reply

Favorite way to enjoy caramel ice cream? Probably straight from the carton :p – or maybe in a bowl with almonds if I’m being civilized about it ;).

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