I developed this recipe for a Cinco de Mayo dessert. I recently made a fried ice cream dessert so I wanted to make something churro related for this occasion. I found the churro mix idea on Pinterest. I decided to mix it into my favorite ice cream recipe. I changed my vanilla ice cream recipe to make it work a little nicer with the churro mix. Jax likes to stir toppings into his ice cream so I put out a couple of toppings I had on hand.
Churro Ice Cream
1 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup yellow cake mix
2 tsp cinnamon
11 T butter, chilled
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
3 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups milk or half and half
- In a food processor, pulse together all of the churro mix ingredients. Make sure to leave some chunks in there. It is fun to get a bite of ice cream that includes a chunk of the churro in it!
- For the ice cream, beat the eggs until light and fluffy. I like to use a small measuring cup or a ball jar and an immersion blender for this. A whisk would be fine. Add the sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Whisk until fully incorporated. Pour the cream and half-and-half into a large bowl and stir in the egg mixture. I like to use an 8 cup measuring cup for this so I can measure the dairy products right into the mixing vessel.
- Pour into your ice cream maker and churn according to its directions. Add the churro mix during the last few minutes of churning. Then freeze as recommended.
Note: my favorite ice cream base does include raw eggs. About 10 years ago I was on a mission to find the ice cream recipe that would work best for us. This base recipe is from the Ben and Jerry's ice cream and dessert book. I decided to try it even though it included the raw eggs because who know ice cream any better than them? I have success with it every time. You can use pasteurized eggs if you'd like. You could even leave the eggs out altogether. The ice cream would freeze a little harder and be slightly less creamy.
The eggs I use are usually from sources that I trust. Pictured below are the hens that I hope to get eggs from soon.
They will be extra good because Jax and I enjoy picking weeds and things they can eat and feeding the goodness to them. I look forward to the day he can get a fresh egg out of their nesting box.