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.