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This Is How You Can Make Your Own Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches

This Is How You Can Make Your Own Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches

This is the day we have all been waiting for – the day that we could make churro ice cream sandwiches from the comfort of our own home. We use the lovely dough of churros to make cookies and put our favorite ice cream in between. Nothing has ever tasted this sweet! You can only imagine the soft, sweet dough of the churros combined with the fresh, rich flavor of the ice cream. If that does not make you want them yet, this will do the trick.

Lucky for you, it is quiet easy to make these beauties. The recipe is clear and easy to follow. So… what do you need to make the best desert ever? Here is a list of ingredients:

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  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • Oil, for frying
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 9 scoops dulce de leche ice cream (or your own favorite)

And here are the steps:

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  1. Sift together the flour and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon into a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Add water, brown sugar, vegetable oil, and salt to a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Bring it to a boil. Once boiling, add in the flour mixture, and stir quickly. The mixture will be thick, but continue to stir it until the flour is incorporated and it forms a rough, shaggy ball of dough.
  3. Place the dough into the bowl of a stand mixer fit with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed and add eggs one at a time until the dough is combined and smooth.
  4. Line two baking sheets with baking paper. Fit a pastry bag with a reasonably small piping tip, and fill the bag with churro dough. Pipe the dough into circles to create cookies. Start at the center of the circle and work outward in a spiral pattern. Place the baking sheets in the freezer for at least 10 minutes to set and chill the dough.
  5. Add oil to a large skillet or deep fryer so that it’s at least 2 inches deep. Heat the oil to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with several layers of paper towels. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the granulated sugar and remaining 2 teaspoons of cinnamon.
  6. Fry 2-3 churros at a time, turning them over occasionally so they brown evenly. Transfer them to the paper-towel-lined baking sheet using a slotted spoon or spatula to let the oil drain. Toss them in the cinnamon sugar mixture while they are still warm.
  7. Take one churro, top it with a scoop of ice cream, and place another churro on top. Gently press them together and there you have it: homemade churro ice cream sandwiches!
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Last Updated on September 20, 2018

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

1. Breathe

The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

  • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
  • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
  • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

2. Loosen up

After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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3. Chew slowly

Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

4. Let go

Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

It’s not. Promise.

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Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

5. Enjoy the journey

Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

6. Look at the big picture

The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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Will this matter to me…

  • Next week?
  • Next month?
  • Next year?
  • In 10 years?

Hint: No, it won’t.

I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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8. Practice patience every day

Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

  • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
  • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
  • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

Final thoughts

Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

Featured photo credit: Brooke Cagle via unsplash.com

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