How to Make The Famous Disney Churros at Home

May 19, 2021

Make perfect Disney copycat churros at home with ingredients already in your pantry! Follow this easy churro recipe for homemade churros that leave you nostalgic and wanting more!

Disney released the official Disney churro recipe, and the internet has been going crazy about it ever since. Especially since it turned out that Disney's easy churro recipe only needs pantry staples to make their most famous snacks at home, with phenomenal results. When fried properly, this churros recipe gives perfect churros every time that are soft inside and crunchy outside. The simple fried treats also have the perfect sweet-spicy flavor and taste absolutely heavenly.

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Taste Score: %90
Difficulty Medium
Servings 8 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 25 mins
Total 40 mins

Tips

  • Use a large star piping tip to get the iconic grooves. Snip about ¾ inch off the bottom of your piping bag to get the piping tip to fit nice and snug.
  • Drain the fried churros on paper towels for 10-15 seconds before coating until they are neither so oily that the sugar clumps nor so dry that it doesn’t stick.
  • While 3-inch churros are ideal and everyone loves 1-inch churro bites, cut your dough into longer strips if you’re looking for an authentic Disney park experience.
  • Use a plastic bag with one corner cut off to make this easy churro recipe without piping bags. Just be aware that the finished product will be a lot more cylindrical compared to Disney’s iconic shape.
  • As this easy churro recipe requires your oil to be at 360˚F when frying, use a digital food or candy thermometer to determine oil temperature. Only fry 4-5 churros at a time to avoid overcrowding and lowering the temperature of the oil.
  • The hot dough in this Disney churro recipe can scramble eggs; that‘s why it’s very important to let the dough rest before adding the eggs. You can also cool the dough by beating with an electric mixer and use cold eggs to further reduce the chances of scrambling.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Combine water, butter, salt, and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon in a 1½ quart saucepan over medium heat. Bring the pot to a rolling boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low. Add flour and stir vigorously until the mix forms a ball. Remove from heat and let it rest for 5–7 minutes.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, and stir until combined. Set aside.
  4. Heat oil in a medium skillet or 1-quart saucepan over medium-high heat or until temperature reaches 360˚F.
  5. Spoon dough into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe long strips of dough over the saucepan, cut with scissors or a knife and drop them into the hot oil.
  6. Repeat until the churros fill the saucepan with room to fry. Then repeat for the rest of the dough (This churros recipe makes about 10 churros).
  7. Fry churros until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon or mesh spider strainer and drain on paper towels.
  8. Mix sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon in a medium bowl. Toss in churros until coated for the signature sweet and spicy flavor and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Disney Churros
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories225
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 73 mg24.3%
Sodium 158 mg6.9%
Potassium 35 mg0.7%
Protein 3 g6%
Total Fat 14 g17.9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Type of Food is a Churro?

Okay, so what are churros? A churro is a Spanish dessert consisting of a deep-fried pastry of unsweetened dough coated in cinnamon sugar. It is very popular in the United States and Mexico and is often called a ‘Mexican doughnut’.

Can Vegans Eat Churros?

While most readily available churros are not vegan-friendly, vegan options do exist. If you are looking for some vegan churros, you can give the authentic Spanish churros recipe a try.

Are There Churros in Epcot?

You can find some great bite-sized churros with a caramel dipping sauce at the La Cantina de San Angel, a quick-service restaurant offering tacos, nachos, and churros, in the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot.

How Much do Churros Cost at Disneyland?

Like all other food and beverages at Disney parks, churros at Disneyland are expensive because they are a major source of revenue for the park. One regular churro with some chocolate dipping sauce around the parks costs about $6.50.

You can easily make the Disney churros dipping sauce at home by heating some heavy whipping cream and stirring in vanilla extract and chocolate chips. Enjoy it with churros made using the Disney churro recipe for the complete Disney experience.

Why Are My Churros Not Crunchy?

If your churros are soggy, it could be due to your oil’s temperature being lower than 360˚F. Use a digital food or candy thermometer to ensure proper cooking temperatures and get perfectly crunchy churros every time.

If your churros are raw inside, then you can solve the problem by frying them for a little longer.

Are Disney Churros Frozen?

While Disney parks like to serve their churros hot and fresh, they reportedly get their frozen churros from Tio Pepe’s Churros. If you’re looking for authentic frozen Disneyland churros, you can order some from Tio Pepe’s Churros that are shipped fully cooked and frozen.

How to Store and Reheat Churros?

Store any leftover churros in an airtight container on the counter for up to 2 days. You can also freeze them on a baking sheet till solid and transfer to a freezer-safe bag to keep them for a month. To reheat the churros, bake them for a couple of minutes at 400˚F. Be sure to thaw first if frozen.

You can also make the dough up to 1 day ahead and refrigerate in an airtight container until use. Bring the dough to room temperature before frying to ensure proper cooking.

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