Churros and Mexican Hot Chocolate

Serve Churro’s with a delicious cup of traditional Mexican Hot Chocolate for a real taste sensation to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. Another delicious snack to serve is Walking Taco Trail Mix found at: Aldi Walking Taco Trail Mix has: Guacamole bites, salsa corn sticks, spicy chili peanuts, cashews, cheese corn sticks, multi-seed chips, and southwest mission almonds.

What is a Churro?

Churro [CHOOR-roh]  Similar to a cruller, this Spanish and Mexican specialty consists of a sweet-dough spiral that is deep-fried and eaten like a doughnut. Churros are usually coated with a mixture of cinnamon and powdered or granulated sugar. Churro are also similar or related those delicious and sweet carnival treats; fritters, elephant ears and funnel cakes.

What is a Cruller?

Cruller [KRUHL-uhr] A doughnut-style dough, usually leavened with baking powder, that’s shaped into a long twist, fried and sprinkled with granulated sugar or brushed with a sweet glaze. The extremely light French cruller is made with choux pastry, cream-puff dough. The word “cruller”comes from the Dutch krulle, meaning “twisted cake.”


Walking Taco Trail Mix can be found at Aldi


Churro Recipe

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  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • Deep Fryer
  • Deep cast iron skillet


  • Heat 4 to 5 inches of vegetable oil in a deep cast iron skillet to 375 degrees.
  • In a separate dish, mix the 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a 3 quart saucepan, add water, brown sugar, salt and butter, heat to a good boil.
  • Remove from heat and add the flour, stirring in the flour vigorously, mix it in until well blended.
  • In a separate bowl mix the eggs and vanilla together.
  • Then add this mixture to the flour mixture.
  • Stir until well blended and all the egg is completely mixed in.
  • Fill your decorating tool with the churro dough.
  • Attach the largest star tip you have, you can also use a decorating bag filled with dough and a large star tip.
  • Test your oil by placing a small amount of dough in the oil.
  • The dough should bubble up right away, if it doesn't the oil is not hot enough and you will end up soggy churros.
  • Once the oil is hot enough, squeeze dough into hot oil about 4 inches long.
  • Use a knife to release the dough from the decorator tip or use your finger to release the dough but be very, very careful. Cook for 1 minute, turn over with a slotted spoon.
  • Cook an additional minute or two. (you want a nice golden brown color)
  • Remove churros with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  • While still warm, roll each churro into the cinnamon/sugar mixture.
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