It’s going to be difficult to explain in writing how delicious this no-churn churro ice cream is. With no churn cinnamon ice cream, easy baked churros, and swirls of dulce de leche, what’s not to like? It’s sweet, creamy, and bursting with cinnamon flavor. You don’t even have to worry about frying up some fresh churros! Since updating this recipe, I’ve included the original puff pastry churro recipe as well as an easy baked churros recipe which are both delicious! The only difference is that one is a bit more involved than the other, so you can choose which route you would like to take when making this super easy ice cream.
Tips for baking no churn churro ice cream
The base of this recipe is a simple cinnamon no churn ice cream that comes together in minutes! Just mix, pour, and chill overnight. While it’s an easy recipe, here are a few things to look out for when making your ice cream:
- Whipped Cream – To give this ice cream a light but creamy texture, heavy cream is whipped into soft peaks. Before you start, make sure you work with chilled cream which will help stabilize its structure. Then, whip on high speed just until it starts to thicken and lighten. When you pull the whisk, it should come away with a point at the end. You’re looking for a texture that’s sturdy but still soft and creamy.
- Mixing – When the whipped cream is ready, a mixture of sweetened condensed milk and cinnamon are combined with the cream. This is done by hand as you do not want to over mix and deflate the cream. Pour in half of the cinnamon mixture and gently fold to combine. Once that’s almost blended in, pour in the rest and fold the batter fully. Stop right when it comes together.
- Chilling – To freeze the ice cream overnight, wrap it in plastic wrap and then foil. This extra layer will prevent the top of forming ice crystals.
Easy Baked Churros – 2 options
This churro ice cream recipe is one of the first recipes I ever posted on this blog. Since updating it, I’ve incorporated a new baked churro recipe thats a bit more involved. That’s why you’re given two baked churro options – the original puff pastry recipe as well as a more traditional baked churro recipe. Both are equally delicious, it all just depends on which route you prefer!
Puff Pastry Churros – This is the original recipe involving strips of pre-made puff pastry that are baked and coated in cinnamon sugar. This is a really great SUPER easy option that will give you a more flaky churro texture throughout the ice cream.
Easy Baked Churros – This is the updated recipe that involves making the churro dough, piping it on to a baking sheet, and baking before coating in cinnamon sugar. It’s a more traditional and literal take on a churro that will give you a more chewy churro texture in this ice cream.
How to layer churro ice cream
Now the fun part – after the churros are baked and the ice cream is prepped, it’s time to layer up this no churn ice cream.
In a 1 pound loaf pan, you’ll be working in three layers. Each layer consists of cinnamon ice cream, churros, and dulce de leche. Within each layer, spread the ice cream even and dollop globs of dulce de leche on top. For the churros, tear them up into tiny pieces, especially if you’re using the easy baked churros as they’re a bit chewier. If the pieces are too large, it will be difficult to scoop out the ice cream.
For the final layer, top with ice cream and sprinkle on a few more churro pieces. Then just wrap and freeze!
How to serve churro ice cream
After the ice cream has chilled solid (preferably overnight), allow it to thaw for about 30 minutes at room temperature before scooping. This will give you smooth and soft scoops of ice cream that are still chilled enough to hold shape.
How long does no churn ice cream keep?
As long as it’s wrapped thoroughly, both with plastic wrap and foil, it will keep for up to 2 months.
For more ice cream recipes, check out my:
- Peanut Butter & Jelly No Churn Ice Cream
- Peaches & Cream No Churn Ice Cream
- Banoffee Icebox Cake
- Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches
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