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March 18, 2022

How to Make Churros? – Best Churros Recipe

So many people talk about Mexican churros like they are the best thing ever, but you never seem to get why? Well, it’s because you haven’t made them yourself. 

The stiff ones that sit on the counter for hours can never taste like an authentic churro recipe. They are too old, tasteless, and cold. And that’s not what this delicacy is supposed to be. 

Luckily, you’re in the right spot to learn. We’ll help you realize what a churro is in its original form. And, of course, with our instructions and additional tips, you’ll learn how to make churros in no time.

So wait no more! Check out the ingredients list, visit the store, and make your way to the kitchen.

Or, if you want to try this one and more of the best desserts in Miami, visit Burgermeister. We’ll show you how they’re really supposed to taste.



  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • Three (large) eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • Canola oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Chocolate Sauce

  • 6 oz chocolate chips
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Chocolate Sauce Instructions

Top View of the Process of Cooking Chocolate Bakery Pastry With Melting Chocolate

To help you learn how to make churros as quickly as possible, we’ve separated the instructions into simple steps even beginner chefs can follow. 

And afterward, we’ll give you tips on how to take your Mexican churros to another level.

We’ll start with the dipping sauce and then proceed with the authentic churro recipe.

Step 1

What is a churro without some chocolate dipping sauce? We don’t want you to serve anything but perfection, so we’ll start with the cacao dip.

Put the chocolate chips into a bowl and set them on the side. We’ll need them for later.

Step 2

The next thing you need to do is heat the heavy cream. Pour it into a medium-sized saucepan and leave on medium heat. Wait until it gently simmers, then add the cayenne and the cinnamon and take the pot off the stove.

Step 3

We’ll finish the sauce with step 3. 

Pour the heated cream over the chocolate chips and let the melting begin. After a few minutes have passed, whisk the ingredients together until you get a smooth mixture.

Leave the bowl covered with plastic wrap until it’s time to sample the makings of this authentic churro recipe.

Authentic Mexican Churros Recipe

You don’t really know what a churro is until you prepare a few with your hands. So, check out our instructions and learn how to make churros in no time.

Step 1

Let’s start by heating the oil. Pour 1 1/2 inches of canola oil into a 12-inch cast-iron skillet and leave it on medium heat. Also, set aside two pieces of baking paper with a wire rack on top. Let the oil heat up to 370 degrees F while making the dough.

Step 2

While the oil is on the heat, you can prepare the rest of the ingredients. Combine water, milk, salt, sugar, butter, and vanilla into a small saucepan and bring everything to a boil.

Step 3

Once the mixture starts boiling, take out the vanilla bean pod and add the flour. Feel free to pour all of the flour at once. 

Now it’s time to stir. Lower the heat for the next 5 minutes and use a wooden spoon the stir the mixture and create the dough. After enough time has passed, the dough ball will stop sticking to the pan, and that’s your cue to stop stirring.

Transfer the ball to a bowl of a stand mixer. You’ll need to use the paddle attachment for what’s about to follow.

Step 4

Turn on the mixer and let it run at medium speed. Proceed by adding one egg at a time. But, only include the next one once the first egg has completely incorporated into the dough. Scrap the sides and the bottom of the bowl and keep mixing until you get the smooth, creamy texture churros need.

Step 5

We’re getting close to the finishing steps. 

Transfer the dough into a piping bag. Make sure to have a 6B open star tip at the bottom. Then, let everything rest for about 5 minutes.

In the meantime, you can mix the remaining 1/2 cup sugar with the cinnamon.

Step 6

It’s time to fry the dough. Working in batches of only four churros at a time is best to avoid pieces sticking together and overcrowding the skillet.

Use a pair of kitchen scissors to cut the dough into pieces around 5 inches long and set them in hot oil. Keep turning the churros frequently for the next 3-4 minutes, or until they reach a golden brown color.

After taking them out of the oil, set the churros on a wired rack that you previously prepared. Let the oil drain, then coat the churros in the sugar-cinnamon mix. Make sure all pieces are entirely covered.

Then, repeat the process for the remaining dough.

Step 7

Serve warm churros immediately with the dipping sauce and enjoy your first batch of this authentic Mexican delicacy.

Tips to Keep In Mind

Ingredients for Churros on Table

Once you get a grasp on making this recipe, you’ll be making churros without even consulting the books. Still, there are certain things to keep in mind to ensure your churros always turn out perfectly. Check out our additional tips to make every batch as tasty as the first one.

  • Use a candy thermometer.

With a thermometer, you can keep track of the temperature of the oil and use the same one every time. This way, you monitor the frying process and have one thing less left to chance.

  • Pay attention to the color.

Cooking isn’t math. Not all oil is the same, every pan doesn’t cook alike, but one thing is sure. The churros must turn out golden brown. So, instead of always relying on the timer – depend on what you see.

Pay attention to the color changes of your dough and fry the pieces until they’re golden brown. Not shorter, or the center will not cook. Not longer, or the pieces will be too hard and not as chewable.

  • Let the churros drain.

Fifteen seconds on a wire rack may not seem like the most critical part of the preparations. However, every piece is essential to solve the puzzle.

So, if you skip this step, the churros will be wet and oily when you dump them in the sugar. This will cause the oil to clump up and stay on the pieces, which we wish to avoid.

And don’t wipe the oil with a paper towel either. That will dry off the churros entirely and not let the sugar stick.

Follow the 15-second rule, and the results will be exquisite.

Try Mexican Churros at Burgermeister

Do you wish to try an authentic Mexican delicacy without the trouble of making it yourself? We have a solution for that.

Visit Burgermeister and try our churros. And check out the rest of our menu while you’re at it.

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