I don't know about you, but every time I hear about churros my mouth literally starts to water. Especially when those churros are coated in cinnamon and sugar and involve thick, dreamy, dark hot chocolate. Lucky for you, while I was unexpectedly snowed in over spring break I pulled out the old churro maker that my grandma gave me one year and got to work making my own churros y chocolate.

Honestly, what makes a cold day warmer than hot cocoa and melt-in-your-mouth churros? Even though the weather's finally warming up, you can totally still treat yo' self with this recipe and create your own churros y chocolate. Gather your friends and get ready for a sugary breakfast party, because this treat is just too good not to share.  

churros, sweet
Therese Boccini

Hot Chocolate

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:20 mins
  • Total Time:25 mins
  • Servings:4
  • Easy


  • 3 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 5 oz dark or semisweet chocolate more for extra chocolaty-ness
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Whipped cream optional
hot chocolate, espresso, milk, cream, coffee, chocolate
Leah Nordman
  • Step 1

    Combine milk and sweetened condensed milk in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.

    cream, tea, espresso, milk, coffee
    Danielle Limcaoco
  • Step 2

    Add cocoa powder and whisk until smooth.

    cinnamon, sweet, relish, cocoa, coffee, chocolate
    Kierri Price
  • Step 3

    Remove mixture from heat and add vanilla and chocolate, and stir until smooth. Top with whipped cream and dip your churros!

    milk, milk chocolate, sweet, candy, coffee, chocolate
    Christin Urso

If these hot chocolate recipes don't float your boat, feel free to substitute your favorite recipe or try out a different variation like this nutella hot chocolate or this Mexican cinnamon hot chocolate.

Cinnamon and Sugar Churros

  • Prep Time:30 mins
  • Cook Time:30 mins
  • Total Time:1 hr
  • Servings:30
  • Medium


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • Oil for frying
  • Cinnamon and sugar for rolling
beer, tea, coffee
Therese Boccini
  • Step 1

    Combine water, oil, and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

    Parsa Lotfi
  • Step 2

    Add the flour all at once, reduce heat, and stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until the dough forms a ball. Cool slightly.

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  • Step 3

    Using a Churro maker (if you have one), or a pastry bag fitted with a 3/8 inch star tip, press the dough out into 4 inch strips. The fluted shape is important for consistent cooking.

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    Therese Boccini
  • Step 4

    Pour the frying oil at least 1/2 inch deep into a skillet, and heat until very hot.

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  • Step 5

    Reduce heat to medium and fry the Churros, flipping once, until they just barely begin to get color.

    #SpoonTip: Don't fry more than 3 or 4 at a time to make sure your churros are cooked perfectly!

  • Step 6

    After removing from the skillet, place Churros on paper towel to remove excess grease. Then, roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture. Serve warm and preferably dunked in your hot chocolate for the all around churros y chocolate experience!

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    Therese Boccini