I’ve been on a roll with appetizer and party food lately (because, after all, we American are knee-deep in party season, with the biggest sports event of the year just around the corner) but you know what’s been missing in all this glorious finger food?
I’ll tell you: a tasty (and easy!) dessert option!
For those of you who frequent this site, you know how I am about desserts (especially of the serve-at-any-time, appetizer-friendly variety) so how could I not come up with a party-friendly option to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth? It’s my job to bring you tasty snack food and I take that responsibility very seriously.
So what do you need to make your own churro ice cream boats? Well, first you’ve got to create the boats, and Old El Paso helps make this easy with their Soft Tortilla Taco Boats (which I was able to find at my local Safeway).
To sweeten up the tortillas, I brushed them with melted butter, sprinkled cinnamon sugar on top, and baked them for about 10 minutes.
A little cinnamon sugar goes a long way in adding to the churro appeal
Once the boats are done, you’ll need to make the churro bites.
These look delicate and complex, but trust me, they’re so easy to make – I went from raw ingredients to freshly baked churro in about 30 minutes – and yes, I said baked, meaning I made these in the oven and not in a pan of oil.
Even if you make the churros after your guests have arrived, you’ll still have plenty of time (and no oil burns) to still watch the game!
After that, all that’s left is coating the churro bites in cinnamon sugar (because what is a churro without cinnamon sugar?!)
This recipe makes a few more churro bites than you’ll need for the ice cream boats, so go ahead and “taste test” a few – or a lot!
When it’s time to serve, scoop vanilla ice cream (or chocolate!) into the baked Soft Tortilla Taco Boats, sprinkle with a few churro bites, and drizzle with a sauce of your choice (like chocolate or caramel).
These will make the perfect Game Day dessert for you and your guests!
Plus, thanks to Old El Paso’s Soft Tortilla Taco Boats, you’ll have fewer dishes to clean – score!