The best way to enjoy a sugary cinnamon churro! Creamy cheesecake laced with cinnamon cream that’s topped with a cinnamon crumble and served with cookies.

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About Churro Cheesecake Dip

It’s been a little bit since I posted my last dessert dip (okay, okay, fine – it’s only been just over a month) but I came up with this idea last week and ever since I’ve been so hyped to share it with you.

I’m a big dessert lover (if you couldn’t already tell) but there are only a handful of desserts I’ll always try to get when the opportunity presents itself. It just so happens that crispy churros – with their sinfully sweet cinnamon coating – are one of those treats.

You can make churros a variety of ways (and I’ve done it before), but like most desserts, I wanted something easier. Faster. Ready in only a few minutes so that when an old friend of mine and I host our next house party I’ll have a new dish I can quickly throw together and serve our guests.

And that, my friends, is how Churro Cheesecake Dip was born.

I opted to go with a cheesecake base this time around, as it was the best way to combine the right about of cinnamon with the right kind of texture. The cinnamon cream was too overpowering on its own.

How to make churro cheesecake as a dip.

However, like most of the dessert dips I post, the cream cheese is absolutely crucial for obtaining that ultra creamy texture.

Because, really, what fun is a dessert dip if you don’t have a little fun while dipping?

Churro cheesecake recipe as a dip.

Do you have to use Cream Cheese?

Since I posted this recipe, many readers have said they wished it didn’t include cream cheese. And I totally understand that – cream cheese can be very overpowering and it’s not a flavor you normally think of with cannoli.

However, in this case, I promise that you can’t taste the cream cheese in this recipe. The only reason why cream cheese is used is to give the app a little thickness and consistency.

What to serve with this dessert dip?

After making as many dessert dips as I have, you start to get a feeling for what goes best with these ultra creamy treats.

Below are some of my best suggestions. Feel free to try one (or as many) as you like!

How long can you leave out a dessert dip?

Whenever you serve a dip for your guests to enjoy, you should always keep track of how long it sits at room temperature.

For most foods, the general rule of thumb is that a perishable item should not be in the “danger zone” for more than two hours. And by “danger zone”, this is usually at or just above room temperature, which is how this dip will be served.

As the party goes on, you can move your dip back to the refrigerator once you get past the two-hour mark. If your guests still want more dip, let it chill for at least 30 minutes before bringing it back out again.

Easy churro cheesecake served as a dip.

Another fun perk of this dip?

With Cinco de Mayo on the horizon, I love that not only will this recipe give me something new to serve our party guests but also it provides a new way to enjoy this Spanish classic. I’m going to do my best to keep it a secret from my neighbors over the next few months – I can’t wait to see their reaction!

So, what about you?

What is your favorite churro recipe?

I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Notes & tips for this cannoli cream dip

  • For this recipe, I highly recommend using a stand mixer or a hand mixer. This isn’t a recipe you can make by hand with a whisk.
  • If making the dip in advance, refrigerate in a covered container overnight, then allow the dip to soften on your counter until it has a firmness you’d like for dipping.

More fun dessert dips

Easy churro cheesecake served as a dip.

Recipe Details

Churro Cheesecake Dip! The best way to enjoy a sugary cinnamon churro! Creamy cheesecake laced with cinnamon cream that's topped with a cinnamon crumble and served with cookies. | HomemadeHooplah.com
4.44 from 16 votes

Churro Cheesecake Dip

15 mins prep
310 kcal
Yields: 8 servings
The best way to enjoy a sugary cinnamon churro! Creamy cheesecake laced with cinnamon cream that's topped with a cinnamon crumble and served with cookies.

Ingredients 

Churro Cheesecake Dip
Cinnamon Crumble

Instructions

For the Churro Cheesecake Dip
  • Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), whisk together cinnamon, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and heavy whipping cream on medium-high speed until smooth, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove cinnamon cream from the bowl (don't need to be neat - it's okay if there's still cream in the bowl or on the beaters) and add cream cheese. Whip on medium-high until fluffy, about another 3-5 minutes.
  • Add cinnamon cream back to the bowl and use a spatula to fold the cream and whipped cream cheese together until thoroughly combined and smooth.
For the Cinnamon Crumble
  • In a small bowl, use a fork to mix together butter, granulated sugar, and cinnamon until mixture is dark and crumbly.
Putting it All Together
  • Add churro cheesecake dip to a serving bowl of your choice. Sprinkle top with cinnamon crumble. Churro cheesecake dip with cookies of your choice (works best when using a mild-flavored cookie).

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 887IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 1mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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16 comments

    • Ashley

    Can you use whipped creamcheese?
    I’m simply just more of a fan of the whipped. But will use what works best.

    • Lesley

    What kind of cookie did you use, are those ladyfingers?? Thanks!

    • Danielle
    • 5 stars

    Good god I need this in my life right now. Well, not really as I’m trying to lose my holiday weight. I don’t think it’s going to happen as quickly as I like if I keep seeing recipes like this. I love churros and this dip sounds perfect. I don’t have a lot of patience for baking, so this is perfect.

    • Amy

    The recipe calls for a 1/4 cup of cinnamon, which seems like a ton to mean. Is this correct? This sounds amazing though, making it for potluck today!

      • Chrisy

      Hey Amy! Yes, the 1/4 cup is correct. It needed an extra dose of cinnamon to get that cinnamon-sugar coated flavor of a churro 😀

    • cakespy

    are you freaking for real. This is the best thing ever!

    • Ashley Griffith

    Oh my goodness, this looks fantastic! I LOVE churros and cheesecake so I pretty much have to make this!

    • Kimberly @ Berly’s Kitchen

    Yum! This sounds amazing. I could eat this with a spoon and skip the dipping altogether. Great idea for a dip. 🙂

    • Poonam

    OMG! This would be dangerous in my house, lol. This looks so delicious. I would love to try this.

    • Esther

    Ummm….YUM! This looks simple and delicious! Will have to try for my next girls movie night at my house.

    • Amanda | Maple Alps
    • 5 stars

    Whoa. Three of my favourite things in one bowl?! Mercy.

    • Christina
    • 5 stars

    Oh wow this really has my mouth watering!

    • Cori
    • 5 stars

    Dessert dips are the best thing ever! This recipe sounds fantastic, I can’t wait to try it.

    • Kim
    • 5 stars

    That sounds yummy and very unique. Definitely sounds like a crowd pleaser.

    • KRYSTEN
    • 5 stars

    This is amazing! I need this in my life! I am going to make this soon!

    • Sam @ The Haunted Housewife
    • 5 stars

    You combined two of my faves, cheesecake and churros! Oh my gosh this looks absolutely delicious. I’m going to have to give it a try!