Apple Pie Churro Ice Cream Cones

If you've ever eaten a fresh churro, then you know just how incredible they taste. Deep-fried choux pastry gets rolled in cinnamon sugar and dipped in a delicious chocolate sauce to make for an unbeatable sweet treat! We love churros in their original form, but we also think they shouldn't be limited to just cinnamon sugar and chocolate. Instead of sticking to a traditional churro recipe, we've come up with a a dessert unlike any other: churro ice cream cones stuffed with an American classic, apple pie! Rich, tangy apple pie filling gets stuffed into a freshly fried churro cone and then topped off with homemade white chocolate & apple pie ice cream. Churros, ice cream, and apple pie – it just doesn't get any better than this!

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Inactive Time: 2 hours
Difficulty Level: Moderate

You'll Need:

For the churro cones:

  • 1 cups water
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ stick butter
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • cooking oil for frying
  • cinnamon sugar

For the apple pie filling:

  • 3 apples, diced
  • juice & zest of 1 lemon 
  • 3⅓ cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup corn starch
  • 2 tbsp apple pie spice blend

For the white chocolate & apple pie ice cream:

  • 7 oz white chocolate, chopped
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream, warmed
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 5 graham crackers, crushed
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • caramel syrup for the topping


  • piping bag + star-shaped nozzle 
  • party hat
  • ice cream scoop

Here's How:

1. For the choux pastry to make the churro cones, combine the butter, sugar, and water in a saucepan and bring everything to a boil. Add in the flour and stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until the dough becomes smooth and starts to stick to itself. Take the saucepan off of the heat and let the mixture cool down slightly, then add in the vanilla and stir in 1 egg at a time until everything is combined.

2. Transfer the choux pastry to a piping bag with a star-shaped nozzle and pipe it around a party hat. Transfer the party hat to the freezer and freeze it. Repeat this process with the remainder of the choux pastry.

3. Once the churro cones have frozen, heat a large pot filled with cooking oil on the stove and cover a plate with cinnamon sugar. Remove the party hat from inside the churro cones and deep fry them in hot cooking oil until golden brown. Place the churro cones on some paper towels and let the excess oil drain off, then roll them in cinnamon sugar.

4. For the apple pie filling, dice the apples and mix them together with with lemon juice & zest. Bring the water, sugar, brown sugar, corn starch, apple pie spice blend, and salt to a boil in a medium-sized pot and let everything simmer for 3 minutes. Add in the apple mixture, then let everything cook together for 8 minutes. Once the apple pie filling has cooked, cover the pot and let it cool.

5. For the white chocolate & apple pie ice cream, heat the heavy cream and pour it over the chopped white chocolate. Stir everything together until the white chocolate has melted, then let the mixture cool down to room temperature. Whip the butter until it's creamy, then gradually stir in the white chocolate mixture until combined. Crush the graham crackers, then stir them into the mixture along with the diced apple and cinnamon. Once combined, pour the mixture into a large bowl or casserole dish, spread it around evenly, transfer it to the freezer, and freeze it.

6. Once the white chocolate & apple pie ice cream is frozen, spoon the apple pie filling into a churro cone, then use an ice cream scoop to scoop the white chocolate & apple pie ice cream on top. Top your apple pie churro ice cream cone off with caramel syrup to serve!

Who needs waffle cones when you can have churro cones? Plus, this apple pie churro ice cream cone will give grandma's famous apple pie a run for its money. What a fun new way to eat a couple of classic desserts!

Get the recipe for the Churro Cups Filled With Chocolate Sauce featured in the bonus video.


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