Austin: Churro Co.

Tags: dessert

For those of you who may not know what a churro is, the first thing you should know is that it’s a little slice of deep-fried heaven.  Specifically, churros are a simple dough that is piped into hot oil.  Once the dough is fried to a golden brown, it is traditionally served with caramel or a hot chocolate sauce.  But this is Austin, where we like to “keep it weird”, so down with tradition, Churro Co. is going to have the craziest toppings out there.

While Churro Co. does offer the traditional (read BORING) way to eat churros, I opted for the creative route.  At the the tippy-top of this post is pictured a churro called Date Night.  Date Night is tossed in popcorn sugar (i.e. popcorn that’s been finely processed with sugar) with a scoop of ice cream and caramel sauce.  This was mindblowingly good!  Salty and sweet, crunchy and soft – my mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Next we have Rico Suave. (Anyone remember the one-hit-wonder from the early 90’s?)  This churro was covered in cacao sugar (very fancy), then doused in Nutella sauce with house-made strawberry jam.  And if that wasn’t enough sugar, they top it off with whipped cream and toasted coconut.  Be still, my heart!

Churro number 3 – Texas Comfort.  This one is a seasonal offering of homemade apple pie filling, cardamom sugar, salted caramel, ice cream AND whipped cream.  This is one that I cannot wax poetic about because my husband inhaled it before I got a bite, so it must have been good.

Last, but not least – Campfire.  I saved the best for last.  Topping off the warm, crisp goodness of this last churro is a Mexican chocolate sauce, graham cracker sugar, whipped cream and charred marshmallows.  You read that right, charred.  This is the only way to eat marshmallows and I will fight you in the comments section about it.  Churros with graham cracker sugar and charred marshmallows are now the only right way to eat a churro.

If you get a chance to head to Austin, Churro Co. is a must-visit food truck!  Please, plan ahead and come on an empty stomach, or you’ll be sorry.

Churro Co. (1620 E Riverside Dr., Austin, Texas // 512.905.5276)

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