Churro Ice Cream

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Homemade Churro Ice Cream.  Did I save the best for last or what?  As we wrap up my “mexican theme” week here on the blog, I thought I would share another favorite treat.  Doesn’t it look amazing??  As I always say, anything with cinnamon is going to be great, right??!!

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One of the things I love about Churros are the fun memories that they always seem to bring to mind.  They remind me of carnivals and fairs.  Those remind me of fun childhood days.  Who doesn’t love carnival food anyway?  Imagine my shock when I realized my kids had never eaten a churro before trying this ice cream!  Obviously, I need to introduce them to fair food ASAP!

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Seriously, is that not making your mouth water?  Look at that delicious caramel dripping down the sides?  Yum!

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Churro Ice Cream
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup Churro Caramel Coffee Creamer by International Delight
  • ¼ cup white sugar, granulated
  • ½ tsp vanilla paste (or extract)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ** caramel ice cream syrup (as shown) for topping when serving
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine everything together. Mix well.
  2. Pour it into the ice cream maker and make according to your machine's directions.
  3. Once ice cream is done, take it out and put it into a freezer safe container.
  4. Freeze until it is at your desired consistency.
  5. When serving, drizzle with caramel ice cream syrup, if desired.

Love ice cream but Churros aren’t really your thing?  How about trying my Oreo Ice Cream, Heath Bar Ice Cream, Root Beer Ice Cream or Cinnamon Ice Cream?  They are all DELICIOUS!

If you don’t have an ice cream maker, get one.  I highly recommend this Cuisinart Ice Cream maker.

You won’t believe how much fun you can have with your own ice cream maker!  I’ve got lots more fun ice cream recipes to come!

Flan (My Grandpa Jack’s Recipe)


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If you like egg custard, you will really like Flan. We’re continuing our Mexican theme week here on the blog.  Flan is a Spanish egg custard. It has it’s own special texture and flavor. This recipe came from my Grandpa Jack who is a great cook and likes to experiment with recipes.

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This recipe can be served with berries, whipped cream, or extra Carmel sauce. It is very versatile.

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My grandmother’s family came to this country from Spain so our family meals always had a lot of different flavors.

Flan (My Grandpa Jack's Recipe)
 
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Ingredients
  • 7 large eggs
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cans of evaporated milk (13 or 14 oz)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Beat the eggs, add sugar & salt. Beat in cans of milk, and add vanilla.
  3. Place brown sugar in the bottom of a round pan. (The pan should be 8 or 10 inches by about 2½ to 3 inches deep so it will hold the fluid).
  4. Even the brown sugar so it covers the bottom of the pan.
  5. Pour the milk solution over a spoon onto the brown sugar. (The spoon is to prevent disturbing the brown sugar).
  6. Place this pan in another pan with about 1 inch of water in the bottom to prevent it from burning.
  7. Place in oven and bake for approx. 1 hour.
  8. Test with fork or knife and cook until nothing sticks to the fork/knife.
  9. Remove from oven, cool, cut around the edges and quickly turn over on a plate held tightly to pan.

 

Stand n’ Stuff Tacos – #Old El Paso

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Disclosure: I was given these Stand N’ Stuff Taco shells from Old El Paso and BzzAgent to try out in my own kitchen. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Old El Paso helped me with dinner one night this weekend.  They sent us a box of their newest products to try.  I was so excited since everyone knows how much we LOVE Mexican food.  I can honestly say that we have one or more products from Old El Paso every time we have a mexican night.  I don’t think they make anything that we don’t like!

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When I first opened the box to find these Stand n’ Stuff Flour Tortillas, I wasn’t quite sure what you were to do with them.  At first glance, I thought they looked too big to eat as tacos.  Then I thought they must be more like edible burrito bowls.  However, once I took them out of their package, I knew that they were meant to be eaten like a taco. But don’t get me wrong, they would make yummy edible burrito bowls too!  What a great idea!

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We love soft tacos, but they can be so hard to fill.  You end up not putting nearly enough into them because you know they will make a huge mess when you go to close them up and eat them.  Right off the bat, my family commented on how much neater it was eating these tacos.  Your liquids and toppings weren’t constantly falling out the back of your taco.  It held together rather than tearing or falling apart.  The biggest bonus is that you can fill that sucker up with LOTS more goodies than you can a regular flour taco tortilla.  We were all instantly sold on these!

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Will I buy them again?  Absolutely!!  I posed the question, “What is something that you don’t like about them?”  No one could come up with anything.  Now that says a LOT coming from my picky kids.

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Now it’s time to make your own soft taco or burrito bowl.  We don’t get overly fancy with ours, but you certainly could.  There are so many great things you can top these with.  Yum!!!

Stand n' Stuff Tacos - #Old El Paso
 
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Ingredients
Optional:
  • shredded lettuce
  • Black beans
  • refried beans
  • guacamole
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, brown your ground beef on medium-high heat. Then drain off excess oil.
  2. Add taco seasoning to your ground beef. Follow directions for taco seasoning. Once cooked, set aside.
  3. Heat your Stand n' Stuff Flour Tortillas in the microwave or oven. Follow directions on the package.
  4. Spread a layer of ground beef on the bottom of your tortillas. Then sprinkle shredded cheese over the ground beef. Follow that with a spoonful of white queso, a helping of sour cream and then top with pico de gallo.
  5. Feel free to add any other topping you wish. Enjoy!

Disclosure: I was given this product from Old El Paso and BzzAgent to try out in my own kitchen. All opinions expressed here are my own.