You’re planning the ultimate Disney vacation and you have heard all about the iconic snacks like Mickey Premium Bars, Dole Whip and churros. Everyone is always talking about Dole Whip, it’s like the snack Queen Bee, and Mickey Premium Bars can now be purchased in your grocer’s freezer, but what’s the deal with churros?
What are Disney Churros?
Churros are a delicious Mexican treat. Think of a long, skinny, fried donut all rolled in cinnamon and sugar. These are best when they are served warm and even better when you have something to dip them in!
Where Can You Find Churros at Disney World?
I think the better question is where can’t you find churros?! In all 4 parks, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT there are carts located around the parks selling churros with chocolate dipping sauce.
The Magic Kingdom is the main hub for Walt Disney World Churros and often sees seasonal or celebratory churros. In the past, we have had spiced churros served with egg nog! For Halloween 2022 you can get your hands on a M&M Peanut Butter churro where it is 2 churros rolled in peanut dust, drizzled in peanut sauce and chocolate sauce, and topped with M&Ms.
Traveling before March 2023? Then you can get in on one of the best churros to come out of the Magic Kingdom! The 50th Anniversary churros are 2 churros rolled in strawberry sugar, drizzled with marshmallow cream, topped with EARidescent sprinkles, and served with chocolate dipping sauce. Hope you brought wet naps because this one is going to be sticky!
Got a group to share with?
Head over to Pecos Bill’s Tall Tale Cafe for some churro bites that are perfect for sharing! These come rolled in cinnamon and sugar and are served with chocolate dipping sauce.
Where can you find churros in EPCOT? At the Mexico pavilion, of course! Authentic-style Mexican churros served with hazelnut/chocolate dipping sauce can be found at La Cantina de San Angel in the Mexico pavilion in the World Showcase.
Hollywood Studios likes to get in on the fun of limited-time themed churros. You will often find Star Wars themed churros here, though it’s been a long time because of the 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Currently, Hollywood Studios has been celebrating with the Glimmer and Shimmer 50th Anniversary collection, and even the churros got the fancy treatment. Glimmer and Shimmer churros can be found near Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway and are gold sprinkle dusted and drizzled with vanilla icing.
The anniversary churros are classy and great for the Gram, but we will always love buying a red and a blue lightsaber churros and dueling with our friends until they break! They were messy and stained your hands and mouth all different colors, but they were fun, and isn’t that what snacks are supposed to be about?
If you love churros, but also like to enjoy them in a place that’s a little more fancy, then we have some great news for you! The Nomad Lounge is the lounge connected to the signature restaurant, Tiffins, in the Animal Kingdom. This is a very relaxed lounge sitting on Discovery River and offers exceptional cocktails with special African liquors, but that’s not why we’re here!
The Nomad Lounge served fresh and warm churros with two different dipping sauces. They come with vanilla cream and a coffee creme anglaise, which in basic English, is a sweet vanilla dipping sauce, and a coffee-esque sweet cream sauce. Yes, please! Now the big draw here isn’t just the great view of the character flotillas going by or the great cocktails. No joke, it’s the churros.
The Nomad Lounge has the best churros in Disney World because they are fresh. Like, super fresh. And let’s just say that the ones from the cart are….not. Can’t you just taste the subtly sweet and warm little pillows of heaven??
BONUS: Heads up Gluten-Free crowd! The churros at the Nomad Lounge are also gluten-free!! Of course, with any allergy or diet restriction, always consult your server so they can be sure that you are taken care of.
Disney Springs likes to go totally rogue with Disney World churros. These churros are huge! Instead of serving 2 medium-sized churros, the Sunshine Churros carts serve 1 large churro.
These churros come in all different types of flavors, too! The Sunshine Churros carts are anything but basic. Flavors here are things like French Toast, Oreo, Apple Pie, Strawberry Cheesecake, Fruity Pebbles, Salted Caramel, and Dulce de Leche.
Disney Churros At Home!
Did this article make you hungry but you don’t have a trip coming up soon? Disney released their famous churro recipe so you can make them yourself at home! Nothing beats eating churros on the hub grass while watching a Disney World show on the castle stage, but this is a close second!
- 1 cup water
- 8 tablespoons butter
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
- 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 ½ cups vegetable or canola oil
- ½ cup sugar
1. Combine water, butter, salt, and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon in 1 ½-quart saucepan over medium heat. Bring pot to a rolling boil.
2. Reduce heat to low.
3. Add flour and stir vigorously until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat and let rest for 5-7 min.
4. Add eggs, one at a time, and stir until combined. Set aside.
5. Heat oil in a medium skillet or 1-quart saucepan over medium-high heat or until temperature reaches 350˚.
6. Spoon dough into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe 1-inch strip of dough over a saucepan, cut with a knife, and drop into hot oil. Repeat until churro bites fill saucepan with room to fry.
7. Fry churro bites until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon or mesh spider strainer.
8. Drain churro bites on a paper towel.
9. Mix sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon in a medium bowl. Toss in churro bites until coated. Place on serving plate and serve with favorite dipping sauce.
I am a mother of three that has refused to grow up. Adulting is for the birds, so I go to Disney World every chance I get for that magical escape from reality. I believe that Haunted Mansion is the best ride in all of the Disney Parks, and I am fervently in team Happily Ever After for fireworks spectaculars, (sorry, not sorry, Enchanted). Finally, I hope I never grow tired of skipping down Main Street, USA, and my dream come true would be “friends with” the Fairy Godmother in my old age.
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