A few weeks ago, as I walked through Downtown Disney, a little something caught my eye: This sign.
Even though these horrible plastic renditions look like, well, something your dog might leave you as a present, I knew that I had to get a churro ice cream sandwich ASAP. I immediately posted this photo on Instagram and people went bananas. Literally one of the most liked and commented on photos ever. So, I quickly put “Eat a Churro Ice Cream Sandwich” on the top of my to do list and came back a week later to check out the real deal.
Located in the heart of Downtown Disney, Anaheim, the California Churro Company cart now has one of what I’m going to predict as the most popular snacks at the Disneyland Resort.
Although I LOVE the churros from inside the parks, the churros offered here are unique because of the flavors that are available. All flavors are added to their churros via the sugar sprinkle mix they are rolled in upon ordering (in other words, no filling on the inside). I’ve tried a few of them and trust me, they are heavenly! Pina Colada tastes a bit like a Dole Whip. Pumpkin Spice is amazing, and so is the Salted Caramel. Flavored churros are $4.00.
But let’s get to the REAL reason why were here. The CHURRO ICE CREAM SANDWICH.
The Churro Ice Cream Sandwich is made fresh to order. It takes about 3-4 minutes and it’s worth every second. The top and bottom pieces are regular cinnamon/sugar sprinkled churros curled up to form the sandwich ends.
The vanilla ice cream is pre-portioned into small plastic containers each night for the next day. When an order is placed, they prepare the top and bottom pieces, then grab a container of ice cream from the on-site freezer and assemble the sandwich.
Once the Churro Ice Cream Sandwich is complete, it is served up with a fork and knife in a to go box.
As soon as I snapped a few photos, we dug in. You must eat the Churro Ice Cream Sandwich quickly. And I recommend sharing. The portion is large, and because it is made fresh to order, the churros are warm. Combine warm churros with frozen ice cream and your eating window becomes rather short. Therefore, share.
We were able to devour it in no time at all and didn’t end up with a soupy mess. If you’re alone, my guess is that you’ll have soup. But it will be the most delicious soup you’ve ever eaten. If you have the chance, I highly recommend forking over the $6 to check out the Churro Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s pretty amazing.
And if that wasn’t enough, I’m sure you noticed the Oreo Churro in that visual menu above… If not, here’s a close up.
So as an added bonus, I took one for the team and tried that, too. Oreo Churros are also made fresh to order. They are shorter in size than the regular churros sold here, but they are also a little fatter. The churro itself is chocolate; it’s rolled in sugar and served with a side of Oreo Creme for dipping.
Overall I thought it was pretty tasty, but I think I prefer a regular churro to this one. I will say that the dipping creme was very close in taste to the center of a real Oreo, so that’s good! The texture of the creme is much smoother though, making it easy to dip.
If you’re not into Oreos but love yourself some dipping, check out these other options. All Dipped Churros are $5.00 and come with the dip of your choice.
So basically, there’s something for everyone at the California Churro Cart in Downtown Disney, Anaheim. The line can be long, but it’s worth the wait!
Have you been to the California Churro Cart? Did you try a Churro Ice Cream Sandwich yet? What are you waiting for!?!