Here's something that will make you forget about the cronut craze and offer a respite from this week's heat wave: churro ice cream sandwiches. We know what you're thinking: How? Where? When?
Maybe you've tasted The Churro Borough's delights before, either at the L.A. Street Food Fest, where they've popped up in the past, or at Mexicali Taco & Co. This upcoming Saturday (tomorrow) night from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m., The Churro Borough pops into Mexicali again with a full menu of sweet treats.
Imagine this: warm, freshly fried, spiral-shaped churros the size of cookies—but thicker, like a small donut—holding, ever-so-gently, a creamy scoop of caramel peach ice cream. The churro is fluffy yet crisp, with a thick layer of cinnamon sugar clinging to its delicate surface. The ice cream, made from a custard base, leaves nothing to the imagination. It's rich and cool and just what you've been waiting for all week long.
Also on the menu are vanilla custard churro sandwiches and a horchata version.
Made to order, each sandwich is a study in texture and temperature—but don't let us try to tell you what's what. Go on and taste it for yourself.
The Churro Borough Pop-Up at Mexicali Taco & Co., 702 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, 213-613-0416.