Red Velvet Churros with Bourbon-Cream Cheese Glaze

Red Velvet Churros with Bourbon-Cream Cheese Glaze

Red Velvet Churros with Bourbon-Cream Cheese Glaze

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

2 minutes



In honor of Valentine’s Day, Chef Roger Waysok of downtown Chicago’s South Water Kitchen will be preparing special Red Velvet Churros e with Bourbon-Cream Cheese Glaze for guests the weekend of February 14.


  • 2 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups white flour
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • Bourbon-Cream Cheese Glaze:
  • 5 ounces cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons bourbon
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk


  • 1 In a bowl, mix sugar with one split vanilla bean.
  • 2 Cover and set aside; sit overnight if possible to allow the vanilla to flavor the sugar.
  • 3 In a separate bowl mix the flour, cocoa powder and salt; set aside.
  • 4 In a sauce pan add water, brown sugar and butter; bring to a boil.
  • 5 Remove from heat and mix in flour mixture until well blended.
  • 6 In a separate bowl, mix eggs, food coloring and vanilla extract; add this mixture to the flour mixture.
  • 7 Stir until well blended.
  • 8 Fill a pastry bag, fitted with a large star tip, with the churro dough.
  • 9 Preheat oil to 375 degrees.
  • 10 Once the oil is ready, pipe dough into oil; about 4 inches long.
  • 11 Cook for about 1 minute, turn with tongs and cook for an additional minute or until golden brown.
  • 12 Remove churros from heat and place on paper towel to soak up extra oil.
  • 13 While still warm, roll each churro in the vanilla and sugar mixture made in step one of this recipe.
  • 14 For the Bourbon-Cream Cheese Glaze:
  • 15 In a mixer beat cream cheese until soft.
  • 16 Add sugar; mix until well combined.
  • 17 Add vanilla and bourbon; mix until combined
  • 18 Add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired thickness is achieved.


More TFC