Yes, it’s National Donut Day, which means dough dealers everywhere are rolling out deals. Dough, for instance, is debuting its new matcha-sugar donut and offering a chance to get a year of free donuts to those who buy a box of six or more. Doughnut Plant is offering a one-day only pistachio donut, and giving out a mini cake doughnut with each order while supplies last. Buy a dozen or more donuts at Moe’s Doughs, in Greenpoint, and you’ll get four free, or you can just get a donut and a coffee for $2. And Dun-Well Doughnuts, in Bushwick, is offering a free donut with purchase of an espresso drink. But forget all that, because churro cups.
La Churreria, the Spanish cafe next to Socarrat in Nolita, just introduced these as part of a new menu that also features flan lattes (basically just lattes with caramel and hazelnut flavoring). Churro cups are obviously the most exciting combination of ice cream and fried dough that we’ve seen since the ice cream sandwiches at Peter Pan. They’re basically just churros that you can dunk in cups containing ingredients like (in the case of the “banana split”) vanilla ice cream, banana chunks, walnuts, and hot chocolate. Other varieties include peach melba (peach, mango ice cream, raspberry sauce and almonds), the Sunday Funday (coffee cream, hot chocolate, whipped cream and cocoa nibs), and the Chocolatissimo (milk chocolate cream, dark chocolate ganache, double chocolate ice cream and hot chocolate).
Can you request a Nutella-filled churro for dunking? We’ll leave it to you to find out.