these dulce de leche churro donuts were a huge hit with our family. Like, HUGE! breakfast, brunch

Cinco De Mayo is right around the corner and I stinking love Mexican food. I know that the holiday is not one about food, but aren’t all holidays like that? It’s always to celebrate something else, but yet everyone wants the dang food. I was trying to think up something fun for the family since I’m pretty much the worst at holidays, but this  Tres Leches Cake would be awesome. My friend, Maihsmy does it so well  so I kind of want to beg her to make me one. And there’s churros but I’ve never really had one which just doesn’t make sense,but I’ll work on that. Yes, I love these little quick and easy churro bites, and these churro pretzels are pretty darn awesome too, but I wanted something fried, I mean different. 😉 Clearly dulce de leche churro donuts will work just fine.

these dulce de leche churro donuts were a huge hit with our family. Like, HUGE! breakfast, brunch

Ever since I discovered this whole frying a Pillsbury donut thing I’ve kinda become obsessed. I rarely do it because, well because it’s fried bread which doesn’t exactly make for a very healthy heart, but I am always looking for a new excuse to whip up a batch. So I’m going to try to resist making these fried 7 layer dip taquitos (yeah right, I’ll cave) and I’ll shoot for only dessert being fried. Plus this donut has a little surprise that takes it way over the top, Dulce de leche. Cade could swim in the stuff he loves it so much. And let’s be honest I love everything about fried dough, stuffed with caramel and rolled in a cinnamon sugar with powdered sugar mixture. I think I just died a little saying that. It’s ok every once in a while right?

What Is Dulce de Leche?

Dulce de leche is sweetened condensed milk that is slowly heated until it reaches a flavor and appearance much like caramel.

Where Can You Find Dulce de Leche?

You can usually find dulce de leche in the baking aisle near the sweetened condensed milk.

If you can’t find it there, check out the Mexican section of your grocery store or a specialty Mexican food store.

What Is The Difference Between Dulce de Leche and Caramel?

The difference is in the ingredients.

Caramel is made with a base of water, heavy whipping cream, sugar, and butter.

Dulce de leche is a base of milk, sugar, and sometimes cinnamon.

Dulce de leche is often made from sweetened condensed milk that is simmered for hours.

Dulce de Leche Churro Donuts

Dulce de Leche Churro Donuts

4 from 5 votes
Servings: 8 donuts
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • Oil, peanut or canola for frying
  • 1 Package Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
  • Dulce De leche or Caramel Sauce
  • 3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Cinnamon Sugar


  • Heat the oil to 350 degrees, or over medium heat in a large cast iron post.
  • Pull apart each biscuit.
    1 Package Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
  • Fry 2-3 donuts at a time, turning over halfway through and drain on paper towels.
  • Melt the dulce de leche on 30 second intervals in the microwave.
    Dulce De leche or Caramel Sauce
  • Pierce each donut with a knife and using a pastry bag or squeeze bottle, fill each donut.
  • In a dish, combine the powdered sugar and cinnamon sugar and roll each donut in it.
    3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar, 1/2 Cup Cinnamon Sugar
  • Serve immediately.


store in an airtight container


Serving: 1gCalories: 264kcalCarbohydrates: 48.5gProtein: 3.6gFiber: 0.9gSugar: 26.2g
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 500+ Best Dessert Recipes

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