heart shaped churros stacked on a plate with pink flowers

Heart Churros with Nutella and Mascarpone Dipping Sauces

These churros are the perfect Valentine's day treat! Traditional churros are made into heart shapes, and accompanied by two dipping sauces: nutella and vanilla mascarpone. They're bound to be a hit at your Valentine's day gathering! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword heart churros, valentines churros
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 churros
Calories 571 kcal


Vanilla Mascarpone Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 4 tbsp whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar

Nutella Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup nutella

For the churros:

  • 2 cups water
  • 5 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 quarts + 4tbsp canola oil
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon


Make the Vanilla Mascarpone Dipping Sauce:

  1. In a small saucepan on medium heat, combine mascarpone, whipping cream and vanilla extract. Let them melt together until there are no more clumps. 

  2. Add the powdered sugar and stir. Make sure powdered sugar is completely dissolved into the mixture. Set aside. 

Make the Nutella dipping sauce

  1. Place the nutella in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for about 1 minute. Set aside. 

Make the Heart Churros:

  1. In a medium size saucepan over medium heat, combine water, sugar, salt and 4 tbsp canola oil. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.

  2. Stir in flour until a ball of dough forms. Let dough cool slightly so that you don't burn yourself when piping the churros. 

  3. Place dough in piping bag fitted with a metal tip. 

  4. To make the heart shape: pipe two strips of dough. Form them together to make a heart shape, ensuring to pinch the adjoining points together so that they stay together when frying. 

  5. Heat oil for frying in a deep skillet. Once oil is hot enough to fry, place heart churro on a large spatula (touch up the shape if needed). Place spatula with churro in oil. Once churro starts frying, it will be easy to remove the spatula. 

  6. Fry until churros are golden brown. Remove with spatula and drain on paper towel.

  7. Repeat this process for all churros. Depending on the size of your pan, you will be able to fry multiple churros at once. 

  8. In a bowl or dish, combine sugar and cinnamon. Coat churros in mixture.

  9. Serve with dipping sauces, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The churro recipe is based on this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Heart Churros with Nutella and Mascarpone Dipping Sauces
Amount Per Serving
Calories 571 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 306mg13%
Potassium 89mg3%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 210IU4%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.