Los Feliz has become an ice cream hotspot, but Churro Borough stands out for its creativity. I first enjoyed the churro ice cream sandwiches from Chef Sylvia Yoo and brother Paul Yoo at LA Street Food Fest, where they served churro discs with ice cream in the middle. Now that combo is available in the former home of Ramekin, which now features a small patio, pin-board menus and an impressive mural that seems to blend clouds with bursts of flame.
Paletas are available in flavors like Guava Lime and Watermelon Lemongrass, and they fry churro “fries” to order, serving them with guava or toffee dipping sauces, but your first order of business must be a Churro Ice Cream Sandwich ($4.50). These crisp, deep-fried churro discs, which are coated in cinnamon sugar and served with a scoop of ice cream in the middle, are seriously fun. Fill your sandwich with flavors as diverse as “classic” Matcha Green Tea, “seasonal” Brown Butter Cookie, Tangelo Kumquat Sorbet, or Orange Dreamsicle Sherbert.
What’s sherbert, you might ask? Sherbert, aka sherbet, is similar to sorbet, but with a dairy bump, and the occasional egg whites. I’m not sure which ingredients Yoo used, but the results were creamy, lighter than ice cream, and tasty between a pair of hot churro discs.