Homemade Funnel Cake Sprinkles

Nothing says summer more than these homemade funnel cake sprinkles!So happy to have Carrie of Dream Green DIY back with us today! You may remember this delicious salad recipe she shared earlier, well today it’s alllll about the dessert. And I do mean the PERFECT summer dessert. Take it away girl!

I, Carrie, am a big, big fan of summer festival season—specifically carnivals. Our local high school hosts a traveling carnival each year, and my hubby and I turn into squealing 4-year-olds as soon as we see those big trucks pull onto the baseball field loaded down with ferris wheel parts and other amusement park rides. This year’s event is right around the corner, so to celebrate the occasion (and my favorite carnival food) I created a batch of homemade funnel cake sprinkles. They are super easy to make and taste just like the real deal. Enjoy!

Nothing says summer more than these homemade funnel cake sprinkles!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 egg

  • 3/4 cup milk

  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder

  • 1 cup flour

  • Oil for frying

  • Powdered sugar, to taste
Nothing says summer more than these homemade funnel cake sprinkles!

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine the egg, milk, salt, baking powder and flour in a mixing bowl and mix until combined.

  2. Pour the batter into a plastic gallon-size bag and snip a tiny hole in one of the bottom corners with a pair of scissors. It’s best to make this hole as small as you can—maybe a millimeter or two in length.

  3. Meanwhile, slowly heat oil in a frying pan on medium to high heat—you’ll want the oil to come up to about a 1-inch depth inside the pan.

  4. Once the oil is hot, squeeze thin lines or “dots” of batter into the oil. If you move quickly enough over the surface of the oil, the batter will come out in small bursts and separate into sprinkle-like shapes. You’ll get the hang of how much pressure to use as you go. TIP: Hold the cut bag right over the heated oil as you squeeze out the batter to avoid splashing the oil onto your hands.

  5. The batter will first sink to the bottom of the pan and then rise to the surface as it cooks. Wait about a minute until the batter starts to brown, and use a pair of tongs to flip or stir the funnel cake sprinkles so that they cook all the way through on both sides.

  6. Scoop the cooked sprinkles out of the oil with a slotted spoon and dump them onto a paper towel to drain and dry.

  7. Serve them over scoops of ice cream in a bowl with powdered sugar on top!

Nothing says summer more than these homemade funnel cake sprinkles!

Nothing says summer more than these homemade funnel cake sprinkles!

Nothing says summer more than these homemade funnel cake sprinkles!

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  • Carrie Waller

    Thanks so much for having me again Rachel!! It has been a (tasty) blast! xoxoxo

  • This sounds delicious! I feel like I could eat these by themselves, too!

  • Breanna

    These look amazing!! I could totally eat a whole bowl of them by themselves :-p

  • Amy

    This looks like the most amazing topping ever… wonderful job Carrie!

  • Joan Goodspeed

    Uh, why don’t we live next to each other? I want some!