Simple, flavorful, and delicious Mexican Desserts are the perfect ending to any Mexican meal. Enjoy these specially curated favorites!!
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MExican Style Sweet Treats
Thanks to amusement parks and fairs, one of the most well-known Mexican desserts is the cinnamon sugar Churro.
Beyond that, many people have a hard time thinking of a favorite Mexican treat, but there are so many yummy ones to choose from.
Some other favorite authentic Mexican desserts that you can make at home include Flan, Sopapillas, and Mexican Wedding Cookies.
Don’t let the unfamiliar names deter you, these favorite Mexican desserts are pretty simple to make, and will be the perfect end to your Mexican-themed meal or Cinco de Mayo fiesta.
Each recipe included tips and tricks to help ensure you get the perfect dessert every time.
Are Mexican desserts sweet or spicy?
Food from Mexico is most often bold and spicy, but Mexican Postres (desserts) rival the sweetness of any other desserts and will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Just like in other places, a great dessert can be elevated with a great topping. Here are a few ways you can sweeten up your favorite postre:
- Drizzle Mexican chocolate sauce or dulce de leche (Caramel Sauce) over treats like churros or sopapillas.
- Serve it with a classic scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream.
- Garnish favorites with fresh strawberries and Whipped Cream.
- Add different kinds of milk, like sweet milk or heavy cream to Arroz con Leche or Mexican Hot Chocolate.
- Incorporate coconut or add a bit of cocoa powder to change the flavor.
the perfect end to a Mexican feast
What Mexican entrees go well with Mexican desserts? I love all my entrees and all my desserts. I think many of my traditional Mexican entrees like Enchiladas, Tacos, or Burritos are perfect for serving with these traditional Mexican desserts.
When considering what dessert to make, I tend to factor in how much time I have, what kind of balance I can add, and what kind of atmosphere I’m trying to create.
- Time. If I’m making a more involved entrée, I will choose a dessert that is easier or can be made ahead of time.
- Balance. I may want to balance out a heavy meal with a light dessert. If it’s cold outside, I may decide to serve a warm entrée and a warm dessert. Or vice versa to both. If I’m serving more than one dessert, I’ll choose two desserts with different tastes and textures.
- Atmosphere. I decide if I want to be able to provide a formal sit-down dessert or one I can set out and can be eaten at leisure.
Traditional Mexican dessert recipes
These Mexican dessert recipes are traditional favorites!
Cake, sweet drinks, pudding, and even ice cream! All of these will go along great with traditional Mexican entrees, sides, and appetizers.
A creamy, refreshing, cinnamon flavored drink that will knock your socks off with flavor! It’s festive and perfect for any occasion.
1 Horchata Recipe
Puffy and pillowy Sopapillas are fried to perfection and topped with honey for a simple and delicious Mexican dessert.
2 Sopapilla Recipe
Tres Leches Cake
This easy Tres Leches Cake recipe is a cool, sweet treat made from a tasty sponge cake, a creamy mixture of three different milks, and homemade whipped topping. Serve Tres Leches Cake with fresh fruit for an extra refreshing dessert!
3 Tres Leches Cake Recipe
Fried Ice Cream
Crunchy on the outside, and smooth and creamy on the inside—fried ice cream is the BEST dessert! It’s a flavor bomb in your mouth and such a fun and unique treat idea.
4 Fried Ice Cream Recipe
Arroz Con Leche
Classic Arroz Con Leche – a variation of Mexican rice pudding that is sweet and cooked with milk, evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk and topped with cinnamon.
5 Arroz con Leche Recipe
Delicious, homemade, covered in cinnamon and sugar churros are a family favorite! It’s hard NOT to love this delicious treat when it reminds you of the Happiest Place on Earth!
6 Churros Recipe
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Curl up with a good book, blanket, and this Mexican hot chocolate. One cozy cup of this hot chocolate and you’ll be hooked with its yummy spices and delicious cinnamon cocoa flavor!
7 Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe
These ooey gooey Oatmeal Carmelitas are loaded with caramel, chocolate chips, and oatmeal dough. Better yet, they can be prepared in 20 minutes or less!
8 Carmelitas Recipe
Mexican Wedding Cookies
Super easy Mexican Wedding Cookies are soft and buttery with almonds in every bite! These powdered sugar covered cookies are your new favorite.
9 Mexican Wedding Cookies Recipe
This creamy, decadent flan is a latin inspired custard dessert topped with an irresistible caramel coating. It’s also surprisingly easy to make!
10 Flan Recipe
EASY MEXICAN DESSERTS
These desserts are both delicious and simple! They either have few ingredients involved or they’re nice and quick to whip up.
All of them have Mexican flavors, like cinnamon, that you love.
Angel Food Cake Churro Bites
Delicious and Easy Angel Food Cake Churro Bites are a tasty sugar and cinnamon treat topped with glaze that the whole family will love!
11 Angel Food Cake Churro Bites Recipe
This decadent dessert is inspired by the Mexican treat—sopapillas! All of the flavors of fried dough and creamy cheesecake combine to make these decadent Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars.
12 Sopapilla Cheesecake Recipe
Easy Tres Leches Cake
This Easy Tres Leches Cake uses a tasty shortcut (a cake mix!) to create one delicious, chilled dessert. It’s heaven!
13 Easy Tres Leches Cake Recipe
Chocolate Tres Leches Cake
Chocolate Tres Leches Cake is a chocolate twist on a classic Mexican dessert. This chilled treat is rich and decadent!
14 Chocolate Tres Leches Cake Recipe
Churro Cheesecake Bars
Flaky & delicious Churro Cheesecake bars are covered in cinnamon and sugar filled with a sweet cream cheese layer.
15 Churro Cheesecake Bars
Peach Mango Smoothie
A tasty 5-ingredient smoothie, perfect for breakfast or a cool refreshing drink on a hot summer day. With peaches, mangos, peach yogurt, and Orange Peach Mango juice, the flavor is undeniably delicious!
16 Peach Mango Smoothie Recipe
The perfect baked snack to dip in sweet desserts, frosting, salsas and more! Super easy to make a bunch and serve with your favorite dessert dip!
17 Cinnamon Tortilla Chips Recipe
Melt-in-your-mouth Cinnamon + Sugar Churro Popcorn is a simple and sweet treat that only takes 15 minutes to whip up!!
18 Churro Popcorn Recipe
Churro Funnel Cake
If you’ve ever had a Churro Funnel Cake from Disneyland, you know why it’s a favorite treat! It’s made from deep fried funnel cake, coated in cinnamon sugar, drizzled with caramel sauce, and topped with whipped cream.
19 Churro Funnel Cake Recipe
It’s one of our favorite treats to pick up at the Happiest Place on Earth – Churro Toffee! These toffee squares are dipped in white chocolate and covered in cinnamon and sugar.
20 Churro Toffee Recipe
The unique flavors of this sweet and spicy Strawberry Salsa pair perfectly with fish, tacos, or any Mexican dish!
21 Strawberry Salsa Recipe
Crispy on the outside, with a sweet + tangy filling, this Cheesecake Chimichanga bakes up in minutes for a perfectly satisfying treat!
22 Cheesecake Chimichanga Recipe
A Sweet Finishing Touch!
Any of these Mexican style desserts will be the perfect finishing touch to any of your Mexican entrees. Be sure to check out all of our Mexican recipes!
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Can’t wait to try
Cant really go wrong with any of these great tasting desserts. So fun trying them out!
Your sopapillas & fried ice cream are my favorite!! I haven’t ever been a huge fan of Mexican desserts until recently & now that’s all I want!
I do not think most of these are mexican. Why is everything churro related, not every mexican dish has churros.
Some are a spin on the Mexican dessert flavors (like the churro popcorn and toffee), but many are based on traditional Mexican desserts, like Flan, Tres Leches Cake, Fried Ice Cream, etc. Hope you will give some a try!
For my daughter’s high school Spanish class, she had to make a Mexican recipe to bring in, she chose this. The recipe was easy for her to follow and turned out amazing.