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Simple, flavorful, and delicious Mexican desserts are the perfect ending to any Mexican meal. Enjoy these specially curated favorites!!

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We Love 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.

Why we love them:

  • Familiar classics to flavor adventures. From the classic custard to delicious cake and beyond to lesser-known favorites, there are plenty of authentic Mexican desserts that you can make at home.
  • New but simple. Don’t let the unfamiliar names deter you, these favorite Mexican desserts use simple ingredients and are still easy to make.
  • For Taco Tuesday and more! These sweets are the perfect dessert ending to your Mexican-themed meal or Cinco de Mayo fiesta.
Tres leches cake on a plate, topped with a strawberry and cinnamon.

The “Cherry” on Top

Food from Mexico is most often bold and spicy, but Mexican postres (desserts) rival the sweetness of any other desserts and will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. 

A great dessert can be elevated with a great topping. Here are a few ways to sweeten up your favorite postre to your taste:


Favorite Mexican dessert recipes

Many of my traditional Mexican entrees like Enchiladas, Tacos, or Green Chile Burritos are perfect for serving with these traditional Mexican desserts.

You may be familiar with traditional treats like paletas, Mexican sweet bread, and conchas, but these classics (like our Mexican flan and Mexican Rice Pudding) are our most popular and most-made treats!

1 Arroz con Leche Recipe

Dessert Arroz con Leche Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes

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2 Sopapilla Recipe

Dessert Sopapilla Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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5 from 60 votes
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3 Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake
Dessert Tres Leches Cake
Total Time: 5 hours

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4 Churro Recipe

Dessert Churro Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 39 votes
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5 Mexican Fried Ice Cream Recipe

Dessert Mexican Fried Ice Cream Recipe
Total Time: 4 hours 17 minutes

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5 from 19 votes
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6 How to Make Flan Recipe

Dessert How to Make Flan Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

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4.94 from 16 votes
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7 Churro Cheesecake Bars

Dessert Churro Cheesecake Bars
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 251 votes
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8 Mexican Wedding Cookies Recipe

Dessert Mexican Wedding Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 26 minutes

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5 from 28 votes
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9 Sopapilla Cheesecake Recipe

Dessert Sopapilla Cheesecake Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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5 from 15 votes
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10 Carmelitas Recipe

Dessert Carmelitas Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes

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EASY MEXICAN DESSERTS

Keep it simple, but flavorful with these easy Mexican treats. They either require few ingredients, have simple steps, or take very little time!

11 Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Appetizer, Dessert Cinnamon Tortilla Chips
Total Time: 15 minutes

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12 Strawberry Salsa

Appetizer Strawberry Salsa
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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13 Cheesecake Chimichanga

Dessert Cheesecake Chimichanga
Total Time: 30 minutes

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14 Angel Food Cake Churro Bites Recipe

Dessert Angel Food Cake Churro Bites Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 55 votes
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15 Easy Tres Leches Cake Recipe

Dessert Easy Tres Leches Cake Recipe
Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes
5 from 24 votes
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16 Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

Dessert Chocolate Tres Leches Cake
Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes
5 from 27 votes
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17 Churro Funnel Cake Recipe

Dessert Churro Funnel Cake Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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18 Churro Popcorn Recipe

Dessert, Snack Churro Popcorn Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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19 Churro Toffee Recipe

Dessert Churro Toffee Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes
5 from 16 votes
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20 Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

Drinks Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes

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5 from 25 votes
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21 Horchata Recipe

Drinks Horchata Recipe
Total Time: 12 hours 10 minutes

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Mexican Rice Pudding

We love rice pudding in our house and this Mexican take called Arroz con Leche is divine!

This rice dessert can be served warm or cold, but either way you have it, it’s a tapioca-like treat that is delicious. It can also be served as a breakfast dish too!

Here is the recipe:

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20+ Mexican Desserts

By: Lil’ Luna
Simple, flavorful, and delicious Mexican desserts are the perfect ending to any Mexican meal. Enjoy these specially curated favorites!!
Servings: 10
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 7 cups water
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ground cinnamon for topping
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Instructions 

  • Add water, rice, and cinnamon sticks to a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 16-18 minutes uncovered.
  • Carefully drain any leftover liquid and remove the cinnamon sticks before returning the rice to the pan. Add the milk ingredients and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Once boiling, reduce heat to low and cook for about 20 minutes, stirring constantly to keep the milk from burning while the mixture thickens.
  • Serve warm with cinnamon sprinkled on top.

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Notes

Make ahead of time. Store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container for a few days. Reheat it in a pot and add a bit more cinnamon to the top before serving.
Variations. For a more intense cinnamon-flavored rice pudding, add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in Step 2 when adding the milks. You can also add raisins at this point if you wish.
Toppings. Try topping each serving with a sprinkle of brown sugar, nutmeg, or coconut or with a drizzle of honey.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 84kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 19mg, Potassium: 62mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 42IU, Vitamin C: 0.03mg, Calcium: 48mg, Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
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A Sweet Finishing Touch!

Any of these Mexican-style desserts will be the perfect finishing touch to your Mexican Dinner. Be sure to check out all of our Mexican recipes!

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6 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    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.

  2. Hillary says:

    I do not think most of these are mexican. Why is everything churro related, not every mexican dish has churros.

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      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!

  3. Joy says:

    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!

  4. Olivia says:

    Cant really go wrong with any of these great tasting desserts. So fun trying them out!

  5. Nana says:

    Can’t wait to try