Mexican Desserts

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

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Collage of Mexican Dessert Recipes

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.

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. 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 of the world 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 caramel sauce over things 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 up the flavor a bit.
Fried ice cream on a white plate

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 a lot of my most 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 then I’ll choose two very different types.
  • 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.

Horchata – A creamy, refreshing, cinnamon flavored drink that will knock your socks off with flavor! It’s festive and perfect for any occasion.

Sopapillas – Puffy and pillowy Sopapillas are fried to perfection and topped with honey for a simple and delicious Mexican dessert.

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!

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.

Arroz Con Leche – Classic Arroz Con Leche – a variation of rice pudding that is sweet and cooked with milk, evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk and topped with cinnamon. 

Churros 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!

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!

Carmelitas – 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!

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.

Flan – This creamy, decadent flan is a latin inspired custard dessert topped with an irresistible caramel coating. It’s also surprisingly easy to make!

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 the 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!

Sopapilla Cheesecake – 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. 

Churro Cheesecake Bars – Flaky & delicious Churro Cheesecake bars are covered in cinnamon and sugar filled with a sweet cream cheese layer.

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!

Cinnamon Chips – 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!


The Complete list

Here are the picture cards for all of the delicious Mexican Dessert Recipes listed above.

We’ve put together all of our family favorites to share with you and can’t wait to see which ones you love the most! We would love to know!

Dessert Fried Ice Cream Recipe
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.
Total Time: 4 hours 17 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Dessert Arroz Con Leche Recipe
Classic Arroz Con Leche – a variation of rice pudding that is sweet and cooked with milk, evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk and topped with cinnamon. 
Total Time: 40 minutes
4.98 from 38 votes
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Dessert Sopapilla Recipe
Puffy and pillowy Sopapillas are fried to perfection and topped with honey for a simple and delicious Mexican dessert.
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Drinks Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe
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!
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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Drinks Horchata Recipe
A creamy, refreshing, cinnamon flavored drink that will knock your socks off with flavor! It’s festive and perfect for any occasion.
4.94 from 16 votes
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Tres Leches Cake
Dessert Tres Leches Cake Recipe
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!
Total Time: 50 minutes
5 from 19 votes
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Dessert Churros 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!
5 from 14 votes
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Dessert Mexican Wedding Cookies Recipe
Super easy Mexican Wedding Cookies are soft and buttery with almonds in every bite! These powdered sugar covered cookies are your new favorite.
Total Time: 1 hour 21 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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Dessert Flan Recipe
This creamy, decadent flan is a Latin inspired custard dessert topped with an irresistible caramel coating. It's also surprisingly easy to make!
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
4.88 from 8 votes
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Dessert Carmelitas 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!
Total Time: 45 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Appetizer Cinnamon Chips 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!
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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Dessert Churro Cheesecake Bars Recipe
Flaky & delicious Churro Cheesecake bars are covered in cinnamon and sugar filled with a sweet cream cheese layer.
Total Time: 35 minutes
4.82 from 22 votes
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Dessert Angel Food Cake Churro Bites Recipe
Delicious and Easy Angel Food Cake Churro Bites are a tasty sugar and cinnamon treat topped with glaze that the whole family will love!
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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Dessert Sopapilla Cheesecake 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. 
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 6 votes
Check out this recipe
Drinks Peach Mango Smoothie Recipe
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!
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 8 votes
Check out this recipe

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