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    The 30 BEST Mexican Desserts

    If you’re searching for something sweet to finish your taco night, you’ve come to the right place!

    This collection of amazing Mexican Desserts has a huge variety of treats, with something for every craving.

    Whether you’re looking for something super decadent, or light and refreshing, you’ll find the perfect recipe to satisfy that sweet tooth.

    Go through this whole list of easy and delicious Mexican desserts, you’re sure to find some new favorites!

    the best Mexican desserts

    The Best Mexican Desserts:

    1. Flan

    We are starting this super yummy list of Mexican Dessert recipes with a glorious Flan recipe!

    Sweet, rich, creamy, and decadent vanilla custard is topped with a superb caramel sauce that makes this flan just too good. You will love this one…

    Get the Recipe @ inmamamaggieskitchen

    2. Mexican Fried Ice Cream

    Have you tried frying your ice cream at home? If not, then you must make this Mexican Fried Ice Cream and simply surprise yourself and your family.

    This excellent recipe will show you how to make the best no-fail fried ice cream ever. Just follow this simple recipe, and impress everyone…

    Get the Recipe @ thegunnysac

    3. Mexican Churros

    Mexican churros makes the best and the most decadent dessert ever. These homemade churros are perfect, with crispy outside and soft inside.

    An effortless recipe that gives amazing results, serve them with chocolate sauce and see them to disappear in no time.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    4. Tres Leches Cake

    Make the most famous and classic Mexican Tres Leches Cake at home with this easy recipe!

    This super moist and soft cake is drenched in a 3 milk mixtures, and then topped with whipped cream making it the most delicious cake ever.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    5. Mexican Wedding Cookies

    This holiday, make these Mexican wedding cookies and enjoy them with your friends and family.

    These amazing treats are rich, nutty, buttery pecan flavored cookies that are just melt in your mouth delicious.

    Get the Recipe @ loveandlemons

    6. Arroz Con Leche

    Pudding lovers, this Arroz Con Leche recipe is a dessert that you just can not miss!

    This sweet, creamy, refreshing, and classic deliciousness will defiantly leave your sweet tooth satisfied. It’s amazingly easy to make and you can serve it hot or cold, the choice is yours…

    Get the Recipe @ thenovicechefblog

    7. Salted Dulce De Leche Cupcakes

    Make a gourmet-style dessert at home with this Salted Dulce de Leche Cupcake recipe! These cupcakes are fluffy, rich, and irresistible.

    You just need to follow this simple recipe to make these lovely and delicious cupcakes for your special occasions.

    Get the Recipe @ piesandtacos

    8. Mexican Bunuelos 

    Mexican Bunuelos are specially made during the festival season! This crunchy and soft fried dough is perfectly covered with cinnamon sugar, which makes it more delicious.

    You will love this Mexican delight for sure…

    Get the Recipe @ isabeleats

    9. Sopapillas

    These Sopapillas make an amazing Mexican treat that everyone will relish! This recipe is very easy to make with simple pantry ingredients and gets ready in no time.

    A perfect dessert that will be a sure-shot crowd pleaser.

    Get the Recipe @ cravinghomecooked

    10. Mexican Fruit Cups (Vasos de Fruta)

    Looking for a healthy and refreshing dessert? Then look no further than this classic Mexican street food, Mexican Fruit Cups!

    This cup is loaded with fresh tropical fruits that are topped with Mexican salsa and chili powder. Enjoy these versatile cups when you are craving sweet, tangy and spicy flavors together.

    Get the Recipe @ maricruzavalos

    10. Mexican Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

    Another cracking version of the classic is this Mexican Chocolate Tres Leches Cake!

    This unbelievably moist and tender cake is soaked in flavorful syrup and topped with whipped cream, that’s it. Celebrate your special events with this amazing Mexican dessert.

    Get the Recipe @ dinnerthendessert

    11.  Sopapilla Cheesecake

    This may be the best invention that ever happened in the dessert world, combining two delicious dishes together and creating a masterpiece, is this Sopapilla Cheesecake!

    This light, flaky and delicious cheesecake is just perfect for your next party or potluck, everyone is going to rave about it for sure.

    Get the Recipe @ bellyfull

    12. Paletas de Fresa

    Everyone loves popsicles, and this Paletas de Fresa a Mexican treat that is just too addictive.

    They’re made with only 4 simple ingredients that make a cracking summer dessert. You can easily customize this recipe and make it your own. So, what are you waiting for?

    Get the Recipe @ maricruzavalos

    13. Camotes Enmielados (Mexican Candied Sweet Potatoes)

    Camotes Enmielados is a traditional Mexican recipe that is made to honor those who are no longer with us.

    These authentic candied sweet potatoes are very simple to make using minimal ingredients.

    Get the Recipe @ thymeandlove

    14. Gorditas de Nata (Clotted Cream Biscuits)

    These Gorditas de Nata biscuits are a very famous Mexican street dessert! The soft, spongy, and thick biscuits are just incredible.

    With the amazing aroma, you all will completely love these biscuits. So don’t wait to make these great Mexican desserts.

    Get the Recipe @ sweetcannela

    15. Mazapan 

    A well known Mexican peanut candy that is loved by everyone is this Mazapan! This sweet treat is just too addictive, and made with only 2 ingredients – peanut butter and powdered sugar.

    It’s sweet, crumbly, and just dissolves in your mouth deliciously. Make this easy candy for your loved ones.

    Get the Recipe @ brokebankvegan

    16. Mexican Torrejas

    Have you tried classic Mexican Torrejas? If not, then make this easy and delicious dessert today!

    It’s made with bread slices coated with eggs and then fried to golden perfection, and then soaked in spiced piloncillo syrup. So good!

    Get the Recipe @ maricruzavalos

    17. Capirotada Mexicana

    Capirotada Mexicana is another beloved Mexican delight that is made with bread. This super easy recipe is made with amazing spices and syrup.

    It is too delicious topped with your favorite toppings.

    Get the Recipe @ mexicoinmykitchen

    18. Jericalla – Mexican Custard Dessert

    Jericalla is a delicious Mexican Custard dessert very similar to flan, but is a unique variation of its own.

    This recipe is very simple to make with a fantastic silky, smooth texture. It makes a super hit dessert to serve after a great dinner.

    Get the Recipe @ thaicaliente

    19. Fresas Con Crema (Strawberries and Cream) 

    Treat yourself with this Mexican classic, Fresas Con Crema, which simply means strawberries and cream!

    This refreshing no-bake recipe is so easy to pull off, and tastes extraordinarily delicious.

    Get the Recipe @ houseofyumm

    20. Cinnamon Apple Empanadas

    Empanadas are a very famous savory Mexican dish, but these Cinnamon Apple Empanadas are a great sweet variation.

    Make your family this sweet treat and enjoy it with everyone…

    Get the Recipe @ dashofcolorandspice

    21. Rosca de Reyes

    This Rosca de Reyes is a bread shaped in a ring and decorated with candies and dry fruits. Usually made during the Epiphany holiday, but you can enjoy it any time.

    It’s a unique dessert similar to king cake.

    Get the Recipe @ savortheflavour

    22. Gelatina de Rompope (Mexican Eggnog Gelatin)

    Make a restaurant-quality Mexican dessert at home with this Galatina de Ropope recipe!

    It makes a great party dessert, that looks and tastes absolutely divine.

    Get the Recipe @ maricruzavalos

    23. Carlota de Limón (Mexican Lime Icebox Cake)

    Carlota de Limon cake is the simplest and the most delicious Mexican dessert ever.

    It’s made with only a few panty ingredients that create a mind-blowingly tasty dessert, that will become your new family favorite.

    Get the Recipe @ mexicanmademeatless

    24. Pastel De Elote (Sweet Corn Cake)

    If you love corn, you should definitely make this famous Mexican delicacy, Pastel De Elote!

    This delicious cake is super easy to make. Topped with powdered sugar and vanilla ice cream, it will be a winner dish at your next get-together.

    Get the Recipe @ muydelish

    25. Mantecadas

    Mantecadas are a sweet bread shaped like muffins! They are remarkably simple to make in the oven.

    You can perfectly serve them for your next tea party, or as an afternoon snack.

    Get the Recipe @ mexicoinmykitchen

    26. Ensalada Navideña (Christmas Fruit Salad)

    Guys, this Christmas add Ensalada Navidena to your dessert spread and see them become everyone’s favorite!

    This straightforward recipe is a refreshing and fresh fruit salad that can be whipped up in a minute, and the taste is just too delicious.

    Get the Recipe @ muydelish

    27. Marranitos (Mexican Gingerbread Pigs)

    These Marranitos are a sweet, but not too sweet, bread that are a cross between a cookie and a cake. Plus, they are made in the shape of little pigs!

    This Unique Mexican dessert will be your kid’s favorite, and adults are going to enjoy them too. Do try these cute Marrianitos soon.

    Get the Recipe @ isabeleats

    28. Concha 

    Concha is another stunning sweet bread recipe. This recipe will teach you how to master this easy and delicious bread.

    Get the Recipe @ mexicoinmykichen

    29. Mexican Sprinkle Cookies (Galletas de Grageas)

    Look at these colorful beauties, Mexican sprinkle Cookies! This traditional Mexican cookie recipe is very easy to make at home. Kids are going to love this vibrant and sugary treat…

    Get the Recipe @ maricruzavalos

    30. Apple Butter Dessert Tamales

    We are wrapping up this outstanding list of Mexican Dessert recipes with Apple Butter Dessert Tamales!

    This recipe looks intimidating, but it’s super simple to make. It’s loaded with your favorite apple pie flavors, and the fluffy pasty makes it just irritable. Just try these amazing Tamales now.

    Get the Recipe @ minimalistbaker

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    30 BEST Mexican Desserts

    This collection of easy homemade Mexican Desserts will give you plenty of great ways to finish your taco nights.


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