13 Mexican Desserts You Should Have A Try (Easy + Recipes)

Mexican cuisine has taken America by a storm. From the burritos to the beans to the guacamoles, the tacos, to mention but a few.

What else has been underrated for a while is the Mexican desserts.

The hot and sweet combination found in these deserts is something that your tastebuds will always look for.

Mexican Dessert

Some come spiced with just enough chili, while others are coated with chocolate. You are yet to live if you have never tasted these Mexican dessert recipes below.

Example of Mexican desserts

1. Churros


We cannot mention Mexican dessert without mentioning churros.

This heavenly delicacy is made from fried dough and is in the form of sticks. Some go the extra mile of coating it with cinnamon, sugar, and chocolate. If you are a caramel lover, then you can coat them in it too.

If you are adventurous, you can also coat your churros with grated coconut and sugar.

Coating your churros gives it a sweet kick. The outer parts have a nice crunch, and the inside is soft, fluffy with some moisture flavor.

If you are looking for perfection and there is no Mexican restaurant near you, try out this easy recipe. You will thank me, I promise.

2. Fried Icecream

Fried Icecream

When I first noticed this dessert on the menu, I first thought they had made a mistake.

How could Icecream, which is enjoyed cold and frozen, be fried? It is a thing, and apparently, it is one of the most popular Mexican desserts.

Fried ice cream is made from ice cream- preferably vanilla ice cream. It would help if you froze this ice cream hard.

It is then coated with batter and then deep-fried quickly. The result is a warm and crispy ice cream ball on the outside and still frozen on the inside.

This contrast hits the pallet in a dreamy this world way. It is a must-try! Try out this recipe.

However, some people might find the above recipe a little messy and might want to try a cleaner recipe. Do not fret. I have got you.

You can try this recipe where you use cornflakes, fry them instead of the ice cream ball. Then you roll your ice cream to wrap it with the fried cornflakes.


If you want to give it an extra kick and make it even more heavenly, then drizzle some caramel.

3. Dulce de Leche

Dulce de Leche

If we were to rank all Mexican desserts, Dulce de leche would top my list. The gloriousness of this creamy and thick dessert is incomprehensible.

Dulce de leche is an easy dessert to make. It is milk that has been sweetened. However, it has a rich flavor that is close to caramel but not quite.

To make it, all you need is condensed milk, a pan, and an oven. Bake the condensed milk for a couple of hours, and voila, you have this incredible dessert.

You can try this recipe to enjoy your Dulce de leche after your dinner. Since it is thick, eat it with a spoon.

Try it as your ice cream topping. Divine!

4. Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake

We cannot mention desserts and not mention a cake. However, this is not your usual cake. It is coated with three kinds of milk.

The first milk drizzled on the poke cake is heavy milk, then the sweetened milk, and finally the evaporated milk. It is then topped with whipped cream to make it more attractive.

This cake is sinfully glorious and melts in your mouth. Despite how heavenly it is, it is relatively easy to make it.

All you need is to bake a sponge cake, then make holes on the cake, drizzle your three kinds of milk on it and refrigerate.

Check out this recipe for step-by-step guidelines.

5. Sweet Mexican Corn Cake

Sweet Mexican Corn Cake

This cake is so special. It is unique from its ingredients to how it is made as well as how divine it tastes. A bite of this sweet and moist cake melts in your mouth in a heavenly way.

If you desire perfection in a cake, then this is what you should go for.

So what is the fuss about this cake? Well, for starters, it is baked using corn and not in one form. The corn used is in three forms: cornmeal, flour, and unprocessed corn.

If you love corn, then I guarantee that you will have a feast with this recipe!

You can eat this cake alone, but if you want to get the most out of it, top it with powdered sugar if you love more sweetness.

If you are looking for a cold, chilly vibe, then top it with ice cream. You can as well top it with caramel or Cajeta because, why not?

6. Sopapillas


If you are a sweet tooth, you will definitely like Sopaipillas. They get their name from how they look- like soft pillows. These tasty bites resemble beignets and taste like donuts.

However, they are light, puffy, and fluffy, unlike beignets. When you are making Sopapillas, people will smell the scent from afar.

Sopapillas are a perfect work of art that tastes so good. You can have them as they are or stuff taco meat in them to be extra.

Alternatively, if you will take it as a dessert, fill it with cream or sweet berries.

If you want your Sopapillas to be exceptional, then the secret ingredient is honey and some bit of powdered sugar as a coating.

Divine! Find the recipe here.

7. Mexican butterballs

Mexican butterballs

This is a delicacy taken mostly in Mexican weddings hence its other name, Mexican wedding cookies.

They are also sometimes referred to as snowballs. For sweet tooths like me, then you will adore these buttery, quite nutty, and sweet cookies.

You do not have to wait for a Mexican wedding to enjoy these cookies. They are so easy to make.

All you need is flour, vanilla, salt, sugar, butter, pecans, and this recipe. I hope you have as much fun making them as I did.

You can add some chili to give it a fantastic kick. If you want more sweetness, then add some bit of chocolate chips.

Check out this recipe.

8. Mexican cinnamon cookies

Mexican cinnamon cookies

Who can ever have enough cookies? Mexicans agree that there should be more than one way of making cookies, and that is why they serve their fantastic cinnamon cookies.

These cookies bring about this homey, comfortable feeling that I guarantee will have you missing home.

Most Mexican families will include this in their list of desserts. They are also called Reganadas.

And with this recipe, you will yield heavenly Mexican cinnamon cookies.

9. Orange-chili chocolate cookies

Orange chili chocolate cookies

Who else enjoys spicy chocolates? If you do, then this should be your go-to Mexican dessert.

Like most of the Mexican desserts, it is pretty easy to make, too, as all you need is a store-bought cookie mix, some cinnamon, orange, and of course, our secret ingredient, cayenne.

If you are up for some piece of heaven on earth, try this orange-chili chocolate cookies recipe.

10. Traditional Mexican flan

Traditional Mexican flan

You must have already tasted the traditional Mexican flan or heard of it, at least. You can agree with me that it is one of the most exciting desserts in Mexican cuisines.

Like the rest of the Mexican desserts, it is pretty easy to make. All you need is five ingredients, and you will have your creamy custard dessert. To cook it perfectly, but the caramel on the bottom of the pan, then put the custard mixture on it.

To garnish, you can put fruit on top if you count your calories or use caramel sauce.

Here is a straightforward recipe that should guide you.

11. Mexican brownies

Mexican brownies

We cant talk about Mexican desserts and fail to mention these bad boys. There is something about how they look that makes you want to gobble them.

They look so good, and I promise they taste even better.

What makes these brownies so unique? The chocolate, cinnamon, and cayenne. I love how Mexicans are not shy when it comes to spicing up their desserts.

This chili kick brings out a unique flavor that is so ecstatic. Use this recipe to have your own Mexican brownies at home.

12. Rumchata cupcakes

Rumchata cupcakes

Cupcakes are a go-to dessert for most families. You can never go wrong with cupcakes. Rumchata cupcakes are one of those special cupcakes.

It contains Rumchata liquor which gives it a unique flavor that your family will enjoy every day.

Use this recipe to make these cupcakes. Remember To Garnish with some cinnamon sticks. It is divine.

13. Apple pie tacos

Apple pie tacos

Okay, everyone knows nothing screams Mexican like tacos. However, forget about the usual tacos you are used to.

Apple pie tacos take tacos to a higher level. This Mexican dessert is so easy to make.

All you do is fill your taco with cinnamon-sugar apple. You then add some caramel sauce and can garnish it with some whipped cream. Ecstatic. Check this recipe.


There are so many Mexican desserts that are out of this world. They taste so good and are easy to make. The next time you have your family or friends over and are serving Mexican, surprise them with one of these recipes.

They will talk about your fantastic dessert for months after that.

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13 Mexican Desserts You Should Have A Try (Easy + Recipes)

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  • Churros
  • Fried Icecream
  • Dulce de Leche
  • Tres Leches Cake
  • Sweet Mexican Corn Cake
  • Sopapillas
  • Mexican butterballs
  • Mexican cinnamon cookies
  • Orange-chili chocolate cookies
  • Traditional Mexican flan
  • Mexican brownies
  • Rumchata cupcakes
  • Apple pie tacos


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