11 Mexican Dessert Recipes

11 Mexican Dessert Recipes

If you want your taco night to be a little more authentic or are celebrating Cinco de Mayo, try one of these Mexican desserts.

Just because these desserts come from another part of the world doesn't mean they require an advanced culinary degree. Don't let the Spanish names fool you, these Mexican desserts are easy to make. If you can bake a cake or cookies, then you can make these.

Lime-Piloncillo Cocada: These coconut cookies are flavored with brown sugar, salted pistachios and toasted almonds. Piloncillo is unrefined cane sugar that tastes like caramel.

Bizcochitos: Bizcochitos are a butter based cookie flavored with anise and cinnamon. Introduced to Mexico in the 16th century by Spanish explorers, bizcochitos are now a traditional holiday cookie in New Mexico.

Strawberry Dessert Soup: Strawberry soup, Atole de Fresa in Spanish, is served at the peak of summer when strawberries are at their ripest. The cinnamon and mint add delicious flavor as well.

Mexican Wedding Cookies: Even if you're not Mexican or not going to a wedding, you should try making these sweet treats.

Capirotada: This Mexican dessert is similar to bread pudding, but it has cheese in it!

Stuffed Chayote: This unique Mexican dessert tastes like nothing you've had before.

Dulce de Leche Cream Cake: Almonds, caramel and whipping cream make this tasty dessert.

Mexican Chocolate Almond Ice Cream: Cinnamon, cayenne and almonds taste great in ice cream.

Corn Flan: These individual flans are like spicy cornbread, but more moist and less bready. A delicious accompaniment for a Mexican meal

Flan with Almonds: This custard-like dessert is a classic Mexican sweet with brown sugar, condensed milk and slivered almonds for crunch.

Churros: This Mexican dessert is a real treat! Covered with cinnamon and sugar, it's crunchy and sweet.

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