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Mexican Dessert Recipes

Take a taste of these recipes including caramel flans, Mexican wedding cakes, peach enchiladas, sopapillos and more.

Ice Cream Tacos

Ice Cream Tacos

Ice Cream Tacos

Talk about a fun presentation! Karen Oney’s cute dessert looks just like a taco—but it’s stuffed with chocolate ice cream and topped with cherries and coconut instead of tomatoes and lettuce. “These are as much fun to make as to eat,“ promises the creative Fort Worth, Texas cook.

Anise Butter Cookies

Anise Butter Cookies

Anise Butter Cookies

Here in New Mexico, these cookies are known as “bizcochitos,” which means “small biscuit.” There are many variations of the recipe, which has been passed down through the generations. The cookies are enjoyed during the Christmas holidays and at wedding receptions and other special celebrations. They’re good by themselves or dunked in milk or coffee. —Mari Lynn Van Ginkle, Sandia Park, New Mexico

Sopaipilla Stars

Sopaipilla Stars

Sopaipilla Stars

These deep-fried breads were a hit when I made them for our daughter's birthday party. They're a fun way to round out a Mexican-themed meal. —Glenda Jarboe, Oroville, California
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Three Milk Cake

Three Milk Cake

Three Milk Cake

With a large Hispanic population here, I have found the best recipes for Mexican food. This traditional Tres Leches Cake is a cross between cake and pudding.

Cherry Enchiladas

Cherry Enchiladas

Cherry Enchiladas

This easy dessert recipe reminds me of French crepes. It's the perfect meal-ending treat for those Tex-Mex brunches we have so often here.

Fried Ice Cream

Fried Ice Cream

Fried Ice Cream

Refrigerated pie crust sprinkled with cinnamon sugar makes short work of this eye-catching, mouthwatering treat from our Test Kitchen. TIP: Keep a batch of these handy scoops in your freezer for impromptu entertaining all year long.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Cornflake Fried Ice Cream

Cornflake Fried Ice Cream

Cornflake Fried Ice Cream

Make this Mexican restaurant-style dessert at home! Drizzle hot fudge or caramel on top of this crunchy, creamy frozen treat. —Ronda Weirich, Plains, Kansas

Graham Cracker Fried Ice Cream

Graham Cracker Fried Ice Cream

Graham Cracker Fried Ice Cream

This was a dessert I used to order at my favorite Mexican restaurant. I couldn't believe you could fry ice cream, but this recipe is delicious proof. Top it with honey, caramel ice cream topping or whipped cream.—Kay Higgins, Madawaska, Maine

Cinnamon Chocolate Nachos

Cinnamon Chocolate Nachos

Cinnamon Chocolate Nachos

Field editor Kathy Kittell from Lenexa, Kansas found a “sweet” way to serve nachos. “It’s the perfect variation for my friends and family members with a sweet tooth,” she writes. “These buttery crisps disappear fast, so be sure to have plenty on hand.”

Mexican Chocolate Crinkles

Mexican Chocolate Crinkles

Mexican Chocolate Crinkles

I love to bake...in fact, my first try at baking "from scratch" is still vivid in my memory. I make a cake for Mom for Mother's Day—and forgot to put in the baking powder! This recipe brings back memories, too—when our two girls were young they often took these cookies to their Scout outings.

Fruity Chocolate Tortilla Cups

Fruity Chocolate Tortilla Cups

Fruity Chocolate Tortilla Cups

Her south-of-the-border treats are meal-ending favorites, notes Marion Karlin, Waterloo, Iowa. “You'll love the presentation of strawberries, apricots, peaches and plums in chocolate-drizzled tortilla cups.”
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