Mexican Dessert Recipes

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

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Fruity Dessert Tacos

Fruity Dessert Tacos

Fruity Dessert Tacos

Here's a dessert you can feel good about eating! Fresh fruit and zippy jalapeno make a tasty filling for sweetened tortillas. “Fruit-flavored yogurt or honey can be drizzled over the tortillas if desired,” writes Diane Halferty of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Mayan Chocolate Biscotti

Mayan Chocolate Biscotti

Mayan Chocolate Biscotti

Those who enjoy Mexican hot chocolate will also like the subtle sweetness and slight heat found in every bite of this perked-up biscotti. —Chris Michalowski, Dallas, Texas

Chocolate Chip Quesadilla

Chocolate Chip Quesadilla

Chocolate Chip Quesadilla

Irene Rundell of Haskell, Oklahoma likes to keep dessert sweet and simple with this yummy finale. “Chocolate Chip Quesadilla is a classic,” she says. “It’s quick, different, deliciously chocolaty and takes just a handful of ingredients.”

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

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

Classic Tres Leches Cake

Classic Tres Leches Cake

Classic Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leche means "three milk." This cake gets its name because it uses three kinds of milk—evaporated, condensed and cream. This cake's light and airy texture has made it a classic in Mexican kitchens for generations. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Melon 'n' Grape Medley

Melon 'n' Grape Medley

Melon 'n' Grape Medley

This colorful fruit salad from our Test Kitchen has a zesty honey-orange dressing with a surprising twist...a hint of jalapeno!

Chili Pepper Cookies

Chili Pepper Cookies

Chili Pepper Cookies

Cut out to look like their namesake, these cookies were sweet treats at the celebration. We used a favorite recipe that makes a tender, slightly soft sugar cookies. By tinting the frosting and adding some colored sugar sprinkles, these can be decorated with out a lot of fuss. They really say "fiesta".—Terri Newton, Marshall, Texas

Easy Lime Sundaes

Easy Lime Sundaes

Easy Lime Sundaes

For a fun-looking dessert or a refreshing treat, I rely on limes. I cut the fruit in half and remove the pulp.—Patty Burk, Nanaimo, British Columbia

Ziploc Mexican Fried Ice Cream

Ziploc Mexican Fried Ice Cream

Ziploc Mexican Fried Ice Cream

Fried ice cream is a favorite dessert at Mexican restaurants. Now you can make it at home as an impressive finale to your homecooked fiesta.

Cool & Creamy Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cool & Creamy Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cool & Creamy Ice Cream Sandwiches

The unlikely combination of ingredients (including jalapeno peppers and strawberry ice cream) in this cool dessert creates a wonderfully grown-up version of a classic ice cream sandwich.
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