Cinco de Mayo Dessert Recipes

Cinco de Mayo Dessert Recipes

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

Caramel Flan
Sometimes I like to top it with whipped cream and toasted slivered almonds.
—Anelle Mack, Midland, Texas

Caramel Fried Ice Cream
For birthday parties or outdoor barbecues, this is a hit. At times, I substitute strawberry or Neopolitan for the vanilla ice cream...either works fine, too.
—Darlene Markel, Sublimity, Oregon

Cinnamon Chocolate Nachos
It's the perfect variation for my friends and family members with a sweet tooth. These buttery crisps disappear fast, so be sure to have plenty on hand.
—Kathy Kittell, Lenexa, Kansas

Coffee Cream Tortilla Cups
Here's a special dessert for two. Crispy tortilla bowls hold creamy coffee-flavored pudding topped with a mix of colorful fresh berries.
—Amber Zurbrugg, Alliance, Ohio

Fried Ice Cream
Make this Mexican restaurant-style dessert at home! For an added touch, drizzle hot fudge or caramel on top of this crunchy, creamy frozen treat.
—Ronda Weirich from Liberal, Kansas

Mexican Wedding Cakes
As part of a Mexican tradition, I tucked these tender cookies into small gift boxes for the guests at my sister's wedding a few years ago. Most folks gobbled them up before they ever got home!
—Sarita Johnston, San Antonio, Texas

Mexican Cookies
Add a sweet treat to meal of tacos, enchiladas or fajitas with these easy-to-make dessert.
—Kathy Ybarra, Rock Springs, Wyoming

Pastelitos De Boda
In Mexico, these rich cookies are called "Little Wedding Cakes" and usually are served with hot chocolate. Since moving here close to Mexico from the Midwest, I've enjoyed trying authentic recipes-they're a sharp departure from the Iowa favorites I grew up with! I love introducing these to relatives and friends!
—Terri Lins, San Diego, California