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Cinco de Mayo Desserts

These recipes for rice pudding, caramel flans, fruit quesadillas and more will provide a sweet ending to any Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Almond Coconut Flans

Almond Coconut Flans

Almond Coconut Flans

Individual desserts always make an impression at special occasion suppers and these flans are no exception. The almond and coconut flavor is awesome.—Melinda Winner, Gulfport, Mississippi

Favorite Tres Leches Cake

Favorite Tres Leches Cake

Favorite Tres Leches Cake

During our extensive travels to Central America, my husband and I have sampled many kinds of the popular tres leches (three milks) cake. We think this is the absolute best! --Joan Meyers, Palos Park, Illinois

Mexican Ice Cream

Mexican Ice Cream

Mexican Ice Cream

"I made this ice cream for my grandma and her friends and they said it was so good." This simple, flavorful dessert is a perfect way to get kids involved in the kitchen. —Ben Phipps, Lima, Ohio
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Jalapeno Popper Corn Cupcakes

Jalapeno Popper Corn Cupcakes

Jalapeno Popper Corn Cupcakes

Cream cheese frosting may seem like an unlikely partner for a jalapeno and cornmeal cupcake, but we guarantee the treats are sure to please! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Arroz Con Leche (Rice Pudding)

Arroz Con Leche (Rice Pudding)

Arroz Con Leche (Rice Pudding)

Sweet and simple, this creamy dessert is real comfort food in any language. You’ll love the warm raisin and cinnamon flavors. It’s great served cold, too. —Marina Castle, North Hollywood, California

Molded Margaritas

Molded Margaritas

Molded Margaritas

With refreshing lime flavor and a festive look, these cool margaritas are perfect for parties. To make a no-alcohol version, simply replace the tequila with an equal amount of water.—Barbara Gersitz, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

German Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

German Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

German Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

I first tried tres leches cake several years ago while in Ecuador. Since then, I’ve changed it up by adding some of my favorite ingredients, namely chocolate and coconut. This version also has a bit of rum for an adults-only treat. —Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas

Chipotle Peach Pie

Chipotle Peach Pie

Chipotle Peach Pie

This daring recipe takes peach pie to a new level. You might be surprised at the combination of ingredients, but don't judge it until you taste it.

Caramel-Cashew Dark Chocolate Chippers

Caramel-Cashew Dark Chocolate Chippers

Caramel-Cashew Dark Chocolate Chippers

The flavor of these cookies is wonderful. My family likes to sandwich a scoop of vanilla ice cream between two cookies. It makes a special summertime treat.—Pam Ivbuls, Omaha, Nebraska

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

I'm originally from Paraguay, and dulce de leche reminds me of where I came from. If you can't find it at your grocery store, try caramel ice cream topping instead. It tastes different, but this decadent dessert will still be amazing. —Sonia Lipham, Ranburne, Alabama
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