Mexican desserts celebrate chocolate, a prized regional specialty, as well as cream, as in the famous tres leches cake and custardy flan. Other great Mexican desserts play sweetly on mains like tortillas.
This sweet, dense dessert tastes like the love child of cornbread and classic cake. Top each slice with a scoop of cinnamon ice cream and a drizzle of honey.
These fried cookies are favorites at Mexican restaurants. Roll the warm churros in cinnamon and sugar, then enjoy!
Known as caballeros pobres in Mexico, this bread pudding dessert is overflowing with a sweet cinnamon-pecan syrup.
Richly sweet with a subtle hint of citrus, this luxurious cake is sure to be a hit at any gathering. Look for dulce de leche in the ethnic section of your supermarket.
The tangy glaze on these buttery anise cookies gives them a fresh citrus taste.
These little cookies are a Mexican tradition, so make sure to use a pig cookie cutter. Decorate with vanilla frosting and white nonpareils to finish the look.
Strawberry soup is a fun spin on the dessert course. Ingredients such as vanilla bean and a cinnamon stick add depth and flavor to make this a dish you can serve all year.
Don't let the unusual combination of ingredients scare you--the mild dried chile pepper and the nutmeg add subtle flavor notes to this white chocolate custard.
Warm caramel flows over these 5-ingredient flan Mexican desserts. These creamy custards are irresistible.
Use a vanilla bean instead of extract to make the custard extra flavorful in this coffee-spiked dessert.
To toast your own flaked coconut, spread it evenly on a shallow baking pan and cook for five minutes in a 350 degree oven.
A touch of cinnamon adds a little spice to this chocolate dessert. Top it with pomegranate seeds for a pretty pop of color.
Sweetened condensed milk and canned coconut milk make this flan extra rich and velvety smooth. Chill the flan overnight for a handy make-ahead recipe.