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21 Easy Mexican Dessert Recipes

What is better than a tasty Mexican Dessert on a hot summer day? Nothing! Mexican food is one of the most versatile types of food out there.

Nothing satisfies the sweet tooth like a delicious sweet Mexican dessert, whether it is summertime or just a super hot night.

If you are looking for some great ideas for a dessert to make tonight, look no further! We have some easy Mexican dessert ideas for you right here! Stop what you are doing and scroll down the page for endless ideas!

Are you pressed for time?

We have all the Mexican dessert ideas you could ever need. From traditional Mexican desserts to quick and easy Mexican desserts, you have stumbled to the right place.

Follow along for a ton of great Mexican dessert recipes and ideas.

Keep a unique eye out for “no-bake desserts.” This is a great way to make a fun warm-weather treat without having to heat anything!

1. Tres Leches Cake

Did you know that “Tres Leches Cake” means “3 kinds of milk?”. This is a cake-type of Mexican dessert that is soaked in a creamy sweet milk mixture.

It is a hit throughout Latin American and Mexico. Often you can find it in the United States at Mexican restaurants and Mexican grocery stores.

The cake itself is similar to angel food cake. It is light, fluffy with just a hint of buttery goodness on the tongue.

Can you guess what the three types of milk used in this recipe are?

If you guessed whole milk, sweetened condensed milk, and evaporated milk, you would be right!

Those are the three types of milk that go into this delectable dessert.

2. Churros.

Churros have to be one of the absolute best desserts around.

Churros at any time are spectacular, but when they are hot and fresh, they are a little bite of heaven.

If you want to get fancy, homemade churros are where it is really at.

How can you go wrong with fried dough rolled around in cinnamon sugar? You can’t, at least not in my book!

Churros are just one of the types of sweet Mexican dessert you can make at home.

3. Mexican Flan.

Flan gets a bad wrap. It’s because many people have not had the opportunity to experience awesome flan.

Did you know that Flan is native to Spain? Mexican flan has a special secret ingredient. Can you guess? That’s right—it is vanilla!

Vanilla is native to Mexico and was an easy secret ingredient to incorporate into this recipe to make it into Mexican Flan.

This is another one of the many types of sweet Mexican dessert we have to show you.

The ingredients in Mexican Flan are very common and can be obtained at any grocery store. All you need is sugar, eggs, whole milk, vanilla, and orange rind.

4. Cocadas

If you have ever enjoyed a coconut macaroon, you are going to love Mexican Cocadas! I hope you can say “no” to sweet Mexican treats because these sweets are addicting!

Even though this treat only has 3 ingredients, it packs a punch! This tasty treat is made up of dulce de leche, coconut flakes, and chopped macadamia nuts.

It is a breeze to make this treat at the last minute to take to a friend’s fiesta!

I’ve even heard of some people lightly toasting the macadamia nuts before making them develop the flavor even more!

5. Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

If chocolate-based sweet Mexican desserts are more your speed, you are going to love these mouth-watering cookies.

These hot chocolate cookies have elevated a notch using two unique ingredients—chili powder and cayenne!

Now, I know you might be thinking that the spice is too much, but I promise you it is not!

You haven’t lived until you’ve tried a spice in a chocolate dessert! This dessert is the perfect hybrid of Mexican hot chocolate and chocolate cookies.

6. Sopapailla Cheesecake Bars

YUM. Another crowd-pleaser with this recipe! This powerhouse recipe packs crescent rolls, cream cheese, vanilla, eggs, sugar and is topped with even more sugar and cinnamon.

In this delicious Mexican dessert recipe, we roll out crescent rolls to form a bottom layer.

All of the other ingredients are mixed and placed in the middle.

Another layer of crescent rolls goes on top with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. Can we say YUM? The whole creation is baked for 25 minutes and then cooled until a comfortable temperature.

7. Mexican Wedding Cookies.

These cookies are traditionally found around the holiday season, but they are amazing any time of year.

These cookies are super simple to make and can be enjoyed at any time of year.

In this recipe, butter is creamed together with powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt.

Flour is stirred in along with chopped nuts. They are then rolled into balls and baked in the oven! Olé! Easy peasy! Your home will smell like a pastry shop in no time!

8. Instant Pot Rice Pudding

This sweet, creamy, easy Mexican Dessert calls for the use of your instant pot! This is a go-to dessert at tons of Mexican Restaurants.

This sweet, creamy, comfort food is hundreds of years old. Just about every culture has its rendition of rice pudding, but what sets this recipe apart is cinnamon and raisins.

9. Mexican Brownies

Look no further than this recipe when you want your ooey-gooey chocolate fix.

These brownies are addicting! This is your typical brownie mix—these brownies pack a punch in with a secret ingredient.

Guess what the secret ingredient is?

If you guessed cayenne pepper, you would be right! It adds just the right amount of sweet heat!

10. Sweet Heat Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies

Oh my gosh. This is another to-die-for recipe.

These brownies are similar to the Mexican brownies in a sense, a bit of heat is added to kick things up a notch.

The use of espresso coffee granules also adds another dimension of flavor.

These brownies are oozing with warm and fudge goodness right alongside the heat and coffee flavors. Excited yet?

11. Marranitos

Otherwise known as Mexican gingerbread pigs! Who would have known?

These are considered a type of Mexican Sweet bread or pan dulce.

This sweet treat packs its flavor burst in the form of molasses.

The molasses gives this dessert its deep earthy flavor while providing a beautiful golden hue.

Think of this dish like traditional gingerbread men—only better.

12. Mexican Chocolate Cake

What do you get when you combine cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cayenne, and a few other pantry staples? Heaven.

You get heaven or Mexican Chocolate Cake. This is where simple and deliciousness meet.

This light summery chocolate cake is perfect for backyard gatherings. Add a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top and a ring of berries on the outside, and it looks like a world-class dish.

13. Caramel Apple Empanadas

This Mexican dessert is perfect for fall. You can’t go wrong combining apples and cinnamon sugar.

Empanadas are a mixture of apples, cinnamon, butter, and sugar inside a flakey crust and then baked in the oven.

They turn out like mini apple pies! Few things in this world are as amazing as warm apple pie right out of the oven. Pair caramel apple empanada with a scoop of warm vanilla ice cream today!

14. Fried Ice Cream

You would be hard-pressed to find one Mexican restaurant that didn’t offer fried ice cream to its patrons.

It is because it is delicious and satisfying. What is Mexican ice cream? A scoop of ice cream (most often vanilla) is rolled in a batter and then briefly deep-fried. Ta-da! Fried Ice Cream.

Now you can make a similar dish at home without the use of a deep fryer!

That’s right. In this dish, you soften ice cream and add a buttery crushed cork-flake coating that mimics the crunch you would get from a deep fryer. Fried Ice Cream without the mess of a deep fryer? Sign me up!

15. Mexican Conchas

Conchas are another type of Mexican sweet bread (pan dulce).

Their name means “shell,” for which they get their name. A traditional concha looks like an actual seashell. You would find a beach!

A concha is made up of two parts- the sweetened outer crunchy later and a soft inner bread roll. They are delicious with a cup of coffee!

16. Mexican Wedding Cake

This sweet Mexican dessert is a cake made up of six ingredients.

Fast, easy, and super yummy. A cake is bursting with pineapple flavor and cream cheese frosting.

It is lightly and fruitful. The kind of cake that will have you wanting to come back for more.

17. Mexican Chocolate Truffles

Did you know that chocolate truffles were named after the truffle mushroom? It’s true.

It’s because these balls of chocolate soo closely resemble a truffle mushroom.

Mexican Chocolate Truffles are a super sweet and satisfying treat. This no-bake sweet Mexican dessert will be the perfect addition to your after-dinner treat collection.

18. Carlton-de-Limon

Or better known as Mexican Key-Lime Ice Box Cake.

This is another beautiful no-bake Mexican Dessert.

This easy Mexican Dessert is made from limes, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, Maria cookies, and vanilla.

It is a succulent summertime treat. The Maria cookies form the bottom layer of these bars, and then the sweet mixtures of the milk are added on top.

19. Lime-Margarita Bars

The only thing better on a hot summer day than a margarita is a margarita bar.

These cake bars have all of the sweet and tart goodness from a margarita in a convenient dessert bar.

The lime pops in this vibrant dish. Forget messy salted rim on a margarita, this sweet Mexican dessert packs all of the margarita flavors you want in an easily transportable form. 

20. Mexican Tres Leches Cake

If you loved Tres Leches Cake, you are going to love Mexican Tres Leches Cake.

This recipe expands upon tres leches cake (“three milk cake”) by getting a kick from our friend cayenne!

This is the perfect cake to bring to all your backyard parties. You will be the envy of the neighborhood.

Be prepared to have your friends ask you for the recipe for this easy Mexican dessert. Bring copies to share

21. Avocado Lime Cheesecake

This recipe is a show-stopper. This recipe calls for turning avocados into cheesecake bliss.

Make sure you find the best avocados possible to add to the quality of the flavor.

This recipe calls for avocados and cream cheese to be blended in a union of creamy green goodness.

As a bonus, I said in the directions for you to make your very own!

21 Easy Mexican Dessert Recipes

21 Easy Mexican Dessert Recipes

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 25 minutes


  • 1 ½ c heavy whipping cream
  • ¾ c white sugar
  • 1 ½ ripe avocados
  • 2 (3 oz) packages cream cheese
  • ½ c fresh lime juice
  • 1 (8 inches) prepared graham cracker crust


    1. Place cream in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and heat on medium until small bubbles appear around edges.
    2. Remove from heat once bubbles appear and stir in sugar until dissolved.
    3. Transfer to medium bowl and allow to cool. Set aside.
    4. Combine avocado and cream cheese in a food processor and blend until velvety smooth.
    5. Add lime juice to avocado and cream cheese mixture and process until smooth.
    6. Add avocado mixture into the cooled cream mixture in the medium bowl.
    7. Fill your ice cream mixture with all the ingredients from the medium bowl. Freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions for making soft ice cream.
    8. Once semi-frozen, spoon this ice cream mixture into a prepared pie crust and smooth surface with a spatula.
    9. Freeze until solid, at least 2 hours. Allow cheesecake to sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes prior to serving to allow cheesecake be soft enough to cut.

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