25 Easy & Authentic Mexican Dessert Recipes For Cinco De Mayo

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Even though Cinco De Mayo is the official day to celebrate everything and anything that’s Mexican, you can treat yourself to these delicious Mexican desserts whenever you feel like it! You’ve probably tried churros (I mean, who hasn’t?), but don’t stop there which the desserts – caramel flan, tres leches, sopapillas and fried ice cream are equally delicious, if not more!

Below, we’ve featured the best traditional and authentic Mexican dessert recipes, as well as our favorite Mexican desserts with an American twist such as blueberry cheesecake tacos, caramel apple empanadas, and strawberry cheesecake chimichangas. If you’re looking for a dessert that will blow your guests’ minds, these are it! 

I hope that you find the perfect dessert to try from this list!


Authentic Mexican Dessert Recipes:

1. Fried Ice Cream


Authentic Mexican desserts: fried ice cream


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2. Easy Churros


Authentic Mexican desserts: churros


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3. Fresas Con Crema


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Authentic Mexican desserts: Fresas con crema


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4. Arroz Con Leche (Sweet Rice Pudding)


Authentic Mexican desserts: Arroz con leche


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5. Tres Leches Cake


Authentic Mexican desserts: tres leches cake


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6. Flan 


Authentic Mexican desserts: Caramel flan

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7. Chocolate Tres Leches Cake


Chocolate tres leches cake


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8. Dulce De Leche (3 Ways)


Dulce de leche


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9. Buñuelos (Mexican Fritters)


Buñuelos (Mexican Fritters)


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10. Mexican Sweet Corn Cake


Mexican Sweet Corn Cake


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11. Sopapillas


Authentic Mexican desserts: Sopapillas


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12. Chocoflan 




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13. Mexican Wedding Cookies


Mexican Wedding Cookies


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14. Conchas (Mexican Sweet Bread)


Conchas (Mexican Sweet Bread)


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15. Horchata




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Modern Dessert Ideas:

16. Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips


Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips


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17. Churro Cheesecake Bars 


Churro Cheesecake Bars


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18. Angel Food Cake Churro Bites


Angel Food Cake Churro Bites


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19. Strawberry Cheesecake Tacos


Strawberry Cheesecake Tacos


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20. Tres Leches Cupcakes


Tres Leches Cupcakes


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21. Caramel Apple Empanadas


Easy Mexican dessert ideas: Caramel Apple Empanadas


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22. Blueberry Cheesecake Tacos


Blueberry Cheesecake Tacos


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23. Sopapilla Cheesecake


Sopapilla Cheesecake


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24. No Bake Margarita Cheesecake Bites


No Bake Margarita Cheesecake Bites


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25. Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas


Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas


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I hope that you found the perfect Mexican desserts for your recipe book! Do you prefer authentic Mexican desserts, or do you like them better when they are made for American taste? Let us know below!


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