Mexican cuisine is known for its hot and spicy dishes. But how well do you know Mexican desserts? Mexico's sweet treats are just as delicious as their savory counterparts and there is plenty of variety - from classic churros and flan to decadent caramels, cakes, and more.
Ready to feast your eyes on scrumptious Mexican desserts? Join Fine Dining Lovers as we highlight seven sinful sweets worth all the calories. Plus, we've included recipes so you can make them at home.
7 Mexican Dessert Recipes You'll Love
Tres Leches Cake
Tres leches cake is a vanilla cake that is soaked in a mixture of three different kinds of milk, commonly evaporated milk, condensed milk, and cream. It's a great way to cool off on a hot day.
Cajeta is a delicious Mexican caramel sauce similar in taste to dulce de leche. It is commonly made from goat's milk although cow's milk is also used. Traditionally, the sauce is cooked in a large copper pot.
Cajeta is perfect for drizzling over cakes, ice cream, toast, and desserts such as flan. Making this decadent caramel sauce is easy, too. Just follow the instructions in this video:
This Mexican bread pudding is the ultimate comfort food. It is normally consumed during Lent and is loaded with dried fruit, nuts, cloves, and cinnamon.
Watch the video below to learn how to make it:
Flan is essentially a Mexican creme caramel. This custard is beloved across Latin America thanks to its creaminess and notes of caramel. Click here for the recipe.
This dessert is a Mexican fruit salad covered with a sweet cream. The salad hails from the city of Guadalajara and is usually made up of apples, melon, papaya, and bananas. Fun fact: the word bionico actually translates to bionic. Interesting name for a fruit salad!
Mexican churros are crispy, deep-fried dough coated in cinnamon sugar and served with a decadent chocolate dipping sauce. Find the recipe here.
Mangonada, also spelled mangoneada, is a cross between a drink and a dessert. It contains a blend of mango chunks, mango sorbet, chamoy sauce, and tamarind on a stick. It's a sweet and spicy delicacy that tastes amazing.
Try this fun recipe (note: the mango drink called for in the recipe can be substituted with mango sorbet):
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