11 delicious Mexican desserts

Create special treats with the flavors of dulce de leche, Mexican chocolate, chiles, and fresh fruit

Cajeta Ice Cream Sundaes

Photo by Alex Farnum; written by Elaine Johnson

Cajeta Ice Cream Sundaes

These 5-minute, buy-and-serve sundaes feature caramel sauce you can source from a Mexican market.

Recipe: Cajeta Ice Cream Sundaes

Frozen Margarita Pie

Photo by James Carrier; written by Elaine Johnson

Frozen Margarita Pie

We started with the '60s classic, grasshopper pie (a minty chiffon pie with a chocolate crust) and used tequila and lime instead of crème de menthe.

Recipe: Frozen Margarita Pie

Alfajores de Dulce de Leche (Caramel Sandwich Cookies)

Photo by Quentin Bacon; written by Elaine Johnson

Alfajores de Dulce de Leche (Caramel Sandwich Cookies)

These decadent cookie sandwiches have a rum-flavored dough and dulce de leche filling, and are rolled in toasted coconut.

Recipe: Alfajores de Dulce de Leche (Caramel Sandwich Cookies)

Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Elaine Johnson

Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream

Make your own super-premium ice cream, starting with a custard flavored with Mexican chocolate.

Recipe:  Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream

 

Margarita "Poptails"

Photo by Jeffery Cross; written by Elaine Johnson

Margarita "Poptails"

Three kinds of citrus and yes, tequila, go into these grown-up popsicles.

Recipe: Margarita "Poptails" 

Ancho Chile Pumpkin Pie

Photo by Lisa Romerein; written by Elaine Johnson

Ancho Chile Pumpkin Pie

Traditional pumpkin custard gets a dried chile glow.

Recipe: Ancho Chile Pumpkin Pie

Mexican Chocolate Pots de Crème

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Elaine Johnson

Mexican Chocolate Pots de Crème

Imagine a stylish, ultra-rich take on chocolate pudding, flavored with coffee in addition to a little cinnamon and cayenne.

Recipe: Mexican Chocolate Pots de Crème

Tres Leches Cake with Raspberries

Photo by Leo Gong; written by Elaine Johnson

Tres Leches Cake with Raspberries

Make a sauce that's similar in flavor to dulce de leche for soaking the layers of this moist cake, then frost the cake with whipped cream.

Recipe: Tres Leches Cake with Raspberries

Mexican Chocolate Streusel Brownies

Photo by James Carrier; written by Elaine Johnson

Mexican Chocolate Streusel Brownies

Almonds and cinnamon are what make Mexican chocolate special, and they flavor both the brownie and the streusel in these bars.

Recipe: Mexican Chocolate Streusel Brownies

Mexican Paletas

Photo by James Carrier; written by Elaine Johnson

Mexican Paletas

Try our 7 variations on fresh fruit pops, from sour orange to piña colada and even cucumber-chile.

Recipe: Mexican Paletas

Mexican Chocolate Cakes

Photo by Shelly Strazis; written by Elaine Johnson

Mexican Chocolate Cakes

This easy one-bowl recipe, flavored with a little cayenne and plenty of cinnamon, makes two cakes—enough to feed a crowd, or to freeze and enjoy later.

Recipe: Mexican Chocolate Cakes

 

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