Any party would not be complete without a decadent and sweet dessert! These Cinco de Mayo Desserts are just what you need for your fun and festive celebration. Included a few of these desserts as you gather your Cinco de Mayo ideas!
With classic Mexican desserts like arroz con leche, churros with dessert dipping sauce, chocolate conchas and so many more, you might have to try them all! You will probably end up with a new favorite Cinco de Mayo dessert recipe to make every year!
Cinco de Mayo desserts are a popular way to celebrate this festive day. There are many different recipes and variations of Cinco de Mayo sweets that you can make at home or buy from your local bakeries and grocery stores.
Whether you are hosting a Cinco de Mayo lunch or having a few friends over for a Cinco de Mayo happy hour, friends will rave about these Mexican desserts!
If you like to make your own desserts you will find a nice selection of Cinco de Mayo dessert recipes below.
What are some popular Cinco de Mayo desserts?
When we think of Mexican desserts it’s often recipes with lime and margarita flavors. Also, churros seem to be popular on Cinco de Mayo menus. But there are many more!
Consider trying some of these lesser known Cinco de Mayo dessert recipes:
The great part of trying new dessert recipes is that there are other great flavors you can try. Like chocolate tres leches cake or even the orange spice cake! I have to say…I would love a piece of the key lime margarita pie!
Once you have decided to make one or two of these Mexican desserts, make sure you have the proper baking tools and supplies. I highly recommend using good-quality bake pans.
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Cinco de Mayo Menu Ideas
It’s always a good idea to serve some other foods before dessert when hosting a party. Here are some great recipes to complete your Cinco de Mayo menu.
Arroz con Leche (or Mexican Rice Pudding) is a delicious Mexican dessert made from simple ingredients including rice, milk, cinnamon, and sugar. It can be served hot or cold and is guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Tres Leches becomes more decadent when it's made with chocolate sponge cake and drenched in a three milk bath that includes chocolate milk! This a fun twist on the classic tres leches cake. Great for Cinco de Mayo.
Churros means "Heaven" in Spanish! Not really. But it should! These fried pastries are coated in cinnamon-sugar and served with three dessert dipping sauces. Make all three for a Cinco de Mayo Churro Bar!
These creamy, delicious Mexican caramel-filled empanadas make sweet, hand-held treats. The Mexican Caramel is sweet and sticky on the inside and then the empanada crust is covered with cinnamon sugar for extra goodness.
Raspados Mexicanos are the answer to sweeten up your day and cool you down. This version of shaved ice features fluffy ice topped with fresh, juicy mangoes and other tasty garnishes like chamoy and tamarind.
For a unique spin on a classic Mexican dessert, you’ll love this spiced orange tres leches! Three types of milk are infused with warm spices and fresh orange zest to make the most delicious, luscious cake.
Fresas con crema (or Mexican strawberries and cream) is made with a creamy cashew base and layers of juicy red berries. Serve it when the weather is warm for an ultra-refreshing treat. The best part is how quick and easy it is to make!