Cinco De Mayo Desserts
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:
- Margarita Bark Tequila Bark
- Arroz con Leche (or Mexican Rice Pudding)
- Tres Leches Cake
- Raspados Mexicanos
- Chocolate Conchas
- Mexican Flan Recipe
- Carlota de Limon (Vegan Lime Icebox Cake)
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.
- Margarita Bark Tequila Bark
- Mexican Pasta Salad Recipe
- Spicy Zucchini Taco Boat Recipe
- Yummy Chicken Goat Cheese Quesadilla With Corn Salsa
- Taco White Kidney Beans Casserole
Cinco de Mayo Appetizers
Kick off the party with one or two of these Cinco de Mayo appetizer recipes!
- Jalapeno Cream Cheese Bacon Bites
- Guacamole Deviled Eggs: A Delicious Avocado Deviled Eggs Recipe
- Hot Mexican Corn Dip Recipe
- Fresh Salsa Recipe | Rainbow Salsa
- Jalapeno Popper Dip
Consider making these authentic Mexican dessert recipes for other occasions – perfect to serve on taco Tuesday or a Mexican fiesta party!
Cinco De Mayo Desserts
Select from a great selection of Mexican dessert recipes. Some are more common than others but they all make great Cinco de Mayo desserts for a celebration!
Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila Lime Buttercream
Ever wish you could have your margarita and eat it too? Well, look no further than these boozy margarita cupcakes topped with tequila lime frosting!
Arroz con Leche Recipe (Mexican Rice Pudding)
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 Chocolate Cake with Cajeta Drizzle
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.
Mexican Wedding Cookies
This Mexican Cookies recipe makes melt-in-your-mouth buttery soft pecan cookies rolled in sweet powdered sugar.
Churros with Dessert Dipping Sauces
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!
Cajeta (Caramel) Empanadas
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 (Easy Mango Raspado Recipe)
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.
Small Batch Mini Margarita Cheesecakes
Small batch mini margarita cheesecakes with graham cracker crust are easy and portable, perfect to serve at parties. Get your party started by turning your drink into dessert!
Spiced Orange Tres Leches Cake
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.
Mexican Flan Recipe
Flan is a creamy, rich, and decadent custard topped with a sweet caramel sauce. This is the perfect Mexican dessert to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
Gluten-Free 'Pastel de Elote' Sweet Mexican Corn Cake (Vegan, Allergy-Free)
This traditional dessert is moist, dense, with a bread pudding-like texture. Baked in a bundt pan, with fresh corn, and topped with a light glaze, this treat will be gone in a flash!
Vegan Fresas con Crema (Mexican Strawberries & Cream)
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!
Carlota de Limon (Vegan Lime Icebox Cake)
All you need is 5 simple ingredients to make this Carlota de limón. It's sweet, tangy, and layered with thin Maria cookies to give you bursts of flavor in every bite.
Margarita Key Lime Pie
It's like the best mix of a traditional key lime pie with the tequila-based drink. Smooth, sweet but tangy, and with a great aftertaste from the flavor that is unique.
Mexican sweet bread flavored with cinnamon and topped with a chocolate and orange cookie topping. Conchas are a staple of Latin cuisine that can be enjoyed as a sweet dessert.
I hope your Cinco de Mayo party is sweet!
Thanks for sharing so many ideas. Although Cinco de Mayo is passed, I think it is still useful to throw a Mexican party somedays.