Cinco de Mayo is nearly here! It doesn’t matter if you are throwing a fiesta or staying in, either way, you can still have a ton of fun preparing some delicious Mexican desserts and celebrating this special day. Decorate your home in bright Mexican colors, create a playlist that will have you out of your seat, and of course, include some Cinco de Mayo treats to make the celebration complete. Have them with some of the recipes in our Cinco de Mayo Dinner Recipes Roundup.
Classic Cinco de Mayo desserts and some creative festive confections are exactly what your evening will need. Still not sure what to make? We’ve taken the guesswork out of it for you and found 20 Mexican Desserts you are going to want to try!
1.Frozen Chocobananos from Bacon is Magic
Chocobananos have got to be one of the easiest Cinco de Mayo desserts to make, so easy that even your kids can help!
2. Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars from Flavor Mosaic
A little twist on one of the traditional Mexican desserts. These Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars have a sweet, creamy filling tucked between 2 crescent roll pastry sheets, and are topped with butter, cinnamon, sugar and drizzled with honey.
3. Coconut Milk Mexican Flan from Foodal
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and impress your guests with a luscious dessert that sweet and soft. This Coconut Milk Mexican Flan proves that a little bit of patience pays off!
4. 4 Ingredient Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches from Good Life Eats
These Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches are the perfect treat for anyone, especially if this Cinco de Mayo is a hot one!
5. No-Bake Mango Lime Cheesecake with Fruit Salsa from Good Life Eats
Individual cheesecakes are an easy summertime dessert that you can make. With just a little hint of savory and spicy, paired with salsa the sweet, creaminess of the No-Bake Mango Lime Cheesecake is one you can indulge in all on your own!
6. Easy Buñuelos from Kitchen Gidget
This easy buñuelos recipe starts with flour tortillas. Fried until golden and coated with crunchy cinnamon sugar! These crispy Mexican pastries are a special sweet treat!
7. Homemade Gluten-Free Tres Leches Cake from Fearless Dining
This delicious gluten-free tres leches cake is a delicious and creamy Mexican dessert that you will never tire of. It is perfect for Cinco de Mayo or anytime your craving something sweet!
8. Easy Churro Bites from Little Sunny Kitchen
Everyone’s favorite Mexican dessert just got a whole lot healthier! Baked, not deep-fried, these churro bites make the perfect bite-sized party food!
9. Mexican Hot Cocoa & Vegan Whipped Cream from Minimalist Baker
A vegan alternative after-dinner drink made in two different ways, both of which are perfect for chocolate lovers!
10. Vegan Dessert Nachos with Coffee Ice Cream from Minimalist Baker
Decadent and delicious nachos made with crispy, homemade cinnamon sugar-coated tortilla chips, topped with a hearty scoop (or two) of vanilla or coffee ice cream and syrup.
11. Arroz con Leche from Muy Bueno Cookbook
One of the easiest and most delicious Mexican comfort desserts. Serve this delightful rice pudding for dessert, or if you are feeling extra sweet in the morning as a decadent breakfast to start your day on the right foot.
12. Cherry Empanadas from Muy Bueno Cookbook
Just looking at the images of this scrumptious cherry empanada recipe is enough to make my mouth water, however, you can choose to stuff it with any fruit filling you would like.
13. Homemade Cinnamon Churros with Lemon Cream from Muy Bueno Cookbook
The ultimate dessert to celebrate Cinco de Mayo features crispy homemade churros that are coated with cinnamon sugar on the outside and pillowy soft on the inside, with a whipped lemon cream cheese frosting in the middle.
14. Frozen Strawberry Margarita Pie from Plain Chicken
Don’t let the title of this frozen dessert fool you, there is zero alcohol in it. But, I promise after you try this flavorful strawberry pie you are not going to want to limit yourself to just having it on Cinco de Mayo!
15. Tequila Key Lime Pie from Plain Chicken
There’s just something about tequila and lime that makes me think it is perfect for Cinco de Mayo! A cinnamon graham cracker crust, quick key lime pie filling with a hint of tequila and topped with homemade whipped cream. Yum!
16. Flourless Mexican Hot Chocolate Cake from Rachel Cooks
Serve this chocolatey goodness with a big scoop of whipped cream or ganache and make it extra special!
17. Mexican Chocolate Shortbread Cookies from Recipes Girl
With just a hint of spice, these chocolate shortbread cookies taste great with a fresh scoop of vanilla ice cream.
18. Dessert Nachos from Sally’s Baking Addiction
These dessert nachos with fresh fruit and syrup are so good you’ll want to eat them all the time!
19. Tequila Lime Cheesecake Bars from Sweet Peas & Saffron
A creamy and citrusy dessert, with just a touch of tequila – perfect for your Cinco de Mayo dessert table!
20. Cinco de Mayo Popsicles from The View from Great Island
Made with the festive colors of Mexico and the fresh flavors of strawberry, coconut and lime these Cinco de Mayo themed popsicles will put a smile on everybody’s face and they are super easy to make!