Visiting Mexico? Try These Traditional Mexican Desserts

If you’re heading to Mexico, there is no shortage of tantalizingly tasty options: chilaquiles, elote, enchiladas, tostadas, and the always crowd-pleasing tacos. 

But dessert is also a huge part of the Mexican gastronomy scene. From Arroz con Leche to sopaipillas, here are some of the Mexican desserts you won’t want to miss out on while on vacation. 


Beat the Mexican heat with the coolest of treats. Paletas are no ordinary popsicles. They’re made with natural fruits like strawberry, mango, piña, passion fruit, and coconut.

Tres Leches Cake

This Mexican classic gets its name from using three different kinds of milk — condensed, cream, and evaporated. It’s a light, fluffy vanilla sponge cake soaked in a sweet milk mixture.

Arroz con Leche

This typical Mexican dessert is the ultimate comfort food. It’s pretty simple — rice, sugar, milk, vanilla bean, and cinnamon. It’s rich, creamy, and oh so good.

Mexican Brownies

What makes these brownies Mexican? The addition of spices like cayenne and cinnamon, which injects each bite a bit of a kick, and, brown sugar.

Caramel Flan

Flan has somehow earned an undeserved negative reputation due to its gelatinous texture but this silky, sweet, creamy custard smothered in caramel sauce will have you coming back for more.


These fried, cinnamon-dipped sticks of dough are a Mexican staple and best served with a thick pot of hot chocolate.


These puffy pastries are a popular Mexican fritter made of flour, water, shortening, sugar & baking powder. They’re served dusted with confectioner’s sugar, cinnamon, & a drizzle of honey. 

i don’t know about you but these sweet treats have us tempted to book a flight!