Go all out this holiday season by making these delicious Mexican Christmas desserts. We’ve rounded up the 55 best Mexican Christmas desserts to enjoy with family and friends.
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Traditional Mexican Desserts for Christmas
Make your holiday extra unique and fantastic with these Mexican desserts for Christmas. Nothing beats good treats to serve and eat during Christmas time!
1. Mexican Bunuelos
Mexican bunuelos are perfect to serve during the holidays, especially on Christmas and New Year. This recipe makes the best fried dough with cinnamon sugar topping you will love. It includes simple ingredients like baking powder, oil, salt, all-purpose flour, and ground cinnamon.
2. Homemade Sopapilla
What’s not to love about this homemade sopapilla that is deep-fried with honey topping? This recipe contains flour, oil, salt, sugar, baking powder, warm water, vegetable shortening, and honey. Sprinkle it with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar on top mixture before serving.
3. Rosca De Reyes
Impress your family with this delicious dessert that appears like a king’s crown with jewels. Top it with candied cherries, strips of guava paste, citrus peel, or slices of almonds. Serve this rosca de reyes to your holiday table, and everyone will love it!
4. Mexican Cheesecake
Enjoy a Mexican cheesecake that is a family favorite dessert at gatherings, parties, and holidays. It has a lighter texture than regular cheesecake with the perfect sweetness you will love.
Decorate it with your favorite toppings such as strawberries and homemade whipped cream. Sopapilla cheesecake bars are also a request we get every year. Top with caramel sauce for a delicious option.
5. Tres Leches Cake
Taste an incredibly moist and delicious treat in every slice of this tres leches cake. It uses three kinds of milk: evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and whole milk. Serve it with whipped cream or berries such as strawberries or blueberries on top.
6. Mexican Sweet Bread
You can easily make this Mexican sweet bread any time of the week at home. It has the perfect amount of sweetness and a soft texture you will love. Impress your family, friends, and guests by making this popular treat during the holiday season!
7. Russian Tea Cakes
Russian tea cakes are bite-size treats with a powdered sugar coating that are tasty! This recipe calls for six simple ingredients and comes together quickly. These are buttery and flavorful desserts with chopped nuts that will be your new favorite!
8. Camote Enmielado
Serve this camote enmielado to your family and friends, perfect for the fall and winter seasons. This comforting treat known as Mexican candied sweet potatoes is a crowd-pleaser. It contains ingredients like sweet potatoes, whole clove, piloncillo, star anise pod, and cinnamon sticks.
9. Marbled Tres Leches Cake
This marbled tres leches cake is a vanilla cake with swirls of rich chocolate. It includes a delicious sauce that combines sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and whole milk. Sprinkle it with ground cinnamon and decorate with grated Mexican chocolate on top!
10. Pumpkin Spice Tamales
Bake these pumpkin spice tamales which are inspired by your favorite pumpkin spice latte. It has flavors like pumpkin bread with chopped pecans and has the perfect sweetness. This recipe is a delicious dessert for Fall but works great for Christmas too!
11. Tres Leche Cupcakes
These tres leche cupcakes contain three kinds of milk making light, fluffy, and moist desserts. It is perfect for an individual serving on your next special occasions or holidays. Add whipped cream, slices of strawberries, or cinnamon on top for a finishing touch!
12. Mexican Fried Ice Cream
Make your Mexican fried ice cream easier and tastier without actually deep frying it! This recipe has the same flavor and texture as the classic fried ice cream. Add your favorite toppings like maraschino cherries, honey, a dash of cinnamon, and whipped cream.
Try this capirotada if you’re craving for a Mexican-style bread pudding this Christmas. It has a sweet, spicy syrup making it a delicious treat that everyone will enjoy. Add slices of almonds, walnuts, onions, raisins, and bananas for an extra boost of flavor.
14. Gelatina De Mosaico
Add this beautiful and delightful gelatina de mosaico to your holiday table on Christmas. It is a refreshing Mexican dessert with a creamy texture and sweet flavor. Serve it with your favorite fruit like maraschino cherries or add whipped cream on top.
15. Mexican Cinnamon Cookies
These Mexican cinnamon cookies are perfect to enjoy all year round, especially during the holidays. These delicious cookies have a buttery texture and sweet flavor that smells fantastic with cinnamon. It includes ingredients like cinnamon, butter, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, all-purpose flour, and salt.
16. Chocolate Chilli Pots
Chocolate chilli pots only take seven simple ingredients to make for your holiday gatherings. It contains dark chocolate, pure cream, ancho chilli, sugar, egg yolks, and dried chilli flakes.
17. Blueberry Lemon Flan
If you love the taste of blueberry and lemon, this recipe is perfect for you! It includes ingredients like eggs, evaporated milk, condensed milk, sugar, lemon zest, and frozen blueberries. Get creative and decorate this blueberry lemon flan perfect to serve during the holidays.
Have a warm holiday season with this champurrado that is tastier than hot chocolate! It is a thick, creamy, and delicious drink that will please everyone. Eat it plain or serve it alongside migas, tlacoyos, pozole, chilaquiles, or beef tamales.
19. Festive Fruit Punch Gelatin
This recipe is a yummy fruit punch that is inspired by a gelatin dessert. Festive fruit punch gelatin is one of the best treats to impress your family this holiday!
20. Mexican Christmas Punch
This Mexican Christmas punch bursts with different fruits and spices making it a healthy treat. It is perfect to enjoy during the cold season with your family and friends. Make it ahead of time to have the best flavor and serve it when ready!
21. Baked Pumpkin Empanadas
Take your empanadas to the next level by making these delicious baked pumpkin empanadas. Make this easy-to-make recipe any time of the day perfect for your occasions. It is a flavorful treat with original Mexican flavors of cinnamon, pumpkin, and brown sugar.
22. Mexican Chocolate Cake
Chocolate lovers will go crazy over this Mexican chocolate cake inspired by Mexican hot chocolate. It uses spices such as chili powder and cinnamon that give a fantastic warmth. This recipe includes a yummy and sweet cinnamon frosting that everyone will love.
All you need is a delightful treat this Christmas by making the rompope Mexican eggnog. It is light, creamy, and tasty with few ingredients that come together easily and quickly. Enjoy it plain or add whipped cream, cinnamon stick, ground cinnamon, or anise star on top!
24. Cajeta Quemada Bread Pudding
Check out this cajeta quemada bread pudding perfect to make for any occasion or holiday. This recipe contains ground cinnamon, cajeta quemada, bolillos, and vanilla extract. It is a deliciously creamy treat that everyone will enjoy, especially those cajeta lovers!
25. Mexican Corn Cake
Each bite of this delightful Mexican corn cake is tender, sweet, and incredibly delicious. This dessert comes together quickly and resembles both cake and pudding full of corn flavor. It has a fantastic texture, thanks to the whole and chopped corn kernels.
26. Mexican Hot Chocolate Tequila Ice Cream
Enjoy a fantastic holiday season with this Mexican hot chocolate tequila ice cream. It is tastier and spicier with a rich chocolate flavor than the classic chocolate ice cream. This recipe includes tequila creating a flavorful and creamy treat with a kick!
27. Chocolate Tres Leches Cake
Everyone will love this chocolate tres leches cake with a creamy chocolate whipped cream topping. This recipe has a rich and flavorful chocolate flavor, thanks to the Dutch-processed cocoa powder. It is a buttery, moist, and smooth dessert perfect to serve during the holiday season.
28. Buñuelos De Viento
These buñuelos de viento are cute and crispy treats perfect to serve during the holidays. It is a delicious dessert with a flower shape and light texture. Sprinkle it with the confectioner’s sugar or add a cinnamon and sugar mixture coating.
29. Strawberry Pistachio Flan
Make a beautiful and delicious dessert to serve at your holiday table with this recipe. The strawberry pistachio flan is a delightful and smooth treat to enjoy with the family.
30. Mexican Budin De Pan
This Mexican budin de pan is a soft and flavorful pudding that smells fantastic. It’s a budget friendly dessert that is easy to make and perfect for the holidays. Serve it plain or put your favorite toppings like cajeta, fresh fruits, or ice cream.
31. Dessert Empanadas
You will always go right by making these dessert empanadas during the holiday season. This recipe creates a buttery, sweet dough that is crispy and delicious. Add your favorite filling like fresh fruits, fruit jam, Nutella, cajeta, or dulce de leche.
32. Arroz Con Leche
This arroz con leche will be a huge hit to rice pudding lovers! This recipe combines rice, milk, and a mix of spices making a warm and smooth treat. It is a perfect snack and dessert that is easy to make all year round.
33. Coconut Tres Leches Cake
Take a bite of this coconut tres leches cake and taste a delightful sponge cake! It has toasted coconut toppings with a delicious and smooth whipped cream frosting. This recipe creates a soft and moist treat in every slice that will please everyone.
34. Christmas Cortadillo
You can now easily make this popular Christmas cortadillo at home perfect for the holidays. The texture of this treat is like a cake with white or pink icing. Decorate it with colorful sprinkles for an extra festive touch that everyone will love.
35. Tres Leches Cake with Dulce de Leche Glaze
Tres leches cake with dulce de leche glaze is a beautiful dessert perfect for Christmas. This recipe includes a yummy dulce de leche glaze with dark rum. It has a similar texture to your favorite custard or bread pudding.
36. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Tamales
These pumpkin cream cheese tamales are delightful treats to enjoy with your family and friends. It has flavors of different spices with a pumpkin cream cheese filling you will love. Serve it warm alongside whipped cream on top for the best eating experience!
37. Homemade Mexican Churros
Experience a whole new level of churros on Christmas with these homemade Mexican churros.
This recipe creates soft, fluffy, and crispy churros with a delicious cinnamon sugar coating. Eat it plain or pair it with horchata, café con leche, or Mexican hot chocolate.
38. Mexican Chocolate Tamales
Satisfy your sweet cravings by making these Mexican chocolate tamales during the holiday season. This recipe contains pecans and dulce de leche stuffings with a soft texture.
39. Dulce De Leche Cheesecake Bars
Make these dulce de leche cheesecake bars a family tradition to serve at holiday parties. These are creamy, dense, and delicious treats to add to your Christmas table. The ginger flavor complements the perfectly sweet filling of this irresistible dessert!
40. Mexican Atole
Mexican atole will be a huge hit to everyone during the winter season. This recipe creates a warm, thick drink that contains whole milk, grated piloncillo, and masa harina.
41. Strawberry Tamales
Make a batch of these strawberry tamales with gluten free and plant based ingredients. This recipe has fresh and juicy strawberries giving a flavor that is light and summery! It is a sweet dessert to make for any occasion, especially during holiday parties.
42. Apple Empanadas
Try this recipe if you love the taste of apples in your favorite desserts. It includes apples, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, lemon, and sugar making a delicious apple filling. Pair these apple empanadas with a sweet dipping sauce like dulce de leche sauce.
43. Coconut Dulce De Leche Cake
This recipe combines coconut cake and dulce de leche into a delightful treat. Coconut dulce de leche cake has a crunchy texture, thanks to the toasted coconuts. It includes a cream cheese coconut frosting that will be a big hit to everyone!
44. Mexican Chocolate Mousse With Ancho and Orange
Mexican chocolate mousse with ancho and orange is an effortless dessert to make at home. This recipe contains Triple Sec, whole milk, Mexican chocolate, ancho chile powder, and salt. Sprinkle it with orange zest or ancho powder for the ultimate treat!
You must try these cocadas that are easy and quick to make treats. This is a gluten free recipe that creates sweet desserts with caramel and nut flavors. Top it with dried fruits or almonds for the best flavor!
46. Jamoncillo De Leche
Treat yourself to this classic Mexican candy that comes together quickly with only four ingredients. This jamoncillo de leche is a delicate and sweet candy perfect for everyone. Plus, it is a fantastic gift to give to your loved ones during the holidays.
Bake this jericalla, a popular Mexican custard dessert, that has burned crème brûlée on top. This recipe has the same custard texture as flan and comes together quickly. It contains ingredients like whole milk, whole eggs, whole cinnamon sticks, sugar, and vanilla extract.
Are you looking for the easiest last minute dessert to make during the holiday season? This crumbly and tasty mazapan is a Mexican peanut candy with two ingredients. It only takes under 10 minutes to make using a food processor.
49. Fresas Con Crema
Fresas con crema is a popular Mexican dessert that you can easily make at home. It is one of the easiest recipes to make and only calls for five ingredients. This recipe has layers of flavorful strawberries with an irresistible sweet cream sauce!
50. Pumpkin Pecan Polvorones
These pumpkin pecan polvorones are soft and nutty treats that are easy to make. It includes simple ingredients like pumpkin purée, cinnamon, raw pecans, and whole wheat pastry flour. Use coconut oil rather than butter if you’re following a vegan diet.
51. Warm Cajeta Pudding with Fresh Berries
You should try this warm cajeta pudding with fresh berries on your Mexican themed holiday. It is a warming dessert that contains fresh berries and homemade Mexican caramel. This recipe is similar to your favorite bread pudding but tastes even better!
52. Mexican Chocolate Pie with Cinnamon Drizzle
Spend a fantastic time with your family with this Mexican chocolate pie with cinnamon drizzle. This recipe creates a creamy, crumbly, and tasty treat that is a crowd pleaser. It is an easy to make dessert with only a few simple ingredients.
53. Pumpkin Dulce De Leche Cake
This pumpkin dulce de leche cake is a comforting dessert that you can make beforehand. It has layers of spiced pumpkin cake, dulce de leche, and cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Put your favorite nuts like walnuts, pepitas, or pecans as toppings for a finishing touch!
54. Mexican Hot Chocolate Pudding
Mexican hot chocolate pudding is a warming treat perfect for the holidays. This recipe has all the flavors of your favorite chocolate cake and Mexican hot chocolate. It has layers of rich chocolate sauce and fudgy cake you will love.
55. Peach Gelatina
Level up your classic gelatina with this peach gelatina that comes together quickly. This recipe combines creamy gelatin and peach gelatin cubes into a delicious treat. Add diced peaches and drizzle a fresh peach sauce on top.
Easy Christmas Mexican Desserts:
These traditional Mexican Christmas desserts are easy to make and the perfect addition to your dessert table. Choose one of the Mexican Dessert Recipes for a crowd pleasing treat.
We love making Mexican Side dishes such as Mexican sweet corn cake, stew and soup for a delicious variation. You can even make Christmas Eve Salad topped with lime juice and cilantro.
These desserts would be perfect for an authentic Mexican wedding.