Tres Leches
Photography by Matt Taylor-Gross

From doughy fried churros to a refreshing mango raspado, these 13 traditional Mexican desserts delightfully sweeten the end of any meal.


Impossible Chocolate Flan

This dessert, also called chocoflan, gets its name from a magical thing that occurs in the oven. Get the recipe for Impossible Chocolate Flan »

Mexican Chocolate Icebox Cookies

At brunch at the Liberty Bar in San Antonio, a plate of these spicy-sweet cookies is set down on the table at the beginning of the meal—gratis. Featured in our book Best Cookies, they make a perfect cookie for holiday parties, especially when drizzled with a little melted white chocolate.

Pineapple Ice Pops (Paletas de Piña)

With just two ingredients—puréed pineapple and sugar—these paletas are unbelievably simple to assemble. Get the recipe for Pineapple Ice Pops (Paletas de Piña) »

If You’re Already A Rice Pudding Expert, You’ve Got To Try Rice Pudding Ice Pops

Rice Pudding Ice Pops (Paletas de Arroz con Leche)

Raspado de Mango (Mango Ice)

This refreshing frozen treat, made from bottled or fresh mango juice, is a Mexican version of granita.

Paletas de Fresas y Crema (Strawberries and Cream Ice Pops)

Strawberries and cream is one of the hundreds of flavors of paleta that you’ll find in Mexico. Get the recipe for Paletas de Fresas y Crema (Strawberries and Cream Ice Pops)