Mexican desserts to pamper young and old (VIDEOS + RECIPES)

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Mexican desserts to pamper young and old (VIDEOS + RECIPES)
Foto y video: Kiwilimón.
  • Mexican desserts are ideal for family gatherings or to give you a delicious snack
  • Here are six Mexican dessert recipes to sweeten your days
  • We give you many options, from churros with chocolate to tricolor fritters

The variety of recipes for Mexican desserts is very large, as there are not only traditional desserts, such as churros with table chocolate sauce or homemade sugar donuts.

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Mexican desserts are ideal for family gatherings or to add a sweet touch to an afternoon with loved ones.

Here are six recipes for Mexican desserts created by Kiwilimón so you have many options and can pamper your guests.

Are you a fan of churros? Well, the first recipe is for you. Cook some Churros with Table Chocolate Sauce and enjoy this traditional sweet bread.

For the chocolate sauce you can choose between chocolate bitter, milk chocolate and if you like more, the classic table chocolate.

Churros with table chocolate sauce

Preparation time: 1 hr 15 min
Cooking time: 15 min
Servings: 6
Difficulty: Low
Presentation: Serve the rings and accompany with the chocolate sauce.
Tips: Freeze the rings well so that they do not lose their shape when frying.


  • 1 2/3 cups of water
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry yeast, dry
  • 3 eggs
  • enough of oil, to fry
  • 1/2 cups of sugar, to cover
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup of chocolate table tablet
  • 1/2 cups of whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence
  • 1/4 cups sugar


  1. For the churros, heat the water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour, salt and yeast at once. Mix perfectly without stopping moving until it comes off the walls. Transfer the dough to another container and cool slightly.
  2. Add the egg and mix perfectly. Let it rest and put the dough in a sleeve with curly duya. On a tray with waxed paper, form rings and freeze until firm. Remove from the freezer.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat and fry the rings that you previously frozen, brown perfectly for 5 minutes, remove and drain on absorbent paper.
  4. Mix the sugar with the cinnamon. Scramble the churro donuts, covering on all sides.
  5. For the chocolate sauce, blend the table chocolate with the whipping cream, the vanilla essence and the sugar. Cook in a saucepan over medium heat until it reduces and changes color. Serve the churros and dip in the chocolate sauce.
Piloncillo pigs

Preparation time: 50 min
Cooking time: 15 min
Servings: 6
Difficulty: Low
Presentation: On a plate accompanied by a glass of cold milk.

Tips: It is important to refrigerate the dough before cutting it due to the large amount of butter, this way the dough will be firmer.

Mexican bakery is very varied, so varied that in the towns these piloncillo pigs are very typical, exquisite cookies with a crunchy consistency, the particular flavor of piloncillo and a very particular shape. You will love these Mexican desserts!

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Puerquitos de piloncillo. Photo: Kiwilimón.


  • 60 milliliters of water
  • 150 grams of piloncillo
  • 1/2 teaspoon of anise
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 125 grams of butter, cut into cubes, cold
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of cow’s milk

Continue on the next page to see the preparation and other Mexican dessert recipes.


  1. Preheat the oven to 170 ° C.
  2. In a pot over medium heat, cook the water with the brown sugar, the anise, the cinnamon stick until you get a caramel. Let cool and reserve.
  3. In a bowl, sift the flour with the sugar and the baking powder. Add the butter and work with your fingers until you get a point of sand.
  4. Add the egg and the piloncillo honey, knead until you have a homogeneous dough. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. On a floured surface, spread the dough to a thickness of 3mm, with the help of a cutter in the shape of a piglet, cut and place on a tray, varnish with milk.
  6. Bake for 15 min, let cool and enjoy.

Enjoy the following recipe in which we tell you how the wind fritters are made. We made them with mold and with original colors that you can use for National Holidays or Christmas and show off with some delicious Mexican desserts.

Tricolor fritters

Preparation time 10 min
Cooking time: 5 min
Servings: 10
Difficulty: Low
Presentation: Serve the fritters sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon on china paper and accompany with pot coffee.

Tips: Heat the mold very well in the oil before immersing it in the mixture, this will prevent your preparation from slipping and will remain in the mold to be able to fry; shake lightly to loosen the donut from the mold. Repeat this step for each donut.


  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of cow’s milk
  • enough of vegetable coloring, green and red
  • enough of oil, to fry
  • 1 cup of sugar, to sprinkle
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
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Tricolor fritters. Photo: Kiwilimón.


  1. For the fritters, in a bowl mix the flour with the sugar, salt, baking powder, vanilla, water, oil, egg and milk until you obtain a homogeneous and light dough.
  2. Divide the mixture into 3, paint one red, one green with vegetable coloring and leave one unpainted.
  3. Heat enough oil in two pots and dip the fritter pan in one of them until very well heated. Skim off the excess and quickly dip the pan into the fritter mixture. Put in the other pot with oil, fry and shake slightly so that the donut falls, cook until lightly browned and drain on absorbent paper. Repeat with all the mixtures until finished with them.
  4. Combine the sugar with the cinnamon in a bowl and sprinkle the hot fritters with this mixture.
  5. Serve and enjoy.

The following gorditas are made with tamale flour and a touch of sugar. They are cooked on the comal, so they have a slightly burnt flavor that makes them delicious.

Gorditas de la villa

Preparation time 20 min
Cooking time: 5 min
Servings: 8
Difficulty: Low
Presentation: Wrapped in colored Chinese paper, accompanied with pot coffee.
Tips: You can add a teaspoon of cinnamon, to give them a special touch


  • 2 cups of cornmeal, cacahuazintle
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of vanilla essence
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable shortening


  1. On a clean surface, form a bowl with the tamale flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
  2. Add the eggs, the vanilla essence and the water, knead until obtaining a homogeneous mixture, add the butter and knead only until integrated.
  3. Form balls of dough and flatten with the help of your hands.
  4. Cook on a comal over medium heat for 5 minutes until slightly puffed. Chill.
  5. Wrap in colored china paper and serve.
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Gorditas from the town. Photo: Kiwilimón.

The next Mexican dessert is a Condensed Milk with Nut Gelatin, an easy recipe to prepare. There is nothing better than a soft and fluffy gelatin, based on condensed milk, evaporated milk, toasted walnuts and a delicate touch of cinnamon that makes it delicious.

Condensed milk gelatin with walnut

Preparation time: 120 min
Servings: 10
Difficulty: Low
Presentation: Decorate with a cajeta in the center and sprinkle with chopped walnuts.

Tips: To make the gelatin fluffy and softer, blend it for a few minutes, this will make the mixture incorporate air and form air bubbles and make it fluffier when it curdles.


  • 3 cups of condensed milk
  • 1 cup of evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups walnut, toasted
  • 5 envelopes of gelatin, hydrated and melted
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence
  • enough of cajeta, to decorate
  • enough of walnut, chopped and toasted, to decorate

  1. For the gelatin, blend the condensed milk with the evaporated milk, the cinnamon powder, the walnut and the vanilla essence until all the ingredients are integrated. While continuing to blend, gradually add the gelatin in the form of a thread. Pour the preparation into a gelatin mold of your choice.
  2. Refrigerate until set, unmold and serve with the cajeta in the center and decorate with more chopped walnuts.

How many times have you come to the bakery and can’t find sugar donuts? So that that never happens to you again, we tell you how to make this delicious dessert, some Homemade Sugar Donuts, which are fried and with a perfect touch to make them fluffy and soft.

Homemade sugar donuts

Preparation time: 1 hr 15 min
Cooking time: 5 min
Servings: 12
Difficulty: Low
Presentation: On a box, accompanied by a cup of coffee.

Tips: It is very important that before cutting the donuts, you let them rest on the table, so that when cutting the dough it does not contract and the donut loses its shape.


  • 4 cups of flour
  • 10 grams of dry yeast
  • 3/4 cups of cow’s milk
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • enough of flour, to spread
  • enough of oil, to fry
  • enough of sugar, to sprinkle


  1. In a bowl, mix flour, yeast, milk, sugar, salt, eggs and knead until a good consistency is left. Add the butter and continue kneading for 15 more minutes or until smooth.
  2. Place the dough in a previously greased bowl and cover with a damp cloth. Let stand for 1 hour.
  3. On a floured surface, spread the dough with a 1 cm wide rolling pin and let it rest on the table for 10 minutes before cutting
  4. In a pot over medium heat, heat the oil and with the help of a stick, fry the donuts on both sides. When they are golden brown, remove and drain on absorbent paper to remove excess fat. Sprinkle with sugar and enjoy this delicious dessert.

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