Drooling Desserts To Go With Tacos


Quick Answer: What Desserts Go Well With Tacos?

Some of the best dessert options to go with Tacos are— delectable cakes like Tres Leches Cake, Caramel Flan, Chocoflan Impossible Cake, Mexican Sweet Corn Cake, Margarita Pie, Mexican Paloma Cupcakes, and many more. Read on to explore!

Here are 30 delicious desserts that will make you ditch your calorie count. Each of these desserts is selected based on how well its taste fits in with the vibrant flavors of tacos and its unique tasty selling point!

Taco night is a tradition at my house and we love experimenting with dessert— and let me tell you, choice of dessert is important.

With my experience in gluttony, I bring to you this list of the best desserts to pair your tacos with.

So let’s get to it!

RecipesCaloriesTime Taken To Make ( Min)
Tres Leches Cake246120 min

44735 min
Fried Ice Cream267240 min
Sopapillas30045 min
Rice pudding11145 min
Caramel146185 min
Chocoflan Impossible Cake14480 min
Mexican Wedding Cookies50045 min
Buñuelo 46240 min
Mexican Hot Chocolate17010 min
Conchas37045 min
Dulce de Leche315180 min
Pineapple Empanadas352.742 min
Mexican Sweet Corn Cake
25375 min
Dulce De Leche Doughnut40780 min
Horchata54300 min
Margarita Pie 260 min
Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichanga368.425 min
Mexican Paloma Cupcakes55 min
Mexican Chocolate Chip Cookies45830 min

Sweet Tamale
257180 min
Margarita Bars60 min

Mexican Chocolate Cake
50 min
Elephant Ears486.760 min
Pinata Cake
39380 min

1. Tres Leches Cake

Total calories (per 100g): 246
Total preparation time: 120 minutes

This one is a classic!

Tres Leches means three kinds of milk and as you might have guessed, yes, its recipe demands the cake be made from a mix of three milk-based ingredients.

It’s a sponge cake with a moist texture and is topped with whipped cream and berries.

Check out this recipe by Natashas Kitchen –


Total calories (per 100g): 447
Total preparation time: 35 minutes

Churros are popular as a carnival delicacy but it tastes ecstatic after some spicy tacos!

Made with choux pastry fried in oil, these have soft centers and contrasting crispy edges. It is covered in cinnamon and powdered sugar that gives it its sweet essence.

Its simplicity is what pleases the crowd.

Here is an easy recipe by The Preppy Kitchen

3.Fried Ice Cream

Total calories (per 100g): 267
Total preparation time: 240 minutes

A fairly recent invention— this dessert is a novel delight.

Fried Ice Cream is prepared from frozen hard ice creams that are scooped into a ball, then coated in a batter and fried.

It has a crispy, warm outer shell and a still cold inside.

Drizzle chocolate syrup on top and enjoy.

Check out this quick recipe by Veggie Recipe House


Total calories (per 100g): 300
Total preparation time:
45 minutes

Crafted from basic ingredients, Sopapillas are the perfect dessert to go after the Tacos.

Sopapilla is a kind of fried pastry dough, somewhat similar to quick bread, and is wholesomely fluffy.

This puffy treat is coated in a mix of sugar-cinnamon and traditionally served with a drizzle of honey.

Here is an easy recipe by Preppy Kitchen

5.Rice Pudding

Total calories (per 100g): 111
Total preparation time: 45 minutes

If you want to keep it simple yet delicious, follow up your tacos with a bowl of rice pudding.

Rice Pudding is fashioned out of rice mixed with milk and flavored with sweetening agents.

It has a subtle sweetness and an enticing aroma. It’s charmingly creamy without being richly dense.

Check out this simple recipe by Food Wishes

6.Caramel Flan

Total calories (per 100g): 146
Total preparation time: 185 minutes

Fancy yet simple, Flan is that dessert that will never fail to impress.

It’s a custardy dessert that requires a little patience and is baked in a water bath for the perfect creamy texture.

Caramel Flan is rich and has a smooth sweetness; plus the caramel sauce layer just accentuates the flavors.

Here is an easy recipe by Bincy Chris

7.Chocoflan Impossible Cake

Total calories (per 100g): 144
Total preparation time: 80 minutes

Chocoflan Impossible Cake is a beautiful double-layer cake that will light up your taco night dinner table.

Covered in caramel sauce, this cake has intensely deep flavors created by the layers of creamy vanilla flan and rich chocolate cake.

The caramel sauce dribbles down the cake giving it an inviting appeal.

Check out this quick recipe by emmymade

8. Mexican Wedding Cookies

Total calories (per 100g): 500
Total preparation time: 45 minutes

If you seek to serve something exquisite after the filling tacos, then these crumbly cookies would be excellent.

Mexican Wedding Cookies have a crumbly texture with tones of buttery flavor. It is made with the rich dough in which crushed nuts are added to give it a nutty taste.

Here is an easy recipe by Cooking Con Claudia

9. Buñuelo

Total calories (per 100g): 462
Total preparation time: 40 minutes

This is a staple Mexican dessert often appreciated for its golden presence and sweet personality.

It’s a sweet and light fritter made by frying the dough till it turns gratifyingly crispy.

Covered in white sugar dust and often flavored with cinnamon, this goes great after a delightful plate of tacos.

Check out this recipe by The Sweetest Journey

10. Mexican Hot Chocolate

Total calories (per 100g): 170
Total preparation time:
10 minutes

Winter is coming and a good hot chocolate is a must!

It is created with a magical mix of real milk and unsweetened cocoa, which is flavored with vanilla essence, cinnamon, piece of bittersweet piece of chocolate.

Some recipes also add a bit of chili powder to add spice.

Here is a quick recipe by The Cooking Foodie

11. Conchas

Total calories (per 100g): 370
Total preparation time: 45 minutes

Concha is a sweet Mexican bread that has a seashell-like appearance.

Its texture depends on the kind of flour used and it traditionally has a white color topping.

DIY recipe—

12. Dulce de Leche

Total calories (per 100g): 315
Total preparation time: 180 minutes

Dulce de Leche is a sweet confection made by slowly heating milk with sugar for a long period of time.

It is immensely creamy and has a caramel-milky-like flavor.

DIY recipe—

13. Pineapple Empanadas

Total calories (per 100g): 352.7
Total preparation time:
42 minutes

These sweet empanadas are the perfect dessert to serve after Tacos.

With a flaky and soft crust and moderately sweet pineapple fillings, they are just delicious to bite into.

DIY recipe—

14. Mexican Sweet Corn Cake

Total calories (per 100g): 253
Total preparation time: 75 minutes

This cake shares resemblance with a cheesecake and is baked in a water bath.

It is delightfully moist and has a buttery flavor. With bits of sweet corn, it goes great with Tacos.

DIY recipe—

15. Dulce De Leche Doughnut

Total calories (per 100g): 407
Total preparation time: 80 minutes

Extremely fluffy and delectable— these doughnuts are charming.

These buttery doughnuts are fried until golden brown and then filled with Dulce De Leche filling. It is finished with a dusting of sugar.

DIY recipe—

16. Horchata

Total calories (per 100g): 54
Total preparation time:
300 minutes

Horchata is an authentic Mexican rice-based dish and is popularly served with Tacos.

It has a godly smoothness and is rich in texture with the right measure of sweetness.

DIY recipe—

17. Margarita Pie

Total preparation time: 260 minutes

A pie with your favorite cocktail flavor!

With a salty-sweet crust, the pie is extremely creamy and has a tangy frosty filling flavored with lime.

This is a no-bake, frozen pie that’ll go great after a satisfying taco

DIY recipe—

18. Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichanga

Total calories (per 100g): 368.4
Total preparation time: 25 minutes

This one is a sweet twist to savory chimichangas.

The tortillas are filled with a creamy cheesecake and strawberry filling and then finished with a dusting of cinnamon and sugar.

DIY recipe—

19. Mexican Paloma Cupcakes

Total preparation time: 55 minutes

Pair your flavorful taco with this booze-based dessert.

Paloma Cupcakes share the flavor profile with the popular Mexican drink— Paloma Cocktail— made of lime, grapefruit, and tequila.

With a citrusy punch, it is irresistible.

DIY recipe—

20. Mexican Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total calories (per 100g): 458
Total preparation time: 30 minutes

It’s not your basic chocolate chip cookies.

Mexican version is soft and chewy and its recipe has a spicy kick with the addition of cayenne pepper/chili powder along with cinnamon and chocolate chips.

DIY recipe—

21. Sweet Tamale

Total calories (per 100g): 257
Total preparation time: 180 minutes

Sweet Tamale is crafted from the dough of sweet masa corn and stuffed with sweet fillings.

The most common fillings are raisin, Dulce De Leche, pineapples, and other fruit preserves.

DIY recipe—

22. Margarita Bars

Total preparation time: 60 minutes

A salty pretzel shortbread is adorned with a creamy and zesty filling with a dash of tequila.

The filling has a limey flavor which is contrasted by the dusting of powdered sugar.

DIY recipe—


23. Mexican Chocolate Cake

Total preparation time: 50 minutes

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Tacos and a classic Mexican Chocolate Cake.

Prepared in a saucepan, its flavors are deeper and the texture is moist. The ingredient that sets it apart is the addition of mild red chilis.

DIY recipe—

24. Elephant Ears

Total calories (per 100g): 486.7
Total preparation time: 60 minutes

Also known as Palmiers, this is a sweet and crunchy confection.

It is crispy fried dough that is sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. It has a large disc-like shape, hence the name.

DIY recipe—

25. Pinata Cake

Total calories (per 100g): 393
Total preparation time:
80 minutes

Pinata cake can be made in a number of ways. It either has a wall of cake that encloses delightful stuffing or it has a thin covering made of chocolate that is to be broken.

DIY recipe—

26. Mangonada Popsicle

Total calories (per 100g): 101
Total preparation time: 5 minutes

This is the perfect combination of sweet and spice and everything nice.

The Mangonada Popsicles are dipped in chamoy sauce and then seasoned with chili lime flakes.

DIY recipe—

27. Caramel Cinnamon Apple Enchiladas

Total calories (per 100g): 348
Total preparation time: 45 minutes

Apple Enchiladas dressed in caramel sauce make for a divine dessert.

Marinated apples rolled in tortilla create an ‘apple pie in a roll’ kind of flavor profile for this delicacy.

DIY recipe—


28. Grilled S’mores Quesadilla

Total preparation time: 10 minutes

Grilled S’mores Quesadilla is a delightful cross between the quesadilla and a chocolaty dessert with the stuffing of marshmallows and Nutella.

It can be made on a grill outside or a skillet.

DIY recipe—

29. Fresas Con Crema

Total calories (per 100g): 174
Total preparation time: 10 minutes

Fresas Con Crema is a no-bake dessert made from fresh strawberries and cream.

The strawberries are sliced and mixed with a sweetened cream sauce. It has a rich and sweet flavor.

DIY recipe—

30. Chocolate Brownies

Total calories (per 100g): 466
Total preparation time: 50 minutes

Brownies are the ultimate go-to dessert option.

With crispy outer ends, soft and fluffy center, and deep chocolate flavor— these will end your taco night with a wholesome blast!

DIY recipe—

Bottom Line

We hope this wholesome guide aided you in deciding which sweet divinity will perfectly finish your Taco meal.

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About Marie Thomas

Marie is a food enthusiast who has always wanted to have her own food blog. She loves cooking and experimenting with new recipes, and she can't wait to share them with the world when she finally launches her blog! When Marie isn't in the kitchen cooking up something delicious or writing about her adventures at home or on vacation, you might find Marie taking care of her family and enjoying time with friends.

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