For those with a sweet tooth and wonder what you can find on a traditional Mexican menu, there are some top choice desserts that you simply must try. Some Mexican desserts have been made for thousands of years and have slowly evolved over time. Other desserts may be relatively recent, but they are still considered some of the top Mexican favorites. Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant will share some of the top favorite Mexican desserts and how they satisfy those sweet tooth cravings.
Sopapilla Mexican Dessert
A sopapilla is a traditional Mexican pastry that was brought to Mexico by the Spanish. This Spanish dessert was actually influenced by a German pastry called Suppa. The sopapilla is an adapted pastry that became a traditional Mexican dessert. Mexican sopapilla is a quick or instant dough that is made with leavened wheat flour. However, modern sopapillas are now made with white flour. The dough is rolled into sheets and are cut into either squares, triangles, or circles, which is then coated with sweet butter. Afterward, it is deep fried to a crispy treat. The cooked sopapillas are then topped with a sweetener such as honey, sugar, cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar or brown sugar. Sopapillas are a very popular dessert and are found in many Mexican restaurants. Each person or restaurant has their own take on sopapillas so variations of the dessert is common.
There are a ton of variations of the churro and that is because there are a number of different origins. Traditionally, churros come from Spain and Portugal, but other influences of the churro comes from the Philippines and Ibero-America. However, there isn’t a single Mexican menu that would be complete unless you can get a Churro. Churros have become an America favorite. Yet in America, you can find a wide variety of churros and how they are made. Churros are a bread that is fried and topped with a sweetener. Most people think of a churro as a long stick with a soft dough on the inside. Other people think of a churro as a soft bread that comes in different shapes and some come in knots. Most churros are topped with a cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar. However, again there are many variations of the churro and all of them are delicious.
Fried Ice Cream
Another traditional Mexican dessert is fried ice cream, which many consider to be magical. Fried ice cream has a hot crispy outer layer and a cold cream center. Fried ice cream uses a thin breading that covers the outside of the ice cream and is quickly fried to form that crispy outer layer. Modern fried ice cream breading varies from cookie crumbs to cornflakes and even caramel. Some variations of fried ice cream will use caramel or honey instead of a breading. Fried ice cream is simply a delicious dessert that brings a warm crisp outer shell with a cold and creamy inside, which comes as no surprise why this dessert is found on many menus across the world.
Mexican Cuisine in Las Vegas, Nevada (Just Minutes from Summerlin, North LV & Henderson, NV)
Sopapillas, churros, and fried ice cream are the top favorite desserts found on Mexican menus and you can find these delicious treats on Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant menu, alongside all kinds of delicious food. If you are having a sweet tooth make sure to save room for dessert next time you visit Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant. Come visit us today!