When we have to turn away the dessert menu the plate gets emptier and emptier and we let out a big disappointed sigh even though we tell ourselves when we go out to dinner at a restaurant to save room for dessert. We understand that you are filling up on these authentic favorites such as burritos filled with beans, flour tortillas, and endless chips and salsa. To help you consider saving space, we at Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant would like to touch on popular Mexican desserts.
Authentic Mexican Churros
Eventually making it to the Latin American countries where it is commonly eaten as a dessert, this fried dessert may originate from the Chinese and Portuguese. It is also used as a midday or late-night snack. The batter is fried and then sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar or powdered sugar and is made from strips of dough. This tasty treat can be served with fruit, chocolate, or caramel sauces. Churros éclairs are the perfect combination of crispy outside and creamy middle if you really want to indulge your sweet tooth. This is ideally served with ice cream as well.
Mexican Chocolate with Chipotle
Including mole sauce and even desserts, many people may be surprised to learn that chocolate is a fairly popular ingredient in Mexican food. The use of pepper flavors to give the dish a touch of spice and smoke is what makes Mexican chocolate desserts unique. To bring out the wonderful richness of the chocolate, chipotle sauce adds a hint of smoke. In the form of shakes, cakes, doughnuts, or tarts are the common desserts used with chocolate dessert recipes.
In their dishes, including mango, honeydew, watermelon, cantaloupe, and kiwis, Mexican desserts can use a variety of tropical fruits. Nothing beats an avocado popsicle with a hint of lime after a meal of spicy sauces though many of these fruity desserts are granitas, a semi-frozen mixture similar to a sorbet or slushy. The perfect complement, the cream of the avocado and the citrus tang of the lime. This can be made at home for a summer treat though not often found at restaurants.
Flan can be found at a majority of Mexican restaurants as it is maybe the most popular Mexican dessert. The Spanish were the first to add the recognizable caramel topping, first made in the Roman times. In the early 16th century, flan made its way to Latin America. Varying in the amount of eggs, sugar, and cream, cheesecake, crème brûlée, and flan are all similar in recipes, making this a fan favorite. The dessert can also be topped with chocolate, orange, or even pumpkin Although caramel is the most popular flavor.
Deep Fried Ice Cream
This ball of crispy ice cream is a fun treat for the whole family, although not originally a Mexican dessert, it originated in China. The dish is commonly covered with cinnamon, powdered sugar, or even honey as it uses corn flakes or cookie crumbs to coat the ice cream.