12 Traditional Mexican Christmas Desserts Ideas that’ll Sweeten Your Christmas

Last Updated on December 24, 2021 by Amanda P. Brown

A holy month is approaching, and we’re all getting ready for a joyful feast. Christmas is considered the most important occasion in Mexican culture, and people celebrate it with fabulous food, music, and faith. However, the basic facts are, Mexicans are also well-known for their broad flavor of desserts.

If you love eating savory-sweet dishes, you might find Traditional Mexican Christmas Desserts enjoying. There are a variety of Mexican sweets that you can offer to your family and friends throughout the Christmas season.

12-Traditional Mexican Christmas Desserts 

This article is all about traditional Mexican sweets. The 12 most popular Mexican Christmas desserts are listed below. Check out them-

  • Buñuelos Mexican Flan 
  • Fresas Con Crema
  • Rosca De Reyes (Three Kings Bread)
  • Margarita Bars
  • Jericalla
  • Mexican Cheesecake
  • Ensalada De Nochebuena (Christmas Eve Salad)
  • Churros
  • Mexican Sweet Bread (Concha)
  • Mexican Corn Cake (Pastel De Elote)
  • Mexican Fried Ice Cream 

1. Buñuelos 

When it comes to Christmas, New Year’s Eve, or any other type of celebration, Buñuelosis usually the most popular dessert to serve. It is a delicious traditional Mexican dessert made of fried dough coated with cinnamon and sugar. It’ll be the perfect Christmas dessert to offer with a hot cup of coffee or with a dipping sauce for the most incredible taste.

2. Mexican Flan 

Mexican flan is a classic, creamy and light dessert, making it the perfect treat to serve on Christmas. You can make this delicious Mexican flan using eggs, evaporated milk, and condensed milk. 

Also, adding coconut milk, vanilla, coffee, or cream cheese can taste this recipe differently. If you don’t have an oven, you can prepare this flan with a big pot in a water bath over medium heat.

3. Fresas Con Crema

It is one of the easiest desserts to prepare for any special occasion like; Christmas or Birthday Party. It’s beautiful to look at and excellent to eat. Sweet cream sauce, strawberries, vanilla, condensed milk, and sour cream are all packed into this dessert. The only thing you need to do is toss the strawberries into the mixture and stir it all together. It simply takes 10-minutes to prepare.

4. Rosca De Reyes (Three Kings Bread)

Though Rosca de Reyes is traditionally served on the Epiphany during King’s day, you can also serve it on Christmas Eve. According to Christian tradition, it celebrates the arrival of the three wise men who followed the star to Bethlehem carrying presents for child Jesus. 

It’s a loaf of bread scented with orange and adorned with dried fruits. Also, while baking this bread, you can add white figurines to symbolize the child, Jesus. 

5. Margarita Bars

Like a lemon bar, a margarita bar is always a crowd-pleasing dessert at any event. Few ingredients are needed to make this margarita, such as flour, eggs, limes, butter, pretzels, sugar, and tequila. This shortbread crust has a creamy lime filling and a crunchy texture. You can make it ahead of time and keep it in an airtight container or frozen for up to three days.

6. Jericalla

Jericalla is an authentic Mexican delicacy that comes from the city of Guadalajara. It’s prepared using sugar, milk, cinnamon sticks, vanilla, and eggs, among other ingredients. 

It has a golden burned top. The taste of Jericalla is like crème Brulee and has a flan-like creamy texture on the inside. You can also use the broiler for 5 minutes to sear the ramekin pots for the best golden-burned look.

7. Mexican Cheesecake

Whoever tried this Mexican Cheesecake may have found a new favorite treat for them. The flavor of Mexican Cheesecake differs from American Cheesecake. In Mexico, they use eggs, pie crust, condensed milk, lime juice, evaporated milk, and cream cheese. 

Once it has cooled down properly, refrigerate it for at least two hours. To make it look more festive, serve it with a dollop of whipped cream and strawberry.

8. Ensalada De Nochebuena (Christmas Eve Salad)

For Christmas, nothing can compare with this Ensalada de Nochebuena. In Mexico, it’s an old Christmas custom to bake this dessert. In the previous form of making this dish, sugar cane and lettuce are used. On the other hand, the new recipe is much fruitier and tastier. 

There are a variety of fruits and vegetables in this combination, including jicama, pineapple, pomegranate, guava, apple, Tejocote, and orange. It’s easy to cook and a low-fat, high-nutrient dish.

9. Churros

Churros is the most loveable dessert in the entire world. It’s a tender and fluffy dessert from the inside. Sugar and cinnamon are used to coat churros in Mexico. These cinnamon-flavored churros feature a crispy ridges exterior. It’s a beautiful Christmas dessert, especially with handmade chocolate dipping sauce.

10. Mexican Sweet Bread (Concha)

Conchas, or bread, is one of the most well-known and Traditional Mexican Christmas desserts. A concha, which translates to “shell” in Spanish, has a shell-like appearance. It’s a Sweet and soft bread with a white covering. Also, Concha can be made in various colors, including pink, brown, white, and yellow. It’ll undoubtedly bring a festive touch to your Christmas eve. To the people, it’s also known as a Pan Dulce.

11. Mexican Corn Cake (Pastel de Elote)

I promise you that this is the tastiest corn cake you will have tasted ever. It’s a luscious, sweet cake that is also simple to make. Use either frozen or uncooked corn for this dish, depending on your preference. Sprinkle cinnamon and a little honey on top of this dish before it’s ready to serve.

12. Mexican Fried Ice Cream

Even though it says “fried,” this ice cream isn’t really fried at all. It’s an ice cream that’s been topped with whipped cream and coated with crispy cinnamon breading and cinnamon sugar. In addition, you can add caramel sauce or a chocolate dessert with this dessert. You can try this unique and delectable dessert to make your Christmas day sweeter.

What Is a Traditional Christmas Dish in Mexico?

Christmas is widely celebrated in Mexico due to its culture. Mexico is famous all over the world for its traditional Christmas cuisine. Here is a list of some of the most well-known and traditional Christmas dishes.

  • Carne Asada
  • Bacalao
  • Turkey
  • Tamales De Puerco
  • Pozole
  • Spicy Pork Tenderloin
  • Ponche Navideno
  • Rompode
  • Arroz Verde
  • Birria
  • Quesadillas
  • Tacos
  • Burritos

What’s The Most Popular Christmas Dessert?

Even though we reside in various states or nations, some desserts are beloved worldwide. These are a few examples:

  • Ginger Bread
  • Trifle
  • Eggnog Cookies
  • Pudding
  • Iced VoVo Pavlova
  • Cranberry Pie
  • Peppermint
  • Cheesecake
  • Bûche de Noël 
  • Caramel Apple Pie
  • Christmas Tree Brownies
  • Christmas Tree Cake

Final Verdict

Mexican cuisine has a wide variety of tastes, and some of them are top desserts in the Western Hemisphere. Though some of their desserts are of Spanish origin, they have become Mexico’s most traditional dessert. There are hundreds of desserts to pick from for your Christmas party. I have created the 12-best traditional Mexican Christmas desserts list to save your time. I hope these desserts will add a little sweetness to your Christmas celebration.

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year!

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