While most people are familiar with some aspects of Mexican food, few outside of Mexico have had the opportunity to appreciate their desserts. Mexican desserts are often works of culinary art that only need to be sampled to understand their greatness.
In Mexico, desserts may be prepared a number of ways. If you like to indulge in fried foods, why not try crema frita? This is a thick slice of custard that has been rolled in flour, eggs, and crunchy breadcrumbs. The slice is then deep fried and served on a plate with honey. Another treat is fried ice cream. You may laugh, but this is an incredible dessert. Ice cream is shaped in balls before being rolled in a crisp mixture and fried. It is absolutely delicious.
Mexican wedding cookies melt in your mouth. These delicious treats are wonderful anytime. Tres leches cake is a truly delicious dessert. It uses three different kinds of milk to create a moist, rich cake that needs no frosting, although it is traditionally topped with strawberries and meringue. Empanadas can also be filled with fruit or chocolate to make dessert. They are delicious served with ice cream or honey.
A unique dessert is atole de fresa. This is a strawberry soup. It has the flavors of cinnamon and mint to make the strawberries even more refreshing. Mexican desserts offer you an amazing variety of treats from which to choose. Flan is one of the most well known Mexican desserts. This creamy custard is covered with a layer of caramel. Different flavors are also made, such as coffee, cinnamon apple and orange.
Many Mexican desserts are creamy in nature. These creamy dairy-based desserts help cool the mouth after a spicy meal. The creamy texture also feels wonderful in the mouth while you are eating. Ice cream, flan, and many other desserts offer this creamy respite after your meal.
Dairy products, chocolate, cinnamon, nuts, nutmeg, and honey are just a few of the wholesome ingredients that are used in desserts in Mexican cuisine. For a real kick, try mixing some chilies in with your chocolate. It is an unusual combination, but the flavors complement each other very well. This is one thing you really must try. Not only does it taste good, you can brag about your foodie habits to others!
There are lots of easy dessert recipes Mexican cooks love to make. By finding a few of these recipes you will be able to make them for your friends and family as well. You will be amazed at how delicious these simple recipes can be. Always be sure to use fresh ingredients and do not skimp on quality when you use chocolate. Most Mexican desserts have not been compromised like some of their main dishes. You will find that Mexican desserts retain the authentic flavors that are still enjoyed every day in Mexico.
As Mexican food continues to grow in popularity, it is easier to find ingredients for the recipes you have selected. Take a few moments to choose some dessert recipes and explore the sweet side of Mexican cuisine. Your family will have a fine time sampling your new recipes.
Authentic Mexican recipes can be enjoyed all year long. In the summer, enjoy elote, or Mexican corn on the cob. Grilled corn is slathered in mayonnaise and sprinkled with grated cheese. Serve a sweet corn cake for a special occasion, or make a soft corn tomalito (pudding) when one of your family needs something soft and sweet.