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Four Fast & Fun Mexican Dessert Recipes

Updated on February 24, 2011
Sopapillas, Churros & Fried Ice cream all will require frying in 2 qts. of vegetable oil at around 360 degrees.
Sopapillas, Churros & Fried Ice cream all will require frying in 2 qts. of vegetable oil at around 360 degrees.
They're baaack! Egg roll wrappers one of the most adaptive pastas around! Cut diagonally they make light crispy and very fast Sopapillas!
They're baaack! Egg roll wrappers one of the most adaptive pastas around! Cut diagonally they make light crispy and very fast Sopapillas!
Add to 360 degree vegetable oil until brown, they should blister up quickly, to be light and not oily.
Add to 360 degree vegetable oil until brown, they should blister up quickly, to be light and not oily.
When still slightly warm and drained, sprinkle with sugar & cinnamon...um!
When still slightly warm and drained, sprinkle with sugar & cinnamon...um!
Bread stick Churros require cutting bread stick dough in half lengthwise twisting them and frying them makes some of the fastest Churros around.
Bread stick Churros require cutting bread stick dough in half lengthwise twisting them and frying them makes some of the fastest Churros around.
Fast yes, but they look and taste homemade! Just add sugar & cinnamon 1 pkg will feed 12!
Fast yes, but they look and taste homemade! Just add sugar & cinnamon 1 pkg will feed 12!
Traditional Churros require making a filling that looks like Mashed Potatoes, pipping it with a pipping bag with a star nozzle  into vegetable oil at 360 degrees.
Traditional Churros require making a filling that looks like Mashed Potatoes, pipping it with a pipping bag with a star nozzle into vegetable oil at 360 degrees.
Churros should be about 6 to 8 inches and done in batches.
Churros should be about 6 to 8 inches and done in batches.
Traditional Churros have more of a cake taste to them than the lighter Bread stick Churros, but I think you'll enjoy them both!
Traditional Churros have more of a cake taste to them than the lighter Bread stick Churros, but I think you'll enjoy them both!
After double coating a scoop of vanilla ice Cream with cream and graham cracker crumbs, you've got about 20 seconds to brown it and drain and serve it quickly!
After double coating a scoop of vanilla ice Cream with cream and graham cracker crumbs, you've got about 20 seconds to brown it and drain and serve it quickly!
I incorporate Bread Stick Churro, a Sopapilla and Fried Ice Cream to make this dish. I named this scene "Eve's temptation" as the "serpent" Churro seems to offer up the "apple" cherry.
I incorporate Bread Stick Churro, a Sopapilla and Fried Ice Cream to make this dish. I named this scene "Eve's temptation" as the "serpent" Churro seems to offer up the "apple" cherry.

Fast & Easy Mexican Desserts That Can Made In 30 Minutes Or Less!

If you're like me the last time you had a dessert at a Mexican Restaurant you probably wondered how do you make this? Or more importantly, why don't I make this? Mexican desserts are really delicious and pretty economical as well! So I want to share my four favorite Mexican Dessert Recipes, as well as a few short cuts that will make you want to try these on a regular basis. They are fast, 30 minutes or less, and loads of fun (your kids will have a blast eating them & so will you)! They are Sopapillas ( Mexican honey puffs), Churros ( Mexican Donuts) and Fried Ice cream.

Egg Roll Wrapper Sopapillas

Ingredients

1-Pkg of egg roll wraps

Vegetable oil

3/4-Cup honey

2 -Tbs. butter

3-Tbs.sugar

1/4-Teaspoon cinnamon

Directions: Cut 6 egg roll wraps in half diagonally and fry in vegetable oil at about 360 degrees until golden brown, allow to cool and drain on paper towels. While still brown, sprinkle with sugar cinnamon mixture. Heat honey & butter together until melted and drizzle over the top of Sopapillas.

Bread Stick Churros

The easiest Churros to make and they taste homemade!

Ingredients

1- pkg of pillsbury original bread sticks( 12 count) or your favorite bread stick dough

2-Qt.s vegetable oil

3-Tbs.sugar

1-Tsp. cinnamon

Directions

Take bread stick dough out of package and lay out on cutting board. With pizza cutter, divide bread sticks in half vertically to make 24 breads sticks. Twist each bread stick and drop into pan with vegetable frying oil at 360 degrees until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, while still warm drop into a paper sack that has 3 TBS. sugar & 1 Tsp.cinnamon. Shake until each bread stick gets coated. See recipe below for chocolate dipping sauce!

Traditional Churros

Ingredients

1-cup of water

21/2-Tbs. sugar

1/2-Tsp. salt

2-Tbs vegetable oil

1-Cup all purpose flour

3-Tbs. sugar

1/4-Tsp. cinnamon

2-Qts. vegetable oil for frying

Directions: In a pan, combine water with 21/2 Tbs. sugar,1/2 Tsp. salt and 2 Tbs.vegetable oil. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and add flour, then mix (until it has consistency of mash potatoes). Pipe into vegetable oil in a pan that has reached about 360 degrees. Fry until brown, then drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with 3Tbs. sugar & 1Tsp. cinnamon mixture. Serve with chocolate dipping sauce.

Chocolate dipping sauce

3-ounces dark chocolate

2-ounce milk chocolate

1-Tbs. corn syrup

1/2 cup cream

Directions

Combine all ingredients, heat until melted and stir until blended smooth.

Fried Ice cream

While this dessert is quick to make, it requires a few hours to freeze in preparation to be fried so it is best made up the night before and put in the freezer overnight.

Ingredients

1-Qt. vanilla ice cream

1/3-cup heavy whipping cream

11/2- cups crushed graham crackers

11/4- Tsp. cinnamon

2-Qts.vegetable oil

Directions

Scoop out 6 scoop of Ice cream ( as round as possible) and place on a plate covered with wax paper and place in the freezer until frozen. In a casserole dish with 1/3 cup of whipping cream roll each scoop of ice cream and then roll each scoop of ice cream in the graham crackers and cinnamon that has been mixed together in a blender or mixed together by hand and then placed on a plate. Retain the graham cracker crumb mixture and place the cream in the refrigerator and refreeze the ice cream scoops for at least an hour. Then, re-coat each scoop with cream & graham cracker crumb mixture and refreeze for at least 30 minutes but a few hours or overnight is recommended. Fry in vegetable oil for only 10-20 seconds turning and remove quickly after browned. Drain on paper towels and serve quickly.

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      Xandy 

      3 years ago

      Okay I'm coninvced. Let's put it to action.

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      I think they fry up lighter than tortillas! They make great Empanadas, or light lasagnas or other casseroles or desserts, Just think of them as ready made dough sheets which are ready to be fried or baked. They even make great taco shells when curved around a wooden dowel, during frying. Thanks Leslie Jo Barra for the kind words & post!

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      Leslie Jo Barra 

      7 years ago

      I've never tried sopapillas made with egg roll before. I'll have to try it. I usually just fry a corn tortilla. Great pictures too!

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      The word that comes to mind that best describes fried Ice Cream is "oxymoron", it just doesn't seem like it should be possible to make. The outer crust tastes almost like a vanilla wafer cookie, which could also be used instead of graham crackers. The bread stick Churros taste like fried donuts where the traditional Churros taste like cake donuts. Thanks tonymac04 for your post!

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      Tony McGregor 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      Fried ice cream? Sounds weird and wonderful! Churros sound a lot like what we call "koeksisters" which are dipped into a very cold, very sweet syrup as soon as they are taken out of the hot oil. Here they are usually plaited.

      Will have to try some of these.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      These are the ideal desserts to whip up at the last minute, when dessert has been forgotten. With few ingredients and a little time, you can save the day with these fast desserts. Thanks prasetio30 for you kind words & post!

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      prasetio30 

      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      You are the best chef for Mexican food. I love this recipes. It looks easy to make all these deserts. Thanks for writing this. I give my vote to you. Take care!

      Prasetio,

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      Thanks Peggy, for your post! I know exactly what you're saying between the chips & the enchilada combo LOL! Fried Ice cream was a new one on me too, it's sure to impress your guest.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Generally we are too full to ever order a dessert in a Mexican restaurant. It has been quite some time since I have eaten sopapillas but they are good. I have never had fried ice cream. You make all the food in your various hubs look and sound delicious. Thanks!

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      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      Thanks MsHoliday for your post. I think you'll have as much fun making these as eating them!

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      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      Thank you Katiem2 for your kind words & post! I agree that pictures are helpful when it comes to recipes, because it leaves nothing to the imagination. Your daughters will have a blast helping you make these desserts! Enjoy!

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      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      Thanks Truckstop Sally for your post & kind words! My wife usually takes the pictures, but I took these with Kodak Easy share I got her for Christmas. These desserts are very easy to make and quick too! I hope you give them a try!

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      katiem2 

      7 years ago from I'm outta here

      What a perfectly designed page on how to make four fast fun Mexican desserts. I love the pictures, they are very amazing and helpful. My daughters love this and now we are going to have a fun day of Mexican dessert fun! Thank you! Well done! :) Katie

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      Truckstop Sally 

      7 years ago

      Your pictures are wonderful. Something sweet and fried -- heaven!! My stomach is growling and I am drooling!!

    • nifty@50 profile imageAUTHOR

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      My personal favorite is fried Ice Cream, but Churros in the morning are great as well! Thanks oceansunsets for your post!

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      Paula 

      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Nifty, great hub! I love these ideas, and I have asked myself why not make some of those fun recipes? Thank you for sharing another great hub. Keep them coming! I don't know how to vote in your poll, too hard, but I will pick one.

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      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      Thanks Mentalist acer for your post! I'm kinda surprised that Churros Haven't caught on at say Dunkin Donuts! I think they'd fly off the selves! Fried Ice cream is my favorite and there's a million ways to make it! Besides graham crackers try crushed corn flakes or my favorite crushed vanilla waffer cookies with cinnamon.

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      Mentalist acer 

      7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      I've tried Churro's they're delisious and now I know how to make them...now for some"Fried Icecream,yummy.;)

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