17 Cinco de Mayo Desserts For When You Need A Break From All That Guacamole

Cinco de Mayo is upon us! It's the perfect time of year to enjoy Mexican culture in one of the best ways: through food and drinks. You could celebrate Cinco de Mayo by getting wasted off of margaritas and tequila shots, or you could celebrate it by making and then eating delicious Cinco de Mayo desserts that play off traditional Mexican recipes and ingredients. Or you could do both. I don't know, I'm not judging.

I'll just say this: there are few better ways to celebrate anything than with an amazing tres leches cake or fried ice cream. Or churros dipped in chocolate. Or margarita-flavored cupcakes. Is your mouth watering yet? These 17 delicious Cinco de Mayo desserts will have you baking in no time. Enjoy!

Image: Munchin With Munchkin

Strawberry Margarita Cream-Filled Donuts

You could drink a strawberry margarita, or you could make it into a cream and a frosting, and put it on a homemade donut. I mean, honestly, which one sounds better? The donut. Definitely the donut.

Image and recipe: Half-Baked Harvest

Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Tacos

Few things can make a taco even more delicious than it already is, but ice cream is definitely one of them. Small tortilla shells make an excellent dessert when you add ice cream and melted chocolate.

Image and recipe: Your Home Based Mom

Churro Cheesecake Bars

How do you make a cheesecake bar even more appealing? Make it into a churro cheesecake bar. Churros may not be a traditional Mexican food (they’re more popular in Spain, Portugal, and France), but they’re still a traditional Spanish dessert, so you can bend the rules a bit. For this dessert, you’ll want to.

Image and recipe: Joyful Momma’s Kitchen

Mexican Mocha Cupcakes With Kahlua Frosting

These skull chocolate candies may be more in line with the decorations used for the Day of the Dead celebration (which happens in October), but that doesn’t mean you can’t make these cupcakes for Cinco de Mayo too. Chocolate and cinnamon mix for an awesome taste you won’t forget.

Image and recipe: The Domestic Rebel

Tres Leches Cake

A tres leches cake is a Spanish dessert that’s basically a sponge cake soaked in three kinds of milk (hence the name). It comes out as a light cake, but it’s definitely still an indulgent option. Make this on a big celebration, which is why it’s perfect for Cinco de Mayo.

Image and recipe: A Farmgirl’s Dabbles

Oreo Taco Cookies

Oh. My. God. Could these cookies be ANY cuter? I don’t think it’s possible. Oreos, shredded coconuts, Hot Tamales, and Starburst candies come together to make an adorable little dessert that looks like a taco but is so much sweeter.

Image and recipe: Erica’s Sweet Tooth

Churro Milkshakes With Dulce de Leche

Looking for a dessert you can sip on rather than munch on? Opt for this milkshake, which is made with coconut flavoring and churros. Don’t forget to add churros as edible stirrers.

Image and recipe: Half-Baked Harvest

Fruit Tacos With Chocolate Tortillas

Tacos are always delicious. Tacos made of fruit? YES PLEASE! These are fresh, delicious, and more nutritious than sucking down yet another margarita.

Image and recipe: Munchin With Munchkin

Mini Margarita Cheesecakes

Opt for a different spin on cheesecake by making these cute margarita-flavored mini cheesecakes. Once you eat these, you’ll want to start pairing graham crackers with your margs all the time!

Image and recipe: Spiced

Churro Cupcakes

These cinnamon sugar cupcakes will remind you of eating a fluffy Snickerdoodle cupcake. Made with lots of cinnamon flavor, they’re super sweet — and the cream cheese frosting is just a delicious bonus.

Image and recipe: Lady Behind The Curtain

Tres Leches Cake Donuts

These donuts taste more like little cakes instead of donuts — and they’re little, so you can eat a whole bunch and not feel bad! The frosting is made with three different kinds of milk, which gives it its festive name.

Image and recipe: How Sweet It Is

Margarita Popsicles

Lucky enough to be celebrating somewhere warm? When you need a dessert that will cool you down, go for these margarita popsicles, which look awesome and taste even better.

Image and recipe: The Cookie Rookie

Tres Leches Cupcakes

These cupcakes are basically little tres leches cakes topped with light homemade whipped cream. They look amazing, and I’m sure they taste just as good.

Image and recipe: Simply Happenstance

Mexican Spice Macarons With Dulce de Leche

Making macarons is tricky, but this version, made with Mexican-inspired flavors and warm caramel, is so worth it. You’ll impress everyone… if you can manage to not keep them all to yourself.

Image and recipe: Sugary and Buttery

Churro Cookies

The only thing that might be better than a real churro is a churro cookie. Soft, sugary, and totally irresistible, these will be gone in minutes, guaranteed.

Image and recipe: Oh Bite It

Tres Leches Coconut And Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream Tacos

Oh, I’m sorry? Were you just thinking dessert tacos couldn’t possibly get any better? Well, you were wrong, because these are amazing. Peanut butter, banana, coconut, chocolate, ice cream… how can you top this?

Image and recipe: Half-Baked Harvest

Mexican Unfried Ice Cream

Looking for an easy dessert that will also taste great? Go for this one. It’s like fried ice cream, except it’s not… but it’s so good you won’t care. It’s simple to put together, and it’s something everyone will enjoy.

Image and recipe: Skinny Taste