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Dessert tacos

March 18, 2010

Dessert Taco

Looking for a fun way to serve dessert?  How does a dessert taco sound?   Ice cream and fruit with some melted chocolate and whatever other toppings you like, surrounded by a crunchy cinnamon sugar shell.  Fun twist on a regular old bowl of ice cream, don’t ya think?  And it’s perfect for a “build your own” dessert party too.

Recipe:  Dessert Taco

(Use this as a guide, but add any toppings you like!)


cinnamon sugar

ice cream

frozen or fresh fruit

more toppings:  melted chocolate, sweetened coconut, chopped nuts, whipped cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Tear a thick strip of foil for each taco you plan to make.  Crumple it, then bend it into a “C” shape.  Set aside.

Spray both sides of each tortilla with butter-flavored cooking spray and sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar.  Lay tortilla on a baking sheet and fold over into a taco shell shape, with the foil “C” in the middle to help it keep its shape.  Repeat for as many dessert tacos as you’re making.

Bake for 7-9 minutes, or until golden; then turn tacos over and bake another 7-9 minutes, or until golden.

Cool completely.  Build dessert tacos by filling bottoms of shells with ice cream.  Top with fruit and other toppings of your choice.

31 Comments leave one →
  1. March 18, 2010 12:06 pm

    What a marvelous idea. Your tacos looks wonderful and I’m sure they were enjoyed by all. I found your blog by chance and I’m so glad I did. I’ll be back often to see what you’ve been cookin’.

  2. March 18, 2010 12:45 pm

    Very cute idea! Gotta remember that next time I have a make-your-own pizza party.

  3. March 18, 2010 11:06 pm


  4. March 19, 2010 12:09 am

    What a great idea! I love the cinnamon sugar coating idea :D

  5. March 19, 2010 2:37 am

    Dare I say, looks better than a crepe? Sugar coated–probably is ;p

  6. March 19, 2010 6:32 am

    I adore this idea! What fun. And the photo is amazing!

    Happy friday!

  7. March 19, 2010 8:19 am

    I can’t wait to show this to my sister. This is something that she would absolutely love. This is a great idea, and your picture is great. Thank you for sharing!

  8. March 19, 2010 10:56 am

    this is a truly unique and clever idea–it’d be the perfect dessert for a mexican-themed supper, or, let’s be honest, any supper. lovely presentation!

  9. March 19, 2010 4:25 pm

    You should win an award for sharing this recipe.

    Oh, guess what… I gave you one! Over on my site. Click my name to go see!!! :)

  10. March 20, 2010 3:21 am

    I’m just stopping by to thank you for the visit to my blog. Have a great day.

  11. March 20, 2010 9:58 am

    Hmmm, I thought I commented here…..

    I make something similar. We call ’em s’more tacos but really they’re more like quesadillas. I definitely think my kids would like your version better especially the taco shell.

  12. March 20, 2010 10:03 am

    These sounds pretty interesting! I might make them using ricotta or mascarpone cheese, roasted cumin and peaches (when in season) Yum! :-)

  13. March 20, 2010 2:59 pm

    I like this idea! Dessert and tacos — two of my favourite things combined.

    (P.S. What a gorgeous photo!!)

  14. March 21, 2010 6:31 am

    Looks like a… ha ha! just teasing.

    These look yummy. Mr. H saw these and he said “mmm” :-)

  15. March 21, 2010 8:01 am

    really nice recipe thanks for share.

  16. March 23, 2010 2:29 am

    I like that idea! And it’s so easy to make.

  17. March 24, 2010 5:15 am

    That is a nice picture, but that is not a dessert taco, it’s calleda “buñuelo” it’s a classic Mexican dessert which has been known for at least a hundred years or so.

  18. oneordinaryday permalink
    March 24, 2010 5:23 am

    Thanks for all the nice comments, everybody, and Alessio, I love the idea of using mascarpone instead of ice cream.

    And, Wilson, I just put together a fun “dessert” shaped like a “taco.” Thus, the name “dessert taco,” but thanks for the info. on its correct name.


  19. March 25, 2010 4:28 am

    Such a cute idea — I’m definitely going to make these. Did you use flour tortillas? Thanks!

  20. oneordinaryday permalink
    March 25, 2010 4:32 am

    Hi, Erica. Thanks. I did use flour tortillas. Have fun with them and let me know what you think!

  21. March 30, 2010 4:48 am

    I make my own flour tortillas – I can never go back to shop bought! I will definitely be trying a sweet filling (other than Nutella and pecans!)

  22. April 16, 2010 11:24 pm

    What a fantastic idea – desserts in tacos and that cinnamon sugar coating idea! Very creative. Not only that they are easy to prepare, but they are also fun to make with friends. Can’t wait to also try them with mangoes-peaches with cream, or blueberries with mascaporne cream cheese, or bananas with chocolate ganache and some nuts, or apples with caramel sauce and chopped walnuts. The choices can be endless!

    You must be food genius. :)

  23. April 23, 2010 11:41 am

    what an incredible idea…..I love it, and I know my girls will…thanks so much for sharing!!

  24. tastyeatsathome permalink
    May 29, 2010 3:17 pm

    Great idea – and this looks gorgeous!

  25. October 31, 2010 8:51 pm

    This is so clever. I’d love to use the idea for an upcoming party with a bunch of youngsters. Let them each fill their own ‘taco.’

  26. Phil permalink
    November 19, 2010 9:32 pm

    Great idea for a twist on desserts!

  27. May 29, 2011 9:25 pm

    Love this recipe, we are going to try it at home! I would love to share your picture please!

  28. oneordinaryday permalink
    May 30, 2011 6:41 am

    bestfishmom – This really is a fun recipe and so versatile! I don’t mind if you use my photo, as long as you link to my blog and give me credit for the photography and recipe. I’d enjoy seeing what you post too! : )
    Thanks, Michelle


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