How to Make Dessert Tacos: 3 Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

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We can’t deny it. We love tacos (is it obvious?). So when someone tells us we can’t have tacos for breakfast, lunch, dinner, AND dessert, we have to scoff. Of course we can, and we’re here to show you how to make dessert tacos.

So now you’re probably wondering what to put in dessert tacos, right? The options are endless, but if you’ve never tried a dessert taco before, it’s best to follow a recipe your first try.

How to Make Dessert Tacos: 3 Must-Try Recipes

Tacos don’t have to be limited to lunch and dinner entrees. They are a versatile food that can satisfy any craving. You won’t regret trying these dessert taco recipes:

#1. Cinnamon Strawberry Dessert Tacos

These cinnamon strawberry dessert tacos top the list of the best dessert tacos. Inspired by a popular Mexican dessert, it’s the perfect pairing after a dinner of traditional tacos.

The crunchy, sugary, cinnamon shell is filled with fresh strawberries, vanilla ice cream, and a touch of chocolate to balance the flavors. We also recommend adding a little whipped cream to take this dessert taco to the next level!


  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 small flour tortillas
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Vanilla ice cream

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#2. Chocolate Sundae Dessert Tacos

If you’re a little nervous to try wild dessert taco ideas, try this close relative of the famous choco taco – a chocolate sundae dessert taco! You don’t need a deep understanding of how to make dessert tacos for this recipe, but you do need some baking skills for this one.

This homemade taco shell is essentially a thin brownie. However, the filling is much like any chocolate sundae you’ve had, but with all the best fixings. Follow this recipe for a delightful explosion of flavor, but feel free to add your favorite toppings.


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped peanuts
  • 2 2/3 cups vanilla ice cream
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#3. Apple Pie Dessert Tacos

We love the old-time America classic dessert – apple pie. But we like it even more in taco form! If you’re wondering how to make dessert tacos, this is a must-try.

The apple pie filling is held by a delightfully crispy fried tortilla covered with cinnamon sugar. Top it off with some chocolate vanilla ice cream, and you’ll have all the makings of an apple pie, but in taco form.


  • 3 large flour tortillas
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 apples
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Chocolate vanilla ice cream (optional)
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Take it from the taco experts: these desserts will get a little messy, so don’t forget your Taco Grip before you take that first bite!

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