Help - Cinco de Mayo dessert ideas? (not flan)
Hi Chowhounds -
I'm looking for some fun dessert ideas for Cinco de Mayo that don't involve the usual suspects such as flan or sopapillas. Non-alcoholic versions are appreciated as one person at our party is expecting.
Mexican chocolate, "chilied" mango desserts, Mexican groceries often have tropical fruit puree frozen that make good ice creams, or ice cream sauces. One of my favorite things is sweet corn ice cream. I can get it hear made "Azul" brand, but you can make it too. SOOO good and unexpected. Serve with spicy chocolate sauce and coconut cookies...mmmm. Cajeta on anything, but you can do cajeta crepes... I love Cinco de Mayo!
Do you think I could make a homemade version of sweet corn ice cream using Trader Joe's canned sweet corn (perhaps pureed?) and a custard base? Would you add in any other spices or adjust the sugar levels? I love the uniqueness of sweet corn ice cream, can't say I've ever seen that one before!
Real Gelatines.... Tres Leches, Sherry, Coconut, Pecan
Rustic Mexican Candies.... Fudge (Vanilla, Coconut, Chocolate, Cajeta), Spiced Tamarind, Candied Fruits / Root Vegetables
Sorbets / Ice Creams.... there are > 500 or so flavors common around Mexico I can certainly provide some interesting ideas
Crepes with Cajeta Sauce & Pecans
Wheatless Plaintain Empanadas
Exotic Smoothies... Cactus with Pineapple, Mamey, Zapote Negro etc.,