No-churn Mexican vanilla ice cream with grilled pineapple topping

Make this no-churn Mexican vanilla ice cream with a grilled pineapple topping to serve at your next summer gathering!

This post is part of a compensated campaign with Nestlé El Mejor Nido. All opinions and the recipe here are my own. This post also contains product affiliate links to my Amazon store for ingredients and tools I’ve used to make the recipe.

No-churn Mexican vanilla ice cream with grilled pineapple topping - Recipe via

Summer and parillada season is upon us, and I love to serve a dessert that feels special like fireworks at the end of the evening — but without too much fuss.

I was browsing recipes at El Mejor Nido for summer dessert inspiration and came across an easy homemade strawberry ice cream that looked divine. I love the idea of making homemade ice cream with fresh seasonal fruit, but I don’t have an ice cream maker.

So instead, I created this no-churn version of a Mexican vanilla ice cream with a grilled pineapple topping. Sweetened condensed milk folded into freshly whipped cream is the key to this dish, and there’s a surprise ingredient — a very small amount of tequila — that helps keep the ice cream easy to scoop. The only real skill you’ll need is patience while it freezes!

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Street food style mango fruit cups

These street food style fruit cups made with mango, orange, lime juice and coconut are a healthy snack.


I love a good, healthy snack, and I’m always tempted to stop whenever I see a fruit cart on the street. Throughout Mexico, you’ll find these street food vendors with all different seasonal fruits that they’ll cut up and put in a cup and top with chile powder, Tajín, chamoy or some kind of bottled salsa.

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Chorizo avocado toast with poached eggs

Avocado toast may be all the rage, but you haven’t really lived until you’ve had chorizo and avocado toast topped with a poached egg.

How to make Mexican chorizo avocado toast - Recipe via

This recipe has been one of my long-lasting breakfast obsessions. After all, who doesn’t love avocado toast? But I can’t just make plain avocado toast, guys. No. I had to put some chorizo on it, too. Because… why not? Once you make this creation at home, you’ll be asking yourself why you didn’t think of this sooner. And with a poached egg perched atop, a runny yolk sprinkled with some fancy flaked sea salt just puts this dish into a category above and beyond your usual breakfast.

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Frozen Café con Leche

This post is part of a compensated campaign with Nestlé El Mejor Nido. All opinions and the recipe here are my own.

Make this frozen café con leche in your blender at home with just a few ingredients!

How to make a frozen café con leche frappe - Recipe via

Who doesn’t love a good café con leche? I have one a few days each week, but I almost always make them at home instead of buying them. My mom and I share a love for making copycat recipes at home. It’s become almost a game between us, and has been for many years. Why pay $6 or more for a large coffee house drink I can make better at home, and for much less money per serving?

I definitely inherited my mom’s gift for recreating recipes, so this Mother’s Day, I’m grateful that she shared her love of cooking and experimenting in the kitchen with me. I created this frozen café con leche with my mom in mind. She usually will ask me what kind of coffee I’m drinking lately, and then she gets hooked on it too. So even when we can’t have a cafecito together, we can at least enjoy the same drink despite the miles between us.

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Baked Taquitos

These baked taquitos, or baked flautas, are a healthier version of the classic fried taquito that your family will love!

This post is part of a compensated campaign with Herdez. All opinions and the recipe here are my own.

Make baked taquitos or flautas instead of fried! Recipe via

As a kid, one of my all-time favorite meals was taquitos. Anytime my mom would take me to a Mexican restaurant, I would always order this classic fried taco dish no matter what else was on the menu—whether it was called a taquito, flauta, or something else.

Since April 30th is El Día del Niño (also known as El Día de Los Niños), I wanted to recreate an easy, kid-friendly and healthier version of my childhood favorite. … 

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Oaxacan Latte: The Mexican Mocha

This Oaxacan latte is also know as a Mexican mocha. It’s a unique coffee drink you can make at home.

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When I first moved to Los Angeles, a dear friend of mine introduced me to a Mexican bakery near where I’d be working. The first time she took me there, I ordered a drink similar to this recipe, called a Café Oaxaca, and have been making them at home ever since. In my first months in LA, I visited the bakery frequently because it was like a home base; a familiar place where I knew I’d find things I like. On days I felt like I was having a hard time adjusting to my new surroundings, I’d go to the bakery with my laptop, order this Mexican mocha and a piece of pan dulce, and I’d start to feel better.

A caffè mocha (a coffee creation which is similar to a drink called a mochaccino, the cappuccino version) is traditionally defined as espresso, chocolate and hot milk; it’s a chocolate-flavored variant of the standard caffè latte. Mexican chocolate gives this coffee drink a special twist, as the chocolate normally used is a chocolate syrup…. 

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