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19 Dessert Tacos That Will Make Your Mouth Water

"Chocolate Tacos Image” Digital Image. Food Fanatic. 25 April 2018.

There is nothing more delicious than a savory taco. Except maybe one of these 20 dessert tacos that we recommend eating twice daily for the full effect of it’s mood-lifting powers. We’ll start with breakfast.

1. Waffle Taco

CREDIT: “dessert-tacos” Digital Image. A Subtle Revelry. 25 April 2018.

Literally, just lightly toast a frozen waffle, roll the rim in honey, stuff it with ice cream and sprinkle unicorn dust on top.

2. Ice Cream Tacos With Cinnamon Sugar Wonton Shells

CREDIT: “Ice Cream Tacos With Cinnamon Sugar Wonton Shells.” Digital Image. Alaska from Scratch. 25 April 2018.

This is for you fusion lovers. Literally just bake a bunch of oiled up wonton wrappers for 4-5 min at 400 F. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture once out and stuff with ice cream. Chocolate drizzle is not optional.

Adapted from Alaska from Scratch.

3. Pancake Tacos

CREDIT: “Pancake Tacos.” Digital Image. Sweet Potato Chronicles. 24 April 2018

Hiii, go find your mom’s Bisquick and make yourself some pancakes. Then fold and stuff with nutella and sliced fruit. Call yourself a chef. You welcome.

4. Vegan Cinnamon Apple Tacos

CREDIT: “DSC_0333” Digital Image. Eat Drink Shrink. 25 April 2018.

You know how to fry a taco. Do that, then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. For the filling:

Peel and dice apples. Toss with lemon juice. Over medium heat stir together butter, chopped apples, cinnamon and coconut sugar. Add about ¼ cup water and let cook on medium heat for about 4 minutes. Stir 1 teaspoon cornstarch into remaining water and add to pan. Continue cooking until most of the liquid removed and apples are soft.

Adapted from Eat Drink Shrink.

5. Cookie Tacos

CREDIT: “Taco Cookies 5444 copy” Digital Image. Erica Sweet Tooth. 25 April 2018.

OK, this is kinda cute. Use golden Oreos broken in half for the taco shells. Chocolate Oreo shell crumbles for “taco meat”, shredded coconut for “iceberg lettuce”, hot tamale candies for “cherry tomatoes” and chopped starburst for “shredded cheese.”

Use some vanilla frosting and melted peanut butter chips for glue and you can figure out the rest. 😉

Adapted from Erica Sweet Tooth.

6. Next Level Choco-Tacos

CREDIT: “Choco Tacos from Food52” Digital Image. Food 52. 25 April 2018.

Remember how drool-worth Choco Tacos from the ice cream truck as a kid? Food 52 has you covered to make these from scratch. Here’s what you need:

For the shells:

  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg whites

Mix it all together, fry the batter into taco shapes and then stuff with ice cream and drizzle a melted chocolate-coconut oil mix onto the tacos. Enjoy!

Adapted from Food 52.

7. Nutella and Red Berry Dessert Tacos

Credit: Nutella Berry. Digital Image. My Recipes. February 2017.

This one is simple and scrumptious.

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Roll sheets of aluminum foil into 3 loose rolls, each measuring approximately 17 inches long, 1 1/2 inches wide, and 4 inches tall. Place rolls parallel on a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Stir together 3 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp cinnamon in a small bowl. Brush 3 tbsp of melted butter evenly on both sides of the 6 tortillas, and sprinkle both sides evenly with sugar mixture. Drape 2 tortillas over each foil roll, so that they form a taco shell shape.
  3. Bake tortillas in preheated oven until tortillas hold their shape and are lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Transfer shells to a wire rack, and cool completely.
  4. Prepare the Filling: Combine 3/4 cup of heavy cream and 3 tbsp of powdered sugar in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium-high until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes. Add 6 oz. of cream cheese and 1/3 cup of nutella; beat until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Assemble the Tacos: Spoon about 1/3 cup Filling into each Taco Shell. Toss together 1/2 cup of strawberries and 1/2 cup of raspberries in a small bowl. Top each taco with about 1/4 cup berry mixture. Dust tacos with powdered sugar.

Adapted from My Recipes

8. Full Chocolate Taco

CREDIT: “Chocolate Tacos Image” Digital Image. Food Fanatic. 25 April 2018.

Mix this in a bowl and set aside:

  • 1/2 cup Strawberries, Cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/2 Orange, Juiced

Make Choco-Tacos:

  1. In a small saucepan combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1 stick butter and 1/3 cup corn syrup. Cook over medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.
  2. In a medium bowl combine 3/4 cup flour and 4 tsp cocoa powder. Mix well.
  3. Now pour the wet ingredients from the saucepan into the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly.
  4. It’s easier to work in small batches for these cookies because they need to be hot to form the shape. Before you start to cook them, take out two to four wooden spoons, or any utensil with a round handle. Set them up on the counter so they are elevated.
  5. I take two cups and invert them about 4 inches away from each other, then lay the wooden spoon across the top. That way it makes a sort of balance beam for the cookie to rest on to form it’s shape. I set up 2-4 at a time. Then I have a couple of plates nearby lined with paper towels so its soft for the cookies to sit on till needed after they are formed.
  6. Make two cookies at a time. Spoon a small amount of the batter onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper, spooning the dough onto the farthest end. Then do the same on the opposite end. The dough melts and spreads like no one’s business, so make sure to allow room for it to spread.
  7. Pop the cookie sheet in the oven at 400 F for about 6-8 minutes.
  8. Lay in your taco molds and STUFF!

Adapted from Food Fanatic.

9. Banana Split Tacos

CREDIT: “Banana Split Tacos Photo” Digital Image. Food Fanatic. 25 April 2018.

This one you can whip up in no time. Fry your tortilla into a classic taco shape and immediately sprinkle with a cinnamon-sugar mixture. Let cool and stuff with strawberry, chocolate and vanilla ice cream in that order. Garnish and eat!

10. Another Chocolate Taco

CREDIT: “Unnamed. Digital Image. Gluten Free Love Story. 25 April 2018

This one’s for my food sensitive friends:

Here’s what you need:

  • 3 tbsps cacao powder
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 3 tbsps grounded flax seeds + 6 tbsps warm water
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or 4-5 packets of stevia for a candida friendly option)
  • 1/2-1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • coconut oil for greasing

Directions:

  1. Mix the flax seeds in the six tbsps of water and soak them for fifteen minutes.
  2. In the meantime, combine all the other ingredients in a bowl and blend well.
  3. Now, if the flax eggs are done soaking, blend them inside the batter.
  4. Heat up a griddle or skillet and grease it with coconut oil.
  5. 5. Pour on some batter and smooth it out until it is as thin as it can be.  Cook the chocolate tacos until they are thoroughly done.
  6. 6. Enjoy these chocolate tacos stuffed with maple syrup, coconut nectar, coconut whip cream, fruit, or jam.  If you want some candida friendly options, you could spread nut butters or even coconut whip cream on top.

Adapted from Gluten Free Love Story.

11. Tres Leches Coconut and Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream Tacos

CREDIT: “Tres Leches Coconut and Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream Tacos with Banana Peanut Salsa | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest” Digital Image. Half Baked Harvest. 25 April 2018.

This looks bomb and it’s easy as f. Just fry like normal and then dip in melted chocolate. Mix bananas, and a dash of cinnamon with coconut ice cream and stuff once the tacos have cooled a little. Drizzle LOADS of chocolate sauce on the taco and drizzle with walnuts. EAT.

Adapted from Half Baked Harvest

12. Cinnamon-Peach Ice Cream Tacos

CREDIT: “ice cream tacos recipe” Digital Image. Hilah cooking. 25 April 2018.

The pro tip for this is to score the inside centers of the tacos before placing them in the oven. That’s how they puff up! Be sure to sprinkle a cinnamon-sugar mixture on either side of the oiled tortilla before you pop them in. 10 minutes later at 350 F and you’re ready to load them up with ice cream!

13. Vegan S’Mores Tacos

CREDIT: “vegan s’more tacos | RECIPE on hotforfoodblog.com” Digital Image. Hot For Food Blog. 25 April 2018.

You guys! Stuff your homemade, cinnamon-spiked taco shells with vegan marshmallows and bake. Then, drizzle chocolate over it and accept your role as your town’s new cult leader.

14. Simple Strawberry Tacos

CREDIT: “DSC_0053” Digital Image. Keep It Simple Foods. 25 April 2018.

True to its blogger’s name, this one is simple. Just toast your tortillas, sprinkle chocolate chips (they’ll melt with the warmth of a tortilla blanket), top with strawberries and some whipped cream! I feel fancy.

15. Grain-Free Tacos

CREDIT: Unnamed. Digital Image. Morsels and Moonshine. 25 April 2018.

The money here is the grain-free taco shell. Here’s how to make them:

  • 2/3 c. almond flour
  • 1/3 c. starch (corn, tapioca, arrowroot, etc.)
  • 1 flax egg (3 T. water and 1 T. ground flax seed)
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 c. coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla-infused bourbon
  • 4 T. coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 c. coconut cream (from the top of a chilled can of coconut milk)

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the almond flour, starch, salt, and coconut sugar. After the flax has thickened, add it to the bowl, along with the bourbon, oil, and cream. Stir until everything is combined well. It will be a thick dough. Pop it in a pizette maker and you’re golden.

Adapted from Morsels and Moonshine.

16. Neopolitan Choco Taco Recipe

CREDIT: “Neopolitan Choco Taco Recipe.” Digital Image. Mountain Mama Cooks. 25 April 2018.

Here’s how to make the homemade tacos for this one. You can figure out the rest. Mix this in one bowl:

  • 2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Mix this in another bowl:

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg whites

Add the wet ingredients to the dry to form a batter. Fry 2-3 spoonfuls of the batter into a pan to make tortillas!

Adapted from Mountain Mama Cooks.

17. Cocoa Cookie Taco Shell

CREDIT: “Cocoa Cookie Taco Shell” Digital Image. Rachel Ray. 23 April 2018.

Here’s how to make this magic happen:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 6 tbsp. butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Chocolate shell topping, fillings and garnishes

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°. In a small bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder and salt. In a medium bowl, beat the butter and sugar, about 2 minutes. Add the egg whites and vanilla; keep beating, occasionally scraping down the bowl, until blended (the mixture may be lumpy). Add the flour mixture; beat to blend.

2. Set up a taco-making station: On a work surface, arrange two boxes (at least 3 inches high) about 12 inches apart. Arrange a 2-to 2 3/4-inch-diameter rolling pin with one end on each of the boxes, leaving space for the rolling pin to have 2 taco shells draped over it. (You can also use two paper towel tubes.) Drape a sheet of parchment paper over the rolling pin.

3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the paper in half crosswise; place 3 tbsp. dough in the center of each piece of parchment. Using a small offset spatula or the back of a spoon, spread the dough out to a 5-to 5 1/2-inch circle. Bake until the dough is firm, rotating the sheet halfway through, about 10 minutes for a softer taco and 12 minutes for a crispy taco. Let rest 15 seconds.

4. Working with 1 cookie at a time, lift the paper and cookie; gently invert over the rolling pin (leave the paper on). Using a pot holder (the cookie is hot), gently push the sides down to form a taco-shell shape. Let cool completely, about 30 minutes. Peel off the paper. Repeat with the remaining dough for 8 shells. Dip edges in chocolate shell topping; fill and garnish (see our Awesome Ice Cream Tacos).

Adapted from Rachel Ray.

18. Mini Rainbow Fruit Tacos with Cream Cheese Dip

CREDIT: “Mini Rainbow Fruit Tacos with Cream Cheese Dip” Digital Image. Sugar Dish Me. 25 April 2018.

Do not fear: there is cream cheese in here. Honestly, forget your bagels and sub in an oven toasted taco. Make your tacos like usual and stuff with a cream cheese-cinnamon-honey mixture and top with fruit! #Health.

19. Toffee Taco Sundaes

CREDIT: “Toffee Taco Sundaes” Digital Image. The Baker Mama. 25 April 2018.

Alright, this is the laziest, and (for that reason) most dessert-appropriate taco. Here’s how:

  1. Place tortilla(s) on a baking sheet. Brush the inside with melted butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Heat tortilla(s) as directed on package.
  2. Once tortillas are heated, place on a serving plate or bowl and fill with two scoops of ice cream. Drizzle with warm caramel sauce, sprinkle with toffee bits and top with some whipped cream. Serve immediately.

Adapted from The Baker Mama.

A Fresno Man Died During A Taco-Eating Contest At A Baseball Game And People Are Asking How

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A Fresno Man Died During A Taco-Eating Contest At A Baseball Game And People Are Asking How

Hooplacatering / Instagram

Tacos are our witness. We’re guessing yours too. If we could only eat one kind of food for the rest of our lives, it would probably be tacos. The taco phenomenon has gone global, we’ve got Taco Tuesdays, a variety of tacos in every country, and taco accessories to fill our heart’s desire. But where’s the limit? Unfortunately, there is, in fact, a limit. 

A 41-year man died while participating in a taco-eating contest at a baseball in Fresno, Ca. 

According to news reports, Dana Hutchings was at the Grizzlies and the Memphis Redbirds game and entered a contest that took place between innings at Chukchansi Park. Hutchings had told his mom and sister that he would be participating in the taco-eating contest hours before it took place. 

The Fresno Bee reports that Hutchings went down seven minutes into the contest. 

During the contest, the man started choking. He fell and subsequently hit his head on the table. 

Credit: Instagram/@bodegasobe

According to CBS Sports, medical professionals performed CPR on him until the paramedics arrived. They pronounced him dead upon arriving at the Community Regional Medical Center. The autopsy with the cause of death has yet to be released. 

“He told us he was going to a taco eating contest, but we didn’t think something like this would happen,” his sister, Mecca Hutchings, told ABC30. His mother added, “He said my son wasn’t responding to anything. How they identified him was that he has a tattoo on his hand that says Dora.” 

One person that saw him eating the tacos noticed that Hutchings “was eating so fast compared to the other two (contestants),” Matthew Boylan told The Fresno Bee. He added, “It was like he’d never eaten before. He was just shoving the tacos down his mouth without chewing.”

It’s unclear how many other people were participating in the contest, or what type of taco they were consuming. 

Credit: Instagram/@hooplacatering

“We are devastated to learn that the fan that received medical attention following an event at Tuesday evening’s game has passed away,” the Grizzlies said in a statement provided by Deadspin. “The Fresno Grizzlies extend our heartfelt prayers and condolences to the family of Mr. Hutchings. The safety and security of our fans is our highest priority. We will work closely with local authorities and provide any helpful information that is requested.”

The contest, which occurred on Tuesday, was scheduled as a kick-off to the main event, Taco Truck Throwdown 9, that is set for Saturday. 

Credit: Instagram/@itsgonzilla

The taco party on Saturday includes a live musical performance by A.B. Quintanilla’s Kumbia Kings. There was also another taco eating-contest for that day, but they have since canceled that portion. 

Andy McMurray, a fan of the Grizzlies baseball team, said it was right for them to cancel the taco-eating contest after the tragic event that happened earlier this week. 

“It’s a sad thing to see happen because people are just trying to have fun. It’s sad to see, I think the Grizzlies acted in the appropriate way considering,” McMurray told ABC30.

Some people are not happy about the cancelation of Saturday’s taco-eating contest. 

The contest is being canceled out of respect and also out of concern. It is a freak and rare event that happened earlier this week, but imagine if someone else had an accident during the taco-eating contest? There could be serious repercussions for the event organizers. Instead, they should do some kind of tribute to Hutchings by having his family say some words about him. 

While this is no laughing matter, people on social media couldn’t help but see the irony of someone dying by eating such a tasty dish.

This is not the first time someone has died in a food-eating contest. These sorts of competitions shouldn’t be taken lightly. A lot of training goes into this competitive eating sport.

Do you think you’d rest in peace dying in such a way?

As much as we love tacos, we don’t believe this would be a good way to go. What do you think?

READ: These Wild Taco Creations Have Us Feeling All Sorts Of Ways 

People Lost It When They Saw Michael B. Jordan Eating Tacos At A Truck In Miami

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People Lost It When They Saw Michael B. Jordan Eating Tacos At A Truck In Miami

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Here at mitú, we love our tacos. They’re pretty much the perfect food. A soft corn or flour tortilla filled with your choice of chicken, carnitas, beef, veggies and pretty much anything else you can imagine topped with pico de gallo, salsa, cilantro, and avocado? Um, excuse us while we drool. We aren’t the only ones who crave a good taco though.

Celebrities aren’t immune to their siren’s call. The only difference is, they usually look a lot hotter while eating them than we do. 

Take, for example, Michael B Jordan. The “Black Panther” star was spotted getting some late-night tacos over the weekend and we can totally relate to his need for a midnight snack. 

Twitter / @PageSix

According to PAGE SIX, Jordan rolled up on Saturday night at Keith Menin’s Bodega Taqueria y Tequila in Miami, Florida. Dressed casually in shorts and a T-shirt, the actor arrived at the taqueria around 1 am in a black SUV with his bodyguard and four friends. Jordan enjoyed tacos, burritos, guacamole, and frozen margaritas as he chilled out with his friend group. TBH, It sounds like a pretty great Saturday night to us. 

Sources say that Jordan was friendly with other restaurant-goers, flashing his signature smile at the many girls who walked by his table to get a sneak peek of the star. 

“He was being friendly, smiling back saying hi,” said the PAGE SIX informant. “Very low key. Very nice all around.” 

This Jordan taco sighting got us thinking about other celebrities out there, chowing down on tacos while looking amazing. 

So, we decided to compile a list of some of our favorite photos of celebrities taking down one of our most beloved foods. Be warned: this list is sure to make you hungry in more ways than one. 

1. Kylie Jenner

https://twitter.com/KathiaLisette/status/796547273513639940

We don’t usually require a cowgirl hat when enjoying some Tex-Mex food, but it does make for a nice photo op. In this pic, Kylie Jenner wears a sparkly, silver cowgirl costume as she takes down a four-count of tacos. Get your grub on, girl. 

2. Karlie Kloss

TMZ / Instagram

Some people don’t worry about getting messy when eating while others take a more dainty approach. Model Karlie Kloss seems to be one of those delicate types. Still, we have to admit it’s a cuter look than being covered in guacamole. 

3. Chrissy Teigen

TMZ / Instagram

On the contrary, there’s something really attractive about someone who isn’t afraid to go for it. That’s Chrissy Tiegen all the way. We aren’t even going to touch on how suggestive that taco’s filling looks but we’re all thinking the same thing. 

4. Justin Timberlake

Instagram / @justintimberlake

What did Justin Timberlake do when he won a 2014 People’s Choice Award? He went to Taco Bell to celebrate. While we wouldn’t call the fast-food chain our favorite place to grab a taco, we do have to appreciate JT for keeping it real. There’s definitely something sexy about that. 

5. Michelle Obama

Huffpost.com / Twitter

We didn’t realize it was possible to be elegant while stuffing one’s face with tacos, but former First Lady Michelle Obama has proved us wrong. We have to acknowledge the beauty and grace she has while tasting this treat. We could never be this composed mid-munch so we’ve got to give her props. 

6. Selena Gomez

https://twitter.com/BYourselfGomez/status/408405764227608576

Selena Gomez isn’t afraid to eat and there’s something appealing about that. For a past birthday, the singer and actress opted for a non-traditional cake to show off her taco appreciation. Instead of icing, she went in on a taco cake made up of Jake In The Box’s vegan tacos. 

7. Jared Leto

Instagram / @celebritieseatingthings

Next time Jared Leto digs into some scrumptious tacos, we’re going to need him to pull his luxurious locks back into a bun. Still, we appreciate the gusto he’s snacking with. 

We may be divided by differences in customs, beliefs and social standing, but one thing in universal: tacos are delicious. 

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