I LOVE taco night. There’s no rhyme or reason to when my boyfriend Ryan, roommate Colleen, and I decide when taco night occurs each week (and yes, it’s a weekly occurance), but just knowing tacos are for dinner makes my entire day better. We keep it fairly simple — ground turkey, salsa, sour cream, refried beans, cheese, and guac, but it is always delicious. So when I saw One Ordinary Day‘s post on dessert tacos, I knew I could make taco night even better.
The taco shells are soft flour tortillas, sprayed with butter spray, coated with cinnamon sugar, and baked until golden and crispy. So easy, soooo yummy. I decided to fill mine with the Cinnamon Ice Cream I made last week and a strawberry-banana “pico de gallo”:
I planned on using whipped cream as “sour cream”, but by the time I started to photograph, the ice cream started melting and I was already trying to control the mess in order to take pretty pictures. Of course waiting for the shells to completely cool would have slowed down the melting, but I don’t have that kind of patience when it comes to cinnamon, sugar, ice cream, and strawberries. But I’ll be frank: these babies are messy! Eating tacos, especially hard tacos, is never a graceful endeavor, but that’s half the fun. I was able to drizzle on some chocolate “mole sauce” and sneak a bite before my ice cream turned into gazpacho
I highly, HIGHLY recommend making these with your friends and family, it would be so cute (and delicious) to have a dessert taco bar with a variety of fun toppings. The shells will get a little stale after a few days, so make sure to enjoy them as immediately as possible. I will definitely be making these again!
Cinnamon Sugar Dessert Tacos
Adapted from One Ordinary Day
Butter flavored spray
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with tinfoil
- Take large pieces of tin foil (one for every taco you plan on making) and shape it into a thick “C”
- Mix together the cinnamon and sugar and pour onto a plate
- Spray both sides of a tortilla with the butter spray and coat both sides with cinnamon sugar
- Fold tortilla in half and place tinfoil “C” inside so the taco maintains its shape during baking
- Bake for 15 minutes, flipping them halfway through
- Allow tacos to cool completely before filling with your favorite ice cream and toppings