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Whether you have a sweet tooth, or you just love to make desserts for family and friends, we've got you covered. If you've been looking for new inspiration and recipes for that yummy sweet treat, you have to look no further! We have gathered 15 finger-licking-good Latino dessert recipes that we promise will be a hit, even with the pickiest of palates. It is no secret that Latinos love their sweets. Growing up in South America, I remember having many of these desserts, especially those made with dulce de leche. Yum!

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I have to admit that I like eating desserts more than I like making them. Baking or cooking anything that involves sweets is not my favorite thing, but that won't stop me from satisfying my sweeth tooth. After reviewing these recipes, my mouth was watering. I will definitely have to try out a few and I encourage you to do the same!

For me, desserts are comfort food. I also associate wonderful memories as a child with sweets. My grandma's budín de pan is still the best bread pudding I've ever had. From the super-easy-to-make arroz con leche to the decadent tres leches, we hope that the recipes we're sharing with you inspire you to make something super delicious very soon. Enjoy!

 

Alfajores: The perfect sweet bite. 1

Alfajores: The perfect sweet bite.

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Alfajores are super famous in Latin America. These little sweet morsels of deliciousness are by far some of my favorite snacks. I have never made them, but I think I may be trying my hand at these yummy treats very soon.

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Alfajores: The secret is in the dulce de leche. 2

Alfajores: The secret is in the dulce de leche.

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These soft, delicate and buttery cookies are held together by the addicting caramel sauce known as dulce de leche. Find out how to make these little treats by clicking on the link below.

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Arroz con leche: The easiest dessert you'll ever make. 3

Arroz con leche: The easiest dessert you'll ever make.

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Rice never tasted so good! The most basic of ingredients make a super-comfort dessert that is perfect any time of day.

Arroz con leche: The ultimate comfort dessert. 4

Arroz con leche: The ultimate comfort dessert.

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Every Latin American country has a version of arroz con leche. The recipe we are sharing with you hails from Colombia. It's made sweeter by using condensed milk!

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Bread pudding: It doesn't get any more traditional than this. 5

Bread pudding: It doesn't get any more traditional than this.

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Like I mentioned before, my grandma was the queen of bread pudding. To this day, every time I make budín de pan, I am transported back to my childhood.

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Bread pudding: A classic Latin dessert. 6

Bread pudding: A classic Latin dessert.

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What's not to like about repurposing leftover bread? This recipe rocks. It has you making bread pudding in your slow cooker!

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Buñuelos: A traditional Colombian delicacy. 7

Buñuelos: A traditional Colombian delicacy.

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Not technically a sweet dessert, as they are made with cheese. But with the addition of brown sugar, butter and tapioca, they classify as a traditional Latin dessert in my book.

Buñuelos: They are perfect with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee. 8

Buñuelos: They are perfect with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee.

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Now that the holidays are approaching, why not make this traditional delicious morsel? Buñuelos are good any time of year, but they're particularly special during Christmas in Colombia.

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Chocoflan: Flan and chocolate cake are a genius combination. 9

Chocoflan: Flan and chocolate cake are a genius combination.

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This combination is a winner! You are basically making a chocolate cake and traditional Latin flan together. Sounds like a sweet dream to me.

Chocoflan: It's a dessert that is sure to impress. 10

Chocoflan: It's a dessert that is sure to impress.

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You can use a chocolate cake mix, but why not try making this cake from scratch?

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Churros: One is never enough! 11

Churros: One is never enough!

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This dessert will always take me back to my childhood. There's something so satisfying when biting into a warm, doughy and sugary churro. You can find these delicious treats all over Latin America, and they're particularly yummy when paired with a cup of hot chocolate!

Churros: When filled with dulce de leche, they are to die for! 12

Churros: When filled with dulce de leche, they are to die for!

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Everything is made better with dulce de leche, in my humble opinion. Churros filled with this caramely, delicious sauce are definitely my fave. You can buy the sauce already made, or you can make it from scratch. Either way, you cannot go wrong!

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Dulce de leche: You must try it with crepes! 13

Dulce de leche: You must try it with crepes!

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When I lived in Argentina, our family-favorite dessert was panqueques con dulce de leche. Basically, these are thin and delicate crepes filled with the delicious and addicting caramel sauce well known in Latin America as dulce de leche.

Dulce de leche: When paired with crepes, it is an addicting combo! 14

Dulce de leche: When paired with crepes, it is an addicting combo!

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Honestly, this is one of the easiest desserts you'll ever make. The batter for the crepes is simple, just remember to keep them thin. Fill with dulce de leche and enjoy!

Get the full recipe at: Chefstimestwo.com

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Flan: One of the most traditional and delicious Latin desserts. 15

Flan: One of the most traditional and delicious Latin desserts.

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Almost every Latin American household will have its own version of flan. Many of us have been handed down the recipes from our grandmothers or mothers-in-law. I was intimidated at first, but after some practice, I've learned how to make this quintessential Latin dessert. You can do it, too!

Flan: A creamy and delicious treat everyone loves. 16

Flan: A creamy and delicious treat everyone loves.

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If you're cautious about sugar intake and extra calories, we're sharing a healthier version of this yummy dessert, which you'll be able to enjoy without the worry!

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Natilla Colombiana: A traditional dessert you'll love. 17

Natilla Colombiana: A traditional dessert you'll love.

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This Colombian custard dessert is very traditional during Christmas, but I think it's also good any time of the year. This is another super easy recipe that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Natilla Colombiana: It always hits the spot. 18

Natilla Colombiana: It always hits the spot.

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Traditionally, this dessert is served with buñuelos, a perfectly cheesy and doughy combination to satisfy all palates. We've also shared the recipe for these delicious treats on this gallery.

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Raspados: They are as refreshing as they are easy to make. 19

Raspados: They are as refreshing as they are easy to make.

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Who hasn't had shaved ice with colorful, sweet flavorings on top? This is definitely a dessert that reminds me of my childhood, especially of warm summer days.

Raspados: You might call also call them minutas or piraguas but they're all the same! 20

Raspados: You might call also call them minutas or piraguas but they're all the same!

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Shaved ice treats have different names in Latin America, but they're all fun and good treats, not only during summer, but any time of year! Check out the recipe below. They're super easy to make.

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Rosca de Reyes: Also known as Three Kings sweet bread. 21

Rosca de Reyes: Also known as Three Kings sweet bread.

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This is a super traditional sweet bread served speficially for Three Kings Day or Reyes Magos, which is celebrated all over Latin America on January 6. I have never tried to make this bread before, but I may give it a try for the holidays this year!

Rosca de Reyes: Make your own this holiday season! 22

Rosca de Reyes: Make your own this holiday season!

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When I lived in Mexico, I remember eating this bread with my family. It is spongy, sweet and delicious, especially with hot chocolate. Give this recipe a try!

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Suspiro a la Limeña: A traditional Peruvian dessert to die for. 23

Suspiro a la Limeña: A traditional Peruvian dessert to die for.

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Let's be honest here. This dessert is amazing but it's also incredibly sweet. Made with the decadent smoothness of manjar blanco or dulce de leche, I can say that only a couple of spoonfuls is enough to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Suspiro a la Limeña: It'll put a smile on your face. 24

Suspiro a la Limeña: It'll put a smile on your face.

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Suspiro means "sigh" in Spanish, and that's what you'll be doing once you've had this delicious treat. This recipe can be time-consuming, but don't let that put you off, as I think the effort is totally worth the result.

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Tembleque: A super easy treat that you'll love. 25

Tembleque: A super easy treat that you'll love.

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This yummy Puerto Rican dessert is called tembleque because once you've prepared it, you'll notice its consistency trembles.

Tembleque: A delicious Puerto Rican dessert that is always a hit. 26

Tembleque: A delicious Puerto Rican dessert that is always a hit.

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This dessert is made with coconut cream. It is smooth, delicious and totally satisfying.

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Torta negra: A rich and delicious dessert that will have you licking your fingers! 27

Torta negra:  A rich and delicious dessert that will have you licking your fingers!

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This traditional Colombian cake is made especially decadent with the addition of port wine and dark rum!

Torta negra Colombiana: It's a yummy and traditional dessert you'll love. 28

Torta negra Colombiana: It's a yummy and traditional dessert you'll love.

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In Colombia, this dark cake is served for birthday parties, baptisms, wedding anniversaries, you name it. It is rich and full of flavor. Decorate it with some berries for an added splash of color.

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Tres leches: A cake that you'll fall for in a second. 29

Tres leches: A cake that you'll fall for in a second.

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This cake is made with three types of milk: Evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and whole milk. The cake soaks up all these liquids, making it a super decadent treat. If you've never had this traditional Latino dessert, prepared to be delighted!

Tres leches: You cannot go wrong with this dessert. 30

Tres leches: You cannot go wrong with this dessert.

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There's no question that the condensed milk makes this dessert stand out. Not only does it add the sweet flavor, it also makes the cake creamy and finger-licking good. Try out the recipe below and see for yourself!

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