desserts that Latin Americans want you to try

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Sonho

Berlín in Spanish, it’s a deep-fried dough, doused in powdered sugar and with a cream filling.

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Romeu e Julieta

Unlike the couple for which it was named (Romeo and Juliet), this Brazilian dessert can’t go wrong, as cheese + guava paste = happiness.

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Arroz doce

There’s no secret to it. It’s made with rice cooked in milk and sugar. You can add cinnamon, lime shavings, clove, etc.

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Pepitora

This traditional Mexican dessert has a caramel base and is made with pumpkin seeds, wafer biscuits and brown sugar. If you aren’t convinced by all this, maybe these lovely colors can help!

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Cocada

It’s coconut with sugar. And it’s amazing. <3

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Alfajor

Popular among Argentines and Uruguayans, this dessert is famous all over the world.

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Brigadeiro

It’s one of the most important cultural institutions in Brazil.

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Marmelada

It’s made from quince, which is cooked with sugar. In Spanish it’s known as dulce de membrillo.

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Mazamorra morada

This dessert, made with purple corn and starch, is quite traditional in Peru.

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Dulce de leche

Is it the greatest passion of the Latin American people?????

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Bolinho de chuva

The dough is deep fried and then rolled in sugar. In Spanish they are known as buñuelos.

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Churros

More deep-fried dough? Yes, please. Thank you.

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Pamonha

Quite popular in Brazil’s central region and in Andean countries (where it’s known as humita), it’s a paste made from corn that’s boiled wrapped in corn husks.