best Peruvian desserts

Now that the Peruvian food is out there ruling the world, whenever we talk or think about Peru food our mind instantly reminds us of all their savory dishes, but let me tell you that people of Peru have a sweet tooth and love creating sweet dishes that have become very popular. Finishing your meal with a sweet dish from South America’s culinary is probably the best thing.

When we talk about the best Peruvian desserts, undoubtedly, Peru has so much to offer.  The Peruvians take so much pride in their cuisine and deserts, moreover, they also add their own unique touch to make it more special. Peru is so multiethnic that its deserts look extremely different and striking. Their desserts are unique and have a perfect blend of every culture.

There’s nothing better than making a nice delicious sweet dish that instantly satisfies your craving. So all the dessert-loving fans out there, it’s time to try the best Peruvian desserts. Here are 5 easy Peruvian desserts that you can try at home. Enjoy.


Picarones are just like donuts. All you have to do is just to combine and mix yeast dough, flour, sugar, sweet potatoes, and squash, mold them in round shape, and fry them. Once they are out and dried, you can drizzle syrup on top. They are served with cinnamon or pineapple. These are not only found in restaurants but they are also found at street vendors and considered the best Peruvian desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Suspiro de Limeña

This is not only the best Peruvian dessert but it’s classic. This dessert is made in a glass where you have to pour custard-like manjar blanco and caramel cream. This custard-like dessert has a thick consistency and is topped with light port meringue and sprinkles of cinnamon. Grab your spoon and have fun eating.

Crema Volteada

You must be aware of what caramel custard is right? This sweet dish right here is just another version of the caramel custard but it’s light, sweet, creamy. To create this best Peruvian dessert all you need is little whole milk, some eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Surprisingly, this best Peruvian dessert is extremely easy to make.

Torta de Chocolate

If you are a chocoholic then this sweet dish is definitely for you. Torta de chocolate is Peru’s chocolate cake. It has a very sweet and distinct aroma and it tastes like no other chocolate cake would ever have. Once you are done baking this cake, do not forget to layer it with chocolate fudge.

Tres Leches

This is a sponge cake soaked in milk syrup, sweetened condensed milk, and whole milk or cream. This is the most addictive and extremely delicious cake you will ever eat. It has a thick consistency but that’s what makes it so different and special.

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