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Popular Latin Desserts

Latin food is known for being savory and satisfying. That’s why it’s no surprise that Latin desserts are some of the most flavorful. Here are a few popular Latin dessert dishes:

  • Tres leches – This cake is known for its creamy, moist texture. It consists of a yellow cake that, once baked, is pierced with a fork several times and drizzled with a mixture of heavy cream, condensed milk, and evaporated milk. Once the cake has absorbed the milk mixture, it is topped with a light icing and served chilled.
  • Flan – A flan is almost like a milky, caramel cheesecake. This decadent dessert consists of cream cheese, eggs, sweetened condensed milk, and evaporated milk. It is topped with caramelized sugar for a sweet finish.
  • Dulce de leche – This dessert is a creamier, thicker version of caramel. All it requires is milk, sugar, and a tiny amount of baking soda. It can also be made by simmering an unopened can of sweetened condensed milk in water for about two hours. Dulce de leche can be enjoyed in many different ways. For instance, some individuals opt to eat it by itself, stir it into coffee, or spread it on toast.
  • Atol de elote – Ideal for those who prefer to drink their dessert, atol de elote is a warm and sweet drink that has corn as its main ingredient. It is made by combining pulverized corn kernels, whole milk, sugar, and cinnamon.

If this type of food is your preference, you’ll be happy to know that there are several Latin restaurants near our apartments by The Villages, FL. Contact PepperTree Apartment Homes today to learn more about the many benefits of living in our community.