Are you trying to find the best Argentinian desserts? We’ve rounded up 24 desserts of Argentina that you are sure to love. The only question is which dessert recipe you will choose to make first.
Argentines are descendants of Spaniards and Italians and boast of amazing culinary exploits everyone should try.
The luxurious blend of sweet, savory, and aromatic components creates addictive desserts that you will enjoy time and again.
Start with Dulce de leche, which is a staple in every Argentinian home, or any of the other 23 simple yet delicious desserts that will excite every sweet tooth out there.
The empanadas with all their various fillings is another must try, as is the alfajor and flan.
It is quite difficult to choose a favorite as they are all such wonderful treats, each getting better every time you try it.
Are you ready to take a sweet, culinary adventure full of Latin- inspired treats?
A homemade Dulce de leche, also known as caramelized milk or milk jam, is always a great idea as you won’t find it in most shops.
All you need is a can of condensed milk(most brands will do) and some patience to make this butterscotch-like sauce that is a guaranteed winner.
Enjoy it straight from the can once cooled or pour it over/ into ice cream or as a filling for biscuits, cakes, or cookies.
Dulce de leche, in my opinion, is right there with chocolate in decadence heaven.
This rich and decadent Argentinian dessert is incredibly easy to prepare, especially if you use store-bought cookies.
Imagine cookies soaked in coffee and then layered with cream cheese and some handy dulce de leche cream.
Simply perfect for a showstopper that doesn’t need any baking.
The texture and flavor of these cakes only get better with time.
This delicate, divine sandwich cookie will melt in your mouth thanks to the dulce de leche filling rolled in shredded or desiccated coconut.
If coconut doesn’t cut it for you, try dusting the cookies with powdered sugar.
Cookie lovers will die over how good these Argentinian cookies are
They can last for up to 7days in an airtight container, so you can munch on them all week long.
This Argentinian classic is sweet, rustic, and decadent, making it a must-try.
Thin, crispy layers of sweet pastry are drenched in dulce de leche and then topped with a swiss meringue for this torta.
Avoid distractions with the meringue because it burns easily.
Why don’t you try it at your next celebration?
This is the perfect recipe for when you want something unique that doesn’t require too much work.
The hardest thing you will do is wait for the bread pudding to cool down so you can remove it from the baking tin.
You must not unmold the bread pudding before it cools down, or it will fall apart.
The tall cake will quiver when you set it on the table, and the complex flavors will play out beautifully on your tongue.
One spoonful, and you will be converted!
You will fall in love with this Argentinian treat the minute you bite into the combo of oats and chocolate covered by layers upon layers of crackers.
Again, no baking; just pop it into a fridge for at least two hours before cutting it into the desired shapes.
The chewy and crunchy bars make perfect gifts, especially during the holidays.
7. Flan Casero
This recipe is a favorite of many Argentinians, and you have to try it to find out why.
The key to this awesome creation is to regulate temperature as it cooks by baking it in a water bath.
Have fun as your flan wiggles and jiggles on your spoon, and take a spoonful of what feels like a cloud.
Use the leftover egg whites to make cookies.
This tempting pie will delight your taste buds as it literally melts in your mouth.
You can make smaller pies instead of one huge and use different fillings in each for variety.
Garnish the golden brown laces with powdered sugar or desiccated coconut, and enjoy.
You will love it!
You have to give this Argentinian classic at least once in your lifetime, especially if you are nutty about nuts and coconuts.
Use cold butter for the crust so you can get a flaky base.
This Argentinian tart can be frozen for months, making it perfect for huge celebrations and big dinners.
Enjoy it with some brewed coffee or tea any time of day.
10. Balcarce Cake
Torta Balcarce (pronounced bal-car-say) is a luscious layered cake packing a medley of flavors and textures you will love.
This incredible showstopper needs ingredients that are easy to find, and it comes together quite easily.
Your guests and family, not forgetting your tastebuds, will be thoroughly impressed.
If you love ice cream and whisky, this adult dessert has your name on it.
All you need is some ice cream, crackers, fruits, nuts, or any other toppings you have in your pantry and a dash of whisky for this show stopper.
Serve with a wide straw so the ice cream passes through.
This is a sweet potato dessert with a hard texture and a marmalade-like consistency.
Slow cook the mashed sweet potatoes with sugar, flavor with vanilla, and use gelatin to give it that jellylike look and shine.
Traditionally, only sweet potatoes were used, but you can add chocolate and cherries for an even more decadent dessert.
One bite will not be enough.
This dessert wins because of its simplicity in preparation.
It is delicate and light with a texture that feels like a cloud, and the subtle flavor makes it perfect for dessert.
The taste is so heavenly that one batch simply won’t be enough.
You can have these Argentinian crepes for breakfast or as a decadent dessert.
They are perfectly tender and soft and are a dream for caramel lovers.
You can stack, roll or fold your crepes and drizzle your dulce de leche all over.
Don’t hold back.
Nothing screams dessert than a trifle.
A Chocotorta trifle will play with your taste buds like a maestro!
The elegant combination of dulce de leche and cream cheese is quite simple yet so elegant.
For an extra kick, make it boozy by adding some liquor and some vanilla.
You will love this Argentinian take on the famed jelly roll cake, only sweeter.
This particular recipe uses dulce de leche as filling, but you can use your favorite filling to go as sweet or as savory as you like.
Give it a try!
18. Tortas Fritas
This is a crispy fry bread that is perfect with some jam or dulce de leche.
You can use baking powder or yeast, milk or water, thin or crispy, thick or spongy, as long as the tortas are round with a hole in the middle.
Drizzle some jam, honey, or dulce de leche and savor each bite.
This easy recipe will yield a light and airy pudding-like fruit pie that will soon be your go-to when you want to impress.
This Argentine treat is especially popular with kids, and like most Argentinian dishes, it feeds many and is ready in a short time.
Garnish with some caramelized peanuts and serve hot or cold.
You will never drink your hot chocolate the traditional American way once you sip this rich treat.
A mug of hot milk, some sugar, and vanilla are poured, and then you sink some chocolate rectangles in, hence the submarine.
Your kids will love this fun way of making hot chocolate.
We have already established that dulce de leche is an Argentinian staple we need in our pantries for when we need an Argentine experience.
No ice cream maker is needed for this recipe, which is also a great way to make use of leftover heavy cream.
Three ingredients, ten minutes to mix everything, and some time in the freezer are all you need for this winner.
Sprinkle some nuts and dig in!
This simple dessert is simply delicious when served during breakfast alongside your favorite breakfast drink.
It’s made from a yeasted version of puff pastry dough and then baked until puffed up and lightly browned.
There are as many variations of the classic Argentine empanadas as there are cooks as it is quite versatile.
This particular recipe qualifies as a dessert, thanks to its fluffy constitution and chocolate filling.
Sweet chocolate empanadas are flavor-packed treats perfect for dessert or snacks.
These half-moon delicacies are a must-try and pair well with a hot chocolate or a hot coffee.
The unbelievable play of textures and flavors in this dessert will have everyone begging for more.
Make room for layers of smooth caramel and dark chocolate cooked for half an hour.
The bottom line
It is high time you add some incredible desserts to your favorite collection, as the Argentinian flare will add to your dining experience and bring much-needed pleasure.
Enjoy something sweet with every meal, and with this list, you have many sweet options to choose from.
Go ahead and win everyone over with these phenomenal Argentinian desserts.
You will be glad you tried it.
Looking for more Argentinian food options, we’ve compiled a list of 11 BEST Argentinian Appetizers that you should definitely check out.
- Dulce De Leche
- Alfajores (Dulce De Leche Sandwich Cookies)
- Rogel Cake (Torta Rogel)
- Argentinian Bread Pudding
- Argentinian Chocolate & Oats Turron
- Flan Casero
- Lattice Top Quince Pie (Pasta Frola Argentina)
- Tarta De Coco (Argentine Coconut Tart)
- Balcarce Cake
- Don Pedro Dessert
- Garrapiñadas (Caramelized Peanuts)
- Dulce De Batata (Sweet Potato Paste)
- Chocolate Alfajores
- Argentinean Dulce De Leche Crepe
- Chocotorta Trifle
- Pionono Relleno Con Dulce De Leche
- Tortas Fritas
- Argentine Rice Cake
- El Submarino - Argentinian Hot Chocolate Drink
- Dulce De Leche Ice Cream
- Medialunas & Vigilantes
- Dessert Empanadas
- Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart
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