Updated 07:07 AM EDT, Fri, Oct 23, 2020

5 Delicious South American Desserts to Try this Valentine's Day

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Valentine's Day is just a few days away and nothing sends a clearer message of "I Love You" than a delicious homemade dessert. While it may be easy to go out and buy a cake, it means so much more if one takes the effort to actually make the dessert. 

Latin America is famous for its delicious desserts that are guaranteed to make your significant other smile. Add a bit of Latin flavor into the mix this Valentine's Day with these delicious South American Desserts.

1. Dolce de Leche.

This creamy dessert is famous in Argentina and Uruguay. The dish literally means milk candy and is made by slowly heating sweetened milk, Serious Eats reports. The dish is relatively easy make as it just requires a can of condensed milk, which is a must have in every Latin American kitchen. Your lover will definitely go wild for this simple treat.

2. Quesillo.

This tempting dessert is famous in Venezuela and is what many people like to call flan or creme caramel. However, the Venezuelan variation of this famous dish uses whole eggs instead of yolks which make the flan a light texture. This sweet dish will add a smile to your Valentine's face.

3. Alfajores.

These caramel sandwich cookies are an essential in South America. South American Food says that the sandwich cookies are light and crispy with caramel flavor. It is a simple dish, but it does make the perfect match to Valentine's Day dinner.

4. Tres Leches Cake.

This light and fluffy cake is a favorite for many dessert lovers because of its exture. It has a mixture of cream, evaporated milk, and condensed milk. It is then topped off with a generous serving of meringue, whipped cream and fresh fruit.

5. Passion Fruit Mousse.

Passion fruit adds a perfect flavor to this mousse. This elegant looking dish is even more popular than chocolate mousse in South American bakeries. The texture is soft and fluffy and the passion fruit is a sweet treat, making one fall in love with this dessert even more. 

South Americans love their sweets and have been known to be among some of the best dessert makers in the world. Treat your Valentine to some of the world's most delicious desserts with these South American treats. 

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