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List of Argentine sweets and desserts

This is a list of sweets and desserts found in Argentine cuisine.

Argentine sweets and desserts

Name Image Main ingredients Description
Alfajor 120px Biscuits, dulce de leche, chocolate Its basic form consists of two round, sweet biscuits joined together with mousse, dulce de leche or jam, and coated with black or white chocolate (many alfajores are sold in "black" and "white" flavours) or simply covered with powdered sugar. Other varieties include different elements in the preparation of the biscuits, such as peanuts; they also vary the filling and coating and even add a third biscuit (alfajor triple).
Arroz con leche 120px Rice, milk, sugar A rice pudding dessert made to Spanish and Portuguese recipes; popular flavourings include anise seed, star anise, and raisins. Dulce de leche is sometimes added.
Balcarce Pionono, dulce de leche, meringue, crème Chantilly Named after its city of origin, it is a traditional dessert consisting of pionono, meringue, dulce de leche, crème Chantilly, grated coconut, and other ingredients depending on the variety of the dessert
Bread pudding (budín de pan) 120px Usually stale bread; combination of milk, eggs, butter, sugar A bread-based dessert. It is usually made using stale (usually left-over) bread, and some combination of ingredients like milk, egg, sugar, dried fruit, and spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg or vanilla. The bread is soaked in the liquids, mixed with the other ingredients, and baked.
Chocotorta Chocolate cookies (Chocolinas brand), cream cheese, dulce de leche, milk Portmanteau of "Chocolinas" (a brand of chocolate cookies) and "torta" (cake). A popular cake made by dunking the cookies in milk, interspersed with layers of dulce de leche and cream cheese mixed together, so that the layer of embedded cookies are in the base and top of the cake.
Cubanitos Biscuit roll, dulce de leche, chocolate Chocolate covered biscuit rolls filled with dulce de leche, with a shape that resembles a cigar.
Dulce de batata 120px Sweet potatoes A traditional dessert made of sweet potatoes. It is a sweet jelly, which resembles a marmalade because of its hard texture. When sold commercially, it is often found canned in flat and round metal cans. In some of the commercial versions of the food, chocolate is added to it.
Dulce de leche 120px Milk, sugar, coffee A confection prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk to create a product that derives its taste from the caramelisation of the product, changing flavor and color. Literally translated, it means "candy of milk" or "candy [made] of milk", "milk candy", or "milk jam". It is used to flavour candies or other sweet foods, such as cakes, churros, alfajores, ice cream, and is also a popular spread on pancakes and toast.
Dulce de membrillo 120px Quince Dulce de membrillo is made of quince fruit, sugar and water, cooked over a slow fire. It is sweet and mildly tart, and similar in consistency, flavor and use to guava cheese or guava paste.[1] It is sold in squares or blocks, then cut into thin slices and spread over toasted bread or sandwiches, plain or with cheese, often served for breakfast or as a snack, with manchego cheese or mató cheese. It is very often used to stuff pastries.
Garrapiñadas Peanuts, vanilla, caramel A local street food which is made of peanuts, vanilla and sugar caramel, and sold in small bags in the shape of tubes.
Crêpes (panqueques) 120px Flour, milk, eggs A type of crêpe usually rolled and filled with dulce de leche.
Pastafrola 120px Flour, butter, sugar, eggs, dulce de membrillo A dulce de membrillo pie with a lattice-style crust. Pastafrolas can also be filled with dulce de batata, guava jelly or dulce de leche.
Pastelitos criollos 120px Flour, butter, sugar, dulce de membrillo Fried puff pastry commonly filled with dulce de membrillo, although dulce de batata is sometimes used. Traditionally eaten at Veinticinco de Mayo.
Pionono 120px Flour, eggs, sugar; dulce de leche, fruits or chantilly cream Piononos are prepared using a dough made of flour, eggs, and sugar, which is baked in a thin sheet then rolled around a filling of dulce de leche sometimes with walnuts, or fruits like strawberries with chantilly cream
Postre vigilante/Queso y dulce 120px Cheese; dulce de membrillo, dulce de batata or dulce de guayaba Typical dessert that consists of one or more slices of cheese, accompanied by dulce de batata, dulce de membrillo, dulce de guayaba, among other variants.
Rogel 120px Puff pastry, dulce de leche, meringue A popular cake that is the Argentine variant of the French pastry mille-feuille.[2] It consists of various layers of puff pastry alternating with layers of dulce de leche and a top glazed with meringue. Rogel is considered a classic, and a wedding cake favourite.[3]
Tortas fritas 120px Flour, animal fat, eggs, water, oil Fried dough dusted with sugar. Of German origin, they were brought to Argentina mainly by the Spanish and Arabs. It's traditionally accompanied with the consumption of mate.[4]
Zabaione (sambayón) 120px Egg yolks, sugar, a sweet wine An Italian dessert, or sometimes a beverage, made with egg yolks, sugar, and a sweet wine (usually Marsala wine, but in the original formula Moscato d'Asti). The dessert version is a light custard, whipped to incorporate a large amount of air. The dessert is popular in Argentina and Uruguay, where it is known as sambayón. It is a popular ice cream flavour in Argentina's ice-cream shops.
"Vainillas" Sugar, egg yolks, egg whites, flour, vanilla essence "Vainillas" is an Argentinian sweet and its name is from the vanilla flavour. It is made with sugar, egg yolks, egg whites, flour, vanilla essence. This sweet is commonly found in supermarkets. The "Vainillas" are used to prepare several recipes as "Postre Borracho".

See also


  1. ^ Membrillo (quince cheese): How to...: Good Food Channel
  2. ^ Uchi Davidzon, Lucila (13 December 2011). "Remembering Home: How To Make Argentine Rogel". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Hummel, Sabrina (1 May 2013). "Top 5 Argentine Desserts". The Argentina Independent. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Cachanga o Torta Frita". 12 September 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 

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