29 Argentina Desserts (Recipes With Images)

Argentina is known for many things, including Lionel Messi, the world’s best footballer, its touristic and famous capital city Buenos Aires, Tango, one of the most popular dancing styles, steak, wine, and many more. 

However, what you have probably never heard of, is the famous Argentinian desserts.

They have one of the widest variety of desserts which they call Postres, and sweets which they call Dulces. They are not shy of high-calorie treats, and everything sweet is welcomed gladly. 

traditional Argentina dessert

From every corner, you will see ice-cream stores and bakeries.

But, of course, every meal must have a dessert. So, if you are at home and would like to try making some of the divines in your kitchen, here are some easy but sweet recipe choices you can choose from.

  1. Alfajores Recipe
  2. Easy and Delicious Homemade Flan from Argentina
  3. Argentina’s Chocotorta Dessert
  4. Mini Oreo Cheesecakes with Chocolate Mousse
  5. Just 5: Healthy Chocolate Dessert Bar
  6. Pasta Frola (Argentinian Lattice Tart)
  7. Argentinian Rogel Torta
  8. Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart
  9. Dulce de Leche Crepes
  10. Vanilla Natilla
  11. Almond Ricotta Cake
  12. Gooey Banana Nutella Quesadillas Recipe
  13. Alfajor cupcakes, or cupcake alfajor
  14. Homemade Flaky Biscuit Recipe Recipe
  15. Pumpkin Spice Cream Puffs
  16. Dulce de Leche Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies
  17. Cherry Empanadas (Cherry Hand Pies)
  18. Banoffee Cake
  19. Crockpot Dulce de Leche Using ONE Ingredient
  20. Dulce de Leche Brownie
  21. Dulce de Leche Cones
  22. Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bar Recipe
  23. Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Donuts {Dairy-Free Option}
  24. Chocolate Dulce de Leche Cookies
  25. Fresh Apple Cake with Caramel & Pecans
  26. Moist Chocolate Bread with Bourbon Glaze
  27. Pistachio Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies
  28. Easy No-Bake Caramel Marshmallow Krispie Treats
  29. Panna Cotta with Raspberry Coulis

Easy Argentina desserts

1. Alfajores Recipe


Alfajores are delicious. These cornstarch cookies are so easy to make. Alfajores is a sandwich made from 2 cookies with a filling out in between. They are sweet and dreamy. This is the best Alfajores recipe you will ever encounter. The steps are straightforward and percent for beginners.

Alfajores are one of the authentic Argentinian desserts. This authentic recipe has changed so little, and it would yield, Alfajores similar to the one your grandmother used to make.

The vanilla extract, lemon zest, and brandy blend so well to produce a complex deep caramel flavor that is to die for. In the end, you should roll up your Alfarjores on shredded coconut. This acts as garnishing but also introduces the delicious aroma and taste of coconut.

2. Easy and Delicious Homemade Flan from Argentina


I believe Flan is an acquired. I was never a flan girl. There is something about the texture that I did not quite fancy. Therefore took years of eating Flan to get it and fall in love with it. Maybe that and coming across this recipe. 

This is a super easy recipe that I believe you will have a lot of fun making. The result is delicious, as Flan lovers in my family swear by. 

3. Argentina’s Chocotorta Dessert


Argentina’s Chocotorta Dessert is a delicious delicacy that you might have never heard about. This is because it is not considered a touristic specialty. However, it is made in most Argentinian homes. 

This is an easy dessert that requires only a couple of ingredients. The process of making Argentina’s  Chocotorta dessert is similar to the layering process of tiramisu.

When you are done with the preparation process, you should put your Chocotorta dessert in the fridge for hours. However, a better hack is to freeze it so that you get the neat cake slice. 

The whole process of preparation minus the freezing should take around 20 minutes. When ready, garnish your  Chocotorta with chocolate curls or cocoa powder before freezing.

Dip your knife in warm water to make it easier to cut.

4. Mini Oreo Cheesecakes with Chocolate Mousse


I love Oreos. That influenced my instant love for this mini oreo cheesecake with chocolate mousse. The oreo crust blends well with the creamy cheesecake layer and the fluffy and creamy oreo chocolate mousse.

This mini oreo cheesecake is irresistible. It tastes so good. Ensure your chocolate mousse has tiny bits of crushed Oreos to get that slightly crunchy texture. Then garnish it with a piece of oreo, as shown above.

These little mini oreo cheesecakes are a crowd-pleaser. Everyone will keep asking about the recipe at a party. 

5. Just 5: Healthy Chocolate Dessert Bar


It is challenging to stay away from sugary stuff if you are a sweet tooth and have decided to start the journey towards a healthier you. This healthy chocolate dessert bars will make everything easier for you. It is a delicious treat without the risk of indulgence.

This is an easy-to-make date bar that is topped with dark chocolate and sea salt. It consists of healthy nuts that are filling and will give you a sense of indulgence. Your kids will love these dessert bars. Therefore you can pack a bar or two for them as they go to school.

Garnish with cocoa powder and sea salt flakes. 

6.Pasta Frola (Argentinian Lattice Tart)


This is a light, flaky tart. It has a shortbread-like crust, and the filling consists of Quince paste, otherwise known as Dulce de Membrillo or Dulce de Leche, sweet potato or/and guava. The top is designed in a lattice pattern with dough, and then it is baked. A perfect pasta flora has a bronze brown color.

Pasta Frola is a delicious Tart that has a crunchy, vanilla flavor crust with a sweet filling. It is flavourful from them coconut desiccated dusted on it giving it a pleasant coconut aroma. You sprinkle and dust sugar to make the top sweeter.

7.Argentinian Rogel Torta


This decadent dessert has to be the fanciest Argentinian dessert I have ever seen, and that says a lot considering Argentina is the home for desserts. Rogel Torta is beautiful and mouthwatering. Roget Torta is the traditional Argentinian wedding cake.

This is a fancy dessert sold in fancy restaurants and teahouses. It is an easy dessert made from layering thin pastry between Dulce de leche and then finishing with a layer of meringue at the top.

Dulce de leche gives this dessert a sweet, delicious, savory, and rich taste. You have the alternative of making your Dulce de leche at home or choose a store-bought one. The thing I love most about Rogel Torta is how it looks doesn’t matter; only the taste does, but it still manages to look so yummy and elegant.

8. Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart


Anything chocolatey? Count me in. This chocolate salted caramel tart has to be among my favorite top 5 list of desserts.  I make it more than I should.  It is delicious, simple, and a lot of fun creating these tiny babies.

If you are looking for a variation for this recipe, you can abandon the salted caramel and use Dulce de leche instead. Alternatively, you can mix them up and enjoy them.

After making your chocolate salted caramel tarts, let it cool down so that the chocolate can set. 

Serve as dessert after an Argentinian main meal.

9. Dulce de Leche Crepes


Okay, crepes are French. So why have this under Argentinian desserts? It is because of Dulce de Leche. Dulce de Leche transformed crepes.  When combined with crepes, the result is a fantastic dessert that will make you want more.

It is dreamily sweet, and you will not miss the oohs and aahs at your dinner table.

10.Vanilla Natilla


I love Natillas. All the flavors of Natilla are heavenly. The perks of having an Argentinian parent were the many tortillas we enjoyed growing up. Natilla is delicious, creamy, and sweet. We used to enjoy it as it is but you can use it as cream on a cake.

My all-time favorite was the vanilla natilla. Of course, I love chocolate, but there is something about the flavor of vanilla that makes everything dreamy. Now that I am older and with my own family, I prepare this for my kids at least every weekend. They love it.

It is easy to make and will be ready in only 35 minutes. Enjoy this dreamy dessert on Saturdays after dinner.

11. Almond Ricotta Cake


It is hard to tell whether they first made almond ricotta cake in Italy or Argentina. Most say it is an Italian dessert, but it is enjoyed just as much in Argentine. Even though it might be an Italian dessert, it tastes good; it deserves to be listed here.

This is a perfect dessert. It is flavourful, and every bite feels like magic. You can enjoy this almond ricotta cake recipe as a dessert or as a  snack. It is moist and delicious.

12.Gooey Banana Nutella Quesadillas Recipe 


This is banana-chocolate heavenly goodness that you must try. Nutella by itself is delicious. Now imagine it on quesadillas? Heavenly! It is gooey, and the banana slices make it very sweet.

The Gooey banana Nutella Quesadillas are easy to make. It will take a total of 8 minutes to have them ready.

13.Alfajor cupcakes, or cupcake alfajor


Alfajor cupcakes are delicious. They are ordinary cupcakes that have a dulce de leche filling and then are coated with chocolate. How easy is that? But these babies are to die for. The sweetness from every bite is magical.

These Alfajor cupcakes are addictive. If you are on any diet beware, you might not be able to go back to your diet. But that is how delicious they are.

14. Homemade Flaky Biscuit Recipe Recipe 


This is a soft, buttery, fluffy, and easy-to-make biscuit. They are delicious and can be enjoyed with tea as a tea snack or as a dessert.  It has a buttery taste from afar because of the butter brushed on after baking.

15. Pumpkin Spice Cream Puffs


These pumpkin spice cream puffs are perfect for this season. They are elegant, can be served at any party, are easy to make, and are a classic Argentinian dessert. They are delicious, and the pumpkin spice brings a rich honey flavor. 

Cream puffs are puffs that have a sweet, creamy filling. The puffs are airy and have big airspace inside. So cut them into two and fill the air space with the delicious cream to make your creamy puffs. 

16. Dulce de Leche Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies


For cookie lovers, here is a perfect recipe for you. It is a fancy cookie dessert that is guaranteed to be a hit. These babies are sweet. Sweeter than most cookies that I have ever tasted. They are buttery with a buttery shortbread base. 

The filling can be anything, but since we are making an Argentinian dessert, why not let the filling be Dulce de leche. You can flavor up your Dulce de leche more with vanilla or your favorite flavor as long as they go together. Enjoy.

17.Cherry Empanadas (Cherry Hand Pies)


These cherry empanadas are delicious pixies that you hold with your hands as you eat. I like easy food. Oh yes, I am fancy and all that outside, but when I am in my house, I want to sit back in pajamas and enjoy my food with my hands. 

This is a tasty cherry pie recipe that even beginners will enjoy making. However, the prep and cook time is 55 minutes. Therefore, you better try making it when you have a  lot of time on hand.

18. Banoffee Cake


This is one of the most straightforward banoffee cake recipes you will find online. The simple flavors from this cake are exciting and will keep you going for another bite after another. It is moist and melts in your mouth.

It is a banana cake that is topped with delicious whipped cream and Dulce de leche. The ingredients needed for this cake are a few, and therefore you can make it any day of the week. You can also store it for some days. 

Enjoy it as a snack, for breakfast, or as a dessert.

19. Crockpot Dulce de Leche Using ONE Ingredient


Dulce de Leche is a confection in many Argentinan desserts. It makes everything deliciously sweet. Therefore it would be great if you learned how to make it at home.

Did you know this liquid gold can easily be made using one ingredient? This is an easy recipe that will make you never use store-bought Dulce de leche ever again. Check it out.

20.Dulce de Leche Brownie


This is a delicious combination of chocolate with milk. It is delicious and presentable. So, if you are looking for a dessert to serve at the next family dinner, go no further.

They are creamy, sweet, and flavourful. The combination of flavors is divine. 

21. Dulce de Leche Cones


This Argentina classic has existed for so many years—being a dulce de leche fun. I am always open to try any dulce de leche recipe.  This cookie is topped with Dulce de leche. Then it is coated in chocolate.

The taste of chocolate and Dulce de Leche blend well, bringing out a dreamy, out-of-this-world flavor. Making the dulce de  Leche cones at home is a good idea if you want fresh, flavourful, and tastier cones. 

While making your cookies, you can make them flavourful by adding your favorite flavors, but that is not a must.

22. Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bar Recipe


These Cheesecake Bars are delicious. They taste so good and making them is a walk in the park if you love baking. They are perfect for holidays like Christmas.

The chocolate bits in them are what make me love this cheesecake more. The unexpected burst of chocolate flavor gets me all the time. This cheesecake is simply divine.

23. Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Donuts {Dairy-Free Option}


I had to learn to make many gluten-free desserts growing up with a sibling who was gluten intolerant. This is amongst the oldest desserts I have ever made. I remember sitting with my grandmother in the kitchen as she taught me how to make this delicious dessert.

The cake donuts are cakey, softy, and coated with delicious chocolate. We enjoy this donut for dessert, but you can enjoy them for breakfast, as a snack, or as a special treat.

If you want a dairy-free option, then you are in luck. This is included in this recipe too.

24.Chocolate Dulce de Leche Cookies


There is no Argentinian dessert that tastes better than Dulce de leche and chocolate. If there is one, I am yet to find it. They are a decadent treat that will make you want more and more. 

The taste of chocolate against the slightly burnt taste of the Dulce de leche is interesting. It is a strange taste that, for some reason, will make you want more and more. Sprinkle some salt if you love salted caramel. I love mine sugary( sorry, sweet tooth).

Make your cookies thinner if you want to enjoy the optimal taste of the filling. 

25. Fresh Apple Cake with Caramel & Pecans


This is a moist, flavourful and tasty cake. It has a nice texture because of the sweet caramel glaze, crunchy pecans, and apple chunks against the tender cake. This is the dreamy cake to make for the fall. 

This fresh apple cake recipe is easy and perfect for anyone scared of baking. You will have about one and a quarter baking hours. 

When your cake is ready, pour some caramel sauce on it. Then sprinkle chopped pecans to garnish it. Enjoy it warm, or you can let it cool down first if you prefer.

26. Moist Chocolate Bread with Bourbon Glaze


Whenever you crave your favorite chocolate, enjoy this delicious chocolate bread with bourbon glaze. It is a quick bread, and anyone can easily make it. It has a distinctly delicious flavor, and every bite melts in your mouth with moisture.  Moist chocolate bread with bourbon is dense and can be denser if you wish by adding more applesauce.

You can enjoy this moist chocolate bread with bourbon glaze for breakfast with your cup of tea or coffee. I like to take mine with a glass of milk. If you have more than enough, freeze some for later.

27. Pistachio Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies


These chewy, soft and delicious Pistachio Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies are common among Argentinian desserts. They are an exciting twist from authentic chocolate chip cookies. Because of the pistachio, they have a green hue, incase you were wondering what to make for St Patrick’s day, look no further.

They are fluffy and feathery. Your family will love these chip cookies. Enjoy them as a dessert, snack, or for breakfast with a glass of milk. But, of course, you can also eat it as a treat.

28. Easy No-Bake Caramel Marshmallow Krispie Treats


I love fast-ready anything. Be it a dessert, appetizers, main meals, name it all. I prefer not to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. But, if you are like me, that dessert is meant for you. It takes only 15 minutes to get it ready. How cool is that?

It is a no-bake caramel marshmallow Krispie treat which means no ovens. This has to be the easiest dessert recipe ever. These caramel marshmallow Krispie treats are made in the microwave. 

Everyone will love this dessert, but I bet your children will love it more. As a fun activity, have them help you make them. Enjoy a fantastic Argentinian meal.

29.Panna Cotta with Raspberry Coulis


This is a rich, creamy, and silky panna cotta with a raspberry coulis recipe. Each bite is divine and will make your taste buds sing. It melts in your mouth, and I guarantee you, you will not have enough.

This is an easy 5- ingredient recipe. It looks just as delicious as it tastes. But, it is too cute, and I have to confess, at times, I am torn between eating it and putting it out there on display.

Make your panna cotta ahead of time to ensure you give it ample time to set in the fridge.

Conclusion

Argentinian desserts are delicious. They all taste so good you should give some a try already. Make one or two desserts above the next time you have friends over and enjoy the Ooohs and Aaaahs. Let me know what your experience was. Enjoy.

 

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