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If you've never indulged in Venezuelan sweets you are in for a treat. Featured here a five typical desserts you must sample on a trip to this beautiful and diverse South American country. These culinary delights are made from local ingredients and bursting with Caribbean flavors.
Join Fine Dining Lovers as we discover typical Venezuelan desserts and some of the best food the country has to offer. Who knows? These dishes may inspire your next vacation. Let's get started!
5 Typical Venezuelan Dessert Recipes
Bien Me Sabe
Bien me sabe is a heavenly dessert that features layers of sponge cake and coconut cream topped with meringue. Try this fun recipe for bien me sabe.
In Venezuela, dulce de leche (a rich caramel sauce made from milk) is called arequipe. It is enjoyed on its own, as a topping for cakes, mixed into desserts, used as a dip for fruit or even as a sweetener for coffee. Here is a great recipe for arequipe.
A pionono is a jellyroll cake beloved in Venezuela but also popular in South America. Try these tips for making a spectacular jelly roll. For a truly authentic Venezuelan taste fill it with arequipe.
Arroz con Leche
Arroz con leche is a Venezuelan rice pudding flavored with cinnamon and vanilla. It is creamy, comforting and delicious. Here is a simple but tasty recipe.
Traditional Venezuelan Food
The desserts mentioned above are enough to make you a fan of Venezuelan cuisine but the country has much more to offer. Corn empanadas and pabellón criollo (a dish of rice, black beans, shredded beef and fried yellow plantains) are among the must-try foods. Some would say the true star of Venezuelan cuisine are arepas.
Venezuelan arepas are small breads made from corn dough. They are served warm and are usually stuffed with cheese but may also be filled with meat, avocado or eggs, depending on the time of day. This video shows you how to make them: