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15 Latino Desserts You Should Totally Bring this Friendsgiving

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Have you decided what you are taking to Friendsgiving? If you still don’t know what you are going to make for the big day, try out any of these Latino desserts that are guaranteed to impress and satisfy the taste buds.

1. Arroz con Leche

Everybody knows this Latino classic. It’s delicious, filling, and always a crowd pleaser.

2. Churros

#lluvia #churros #bolasdefraile ?

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Fried dough covered in cinnamon sugar? Yes, please! They are so fun, tasty, and, best of all, instantly recognizable.

3. Flan

Do you really need convincing to make flan?

4. Tres Leches Cake

Light, fluffy, delicious, and super Latino. Your friends will thank you.

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5. Torta Negra

Sure, you can take a chocolate cake, but will it be as tasty and festive as this bad boy? I don’t think so.

6. Alfajores

This is the cooler version of a cookie and a no-brainer. Give it a shot and impress your friends.

7. Majarete

Why not think outside the box and surprise your friends with this delicious corn-based pudding.

8. Brazo de Reina

Lleva este exquisito brazo de reina a solo $5.000 #findesemana #brazodereina #omg

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This isn’t you everyday cake, bro. You can add whatever you want to this puppy from dulce de leche to whipped cream and fruit if you feel like it.

9. Empanadas de Leche

Empanadas salvadoreñas so good de leche #pupusas #gotpupusas #livingthelife #lovemylife #salvifood #empanadasdeleche

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This is one of those treats you can really spice up. You can always go with a flour empanada or you can fill some plantains with some sweetened condensed milk and fry them up. Either way, it is totally decadent enough for the holidays.

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10. Pastelitos de Guayaba

If you’ve never had pastelitos de guayaba, you’ve been missing out. There is nothing more fulfilling than biting into the flaky, buttery dough surrounding the sweet taste of guayaba paste. You’re welcome.

11. Brigadeiros

Caixa#de#brigadeiros#variados❤️❤️❤️

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This Brazilian truffles are simple to make and you can cover them with anything you wish. You can even bring a assortment of different topping to really stand out.

12. Tortilla Dessert Cups

Tortilla + butter + cinnamon sugar = the best damn ice cream bowl you can ever imagine. Yummmm.

13. Sopapillas

Just take the dough, fry it up, the cover it in powdered sugar. BAM! Dessert is ready.

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14. Besitos de Coco

This one is for all the coconut lovers at the table. And even if you don’t love coconut, you’ll love this incredible dessert.

15. Mazamorra

#mazamorramorada #mazamorra #tipico #instafood #instapic #foodporn #huancayo #masrico

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For those adventurous people out there, why not try your hand at some purple corn pudding topped with cinnamon? You can mix it with arroz con leche and really give your friends a Friendsgiving they’ll never forget.

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Usually, cowboys are the stars in Mexican rodeos, but if they’re performing at Rancho el Dorado in Virginia, Las Amazonas del Dorado will steal the show.

It’s a group of six women who are reviving a Mexican tradition seen mostly in Mexico. It’s called escaramuzas or sidesaddle. While performing at the family ranch, they wear intricate costumes and perform routines on their horses. It’s almost like synchronized horse-riding with beautiful dresses and sombreros, and they do it riding sideways on their horse. Definitely not easy.

“When you’re on the horse and performing, it gives me chills every time,” said Adriana Jimenez, a 17-year-old. “Inside, you feel this great happiness, and it fills me up with pride inside to be from a place so full of culture and life and color.”

Hhmm, wonder when they’ll start performing nationally?

Hear more about their intricate routines here.

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