Popular Dominican Desserts

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Popular Dominican Desserts

In a land where sugar is still important, desserts like cakes, puddings, caramel-dipped fruits and creams are quite sweet.

Be sure to stop at a Helados Bon is the popular local chain of ice cream shops carrying tropical sherbets, macadamia, coconut and rum flavored ice creams.

Common menu desserts to look for:

Aqua de coco, sliced coconuts mixed with sugar cane juice and native fruits of the island such as mangoes, pineapples, oranges, bananas and plantains)

Arroz con leche or rice pudding

Bizcochos
, cakes with white cream topping

Dulce de leche, a milk cream additionally flavored with coconut or fruit

Dulce de coco
, a thick, sweet coconut paste

Flan, a rich custard dessert

Frio frios, shaved ice with fruit syrups)

Mango cake

Rum cake is a favorite menu item as well as a good take-home souvenir.

For more information on authentic Dominican food and meal preparation, visit: dominicancooking.com

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