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Desserts of Peru

After writing my other two articles on Peruvian Recipes for entrees and appetizers I decided I should also do one on Peruvian Desserts. There are two easy desserts that my husband will make from time to time and they are "Arroz con Leche"( Rice with Milk) and Leche Asada ( Baked Milk or custard). Both are very good and sweet and pretty inexpensive to make.

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Arroz con Leche (Rice with Milk) Recipe


  • 1 cup of rice
  • 2 cups of milk( you may use condensed and evaporated milk as well it makes it much more richer)
  • 2 cups of water
  • clove( to taste, I like mine without the clove but my husband has to have clove)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • A handful of raisins


  • Place rice, water cincamon and clove into a big pot and soak( you don't have to soak, but it's better if you pre-soak the rice about 30 minutes to an hour)
  • Then place on stove and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmering
  • Add milk, stir often to prevent sticking
  • Add vanilla and sugar, cook about 15 minutes or until rice is tender.
  • Sprinkle raisins and cinnamon on top when serving

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Leche Asada (Baked Milk or Custard) Recipe


  • 1 can of sweetened, condensed milk
  • 1 can of evaporated milk
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 8 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of water


  • Mix the milks, vanilla , eggs and half of a cup of the sugar
  • In a saucepan, place the other half cup of sugar and dissolve in the 1/4 cup of water, heat carefully until it becomes syrupy and will be a tanish color
  • Pour it into a glass baking dish and then pour the milk mixture on top( you may also use individual custard baking glasses)
  • Get a larger glass pan that will fit the custard pan inside of it
  • Fill the larger glass pan halfway or so with water and place the glass pan of custard mix inside larger pan. Cover with foil.
  • Bake in the over for 30-45 minutes at 400 degrees or until completely cooked

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Princessa 9 years ago from France

Always making my mouth water... yummy!

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Just Toyia 9 years ago from Tennessee Author

Well, my mother-in law was in town this weekend and she cooked us the best meal and then she said what's for dessert? So, here we are! I now have some Leche Asada in the oven! I couldn't resist!

Roger Gonzales 9 years ago


Why don't you give the recipe for a real peruvian dessert.

Chicha morada?

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Just Toyia 9 years ago from Tennessee Author

well, I did the easiest ones that I know, unfortunately though I've tasted Chicha Morada, I would have no idea how to make it-nor where to find "purple corn"

But I found this for you:

1lbdried purple corn kernels and cobs4qtcold water2xcinnamon sticks6whlcloves2xstar anise1pchnutmeg3/4cupdark brown sugar1/2cupfresh lemon juice1cupfresh orange juice Fresh sliced fruit, such as oranges, strawberries, and pineapples for g

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Princessa 9 years ago from France

I don't think you can find purple corn outside Peru, but in many European countries and America you can find Chicha Morada and Mazamorra morada sachets, ready to mix. The flavour is not the same, but you ca improve it a lot if you use pineapple or apple juice instead of water. You can also add lemon at the end for a tangy taste.

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Just Toyia 9 years ago from Tennessee Author

Thank you Princessa- We have a Peruvian restaurant near by , that's where my husband gets his fix of the purple stuff! <smile>

kohhgjh 8 years ago

What is the background behind Leche Asada? I am doing a project for school and I need to know. We have to make it and then give a description of it. :)

scgnhvmj,k. 8 years ago

Sorry- but does any one know. I am in rush- this project is due on June 4 and I still have to practice making it or I have to find a new one.

kohhgjh & scgnhvmj,k 8 years ago

I am the same person.

Maria  8 years ago

You can find purple corn outside of Peru, just look at any latin american store and they have it sometimes. You just need to find a store that supplies it.

Lucas 8 years ago

yo is this stuff any good????

i gotta make it for a school project

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laringo 8 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

These recipes sound really tasty. Can you use Soy milk in place of the regular or evaporated milk? In any event I am going to bookmark these and make them soon. Thanks for sharing these recipes.

Billy- Bob Joe Schmoe 7 years ago

You can exchange the soy milk for the regular milk, but don't get rid of the evaporated milk. You'll lose the flavor. i advice to not exchange the regular milk, either. it's worse for you, but the taste is worth it in the end. I can't wait to try these recipes. Thanks for submitting them! :)

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mike 7 years ago

is this stuff good?

Gladys 7 years ago

Very proud to be Peruvian!!! Happy to hear such good comments about our food, any peruvian dish it has the best taste, just ask any gringo they'll tell you, specially our papa a la huancayna, if it was up to him he will be have it for breakfast also.

emily 7 years ago

is this stuff good???

helions 7 years ago

AJAJJA ustedes no saben nada de comida peruana y mucho menos de los postres que este ´país ofrece al resto del mundo. piensan qeu copiar las recetas en sus países es lo mismo qeu provar en perú¡¡?? pue no es así.....

agrees with lucas 6 years ago

ya is this stuff good? school project

agrees with lucas  6 years ago

sra garner will give us xtra credit 4 food!

teresa 6 years ago




love juan 6 years ago

i love arroz con leche

Haile 6 years ago

this looks so good... i have to try it

alex rodriguez 5 years ago

mmmmmmmmmm this is my country.....

caroline 5 years ago

these recipes look really taste-ful and goood. i will trie to make them

Vipul Desai 5 years ago

I don't no what is the peruvian food ..i never test .i don't How is it..i need to test But i don't no when my me amor going to give me this all food for test..

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