Are you having anxieties on where to bring your date and what to eat with her? Worry no more because here, we are providing you with ideas that will surely work for your date with a Peruvian lady. Start booking a flight to Peru now and have a taste with these drooling desserts with your lover!
One of the best parts in traveling is to try the country’s best cuisines and desserts. Undeniably, Peru has a lot to offer. If you have an insatiable craving for sweets, Peru can provide you more to satisfy your sugar craving. With a combination of Spanish taste and native culinary influences, Peru makes special, interesting and tasty desserts. Try and enjoy these traditional desserts with your Peruvian date. Here are some that you must try:
- Mazamorra Morada
This dessert originated in Lima, Peru. The said city has long and dreary winters, thus, its citizens have developed several toasty desserts in order to keep themselves warm during cold seasons. Mazamorra Morada is one of those desserts which is mostly eaten during winter and spring months. It is made from purple corn, cinnamon and clove with a variety of fruits such as cherry, apricot, pineapple and peach. For its mixture, sweet potato flour is used to thicken it or make it appear gelatin-like.
- Suspiro de Limeña
Suspiro de limeña was invented by Amparo Ayarza, the wife of the poet Jose Galvez. This classic dessert was named Suspiro de limeña which means “sigh of a woman from Lima”. Amparo named it such because of its light and sweet nature. It is made of manjar blanco, a type of sweetened milk paste, with port wine merengue and cinnamon. Suspiro de limeña is a classic dessert that is most popular in the city of Lima.
Picarones is a type of donut which is made up of sweet potato and squash, hence making it unique. This Peruvian dessert first appeared in cookbooks during the mid-19th century. Once fried, these Picarones are topped with chancaca, a syrup consisting of raw, unrefined sugar from sugarcane which is usually flavored with orange peel and cinnamon. Prepare you taste buds with these flavorful donuts!
Guargüeros is a traditional dessert in Peru which originated in the Southern region of Peru. It is made up of fried dough and manjar blanco filling. This dessert is very common in cities like Arequipa, Cusco and Tacna. It is budget-friendly too and can be done easily. You may also want to make this for your lover to make it extra special. The ingredients of this dessert include flour, salt, egg yolks and pisco. With these four ingredients, you can already make a tasty dessert for your Peruvian girlfriend.
- Frejol Colado
This dessert is often eaten during Holy Week. Its recipe includes cooked black beans which are mixed with sugar, milk and chancaca to form a smooth puree. The sweetened black bean dessert is topped with ground cinnamon or roasted sesame to make it look more delicious and appealing to people. Frejol Colado originated among communities of Afro-Peruvians.
This fruity dessert is best-loved in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. It is made with maize and fruits such as pineapple, quince or guanábana, and is sweetened with panela. Champús is seasoned with cinnamon, cloves and orange tree leaves. This dessert is served hot, which makes a great dessert for winter months. In Lima and other Peruvian cities, this dessert is often sold by street vendors.
- Lúcuma Ice Cream
If you’re already bored of eating ice cream with mango, ube and chocolate flavors, try this one out! Lucuma is called “eggfruit” in English. It is basically a subtropical fruit which grows at the valleys of Andes and its taste is similar to that of sweet potatoes. Lucuma is a popular flavoring for ice cream and other desserts in Peru. Give this a consideration for a new taste of sweets!
Indeed, some of these desserts are perfect for cold months! When you get to travel Peru during winter seasons, be sure to taste those mouth-watering desserts. Meet single Peru ladies as you travel in Peru, a world-class cultural and culinary destination, and experience a lifetime of genuine affection and companionship.