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Top 7 Ecuadorian Desserts and Sweet Treats

Top 7 Ecuadorian Desserts and Sweet Treats

Whether you are looking for a sweet treat or want to taste some delicious Ecuadorian desserts, we have gathered some of the best options in this article.

There is one word that defines Ecuador, and that is mega diversity.

It is not only diversity in cultures, but also in flavors. Nestled in the Andes cordillera and the middle of the world, seafood, fruits, and vegetables abound Ecuador.

If you want to add tasting local food to your experience, make sure to add some of the traditional food we share in our blog to your list.

With the number of fresh fruits available all over the country, it is not surprising that at least half the dessert options include fruit in some kind of way,

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In this article, we want to discuss the top seven traditional Ecuadorian desserts.

Ecuadorian dessert tres leches Ecuador (1)

Tres leches

This is our top recommendation.
Ecuadorian dessert quesadilla Ecuador (3)


One of the best options in Quito.
Dulce de higos Ecuador

Dulce de Higos

No matter the time of year, this dessert never disappoints.
Ecuadorian dessert quimbolitos quimbolito Ecuador (3)


Moist and loved by all grandmas, make sure to taste this dessert.
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A great option with a cafecito or afternoon coffee.




We enjoy most of these desserts and treats from Ecuador during a cafecito or afternoon coffee.

Most of these desserts can be bought in bakeries, restaurants offering traditional food, and some in the supermarket.

Ecuador is a small country with four very different regions, offering a wide range of snacks and food that you can enjoy. We have gathered  Some of the best snack souvenirs to get on your visit to Ecuador – South America, with 5 of the tastiest snacks you can easily buy and taste while visiting the country.


Have you tried any of these desserts before?

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