When you Google ‘Caribbean dessert’ the first image that pops up is flan. If you search for dessert from specific islands in the Greater Antilles such as Haiti and Cuba, images of flan or custard-like sweets appear. Contrary to what many think Caribbean dessert is (talking to you Google!) it isn’t just flan, tres leches or coconut-covered white cake. Yes, coconut is a popular ingredient in Caribbean desserts, but it is used with care, to build rich flavors in specific dishes, some of which you’ll find below.
In fact, desserts from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Cuba all bring their own special aesthetic to the genre. Explore the many appealing desserts of the islands in my Caribbean Dessert Guide. BUT, before having dessert, you must eat a solid meal first…right? If you haven’t already, check out my Caribbean Food Guide: Specialty Dishes by Island and then, delve into these tasty postres while traveling. ¡Buen provecho!