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When you think of Latin American desserts, two immediately spring to mind. There’s flan, or caramel custard, then there’s tres leches cake, a sponge or butter cake soaked in three milks -- evaporated milk, condensed milk and heavy cream.
Here’s where to find one, the other or both.
What you’ll want to save room for, at this comfortable new Dominican restaurant: The creamy and custardy flan, as well as the good-and-gooey tres leches cake. $5
1159 Deer Park Ave., North Babylon, 631-586-1171
At this Colombian dining spot known for more than just chicken, the moist tres leches cake ends your meal on a sweet note. $4.50
159 Rockaway Ave., Valley Stream, 516-568-2667, chickencooprestaurant.com
This Peruvian restaurant makes a dessert called crema volteada, a especially rich version of flan. $4.50
275 E. Main St., Patchogue, 631-569-4555, losandesli.com
Flan, rich and creamy, runs a close second to a tres leches cake that’s opulently moist and milky. $5 each
13 Atlantic Ave, Freeport, 516-665-9993, sazondominicanofreeport.com