Options for dessert in Chile are endless. Chileans are famous for their sweet tooth, no surprise there since we have eaten Dulce de leche or Manjar since toddlers.
The one important rule to remember if feeding a Chilean is that fruit is not dessert. We love fruit, and Chile has unique stone fruits, berries, and grapes, but we expect something more elaborated for dessert.
Popular everyday desserts are Sémola con leche (semolina pudding), arroz con leche (rice pudding), and leche asada (flan), leche nevada (floating island dessert). Our moms were masters of using milk before it got spoiled.
Popular store-bought desserts are icecreams, cakes, and Manjarate (Dulce de Leche mousse)
Popular desserts at restaurants are peaches/papayas con crema. I don’t recommend ordering this since you will get canned fruit in most places.
Winter Chilean desserts: Roasted apples, pear on wine sauce, Turrón de Vino (wine meringue)
Summer Chilean desserts: Flans, Bavarois, and frothy desserts (Espumas)
Kuchens, pies, iced coffee, and cookies are more commonly enjoyed at Once (Chilean tea time)